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


Sig Sauer SIG556xi

Steyr AUG A3 M1

Faxon Firearms ARAK-21

Kel-Tec RFB

Cobalt Kinetics Black Tactical

Henry U.S. Survival Rifle

Remington 700

Ruger Mini-14

Chiappa M6-22

Colt AR15A4

Springfield Armory M1A

Ares Defense SCR

Century Arms RAS47

Archangel AA9130

AirForce Texan

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

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