Home Defense Guns


Qualities that make a great home defense gun are reliability, ease of use and effectiveness. Your experience level and home environment will also undoubtedly influence your choice for a home defense firearm. Safety, maneuverability, caliber, size and weight are all factors to take into consideration. Guns.com is committed to providing you with the best options for your home defense needs.


Reliable and effective, Guns.com offers a wide selection of semi auto handguns and revolvers that are well suited for personal protection. Shop new and used options in popular brands like Glock, Beretta, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson and Springfield Armory.



Guns.com carries a diverse selection of shotguns that are home defense ready! Shop new and used semi auto and pump action shotguns, available from brands like FN America, Mossberg, and Remington! 



Shop a variety of new and used rifles that are a fantastic fit for defense! Available in an assortment of makes, models, calibers and finishes, you’re sure to find a rifle that is up to the task! 




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