I like to think GT is (still) a learning/sharing forum. Newbie, novice or veteran, we can still learn from each other. Image below is exactly how my HD handgun sits in the safe or bedside. Sharing image(s) of yours and reasoning appreciated. Feel free to vote in the poll, too. Thanks. My Whys: Stock Glock 17 - Offers 17 rounds of 9mm in a very reliable full-size gun I can grip and shoot very well. No modifications of any kind (other than sights - see below). Condition 3 - Can be moved safely from safe to bedside, and back. And, the fact that it's not holstered, that it's my G17, that the trigger is back, the mounted light and the blue mag plate serve as a reminder to me it's in C3. Mag baseplate - Blue. Indicates it's the HD gun (to wife) AND a reminder to me it's in C3. (FYI: All guns are C3 to my wife - i.e. always rack slide first - and the G17 is all she knows anyway). The spare HD mag has a blue baseplate as well. Steel night sights - I loathe Glock plastic sights. Heinie Slant Pro Night Sights - I love these sights and shoot them best. The G17 is also my main range/target/game 9mm. 9mm (147gr Gold Dot) - Offers greatest capacity since it's likely I'll have just the gun. Easiest caliber for my wife to shoot well. I prefer the heaviest weight-by-caliber. I prefer the 147gr recoil and it's sub-sonic (no "crack"). Gold Dots because the are proven and they are bonded. TLR-3 - I'm a rail light believer on a HD handgun. A handheld light is also in the safe by the HD gun and another is in bedside dresser. With a weapon-mounted light I know I will always have a light when I have the gun. And, I'll grab the handheld light, too. The TLR-3 is the best overall light IMO for a home gun (light weight, inexpensive, small, secure, LED and bright). No butt plug - I no longer use these. I want to be able to quickly/easily rip a mag out if needed and the plug blocks the thumb in the rear of the grip.