Multiple attackers invading your home to do you harm is not a new phenomenon. As long as man has built shelters, groups of evil men have forced their way in to rob, rape and kill. For more than a century, the carbine has proved to be an effective tool when defending loved ones from unwarranted attack by these two-legged predators. Over the years, the look and design of common carbines has changed. Whereas older carbines may have been lever-action rifles, modern versions are often based on the AR-15 design. Since the AR platform is highly adjustable to the shooter’s needs, they tend to be excellent choices for both men and women of all shapes and sizes. Here is a look at a few of the top home defense carbines on the market today.