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baddarryl
February 27, 2012, 09:48 AM
I was talking to a guy yesterday that was shot by his own gun because the perp spotted his on the nightstand. During the struggle to keep the muzzle away from his chest my buddy took one to the hand. Perp then ran and got away. This got me thinking, if someone walked in my room with even a little light the first thing they would see would be a gun on the nightstand. Now I wouldn't suggest this with anything other than a revolver hammer down or maybe a DA/SA auto for obvious reasons, but my question is how many of you do this and is it reasonably safe enough? I think so, but would be nice to hear what you think too.

hogshead
February 27, 2012, 09:50 AM
For me no way. I am prone to sleep walk.

KC Rob
February 27, 2012, 10:02 AM
I toss and turn too much and besides my wife is in bed with me and most nights my 18 month old as well. I used to keep mine on the nightstand, but not in the open, it was on a shelf and tucked inside a drawstring bag (the blue felt one that come with Springfield pistols). Recently I acquired a M3 shoulder holster so my "nightstand gun" is kept in it and hung on a clothing rack on the back of my master bath door with a jacket hanging over it. It is completely hidden but is one step from my bed. It is also is handy when I need to go walk my property or if I hear anything outside that needs investigation. I just grab the M3 and put it over my head and shoulder and head out.

aarondhgraham
February 27, 2012, 10:07 AM
I bought a used El-Cheapo nylon holster,,,
An Uncle Mike make if I remember correctly.

I screwed it to the rail of my bed,,,
I placed it at an optimal angle for me to draw from a reclining position.

It never occurred to me that an intruder would spot it,,,
I just felt this was better for me to get to it quickly.

I simply lay down on my bed and dropped my hand to the rail,,,
Then I experimented a bit with the angle of the holster,,,
I can find and draw my bed-gun very quickly.

Were an intruder to come in my bedroom,,,
He would see me cowering underneath my blanket,,,
When in reality I am reaching for my conveniently placed revolver.

And my bed spread hides it effectively during the day.

Just a thought,,,

Aarond

Single Six
February 27, 2012, 10:18 AM
I've always thought about what happened to your friend; it's always seemed possible, and the fact that it happened to him proves it. Hence, no nightstand storage for me. I keep my Ruger P-90, safety on, in it's IWB holster, under the pillow. Being in the holster keeps the trigger covered, and forcing me to wake up that much more to get it out of same. Why do I keep my .45 under my pillow? Because my Mini 14 is much too big!;)

insomni
February 27, 2012, 10:34 AM
call me paranoid, but that just seems like a terrible idea.

I keep mine not ON the night stand, but easily accessible down low.

kraigwy
February 27, 2012, 10:39 AM
I pocket carry, at night I just hang my pants on the bed post. It's within reach if I need it, and no change of someone else getting it without climbing over me.

I have read, I forgot who, some one mentioning putting their boots at the bed within reach by just dropping your arm off the bed, and placing you gun in the boots.

That would be quick and safe, and that's probably what I would do if I didn't go the pocket carry route.

Gbro
February 27, 2012, 11:22 AM
What happened to your friend could be called a successful outcome to a passable deadly encounter.
I wouldn't sleep with anything under my pillow.
I am up and out the door in under 1 min. at all hours hundreds of times a year and know just where my weapon is without pausing. I usually hear the 1 min. beep from my pager after I am in the truck at night and any time I hear it while still inside the house i know I an dragging my posterior. ;)

foghorn leghorn
February 27, 2012, 11:34 AM
who cares where you put it. if you need to scare an intruder from your chambers by letting him see your gatt on the nightstand?? you might as well be in a shelter.
no one mentioned a decoy on the nightstand, I wonder why. Not contrary enough?

I live in a state where you cannot carry at all, and now thinks the gangbusters in chicago can make the huge farming state of Illinois title and fee all handguns, yet this is not the news of the day is it?
South Carolina wants to make anything over 6 rounds a felony.
Wyoming wants an aircraft carrier.

