I used to live in a log cabin, so i had a pretty good plan for angles in the home, and the kids rooms were all solid log walls. But we have moved to a much smaller home and all walls are 1/2"drywall except for my 2 year old daughters room which is wood panel (1/2" drywall on the other sides of the studs). The exterior is brick. I have .45 1911 and a 12 gauge shot gun (just in case - i dont even know what that situation would be) that has been my selection for home protection. But with the house being smaller, it has worried me about getting a good plan in place. I was wondering about your thoughts on over penetration or even a missed shot, and suggestions for minimizing the risk of the kids or wife being hurt in that event (that is one reason i cant even imagine picking up my shotgun). I am sure you guys have answered this a bunch, but i would appreciate helping me to think through my specific situation.