Handguns are often the go-to home defense gun because they are easily assessable, and you don’t need a big safe to store them. Handguns also maneuver easily, more so than rifles or shotguns, proving valuable in tight quarters of the home. 

When talking about affordable handgun options, we set our max limit at $1,000 -- a lot of money, but not enough to break the bank for most people. Here are Guns.com’s top 10 best affordable pistols for home defense.

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