I keep a .357mag gp100 as my bump in the night gun. I have a flashlight for the other hand. I feel like it gives me the ability to guard myself with my flashlight hand and keep my revolver out of the bad guys reach if I'm suprised around a corner. I feel like a shotgun, or rifle, could be grabbed unless you have a SBS or SBR or bullpup. I also do not like lights on guns. Because you are pointing your gun at everything you look at, friend or foe.