I keep my .45 in my night stand with a loaded magazine, but not chambered. My wife and I are the only ones in the house and we are both trained with weapons so we know how to handle it and I trust leaving it unlocked. The only reason I do not chamber it is because if I awaken in a daze I may not be 100% focused on whats going on when I grab the gun and I don't want an accidental discharge! That changed, I just had a close friends home get broken into while he was away at work and they stole his night stand gun, and he even kept it in a gun vault that was bolted to the drawer of his night stand, the crooks just removed the whole drawer and took it. Last thing I want it my night stand gun stolen, it is one of the most expensive things inside our home and it also does not belong in the hands of any criminals. Here is my new plan, so give me some input. I myself will buy a mini single gun vault, but BOLT it to the top of my large gun safe in my closet 7 feet away from my bed. That way I hear a bump in the night jump up, the wife will hear will, I get the gun from the gun vault, and sweep the house, while she does the combo on the full size gun safe and pulls out the loaded shotgun. I figure my safe is bolted to the floor and the wall (interior wall) so its not going anywhere, then if I bolt the gun vault to the safe, it to is not going anywhere. Thoughts?