Like it or not, firearms are increasing in popularity mainly because more and more people realize that when it comes to self-defense, they are the only defense they have.
Police do an incredible job getting to a crime in progress, but if a firearm is needed for protection, even they usually get there too late to make much of a difference.
And their presence is contingent on someone being able to alert them a crime is happening in the first place. This is tough to do if your hands are full with a criminal.
Because of those realities as well as fearsome politicians want to meddle with firearm ownership, gun sales are through the roof.
What kind of gun, though, should you own if you decide you need one?
That depends on the purpose you have in mind, but if the issue is home protection, on the next page, we cover three of the most reliable, affordable and popular.