just had an exciting false alarm (home alarm)
Wife, son and I were upstairs sleeping. At 3:55 AM today, the home alarm went off. I jumped out of bed from a dead sleep, got the Glock, checked the alarm key pad and found it was basement window that was tripped. Yelled to my wife (who is apt to be dismissive of these types of things) to get our son and then her Glock as I covered the basement door from upstairs. Threw her my cell to call 911 (she took the phone out of the bedroom).
She got 911 on the phone, the police came and did a perimeter search, then came to front door. When it came time to open the door for them, I put the Glock in the safepacker holster and went and opened the door for them. Two officers went to check the basement for me while a third stayed with me on the first floor. They had me put the safe packer with Glock out of reach while they were in the house (just put it up on top of a cupboard for the time).
All systems, clear, so they left.
My wife told my son the Easter Bunny set off the alarm and my son got to do an early morning easter egg search.
(1) I was standing 4 feet from my safe for the wait for the police, but was too concerned with turning my back on the downstairs to grab something with more oomph, e.g., 870 with buckshot, AR, AK.
(2) MY wife's gun vault worked great (that is after I screamed to her to get her Glock while she was on with 911).
(3) I have to get my wife to put a phone back in the bedroom.
(4) Even though the police response was very quick, the few minutes with a loaded Glock pointed toward the basement door seemed like forever.
(5) I put the spare mag from the safe packer in my sweats pants pocket and grabbed the light from the safe packer. I do like the safe packer.
I'd like to say I'm going back to sleep no, but I don't think I can go back to sleep now.
Glad it was a false alarm!