I'll be getting my XD in about two or three weeks and it will be my all purpose gun for a while. I'm wondering how I should store it in the middle of the night. I don't anticipate anyone breaking in, but you never know anymore. I have a kid on the way, so I'm not too concerned about him walking in and shooting himself yet, so placing it in an area that gives me quick access would be the most desirable. Do you guys put under your bed, in the nightstand, in the closet, etc.? In a safe or not? If so what kind of safe? Also, do you guys keep a round in the chamber or not? I've also heard of some people having a blank round in the chamber so that if/when you go to court if you shoot or kill an intruder it shows that you tried to give him a chance to leave. Which makes sense, but seems a little impractical, since that might be your only shot. What is your opinion on that issue? Thanks guys.