This topic seems to be morphing into a home defense topic, so, I will just make one more point in that regard.
In a normal home, there is one "Choke Point" that we LEO's are in the most danger in clearing & is the best place to set up a home defense from:...Stairways
A stairway is almost impossible to safely
assault for for a LEO serving a search/arrest warrant or a home invader & is the easiest point to successfully defend if you are the occupant. With virtually any firearm, the defender at the top of the stairs has a commanding field of fire at the heads/torsos of any attackers trying to climb the stairs. Practice positioning yourself (with your firearm,of course )behind whatever cover you can find/create at the top of the stairs while your wife grabs your kids & calls 911. Under most circumstances, you are in an almost impregnable position to defend yourself & family. (if you are really
....You should have a cell phone available to call 911 from. Just make sure you give the address clearly as cells in some areas still cannot be traced to address)
If you have no stairway, any choke point (a narrow hall leading to your bedrooms, etc) is your next best position.
Edit: I personally have seen make-shift heavy barricades hinged to the walls that can be quickly closed to block-off hallways with firing slits cut into them for defensive firing station behind them. (typically used as a very cheap but effective way for drug dealers to fortify their apartment against rival drug gang attacks) If you are REAL
....for less than $50.00 in materials (& 1/ hour work) you too could make one of these things!
(if you wanted to spend a bit more $$$, buy a proper sized pre-hung door, bolt a 1/4" sheet of steel/iron to the back &....VOILA!!....For a homeowner (with a "decor concerned" wife...Build a fortified Pocket Door that will just disappear when not in use!!