I have a Ruger 22 in the night stand next to the bed. It is loaded, laying so that if I open the draw and put my hand in, I will have my hand on the gun. It is loaded with hollow points, part of the time CCI Stingers. On your trigger pull, I haven't on a pistol, but I have had trigger jobs done on some of my rifles. I have a couple in the 2 1/2 to 3 pound range, that really improves the accuracy. Good shooting and hope you never have to use either for defense.