Originally Posted by Stillersfan
Yep... I would to if I heard that sound. The sound says .. "Get the F**K out or be carried out in a body bag"!!
QFT. I have 1 shotgun, 1 rifle, and 2 pistols located in the bedroom every night when I go to sleep. The only one in the house that can't use a gun is the dog. And for some strange reason, I really don't think she needs one!
Both of you need to use what you are comfortable with. The shotgun (12 gauge 870 with youth stock, mag extension, and a light) is what the wife uses. I prefer my Ruger mini 14 GB20, I use either my 1911 or my GP100 as a quick grab "bump in the night gun", and she has a Ruger LCR in .357 (loaded with .38+ps) in her nightstand. It's not that we live in a bad neighborhood, we live out in the country and the nearest LEOs are 20 minutes away. The only time I have needed to use on of our HD guns at night was when a coyote was killing off my uncle's cats. The only reason we have them out at night is that you never know when trouble can happen. It's not like the BG will call ahead and see if you are ready for him. If he would I wouldn't need a gun. I'd just make sure his arival in my house was right around the same time that I was pouring a cup of coffee for the cops.