I just want to go to the grocery and not get jacked up, who cares where I keep my 1911? The guy who wants me to pay him for the pleasure of owning a tool. How much for a hammer?

bump in the night hit the dirt.

Sure Shot Mc Gee
February 27, 2012, 11:42 AM
Deleted:)

hogshead
February 27, 2012, 11:49 AM
I feel if the perp gets to my bedroom and can see my gun lying on a nightstand . I have failed miserably at home security. My Jack Russell would be fired and have to sleep outside.

GM2
February 27, 2012, 11:59 AM
No way I keep mine in arms reach and I am a very light sleeper so is my Dog and he is a lot faster than me. He would be on the perp way before he could enter my bedroom.

SWIll
February 27, 2012, 12:21 PM
No. Install motion activated lights at the back of of your house (or wherever is necessary in your situation). Have some sort of alarm on the (deadbolted) doors. Keep your weapon handy, but out of sight (under the edge of the bed). If someone does enter the house with bad intentions after all these precautions, I'll be wanting to know as early as possible.

TheNocturnus
February 27, 2012, 12:22 PM
Keep mine in the nightstand while I sleep. I have 3 dogs and they bark at everything, I would know someone was breaking in to my house before they would.

output
February 27, 2012, 12:24 PM
Just keep your bedroom door locked and you should be just fine with your pistol on the night stand. I keep mine on my night stand inside of a small lock-box that is open. Otherwise, I would use one of these: http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/Portals/0/Images/400_bedside.png

serf 'rett
February 27, 2012, 12:28 PM
Yep, if someone was able to gain access to the bedroom, I really would have failed. Even then, the pistol is hidden from view inside a simple wood shelf which holds a CPAP machine. I would not put a pistol under my pillow.

federali
February 27, 2012, 12:56 PM
If you insist on wearing your gun in the shower and also during sex, then no amount of practical advice can help you. For the rest of you, always keep handguns beyond arm's reach when sleeping. You need that few seconds to shake loose the cobwebs so that you are sufficiently awake so as not to shoot a loved one.

That "bed holster" that hangs off the side of your bed is a gimmick playing on your fears and is designed to make somebody money, not keep you safe. Likewise, if an intruder manages to get to you while you're asleep, he then has your gun.

Instead, try to use some smarts: keep the gun concealed but accessible and beyond reach. Consider putting a decoy gun such as a realistic fake in your nightstand drawer. If an intruder finds it, he'll assume he has the upper hand. Even if he immediately realizes it's a fake, he'll assume you planned to use it to scare off an intruder and you probably don't have a real gun.

We take great pains to select the "best" gun shooting the "best of the best" ammunition. Anybody here want to risk being shot with their own gun?

FAS1
February 27, 2012, 01:26 PM
No, but right next to my pillow.

Youtube - FAS1 Safe (http://youtu.be/CcJUGuB35y8)

http://fas1safe.com/images/1242157303935102392626.jpeg

1911Jeeper
February 27, 2012, 01:28 PM
A "decoy gun", really ? :rolleyes:

I wouldn't want a firearm in plain sight on a night stand, or somewhere in the bed (or maybe on the floor, who knows). A firearm should be in a holster, in the same location, every time. You don't want to be fumbling around looking for it, or trying to establish a proper shooting grip underneath a pillow.

Your first line of defense should be perimeter security.

Patriot86
February 27, 2012, 01:51 PM
I move around way too much in my sleep, I would be worried not only about causing the gun to discharge but also about the gun falling off the side of the bed(not where I need it to be!). Keep it on the night stand or if you are REALLY that worried, wear a holster to sleep.

Dino.
February 27, 2012, 02:03 PM
Sounds like something I've seen on "1000 ways to die". :D

Seaman
February 27, 2012, 02:24 PM
Many, many, people have been murdered in their beds.

The quickest handgun defense would have to be a pillow gun...is there anything quicker?

A pillow gun with a good external safety system is a must here, which means that most modern handguns - semis and revolvers too, would be unsafe for obvious reasons.

