Holiday Gift Guide: 6 Best Handguns for Home Defense

Focused on Home Defense? Here are 6 Best Handguns to Gift This Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching, which makes now the perfect time to find a thoughtful gift for the gun enthusiast in your family. If they have a home and family to protect, consider giving them one of the best handguns for the job this holiday season. But with so many options on the market, how do you know which make and model is the best choice? When you’re ready to shop, start with this list of the six best handguns for home defense.

Even if you have a well-prepared firearm aficionado in your life, they’re sure to appreciate the sentiment of a 1911 Colt or the ergonomics of an HK 45 Tactical in 45 ACP. Bottom line: The right handgun always makes a fantastic gift.

Here are GunBroker’s 6 Best Handguns for Home Defense

Beretta APX 9mm

This Beretta APX 9mm is at the top of the list because of its clever combination of features. Its ergonomic technopolymer frame is designed to be snag-free, making it easy and reliable to draw. The standard model comes with a Picatinny rail for mounting optics, and it boasts a 15-round magazine. The comfortable size makes it an excellent choice for home defense. Plus, this handgun is designed to be customized.

Beretta APX A1 FS 9mm pistol - 6 best Holiday Gift Guide: 6 Best Handguns for Home Defense
Beretta APX A1 FS 9mm pistol

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Ruger GP100 Revolver

Many semi-automatic handguns feature sizeable magazines, but for those who prefer quality over quantity in a home defense situation, this Ruger 357 revolver is the right tool for the job. Of course, the Ruger GP100 is available in a variety of calibers, all the way down to 22LR. With a broad selection of models available, you can choose the right barrel length, capacity, and finish. The attractive wood grips on several GP100 models make this handgun a great gift.

Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum Revolver Holiday Gift Guide: 6 Best Handguns for Home Defense
Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum Revolver

SIG P320

The Sig Sauer P320 series is arguably the most customizable group of firearms currently available, so it’s easy to come up with the ideal combination of home defense features for your loved one. Because law enforcement agencies and military branches adopted it so quickly and widely, the Sig P320 is known to be reliable and durable. You can find a model that’s ready for optics and add an attachable light to create the ideal firearm for home defense.

Sig Sauer P320 X-Compact Spectre 9MM - Holiday Gift Guide: 6 Best Handguns for Home Defense
Sig Sauer P320 X-Compact Spectre 9MM, GunBroker Item 954471110

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Glock 34

For a potent combination of reliability and simplicity, look no further than the Glock 34. In a home defense situation where the ability to control the firearm is paramount, the longer slide of the Glock 34 offers reduced muzzle rise and recoil. It also contributes to improved accuracy. There are also many options for customizing a Glock 34 to suit any preferences. The standard magazines have a 17-round capacity, but you can also find much larger magazines for an aftermarket upgrade.

GLOCK 34 - GunBroker's 6 Best Home Defense Handguns
GLOCK 34 – GunBroker’s 6 Best Home Defense Handguns

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CZ 75 SP 01

In home defense situations, you don’t have to worry about trying to conceal your firearm, which is why the size of the CZ 75 SP 01 doesn’t negatively impact its usability in this context. Because the controls are reversible and ambidextrous, this handgun makes a fantastic gift ready to adapt to its recipient’s preferences. The CZ 75 SP 01 is heavy, meaning it’s easy to control and offers reduced recoil. Plus, it’s one of the most ergonomic handguns on the market.

CZ 75 SP 01 9mm 4.6 181, GunBroker Item 948033693
CZ 75 SP 01 9mm 4.6 181, GunBroker Item 948033693

FN 509

Although it can be a bit more expensive, the FN 509 offers all the modern features you could ever want in a 9mm handgun. Want to add a compensator? The FN 509 is ready with a threaded barrel. It also features an accessory rail for lights or even a laser sight. If you want to add a suppressor, you’ll love the fact that suppressor-height sights come standard. Plus, various plates make a wide range of optics compatible with the FN 509.

FN 509 LS Edge Handgun
FN 509 LS Edge Handgun, GunBroker Item 949932857

If the above options of Rugers, Glocks, Sigs are not enough, you can continue your search for the perfect home defense handgun to give this holiday season at Hundreds of listings on a large variety of makes and models as well as budget-friendly options.

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