My FNP 9 is holstered on my hip at all times even at home. Unless i cant carry by law, it is there. At night its on my Nightstand 1ft away. I think you did well, If you wouldve looked first before getting the firearm and there was an intruder, well you then just pretty much said " Hey how are you tonight? Can you hold on one sec so I can go get my gun?" to the intruder.