Why limit your options. It seems prudent to me that there's a handgun on the nightstand, a large capacity magazine rifle within arms reach, and a shotgun nearby.
And no, that isn't a smart-assed response. Let me be even more basic: How many of you have a defense weapon for each adult in your house. In my own case responding to an emergency and losing a disagreement with a bad guy does not mean my wife is left defenseless.
RochPersDef Thanks for posting; everything should be discussed and actions/opinions refined.