A good choice when looking for a rifle is the Ruger 10/22 for home defense. Now I wouldn't want to hold off the zombie hoard with it. I would much rather have an AK or an AR-15 for that. At the same time, the Ruger 10/22 is a great general purpose weapon to have around the house to teach the kids to shoot with or have it for the wife to use to reach out and touch someone farther out than a pistol will do.
Ruger 10/22s are great for beginners, not a lot of recoil or muzzle flash inside a building. There's always the debate about the 22 round. Well a hit in the chest with a 22 is always better than a miss with a 5.56. It's a good beginner gun, plain and simple.
Today we are going with two videos. One with an intro to the gun itself and another that discusses the 22 LR for home defense.
Let us know in the comments your thoughts on the Ruger 10/22.