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8 Rock Island Armory Handguns Ideal for Home Defense

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 15, 2016

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Your home and everything (and everyone) in it is important to you. That's why arming it with the best possible defense against intrusion or theft might be a high priority for you. When it comes to home-defense pistols and revolvers, Armscor has you covered.

Try these RIA favorites on for size when you're stocking up for your home-defense arsenal.

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TAC Ultra CS 45ACP

Boasting a great tactical-grip fit and a home-defense-friendly caliber, it's a resilient pistol with high sight visibility and a user-friendly trigger pull. It's unassuming size and deceptively powerful punch make it an ideal fit for your home-defense needs.

MSRP $786

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M206 Spurless 38 Special

If a revolver is more your speed, the Rock Island Armory 38 Special pieces are probably up your alley. If you don't mind the reload time (a semi-automatic will offer a speedier go), it doubles as a great concealed carry firearm for outside the home as well - never mind its portable size, fully shrouded barrel and spurless hammer.

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MAPP TCM9R

If avoiding the heavyweights is a priority for you, you'll gel nicely with the MAPP, which offers a significantly light recoil and carrying weight without sacrificing capacity nor power. Bonus points? It's compatible with 9mm accessories as a general rule and typically comes with a fairly minimal pricetag.

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XT 22 Magnum

This pistol is a powerhouse - but it has the features to back up its relatively sizable stature. A hefty capacity thanks to the boisterous 22 magnum caliber and a tough finish paired with an anti-snag profile make it a reliable piece to pull from concealment to great effect in the home.

MSRP $598

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M200 38 Special

Talk about value - if you need a great starter firearm for home defense, you can't get much more affordable than the M200. Don't let the price tag deter you, though - the quality is there too, with a semi-shrouded barrel for ideal handling capability and the versatility of single- or double-action firing.

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GI Standard FS 9mm

When it comes to a clean draw, you can't get much better than the GI Standard. Its low-profile sites and slim frame make it an ideal drawing pistol, whether from a concealed space in your home or a holster. Its durable, engineered for accuracy and built with a classic 1911 recoil.

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Rock Standard FS 45ACP 

The 45ACP caliber is traditionally a good selection for a home-defense pistol, offering just enough power to succeed in your end goal without excessive recoil or punch. And the Rock Standard offers the quick-draw potential with checkered grips and full-length guide rod support.

MSRP $592

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Baby Rock 380ACP

The name kind of says it all - if you're after a highly concealable, highly economical pistol for home defense, the accuracy, reliability and, yes, size of the Baby Rock combine for a very effective tool in case of defensive shooting need.

MSRP $460 

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