I live in the country and have a long driveway. I have a cheap driveway alert from Harbor Freight that occasionally sounds due to deer, etc.
It sounded a few minutes ago which is why I am still up. (Apparently a rabbit)
I always get up and verify the source to be sure there isn't a BG involved.
Here is how it went:
Grabbed Ruger 345 (so far so good!)
Could not find pants to put on - (eventually did)
Could not find shoes - when I did I didn't bother to tie the laces
Could not find weapons light to slide onto rail (next to gun but it was dark)
Grabbed other flashlight next to gun.
Verified no outside motion sensor lights were activated.
Could not open front door with one hand - need to fix that!
When I slipped out the front door, the motion sensor light came on lighting me up and blinding me!
When my driveway alert sounds (averages about once every 6 weeks) it makes for a nice drill since you can never be sure it IS a false alarm.
Some of these problems I still need to fix - like my front door and turning the outdoor motion sensor light OFF before I walk in front of it. My light should have been on the rail - not detached.
Do you guys have any tips such as how to "get dressed" quickly or any other suggestions that might help. My main problem seems to be a slow response time.