A 1911 would work best as a pillow gun. A Beretta M9 would also do.

Sleep well...but not too soundly.

Frank Ettin
February 27, 2012, 03:06 PM
...The alarm sound alone on all systems are enough to scare any burglar out of their felonious intentions or make them think twice about proceeding? If the burglar or burglars choose not to retreat after setting your alarm off? Firearm handy or not. >"Your in BIG Trouble fellow!! especially so, without immediate police assistance." ... that's just the way it is in that type of un-welcomed scenario....[1] Maybe the alarm will scare the burglar(s) away, and maybe not. Or maybe the alarm has been disabled.

[2] And while a burglar not chased off by the alarm is extremely troubling and troublesome, one may be able to manage things until the police get there -- at least with some knowledge and training. There are plenty of reported cases in which an alert resident has been able to successfully defend against one or more intruders up to no good.

[3] So no -- that's not necessarily "just the way it is." In any case, categorical statements, especially without solid evidence to back them up, are pretty much meaningless.

...keep handguns beyond arm's reach when sleeping. You need that few seconds to shake loose the cobwebs so that you are sufficiently awake so as not to shoot a loved one....

... try to use some smarts: keep the gun concealed but accessible and beyond reach....Now that makes sense to me.

And we also like lock-boxes in this household.

icedog88
February 27, 2012, 03:53 PM
I'd be afraid it would fall between the wall and mattress in the middle of the night. Not for me. Nightstand and two German Shepherds.

Canik
February 27, 2012, 03:58 PM
No way man.

lawnboy
February 27, 2012, 04:20 PM
Definitely not. Think about it: what is the guarantee that the pistol stays where you put it? I'd rather sacrifice a second to reaching into the drawer of my nightstand. At least I won't inadvertently move the gun in my sleep there.

Under the pillow is a dumb idea if you ask me. Good enough is often good enough.

ATW525
February 27, 2012, 04:22 PM
Nope. If you stick it under the pillow, there's no telling where it be when you need it. Why not just leave it on the nightstand and stick a magazine (of the reading variety) over it?

markj
February 27, 2012, 05:11 PM
That guy would have gotten by the motion sensored lites, 6 dogs and a lite sleeper. Just wont happen in my house. Then there is the long drive out from town....

TailGator
February 27, 2012, 05:48 PM
When it is in my nightstand drawer it can be retrieved in a second or less, the trigger is protected, and I can lay my hand right on it in the dark because it is in the same spot with the same orientation every night.

Pillows have other purposes.

nhsmoker
February 27, 2012, 06:01 PM
As crazy as it may sound I am too afraid to keep a gun under my pillow. I sleep on my stomach with my arms under my pillow and I have a fear that I will dream of shooting weather in self defense or just at the range and actually shoot myself or my wife. This may be far fetched but it does go through my mind. I will not take that chance. My gun is close enough to me that with any advanced warning such as my dogs barking I am confident I can get to it before anyone makes it to the bedrooms of me or my kids.

lawnboy
February 27, 2012, 06:52 PM
As crazy as it may sound I am too afraid to keep a gun under my pillow

You sound sensible. Not crazy.

Crazy would be actually KEEPING the gun under the pillow.

Seaman
February 27, 2012, 07:01 PM
Re: Lock-box
Have a lock-box with an electronic keypad, but if the perp is already in the room with duct tape, a baseball bat, or knife, or hammer, or gun, I would rather go for a pillow gun, than get clumsy with the combo to the lock-box.

Re: Pistol staying put
The 1911A1 is a heavy pistol, flat with a big safety that anchors it to the mattress along with (rubbery) black Pierce grips that stick it in place. Never had it move, but if it doesn't work for you thats fine.

Re: Nightstand drawer / gun under mag
Should work well but if I fumble with the drawer or mag, pushing the gun off the night stand, dropping it, etc. Don't like a gun away from me when an assailant is present. Inches can be too far, seconds too short.

Re: Crazy
Crazy, maybe, but I ain't stupid.

In the bedroom, the quickest handgun defense is under my pillow.

