Besides the right gun for home defense, what other accessories might you need? There are actually a few different additional accessories that will be helpful in proper home defense. Above all the absolute best accessories you can buy is the time and training you spend with your home defense firearm. Many people actually tend to train less with this gun than others they might use hunting or while at the shooting range.
Being comfortable with the gun you usually keep near your bedside is vitally important. If you have to grab it in an emergency, you need to feel like it’s a trusty friend. So, take the training classes that will have you prepared to use it in the event a dangerous situation arises in your home. Once you have those extra classes and training under your belt, it’s time to think about other accessories you may need for home defense. Here are five items you should invest in.
Quick Release Bedside Safe
If you favor a handgun for your home defense, you are going to want to invest in a quick release bedside safe. These usually mount to your bed frame’s hardware. The “quick access” part is the biometrics of the safe which allow you to open it with just a quick push of your finger. The GunVault Speed Vault is a good choice because it can also be mounted under a desk or to the wall next to your bed.
Weapon Mounted Light
This is usually a personal preference if you want to have a flashlight mounted to your firearm. It’s a good accessory to have because it will allow you to light your way when you are exploring a “bump in the night” without having to hold a separate flashlight, or make your way towards a light switch. This kind of light will work on different types of guns. SureFire is a company that makes excellent tactical weapon lights that will attach right to the firearm.
Night sights are definitely helpful to have with problems that come up at night. They can also help you find your gun easier in a dark room. The glow of the night sights usually come from a radioactive material called Tritium. You can get the night sights in different colors that are easier to see then the white dot factory sights the gun will come with. Night sights will definitely help you aim and shoot more accurately in the dark.
Vest With Pockets
This can be important to have nearby. A hunting vest with pockets to carry some extra ammunition, maybe a flashlight, a phone, or even a knife is helpful to have in an emergency home defense situation. It’s something you can throw on quickly right when you get your gun to handle anything dire that might come up in your home.
Weapon Sling for a Shotgun or Rifle
A weapon sling for your shotgun or rifle will allow you to have both of your hands free quickly if you need them to switch on a light, open a door, or pick up something. Make sure you practice using your gun with the sling at a shooting range if you haven’t used this type of accessory before.