we have a table with drawers near front door (jimmihat's experience reminded me of this). we don't have any kids so i've been considering putting a relatively inexpensive autoloader or revolver in the table so that if my fiancee (or even myself!) opens the door and encounters trouble, she could defend herself.
it also might be useful to have others at strategic locations around the house.
i am considering starting with a S&W 637 in the drawer for now.
does anyone else do this? if so, are there any other places you'd have a hidden firearm?