Its been quite a while since I've been on this site probably due to focusing my attention on whats going on in our nation today and probably memory loss due to aging. Anyway, what I choose to put within my reach at night is the Ruger LCR 357 I have. I feel more confident knowing I can point and shoot than having to rack the slide back on my 1911's I own. The reason for this is I don't ever want to have a gun misfire on me if I have to pull it from the holster that's mounted to the bed board right behind my pillow knowing my wife is right next to me. I bought a "Garrison Grip Trigger Stay" that fits behind the trigger of my revolver. There is no way I can pull the trigger with it inserted and it only takes a very easy poke of the finger to pop it out and pull the trigger once aimed. I take this gun along with my 1911's to the range at least twice a week and have gotten as good as shooting the small LCR as I have the 1911's. Actually shooting the Ruger LCR 357 is a cake walk. Its a light gun and the recoil isn't a problem at all.