What are the "best practices" for storing a handgun in the home where it can be accessed quickly if needed? Is it wise to have a loaded magazine stored near the firearm so it can be loaded and ready quickly? The gun locks I have seen are not conducive to "quick release", and when in a stressful situation like a home invasion, I could see where the additional time to get your firearm ready may prevent you from protecting yourself. Also, in a multi-story dwelling, is it better to store the firearm downstairs where it can be obtained quickly in case of "trouble at the door", or upstairs where its closer during the nighttime hours? I'm curious to know where and how members are staying safely prepared.