When it comes to self defense weapons, be it for personal defense or for defending one’s home from invading criminals, most people tend to automatically think of handguns. However, the fact is that handguns do require a significant amount of practice in order to become proficient in their use and, even then, it is sometimes difficult for even highly experienced shooters to hit their target when suddenly confronted with a combat situation; especially one involving multiple and/or moving targets.
But, fortunately there is another class of compact self defense firearms that is absolutely perfect for home defense called “Carbines”. Thus, for those of you who are not familiar with firearms nomenclature, a Carbine is simply a rifle fitted with a shorter than normal barrel and butt stock so that it is more compact and thus, more easily maneuvered in tight quarters.
Consequently, carbines are often known as Close Quarters Battle (QCB) weapons and thus, they are often a far better choice for home defense than handguns are! So, below you will find a list of the five best 9mm carbine rifles for home defense.
Reviews of the 5 Best 9mm Carbines
So, although there is no doubt that having a handgun for home defense is a wise idea provided that you are familiar with its operation and proficient in its use, the fact is that most people require a significant amount of practice in order to become proficient at shooting a handgun accurately.
Thus, due to the fact that carbines have rifle stocks and significantly longer sighting radiuses than handguns do due to their receivers and longer barrels, many people find that they are able to shoot carbines far more accurately with far less practice than they are a handgun and therefore, choosing a 9mm carbine for home defense is often a far better choice than choosing a 9mm handgun because carbines not only generate more power from the same cartridge, they also tend to enable people to fire more accurately at multiple and/or moving assailants.
Plus, 9mm carbines generate significantly less recoil than 9mm handguns do which can be a major issue for inexperienced shooters. Thus, if you don’t already own one, then you should definitely consider one of these handy little firearms from our above mentioned list of the best 9mm carbines!
Written by Bill Bernhardt
Bill Bernhardt is a professional outdoor/wildlife writer and is a professional fly fishing instructor and guide as well as a professional hunting guide. He is an avid outdoorsman with expertise in fly fishing, hunting, firearms, archery, cutlery, outdoor survival, camping, and kayak touring.