For home protection there are several things you should have close especially at night while in bed. You should have your weapon of choice with spare ammo, cell phone and a flashlight. I have all 3 plus a knife and just recently I got myself a Feit Electric Flashlight, it is 8" long, uses 2 "c" cell batteries and not only lights up the whole back yard and can zoom in at a long distance but it also has some weight so it can be used as a weapon too. I got rid of my old flashlight. My wife has one for her side of the bed and I will be getting another for my car. My new Flashlight looks great next to my Bersa Thunder 380.