My firearms arent my first line of defense. My dogs are. They alert me to anything out of place, sometimes its a racoon, coyote, or deer in the yard, other times its a car at the end of the road at 2:00 am. Nope, my firearms are not my first line of defense, but a last resort if needed. My philosophy, the dogs give me enough warning to be prepared and put my family behind the gun, and make a phone call. This is Judge, an American Bulldog. As good a companion as you could ever ask for. Hes not the brightest bulb in the box, but an amazing animal never the less! And Gidget, also an American Bulldog, just awesome with the kids! Thanks Folks! Brad.