List of 3 Guns Every Dad Should Own to Protect their Family

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List of 3 Guns Every Dad Should Own to Protect their Family

Guns are made for war, but for individuals, it’s made for protection and Fathers are responsible for protecting their family all the time, especially, when there is danger.

It’s also important to note that Law enforcement can back you up, but an attempt to pass this responsibility to them leaves your family vulnerable.

the police are only minutes away when seconds count

In this article, we will be analyzing list of three guns every dad should own and why it is much so important.

3 Guns Every Dad Should Own to Protect their Family

1. Shotgun

List of 3 Guns Every Dad Should Own to Protect their Family
Short gun

Application: home defense for you and your wife

I inherited a 20 gauge shotgun from my grandfather, and for years it’s the only gun we had. I kept it in the corner by the bed. It was loaded with buckshot without a shell in the chamber, so the sound of me racking it would eco through the house.

The 20 gauge shotgun is more manageable than its big brother the 12 garage, so it was perfect for my wife when I was deployed.

Pump shotguns are simple to use, and firing buckshot down the hall doesn’t require a lot of training.

I’ve heard some people alternate buckshot and slugs but this gets a little complicated to implement.

I now own a 12 gauge semi-automatic one too, and that’s something to consider.

The more you and your family practice with the shotgun (dry firing and on the range) under the watchful eye of a professional instructor the better!

2. Glock 19 (9mm)

List of 3 Guns Every Dad Should Own to Protect their Family
Glock 19 (9mm)

Application: an all-around gun you can keep with you to engage threats closer than 25 yard.

We started out with just one of these but now I own several and have them all over the place (in cars and multiple places around the house). I’m pretty much never without one.

Glocks are simple to use and incredibly reliable. My wife and older kids can work the slide to load it and little kids can’t. So our normal configuration when they are in the glove or stashed around the house is: full mag but not one in the chamber.

I’ll talk more about accessories later (if you share this post with all your friends and comment that’s something you’d like to know), but getting adding a SureFireLLC light and owning both an open carry (for around the farm etc.) and inside the waistband holster (for concealing) are a good start. Tenicor and TREXARMSinc have good options.

The more you and your family practice with the Glock (dry firing and on the range) under the watchful eye of a professional instructor the better!

3. AR-15 (.223/5.56mm)

List of 3 Guns Every Dad Should Own to Protect their Family
AR-15 (.223/5.56mm)

Application: engaging threats between 25-300yard

Most people aren’t going to shoot enough rounds to make buying the name brand AR-15s necessary.

Mine has a 16” barrel because the ballistics at longer ranges are much better than short barrels, and with the right training the best of use can clear rooms with it just as well as the pretenders with their shortie barrels.

I bought an economical one built by a local gun store that I trust, but going cheap signs you up for malfunctions when I’ve heard good things about Daniel Defense rifles.

This is a great gun for engaging 200 yards and beyond but I recommend buying it after a shotgun and pistol because using it inside the house and car is much more advanced.

For an optic I run an EOTech HWS 512 (takes AA batteries) because I did hundreds of thousands of reps with this site while I was in the military. And it works great with night vision but that’s for a different conversation.

I have a 3x magnifier that mounts behind the EOTech and flips out of the way.

I elected to go with the 3x magnifier over back up iron sights (you run out of real estate), but be aware that relying on batteries is a possible point of failure.

I also love the VikingTactics original sling because it served me well assaulting hundreds of target compounds in combat. Kyle Lamb is also a real live ninja!

The more you and your family practice with the AR (dry firing and on the range) under the watchful eye of a professional instructor the better!

Article credit: Spearing.co

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