I think you hit on a great point; I doubt it too. From my take on the article, she was surprised, turned to run, and got taken down hard. Even with a gun, any gun, she might not have been able to employ it. Another good point; the intruder was a moron and obviously knew nothing about his gun. He still managed to inflict substantial damage on both the husband and wife. Heck, he beat the husband several WITH the gun. But, this is a case where a snub was utilized in a chaotic situation, and 5 rounds were not enough. The attacker was hit with 2 out of the 5 rounds, with one of them hitting his heart. Even with that, the fight continued. Another key takeaway from this: thankfully they had access to another weapon. I don't see how the husband could have possibly reloaded that snubby. As did the husband in this case... he just didn't have his .45 at hand, and when the wife retrieved a gun, she went with what she knew. The husband stated "She didn’t know my Firestar .45 auto, my regular everyday carry then, was in my night table drawer." That's kind of a key point: the husband left the bedroom unarmed. But, as we discussed earlier up the thread, the grandson being in the house might have weighed into that decision. Nope, that's definitely a constant.