The following article has been contributed by Madison Parker of HomeSecuritySystems.net. It has been published with permission of the author.
When it comes to defending yourself, a handgun really is the ultimate tool. The fact of the matter is that a home security system is a deterrent that can be overcome, and hand-to-hand combat training only works in certain circumstances. Whether you’re talking about stopping a burglar or whether you’re talking about someone who’s threatening to harm you or your loved ones, a handgun can be the one thing to save the day.
Here are some of the reasons handguns are the ultimate tool for self-defense:
- Versatility. As long as you follow the proper laws and procedures, a handgun can offer you protection almost anywhere. To be sure, there are some instances in which you can’t carry concealed. However, a handgun is much more portable than another type of weapon, and offers protection when you’re away from home.
- Effectiveness. If you choose the right handgun and you know how to handle it, it will put your target down fast. The only self-defense tool that may be more effective than a handgun in terms of putting an end to what’s going on is a shotgun or perhaps a rifle, but those guns lack the other features that handguns provide. Certainly, a handgun is much more effective than any sort of pugilistic self-defense techniques.
- Peace of mind. In some ways, self-defense is all about knowing you can handle any situation that comes. When you’re trained in the use of a handgun, can fire it effectively, and know how to handle it safely, it offers a level of peace of mind that you can’t get simply by installing a home security system or some video cameras in your home.
You’ll notice a common thread running through these ideas. For a handgun to truly be the ultimate tool for self-defense, you need to know how to use it. You need to be comfortable with the way it handles, and be able to hit a target. You need to follow all of the basic safety procedures so that the handgun doesn’t become a liability. Finally, you need to make sure you’re carrying legally, and know which situations don’t allow for it or just don’t call for it.
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This is a guest post by Madison Parker. Madison is an expert writer on subjects related to home security systems. Read more on her blog at HomeSecuritySystems.net.