It's amazing to me that even though no one here has ever seen me or the layout of my house, they are experts on what I should be using to defend it. Somehow now I am absolutely helpless because I would grab my pistol instead of my rifle. We all know that handguns don't kill people, right? As I have said before, I don't find my AR comfortable or easy to aim with the buttstock collapsed, and I don't care how far the stock can collapse, a 16" barreled AR is still much larger than my 1911. I'm simply more comfortable with a handgun in my home than a long gun. What is so hard to understand about that? What? If your having trouble operating your pistol, then maybe you should seek some help.