Alot of people think that to adequately defend yourself either in a home defense, self defense or even a SHTF situation that you must have the latest and greatest, high tech, more than likely expensive firearm. That however, this is just not true.
There are many firearm options out there that won’t break the bank and will serve you well. Remember that the most important part of having a firearm is being able to efficiently use that firearm.
Lets go over a few of the options available that while not top of the line or name brand, are good quality and affordable.
1) Hi-Point – Now I personally think these things look like a brick strapped to the top of a watergun but the fact is that they work, I’ve put many rounds down the barrel of a Hi-Point and never had any issues, and with an average price of under $150 you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
2) Phoenix Arms HP-22 – Now alot of people will cry foul because of the .22 caliber, but I dare someone to want to take 10 shots center mass of .22lr or even one shot for that matter. The HP-22 is a great little firearm, I’ve put well over 2500 rounds through mine with no issues. Add to that its small and concealable size, the lifetime warranty that comes with it and a price of around $120 and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better deal for a new gun.
3) Mosin Nagant rifle or carbine – Now many people are aware of these rifles and chances are you may have one already or know someone who does. The short and sweet of it is that for around $100 or so you can own a 30 caliber rifle with great accuracy out to about 300 yards that’ll be a man stopper if you ever needed to use it, nevermind the hunting applications. Sure its a little big for a typical home defense situation but it sure beats a baseball bat because you didn’t have the money for a Glock.
4) Single Shot Shotgun – There are many models and makes of single shot shotguns and they come in many calibers, but these things are great. They usually run well under $150 even for new ones and I’ve seen used ones go for as little as $50. Sure they’re only a single shot action but with a little practice and a buttstock shell holder you can get pretty quick at reloading. Not to mention if you buy something in a 12 gauge you hopefully won’t need more than one shot anyway, and when everything is said and done you’ve got a great hunting tool.
So those are just a few ideas on budget firearm options. Sure there are many other affordable firearms out there and we could spend all day talking about them but just use this as a guideline and figure out what works best for you. Remember that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to get the job done.