Making your firearm accessible?
I'm sure this has been discussed many times, but I didn't really know what search terms to use, so I'll go ahead and ask:
How do you make sure your firearms are accessible for home defense when you are home? I know having one on your person is best, but sometimes carrying around the house is not really an option (like when working on the plumbing under the sink, or under the car out in the garage).
My kids are teenagers and their friends are in and out of the house all the time. The way I treat it now is that my XD is either in the safe or on my hip, and never anywhere else. This kinda seems like it's my only viable option right now, but upstairs in the safe is not exactly accessible for home defense (like a kick-in-the-door home invasion).
I'm not sure I can really change what I'm doing with my family situation being what it is, but I'm just looking for all of your creative ideas for keeping something close to hand, whether it solves my personal situation or not.