Sleep well my friends....but not too soundly

gnarSKYLER
February 27, 2012, 07:25 PM
I sleep with my hand under the pillow, so there's no chance I would keep a gun under there. Even with a manual safety like my px4, just not willing to take that chance.

CWKahrFan
February 27, 2012, 07:29 PM
I screwed and glued a small nifty customized wood (with foam pads) "shelf" on the underside of the top of my bedside cabinet. The gun is completely hidden from anyone higher than knee-height yet it's easy to reach and draw. I keep the door open at night but can close and latch it during the day.

Seaman
February 27, 2012, 07:54 PM
"...a small nifty customized wood (with foam pads) "shelf" on the underside of the top of my bedside cabinet...it's easy to reach and draw. "

Excellent tactical layout. And pretty close to a pillow gun, perhaps better (quicker access)...I applaud your superior intellect.

Jeremiah/Az
February 27, 2012, 08:17 PM
Cell phone, SureFire flashlite & gun on the nightstand within reach every night is my MO. 3 90lbs. dogs sleep on the floor at the foot of my bed & they will eat you!:eek:

Stevie-Ray
February 27, 2012, 08:17 PM
On nightstand for me. If an intruder spots it he'll wake me up tripping on all the crap and cussing his fool head off, and then I've got him.

output
February 27, 2012, 08:51 PM
That "bed holster" that hangs off the side of your bed is a gimmick playing on your fears and is designed to make somebody money, not keep you safe. Likewise, if an intruder manages to get to you while you're asleep, he then has your gun.

How many items are you wearing on your person right now that were not designed by someone with the intent to earn money?

Instead, try to use some smarts: keep the gun concealed but accessible and beyond reach. Consider putting a decoy gun such as a realistic fake in your nightstand drawer. If an intruder finds it, he'll assume he has the upper hand.

How many intruders are going to be fooled by a plastic gun on/in a night stand?

In that case why even carry a weapon? Someone might take it away from you…

scsov509
February 27, 2012, 09:17 PM
If someone was able to gain access to the bedroom, I really would have failed.

Agreed, in addition to which if an assailant is able to get that close to me while I'm sleeping then it really won't matter where my weapon is located since they'd be close enough to engage me as I tried to employ it. Situational awareness is the key here, putting those other measures into place that will guarantee I'm alerted to the danger before they're standing over me. Besides, my Mossberg 500 isn't going to fit well under my pillow...;)

Double Naught Spy
February 27, 2012, 09:44 PM
Only once did I feel so unsecure that I tried sleeping with a gun under my pillow. Doing so seemed reasonable as I had heard of people doing this all of my life.

It was at the de Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque back in the 90s. During the day (when I checked in), it just looked like your typical ancient motor lodge, a bit run down, but clean and with a decent enough person manning the front desk. I had certainly stayed in much worse places over the years.

What I didn't know about was all the grand low life activity that took place after dark...which became clear when I heard a couple of guys arguing over the price of a drug deal. I looked out the window and saw several folks that appeared to be in the business and a coulple of interestingly stylish ladies that seemed perfectly content amongst the dealers. It was old, but not seedy. It was a classic Route 66 southwestern motor lodge

I took the 1911 off the stand and put it under the pillow where I would have it quickly should someone decide to gain entry to my room. When I awoke the next morning, the gun was gone. So much for a great plan. During the course of the night and my nocturnal calisthenics, the gun had tumbled off the mattress and was under the headboard on the ground where I could not reach it without getting up and moving the bed out of the way.

As I later learned, losing guns placed under pillows was not a unique problem

I did not remain at the de Anza for a second night.
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/de_anza_motor_lodge_albuquerque.html

baddarryl
February 27, 2012, 09:58 PM
Ok boys, strapped a holster to the backside of the head board. There is an opening in in the face of the board so I can reach and grab while in bed, but would take a conscious effort. Nearly as fast to draw I am sure. Thanks for your thoughts everyone. Now time to price a security system!

