You hear someone attempting to break into your home. How quickly would you be able to have your gun in hand and ready to fire ?
Getting out of bed on a cold winter night takes longer than 30 seconds.
Before he even has time to say, "Oh God, please don't shoot me!".
I am sitting here watching the Olympics, my weapon is on my hip.
Two options , handgun less than 10 seconds , loaded in my biometric safe. Fingerprint takes 2 seconds, round is already in the chamber ... Shotgun is 5 seconds to grab and less than a second to rack a shell into the chamber ...
Within seconds. It's always locked and loaded and ready to go right beside my bed in the night stand. If my dog won't do the job, I sure as hell will.