My nightstand weapon is a Gen 4 Glock 17 with tritium night sights and a TLR-3 Streamlight attached. While I have other 9mms, this one is assigned to this duty because of its simplicity of operation and I do shoot it well. On rare occasions, the wife will wake me up and declare she's hearing strange noises. Fortunately it has never amounted to anything so far, but one of these nights she could be right. The only thing I have to do to put this pistol in firing condition is rack the slide. I don't keep it in the nightstand with a round in the chamber, and I won't, so don't beat me up over that. I do keep it there with a loaded mag in it and a loaded spare nearby (here in Taxifornia, we're not grown-up enough to be allowed anything more than 10 round mags---yes, some will say ten rounds is plenty etc. etc.). Question: Should I rack the slide and load a round immediately as my first move? Or should I wait until I find myself potentially confronting a bad guy inside the house? Please note: could go cocked and locked with another of my pistols, but I don't like that condition, don't feel comfortable with it, and won't do it, so don't beat me up with that either! Thanks for any advice on this seemingly minor point, but it would affect reaction time in a sudden encounter.