Here is something I started thinking about during my time in the desert. Most gun fights can be defined as a two way gun range. Even if someone is breaking into your house, there is a chance the criminal will be armed with a firearm. Modern soft body armor that will stop a handgun or buckshot is quite cheap, and is a good place to velcro a flash light, or attach ammo holders. I paid 250 dollars for a good vest and hang it in my closet next to my shotgun. The simple vest holds a flashlight, and some extra buckshot. Hopefully I will never have to test it on myself, but at least I am ready. If you are debating between one gun for 800 dollars or buying a second home defense gun; and getting a soft armor vest you should take some serious consideration into it. If a crash of glass awakes me in the night, it takes only and additional 2 seconds for me to don the vest.