Today more people are choosing rifles for home defense. Pioneers in the field like Clint Smith laid the groundwork for using rifles for “pistol distances,” something once considered impossible. This opened the door for using rifles for personal defense, and the industry has since been producing ammunition and systems to meet this need. Rifles are more accurate, easier to shoot and more intimidating than handguns. The argument against their effectiveness is no longer valid, but there remains one real problem: They’re loud.
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