“Gunsite Academy (www.gunsite.com) is in the business of training law-abiding citizens, police and the military how to fight with a gun. In 2009, Gunsite performed a series of tests to compare the penetration of typical house walls by firearm projectiles. In the June 2009 Gunsite newsletter, Ed Head, writer, Range Master, and former Gunsite operations honcho, wrote about the results.”
Most people think that the gun they personally choose for home defense is the best, and that is completely understandable. Otherwise, they would have chosen a different gun. Right? Actually, it’s all personal preference and what is best for one person, is not necessarily best for everyone else. But each type of gun has characteristics that are in its favor and characteristics that are not in its favor. The problem is picking the right gun for you, not what gun is best for everyone.
So, let’s take a closer look at the most common home defense guns – handguns, shotguns and the AR-15 – and compare them. At least this should help make the choice a little easier and may give you solid reasons for choosing a particular gun, other than that’s the gun someone told you is the best.
by Doug Larson