MR.G
February 27, 2012, 10:23 PM
I have been sleepimg with a gun under my pillow for years. Works for me.

Hansam
February 28, 2012, 10:53 AM
No gun under the pillow. It stays on my nightstand. There's first the motion activated lights then the alarms on the doors and windows then after that there's the big barking dogs. If the intruder continues to proceed past the lights and alarms and gets past the dog I'll greet him/her at my bedroom door with my gun.

Bob M.
February 28, 2012, 11:32 AM
You could also get these if you travel for use in motel doors to at least give yourself a few extra seconds of warning that somebody's trying to get in. Should slow em down a little.

http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Rubber-Door-Wedge-Floors/dp/B003XVF0GM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1330446438&sr=8-2

Ben Towe
February 28, 2012, 12:00 PM
No. Tried it. Gun usually ended up underneath me and so I would wake with a rather painful imprint of a 1911 on me. I'll have to pass on that.

Edward429451
February 28, 2012, 12:13 PM
Are you guys for real? Someone might get in and get to the gun on the nightstand? Get a dog and lock your bedroom door at night. My guns right on the nightstand and many more is steps away, and I sleep real light.

If he could make it past the dog (doubtful), I would have already alerted to the commotion and armed myself. I think its important to always place the gun in the same spot so you have no problem finding it in the dark.

Sure Shot Mc Gee
February 28, 2012, 10:18 PM
For the best:)

Frank Ettin
February 28, 2012, 10:31 PM
Would a burglar climb up on someone's roof to cut two 120-volt 100-amps # 2 size entrance cables? Or pry open a telephone box mounted to the side of a house? Knowing maybe its owners are home? Most homes about to be burgled are observed hours or days in advance by the bad guys.....You're making a lot of assumptions.

jgcoastie
February 29, 2012, 04:40 AM
Doors are locked, yes, including the interior door to the garage. A lot of people overlook that door, thinking their garage door is sufficient. Think about this, with less than $200 worth of equipment and a little know-how, I can drive down just about any street in America and open well over half of the garage doors...

Self-designed and built security system is armed.

2 dogs, one is a 5lb Yorkshire Terrier that is scared of her own shadow and barks anytime there's anything/anybody within 50yds of our house. The other dog is a 95lb Doberman... He gets pretty ticked off when the Yorkie wakes him up from his naps, wouldn't want to be on the bad side of that mood at 2am... Or any other hour of the day for that matter.

1911, 2 mags, 200 lumen flashlight, and benchmade are on my "throw belt". It's an oversized nylon holster belt that I can throw over my head (across my chest) and go at a moment's notice. It hangs on my bedpost.

The Mossberg 930SPX is on my wife's side of the bed, between it and her nightstand. Don't mess with mama bear, the entrance to our bedroom is a small corridor of sorts, a perfect "fatal funnel" for anyone entering it...


With my back problems, I wake up in the middle of the night and wind up sleeping on the floor often... When that happens, I grab the throw belt and lay it on the floor next to me.

Under the pillow??? Not a chance...

Onward Allusion
February 29, 2012, 11:49 AM
No way. Harden your home, install early warning systems, & lock your bedroom door first.

Ronbert
February 29, 2012, 12:53 PM
From the US Navy Safety Center-

"B. A lance corporal was at home, in bed, in dreamland, which seems hunky-dory except for the fact that he was sleeping with a .40-cal. pistol under his pillow. To make matters even more iffy, it was loaded.

Not sure what sort of dreams he was having, but one of them eventually featured a loud “Ker-blammo!” and a searing pain in the palm of his hand.

I can’t think of anything more uncomfortable than a loaded weapon under my pillow, but maybe I’m just not security-conscious enough. And even if I did have one, I’d wake up every 15 minutes to make sure that safety was on."


That's what I'd worry I'd do too.

jibberjabber
February 29, 2012, 01:09 PM
If you can't sleep with a gun in your hand (finger off the trigger), I would suggest a good holster for your kevlar reinforced pajamas.

