I love reading stores like these. They are like a more detail filled version of the "Armed Citizen" stories in the National Rifleman.
As for firearm storage... I keep a chambered handgun beside my bed, as well as my Mossberg 500 with a fully loaded tube, but no round chambered. I honestly don't know which one I'd go for first in the event that I needed it. I guess if I heard knocking at the door, I'd take the shotty. If someone were already in the apartment, I'd take the handgun because I might need something a bit more maneuverable. The only problem with the shotty is that it has the 20" barrel. I wish I would have bought the 18" model. I believe you lose a round or two, but it makes it easier to move around in the apartment.
Sounds like you need to have Andy fire Barney and his buddy Gomer.
Originally Posted by BadgerJ