My home defense is different than most. I live in an isolated/remote location in eastern AZ.
My primary threat is varmints (coyotes or cougars) going after my livestock.
I keep my AR in my cabinet chamber empty firing pin down with a ten round mag inserted. (Can't close the door with a 20 or 30 round mag inserted) I have a jump coat with three 30 round mags and a flash light.
In the house I allways have a 1911 close at hand.