Tags: Gun Control | rifle | home defense | gun buying

Best Rifle for Home Defense: Experts Offer Advice

By    |   Monday, 06 Apr 2015 03:16 PM

If you are seeking a weapon for home defense, rifles are likely the last type of firearm you are considering, but they shouldn’t be ruled out. Experts agree that rifles can provide a more accurate shot than a handgun.

ALERT: Should Obama Have More Control Over Guns? Vote Now

Military.com says a rifle as being the best firearm for home defense, particularly a semi-automatic with a 5.56 carbine ammo load. This type of ammunition is ideal for anyone concerned with a bullet going through a wall or injuring an unintended party.

VOTE NOW: Do You Support a Ban on All Fully Automatic Rifles?

The American Rifleman advises against going for large hunting rifles if you seek home defense: “Although bolt-action hunting rifles may be ideal for taking large game, they make a poor choice for home-defense. These rifles are slow to load, slow to fire, and the high-power cartridges they shoot produce excessive muzzle flash, noise, recoil and are very likely to over-penetrate the target. If you want a rifle for home-defense, then consider a tactical semi-auto or pistol-caliber carbine.”

The American Rifleman further explains that .22 Long Rifles should be avoided as they offer a low level of stopping power: they may fell small game, but will not neutralize a human threat with a single hit. The article continues by recommending M1-Carbine and Ruger Mini-14. Both have with plenty of ammunition and power. These kinds of weapons are ideal as they are easy to shoot, lightweight, and have low recoil.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

URGENT: Do You Support Obama's Plans for Stricter Gun Control? Vote Now

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
If you are seeking a weapon for home defense, rifles are likely the last type of firearm you are considering, but they shouldn’t be ruled out. Experts agree that rifles can provide a more accurate shot than a handgun.
rifle, home defense, gun buying
282
2015-16-06
Monday, 06 Apr 2015 03:16 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved