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Which Guns and Ammo Are Best for Home Protection?

Which Guns and Ammo Are Best for Home Protection?

In the event of a break in, you want to be prepared to take on whatever criminal has broken into your home – whether they’re robbers, murderers, or rapists. You can be prepared for this by having firearms ready, loaded with the right ammo.

First, you’re going to want to get a firearm. There are so many options, it may be a little scary at first. If this is your first time ever getting a gun, you should get a .22lr rifle to start with.

Some people want to dive right in to the larger calibers, like .50AE Desert Eagles. However, this is a bad idea. You should start off on something simple, inexpensive, and trustworthy.

One of the best options for this is a Ruger 10/22 rifle. They’re extremely common, and only about $300. You can pick one up at any sporting goods store. You would want to take this to the range, practice, and maybe even buy some lessons.

Ammo for .22lr is also very cheap. Once you have some experience with guns, you’re going to want to make your next purchase. For home defense, a shotgun is an extremely good purchase.

A solid 12 gauge like the Mossberg 590 will run you anywhere from $400 to $450. The reason that shotguns are good for home defense is that they have spread, are easy to use, and are versatile.

When you hear a break-in during the night, you’re going to have adrenaline rushing. A handgun, while effective, may be harder to aim and land a shot when you’re shaking and panicked.

With a shotgun, you will have an easier time hitting your target, because the pellets will spread out. Some may be put off by the lower ammo capacity of a shotgun, but consider that each shell contains what is essentially eight bullets.

There are even some revolvers out there that will shoot .410 shotgun shells, such as the Taurus Judge or the Smith and Wesson Governor – though those will be more expensive.

Handguns are also a good option for home defense. You can get a variety of 9mm handguns, but you want to make sure they’re from a trusted brand, such as Glock, Smith and Wesson, Beretta, H&K (even though they’re a bit more expensive), etc.

You’re going to want to check around online and see what others have said about companies you don’t recognize, such as Bryco, Cobra, Rohm, etc. because they may be prone to failure, and the last thing you want is your gun failing on you when you need it.

All of these guns are great, but they can be really dangerous while defending your home without using proper ammunition. If you’re using high penetration 9mm, there’s a good chance it will exit the criminal and go through your walls, possibly hurting people you don’t want it to.

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You can purchase low recoil 12 gauge ammo for $0.34 a round, which is a very nice price. The low recoil means it also has lower velocity, and once it penetrates the criminal, it will have lost most of its speed and will not penetrate the wall behind them.

Home Security Best Protection

Home Security Best Protection

The thought of a burglar breaking into a home is a very scary and real fear for many people. Not only are a person’s valuables at risk, but the burglar may be dangerous and a threat to the person’s life. However, many new houses have a home security alarm system installed during construction, and even older houses are being retrofitted with a security system by home owners. These systems give a peace of mind as if there is a guardian watching over the house at all times.

What’s in a Home Security Alarm System?

A home security alarm system is most often a network of various technologies. The actual sensor that a burglar would set off might be an infrared motion detector which can detect discrepancies in movement by heat levels, meaning that a total lack of visible light would not hinder an infrared motion detector from operating. Likewise, a sensor might be a simple mechanism that triggers when doors or windows are open. Various levels of alarm include lights that turn on automatically to warn the burglar that an alarm has been triggered (and that someone is aware that the house is being broken into), a loud audio alarm that wakes anyone inside and alerts them to danger, and often an alert is sent out to the security company who installed the security system so that operators can contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency agencies in the area.

Other security technologies for a home security alarm system might include an automatic fire alarm and other emergency alarms that cover a wide range of dangerous circumstances that operate in much the same way as the aforementioned burglar alarm with both the users of the security system and the security company being alerted. However, many new technologies are being implemented into security systems yearly. A new home security alarm system might be able to measure the weight and size of an object so that, for example, a house pet would not trigger a false alarm of the system, saving the security company time and freeing up resources for more dire emergencies.

Even in the event of a false alarm, a responder for the security company will make a call to the user of the home security alarm system to make sure that they are safe and to verify that the alarm was not in fact a false alarm. Previous versions of the home security alarm system were prone to many false alarms by pets, malfunctioning parts, or dying batteries, but newer types compensate for these problems with sensors designed specifically to assess the quality of the rest of the system. Before, the best protection that homes could hope to have was a guard dog. Now, own a home security alarm system that never sleeps, never rests, and automatically reacts to a myriad of dangers while displaying human judgment in assessing threats.

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