I live on a rural State Highway. I have friends drop in, and often sell vehicles and large items out front. Dog usually lets me know someone is here before anyone reaches the door. Not answering the the door is not an option, and I have had a couple of late evening knocks by people with car trouble. I was taught that helping strangers is something that decent people do. I also have one in the pipe when I look thru the glass in the door. I have a grand-brat, so when she is here the weapon is either on me, or locked up. Nice to have an LCP for those occasions as a .45 would lead to questioning by a 7 year old. When she is not here, the big one is easy to reach next to where I am. I am not paranoid, but I am prepared.