Malgus you’re advice is damn good, that’s an a-one thank you, I did want to say we should also add gravel to the mix. You did it, and that’s right! My structure for surviving shooting will place us in the basement where the walls are thick and all concrete, windows are sealed with reinforcement and only one window offers an easy shot into the basement, this is if there’s general mayhem and street becomes an exchange zone or drive by for the curious in a WOROL situation. Brick homes are better, stone homes are even better, but I don’t live in those types of homes. I wasn’t considering an entire home just a “panic room” or safe room for “short term” protection for the sand bag option,. Better than using one’s furniture expecting any of that to offer small arms protection. Any suggestions on bullet-proof vests that won’t break the bank?