Home Defense Guns


Shop Guns.com for the best selection of home defense weapons at unbeatable prices. Whether you are searching for a handgun, shotgun, or rifle, we offer something for every individual need.


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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About 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.

Our home defense inventory includes handguns from top-selling brands like Colt, Glock, Ruger, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Walther, and others. Our handguns are offered in a variety of calibers, including 380 ACP, 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 357 Mag, and many more. 

Mossberg, Remington, and Winchester are well-known names for home defense shotguns. These semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns are chambered in 12-gauge, 20-gauge, 410 bore, and more. 

Increasing in popularity as home defense weapons, our semi-auto rifles come from trusted companies like Daniel Defense, Springfield Armory, Ruger, and others. Common calibers for home defense rifles include 5.56 NATO/ 223 Rem and 308 Win.