The thread about the home owner getting shot by the police while holding an intruder at gun point got me thinking... Assuming you haven't taken out the bad guy, what is the correct course of action for you to take once the cops show up at your door?? Here is my scenario/dilemma... My house is situated with the entrance, living room, kitchen, etc on the ground level, and the bedrooms upstairs. The stairs leading to the 2nd level are 1 flight up, a landing that is exposed to the living room, and then another set of stairs to the bedroom hallway. To enter the master bedroom, you have to walk through a door width corridor. My plan for dealing with an intruder is to get myself and my fiance (no kids to worry about) into the master bedroom and close/lock the door. The first thing I would do is grab my 12 gauge and loudly chamber a round. While I was doing this, my fiance would be calling the police. Then... I would keep my shotgun trained on the bedroom entrance... and we would wait for the police. Should the intruder venture into the bedroom, he would be completely exposed and quickly be filled with 00 buckshot. I would not venture out of the bedroom to "hunt" the bad guy. Once the police get there, I now don't know exactly what to do. I don't know where the bad guy is in the house, or even if he is still in the house at all. I would rather not expose myself to being shot by the bad guy (or the police) should I venture out of my room. Any tips/advice would be appreciated.