I have a S&W 40ve pistol. It is easily concealed in the bedroom within easy reach. Clips (14 rnds.) can be stored seperately and also concealed for child safety. I purchased a ten pack of shot shells from Cabelas. They come most popular calibers. They are like mini shotgun shells made for revolvers and semi auto pistols. I believe mine have #9 bb shot in them. I have on for the first round in each clip. I figure if the occasion ever rises, that would be a good wrning shot, and would hurt like hell!