High in the closet??? Isn't that the same as an empty chamber? I mean you have to fumble around in the dark,adrenaline pumping,looking for a gun hidden in a closet.Meanwhile badguys are approaching quick!.I have a few pistols packed high in the closet for such problems. I hope it never happens, but its safer to be sure.
A previous poster stated " you'd be surprise how quickly someone can cover a few feet towards you"
It is very true!! Having worked in various aspects of private security,and being in situations where time is a factor trust me a loaded chamber(or easily accessed weapon) is critical.
Seconds may be all you have!!!!