Hello, I'm new here but just thought I'd share a story of what happened to me a few weeks ago and maybe get thoughts on it. It's probably gonna be long but I will try to keep only releveant parts to shorten... I live in an apartment, first floor, south of the strip in Vegas. My complex is considered upscale, has gates, and an unarmed security patrol. Ever since I have owned a gun, around 10pm or so I take it out of the safe, load it and place it next to my car keys, surefire light, and cellphone on my nightstand just "in case". 2 weeks ago around 11pm, I was flying the flight sim on my computer in my bedroom. I heard a very loud bang at the door. Now living in an apt you get used to sounds ie;yelling,fighting,etc.. but I was so convinced something was wrong I ran to the door with my gun and phone in hand. As I rounded the corner I have a straight shot to the door and could see it almost come off the hinges as it was being hit from the outside. Using my big-boy voice I yelled "Who the eff is it!?" I am a firefighter so I am only home half the time, so it is likely someone would guess I would not be home if they were casing my place. My peephole is hidden in the knocker so whoever is outside will not know I can see them. I peered through the sight and saw a gangster looking hispanic guy smiling and then he started yelling for me to open the door because there was an emergency... I could also see him look and nod to someone at the side of my door I could not see. To make a long story short we yelled back and forth that I'm not openning the door, and he switched gears to well then I'm kicking it down. At this point I called 911 on speakerphone and told them I was armed and was sure to tell them I was "afraid for my life", for legal reasons in case the situation digressed further. I then tried a different approach, I informed the thug that I had a gun and it was pointed at his head, and not to try to force entry. At this point a large black guy steps in front of my door and says "I got a gun too, mutha-effer!" Now I was really scared. These idiots know I'm armed and are still standing there trying to get in. At this point I pushed my couch in front of the door because I was worried they may try to get in through a window or the slider and wanted to reposition for assaults from any direction. Luckily Vegas PD showed up and came in through the dark and dropped both guys prone. The cop told me officially I did the "right" thing but he off the record would have let them kick open the door and dropped them lol... He also said teh were Los Angeles gangmembers and that this has been happening a lot in Vegas. I then immediately went and bought a glock 19 and took the ccw class... What would you guys have done differently? Just curious, also I KNOW now I can pull the trigger when the sh*t hits the fan. STAY SAFE!