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With literally scads of firearms to choose from these days, the task of selecting the right ordnance for the right application — like home defense rifles — can be daunting.

The first step is to analyze the potential circumstances under which you might need to be armed.

Owning and using a gun is a tremendous responsibility, but in times of crisis a firearm can be your most critical possession. Scroll through the gallery above as we break down 17 different home defense rifles and help guide you through the process of finding the right one for you.

For more information about the home defense rifles featured here, check out the following sites.

Huldra Arms Mark IV Tactical Evo
huldraarms.com

IWI Galil ACE
iwi.us

Sig Sauer SIG556xi
sigsauer.com

Steyr AUG A3 M1
steyrarms.com

Faxon Firearms ARAK-21
faxonfirearms.com

Kel-Tec RFB
keltecweapons.com

Cobalt Kinetics Black Tactical
cobaltkinetics.com

Henry U.S. Survival Rifle
henryusa.com

Remington 700
remington.com

Ruger Mini-14
ruger.com

Chiappa M6-22
chiappafirearms.com

Colt AR15A4
colt.com

Springfield Armory M1A
springfield-armory.com

Ares Defense SCR
fightlite.com

Century Arms RAS47
centuryarms.com

Archangel AA9130
archangelmanufacturing.com

AirForce Texan
airforceairguns.com

This article was original published in the summer 2016 issue of Survivor’s Edge magazine. To subscribe, please visit OutdoorGroupStore.com.

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