I am in the process of learning about defensive weapons and have done a fair amount of research, but since my experience is limited at this point I'd love to get some unbiased feedback regarding my choices. I am in the market for a rifle, shotgun, and handgun. Based on personal research and visits to two of the bigger gun shops in my area I have narrowed my choices to the following:
Rifle (AR 15)
Noveske 16" Recon 5.56mm
I have been told these are two of the top manufacturers for this type of rifle.
Remington Model 870 Wingmaster
Most people seem to love this old standby.
Sig Sauer P226 .40
Tried many handguns. In my experience this felt the best.
I am looking for feedback on these choices and also a suggestion on a scope for the rifle. Any comments would be very much appreciated (even if you hate these choices). Thanks a lot for any assistance you can provide!