I have recently decided to arm myself to protect my family in the case of a home invasion or robbery type scenario. We live on the middle floor single level apartment with people living above and below us. I am going to be purchasing a shotgun very soon (and training as soon as I can afford it) and am running down a plan on how to protect my wife and kids. Specifically I would like to hear some ideas on how you round up your kids when someone appears to be attempting to enter your house or apartment. I am trying to decide if I hear something and/or someone is trying to break down my front door, do I grab my shotgun/phone/knife and the wife and head down the hall to my boys room (I have 2 boys 5 and 8 who sleep in bunk beds in our other bedroom.) Or do I have them lock themselves in their closet when I tell them to? This is the first time I have ever thought of planning something out in case of an issue like this. Obviously I dont want to give away my position but most importantly want them to be as safe as possible while I keep them away from the danger. What do some of you do as far as a plan when things go bump in the night?