Having a firearm in your home is a big responsibility, but it can also be a lifesaving tool in the event of a home intruder or other emergency. If you are looking into purchasing a firearm for your home, you don't have to choose the most expensive options or get talked into a bunch of extras by a salesperson. The key is to understand what you need and what you want before you shop for your firearm. When it comes to affordability, every gun and accessory you choose have a wide price range to fit your budget.
The first purchase you will make is probably the firearm itself. If you are looking into a gun for personal protection, you can get a small reliable handgun typically for less than $400. The caliber and function of the gun that you choose will depend on your previous experience with firearms and what level of protection you are looking for.
Locks, Safes and Other Safety Gear
When you store a gun in the home, it is important to have it stored safely and securely while still letting you have quick access to the gun in a time of need. For most owners, a safety lock attached directly to the firearm or a gun safe will be the best option for storage. Quick access for emergencies is vital, so options such as a biometric safe that only your fingerprints can open will give you the fastest and safest option available.
For most guns you can find affordable ammunition. The choice you make will not just come down to cost, but your familiarity with your gun and with the way the ammunition reacts once it is fired. Because there are so many options, it is better do your research first before making the purchase that will stay in your home with your gun. You can also test fire ammunition at a gun range to see what works best for your weapon.
Gary Benton has over 45 years of outdoor experience in camping, hiking, fishing, and other activities. He's no armchair survival man, he's walked the walk from the arctic to the desert and all the area in between. Gary has an associates degree in Search and Rescue, Survival Operations, a B.S. in Industrial Occupational safety, and all but his thesis completed for a M.S. in Counseling Psychology.
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