Okay. Just for background, I live in a condo in an urban area, with my brother, also a gunowner-CCW permit holder, no anti-gun spouses and no children are ever present.
Our condo has a connected living room-dining room-kitchen (all one large area) and than a small hallway with bedrooms and baths. The front door opens directly into this living space.
I work from home and last week I had a strange encounter with some weird guy selling magazine subscriptions. It was not in itself threatening, but it made me realize that I spend about 90% of my day in the living room, in direct line of sight of a flimsy condo front door, and that all of my HD firearms are in my bedroom. (I have a HD shotgun, AR-15 and a .40 caliber pistol, my brother has the same, in his bedroom also.) So when I open the front door there is never a weapon within 50 feet.
Is it practical to stash one of my HD fire arms in the living room/dining area where I spend almost all my time? Or is this paranoia on my part?
For those of you that do keep weapons outside of the traditional "Bedside table" or safe, where do you put them? How close are you to a weapon when you open the front door, etc?