I'm just curious what revolver folks keep at their bedside, or think is the optimal bedside revolver. I currently keep a pre lock 686+ with 2.5 inch barrel loaded with either 38 golden sabers or Speer short barrel 38s. I'd perhaps opt for a longer barrel if I owned any other revolvers that held 7 or more rounds. The gentleman I purchased this revolver from loaned it to his girlfriend for home defense many years ago. One night a convicted sex offender broke into her home and she successfully defended herself with it, so I figure it's got a good pedigree. As a side note, last year I missed the chance to buy a pre lock 627 PC for $1000. By the time I contacted the fellow it was sold. I've since seen them sell for $3000. I'm still not over that missed opportunity. At any rate a pre lock 8 shot or perhaps a new 8 shot Redhawk is my ideal beside revolver.