So your sleeping, hear a strange noise in the house, what do you do..
I can recall once or twice encountering this, and getting up and slowly walking around the house, once I might have made my way to the kitchen to get a knife, but overall don't think I had a plan, other than scare them off, or make noise and get family out of house. So I wondered do people with guns in the house, grab them before checking out the noise? Then are you stealthy going around corners and sweeping each room?
Absolutely! I have a plan.
I have alarms and cameras. But occasionally I forget to set the alarm. Recently, we heard something crash downstairs. Hair raising. I grabbed my gun. Turned on the red laser. Turned on the light (I have a switch next to my nightstand). Grabbed my phone and checked my security cameras. Nothing.
Then I eased to the door. Turned on lights upstairs. Swept the room with the gun/laser then checked the alarm. Damn it, it wasn't on. Turned on all the lights in the front (7) and back (10). Then eased down the stairs. Swept the rooms down there. Then went to open the door to the storage area (which also has a door to the outside) but it was blocked. Pushed it open. A piece of pegboard I had leaned against the wall had fallen. Still, I swept the room and checked the door. It was locked. I think the sound was the pegboard had fallen.
I checked every room, closet, nook and cranny in the house with the gun/laser. Nothing. So I set the alarm and returned to bed. My wife had remained in the bedroom with her cellphone ready to call 911 in the event things escalated.
Yes, I have a plan. Yes, I am comfortable executing it. Now I ask you, why would I not have a plan?
Knife? A knife? Reminds me of Sean Taylor. It didn't work for him. I don't rely on something like that. I am shocked so many apparently do.