You hear a noise at night right after getting in bed.

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    I check out everything and any sound. Thing is, ....I have an early warning system (two knuckle head dogs). Anyone who comes in after I'm in bed aint leaving under their own power.

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    If Dusti don't bark, I probably won't get up. She is my "filter" for strange bumps in the night. My reaction is based on her reaction. She can distinguish between the cat's midnight antics and sounds that shouldn't belong. She's proven herself before, so yes I'd stake my life on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    It is about midnight. You just get in bed. As soon as you hit the pillow, you hear noise coming from the next bedroom window. You are pretty sure it is the cat misbehaving. Do you check it out?
    No. I'm gonna make her go do it.

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    Depends on the noise,one night my wifes cat was doing cat stuff in the dark,I heard a terrific crash and as I was grabbing my gun saw the little furball streak outta the room,If I woulda been about 2 seconds quicker I coulda capped him and claimed it was an accident
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    Its rare I take less than two hours to fall asleep, so I don't lose much by grabbing my Glock 19 & Streamlight microstream and checking it out. Both would be readily accessible per my pre-bed routine.

    As others have said, that kind of matter doesn't justify a fortification & 911 response, so the prudent option seems to be arming yourself to deal with someone/something dangerous before venturing out to confirm it is nothing of the sort.

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    Yes, for me it's usually our rabbit. He's an oriental attack/guard rabbit that we keep in the laundry room between 2 of our doors. Unfortunately he's not too smart. He goes by Sum-Dum Bunny.
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    Happened to me last night. One of the kids said they heard something in the detached shop. It was a little rainy and a little windy, so I suspected it was nothing. Also, the dogs were not saying much.
    Grabbed the surefire and put the XD/ holster in @ 4 o’clock. Scanned the perimeter with the light, and opened the shop/garage door remotely, which gives almost a full view of the shop. Proceeded into the shop and flipped on the shop lights, eliminating the need for the flashlight. Checked the corners and under the benches.
    Kids were happy to hear that I checked it out. I was happy to put them at ease so they’d go to bed!!
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    Yes, I check it out. If I'm near my AK I just grab it; if not, I throw a J-frame in my robe pocket and go check it out with a Q-Beam in hand- lights up the whole backyard easily.
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    You hear a noise in your home...what do you do?


    You reach for your bedside weapon


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    Around here, it's likely a raccoon or possum on the porch. If my alarm (Australian Shepherd) isn't going ballistic, I probably wouldn't check. I've had so many 4 legged intruders in the 5 years that I've lived here, that they don't even bother the dog any more

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    Yep, it gets checked out...dogs are great for early warning.
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    Unless the dogs make a fuss I go back to sleep, if I do have to get up and check it out i'm not in a good mood and don't go any further than my funnel point

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    I check out any noise that I can't idenifty. I don't own dog or cats so there is no "forewarning" for me. I grab my mag-lite an xd40 and check things out.

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    I have 3 kids under the age of 5. If I got out of bed for every bump, bang or thud I hear at night I'd never get any sleep. Sometimes I'd swear my kids are practicing gymnastics in their sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Thats one of those it depends scenarios for me. Since I live with just the wife, if I didnt hear the dogs raising hell before the noise, no. But if they did, I would probably just confirm my gun was within arms reach, with my flash light and wait and see if there were anymore noises. I leave a soft light on that illuminates the hallway, and thats where an intruder would have to go if in my house. I could shoot them without getting out of bed that way.
    OHHH man....I can't tell you how many times I did just that.

    BUT...since I've moved out where the road is gravel, coyotes howl, deer play, and foxes frolic...I don't do that anymore. I'd now have to say that I'd check it out.

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