Double Naught Spy
February 29, 2012, 06:02 PM
Oh, you are going to want hearing protection as well. The pillow between the muzzle and your ear isn't doing to do much to dampen the noise you experience.

Nnobby45
February 29, 2012, 07:23 PM
For me no way. I am prone to sleep walk.

Kind of interesting that there's even a discussion about having a loaded weapon under a pillow where it could be gripped and fired if one is having the "right" kind of dream that involves a firearm.

No sleepwalking required for that kind of accident.

NO gun under the pillow. Don't know about all of you, but there's no telling where my pillow (or gun) is going to end up while sleeping.

And yet, some act as though it's a simple matter of just reaching under the pillow and grabbing their gun in an emergency, as if it's still going to be right there exactly the way they left it. I'm not a sleep expert, but if you sleep that soundly, you wouldn't hear Bubba in the middle of the night, anyway. :cool:


More likely you'll be grabbing around trying to find it and the chances of it being positioned for a quick grip are rather iffy


.

Gun on the night stand, or secured to the side of the bed, or on the far side floor will be right where you left it.:cool:

dalegribble
February 29, 2012, 08:00 PM
sure, keep it under your pillow and keep it cocked. the darwin awards are looking for you.

G-man 26
March 3, 2012, 10:07 AM
Glock 17 gen3 RTF with the Streamlight TLR-1.

The rough texture of the frame keeps the gun right where I left it. The magazine is loaded, but the chamber is not. If someone makes it through everything else to get into my room, I'll not arm them with a gun lying in the open on my nightstand.

If they are close enough that I cannot run a round into the chamber, then they are close enough to loose some teeth to my Glock striking tool. If I am not awake enough to run a round into the chamber, then I do not need to be shooting anyway.

It has worked for me for years, and the flat profile of the glock is far more comfortable to sleep on than the 92fs that used to pull this duty. Ymmv.

rod5591
March 4, 2012, 10:59 PM
I think you need a dog. Even a little yapper will do the job. You need to be awake with your gun in your hand before the bad guy walks into your bedroom. a dog will ensure that happens.

Irish B
March 5, 2012, 02:02 AM
You are putting yourself and your family in more danger by keeping a loaded firearm under your pillow than by not even having a gun at all

Derekc294
March 5, 2012, 02:15 AM
My Rottweiler and Bulldog don't get you my trigger happy wife with the 45 will..lol

JJW
March 5, 2012, 02:48 AM
While I am not in favor of having a gun under my pillow, I read here that there are those who do. For those who do, and have had, or fear, the gun falling to the floor during sleep may I suggest the use of one of those "sticky IWB holsters". At least the gun should stay where you put it. Nothing can prevent a negligent discharge, but at least the gun is where you can get to it.
I like the custom made compartment under the night stand, but I am not much on building. I did find that there are several "under the desk" type holsters that intrigue me. I have no dogs. my kids are grown as are my grandkids, so child safety is not an issue. I am, however giving the under desk (nightstand) holster a lot of consideration. Just some thoughts.

orthosophy
March 6, 2012, 10:51 PM
when I had a stroke I was not in my right mind. In fact, my brother came in because I was yelling something about a thief.

And that is why I would not sleep with a gun under my pillow. A shotgun under the bed is close enough for me to feel very comfortable.

tepin
March 6, 2012, 11:05 PM
no. odds are the gun would end up on the floor, under the bed where i cant find it.

greeniron
March 6, 2012, 11:35 PM
My dog is half insane half Lucifer, and she sleeps on the bed with us. If she hears a possum fart in the back yard she wakes me up, with that being said I have more than enough time to get my firearm from its location. And if by some snowball chance in he[[ they made it passed my property security system , and got in the house and made it up the purposly left noisey stairs then made it past my dog then I may have a problem as they would be a ghost that has no heat to pick up ,a device that lets them thru the doors or window as they are locked at all times, no weight to make it up the creeky stairs without noise, and invisible to the four legged , anti-Christ that looks like Jaws smiling on my bed. With that being said,,,,,,, I sleep well.:D

TenRing
March 9, 2012, 09:05 PM
A gun under the pillow? Hell, no! For those who think this is a good idea, I'd like to know what their wives, husbands or partners think about it.

There was a case on TV about a woman who shot her husband while he slept and she claimed that the shooting was accidental because she kept her pistol under her pillow. The investigators saw through it and and she went down.

I keep mine concealed within arm's reach but far enough that I need to reach a bit to get it.

That reminds me of the time several years ago when I visited my aunt and uncle out east. Their house was small but they insisted that we stay with them and they offered their bed to me and my wife. As we went to turn down the covers, we found two pistols, one under each pillow. I reminded them to come and get their guns and they did. I often thought of how things might have turned out if my kids had ended up sleeping in that room and they found the guns. I get the creeps just thinking about that.

Since then I have not liked to spend nights at anybody's house. Hospitality is nice but I get hotels now and we visit during the day.

Edward429451
March 10, 2012, 11:05 AM
I knew there was a reason I rub my Wifes feet. So she don't shoot me in my sleep! :D

bikerbill
March 11, 2012, 08:34 AM
I've read all the negatives, but I often keep my 1911 under my pillow. I don't sleep-walk, always awake clear-headed and alert and don't have concerns the gun will somehow fire without my help ... I believe that keeping it there gives me an advantage if someone manages to get into my house without my hearing it or my dog going insane; it's like concealed carry for the house ... I've just recently started doing this after keeping on my nightstand for years.

Skadoosh
March 11, 2012, 08:52 AM
Everyone who thinks it's safe to keep a loaded gun within inches of an otherwise unrestrained and unconscious person, you ought video yourself sleeping. You will likely reconsider.

Stupid idea.

lincoln5
March 11, 2012, 09:35 AM
Anyone who is that paranoid is probably going to end up accidently shooting either themselves or an innocent family member that had to "get up" for whatever reason during the night. Hopefully, they live alone.

glocktwotwo
March 11, 2012, 09:45 AM
Under the pillow.?....no freakin way....self induced head shot....no thanks

IrishBluEyes51
March 11, 2012, 09:59 AM
i put my gun in my Wilson baseball glove and lay it on the floor next to the bed i reach down and its in my hand. cant see it from any position till your laying on the floor bleeding at the foot of my bed. i have beagles and you wont make it to the BR in any event.

spaniel
March 11, 2012, 09:05 PM
I can't believe the number of people on here who think it's a great idea to keep a loaded, ready weapon so unsecured.

Do none of you have kids? Do you all live alone and never let anyone in your house?

No way I could leave a loaded weapon just lying around the house. Fingerprint recognition safe underneath the bed. By the time I'm awake enough to wield a firearm, I'd have the safe open. If a perp somehow made it past the locked doors, security system, and dog, and into my bedroom before I'm awake, at least my loaded gun is secured where it can't be used against me and my family.

Skans
March 14, 2012, 04:05 PM
My wife already smacks the crap out of me if I wake her by snoring, if she knew I had a loaded pistol under my pillow......:eek:

m&p45acp10+1
March 14, 2012, 05:12 PM
I do not keep a gun under my pillow. I toss and turn too much. Most mornings I wake up with my pillow on the floor anyway. I do have a holster mounted at the head of the bed with a gun in it. I can draw it out while laying in the bed, and someone would have to be straddling me to find it. The only things I keep on the night stand are my keys, my cell phone, and my alarm clock.

Skadoosh
March 15, 2012, 06:21 AM
My wife already smacks the crap out of me if I wake her by snoring, if she knew I had a loaded pistol under my pillow......

Now that's funny right there!

FLA2760
March 16, 2012, 09:10 PM
No way.

Capt Charlie
March 16, 2012, 09:44 PM
Alrighty then. I think this one's run its course, with the overwhelming majority voting no.

I have to concur; people toss & turn while asleep. It's natural, but it only takes once to make a mistake, and that mistake can be fatal.

Let's call this one closed, with the majority voting in favor of common sense.

Closed.