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Old April 26, 2012, 08:29 AM   #51
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No kids in the house so I can pretty much do as I please with regard to gun locations. 1911 is in the lower drawer of a 2 drawer night stand along with a spare mag. 12ga is in BR closet with 5 00 buck on an elastic butt cuff. A spare 5 rd box of 00 is on the closet shelf. First grand kid is on the way so I'll have to rethink this in a few years, but for now this works for me.
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Old April 26, 2012, 08:38 AM   #52
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Wife and daughter sleep in the front room ( daughter gets up in the night so wife can get her and put her back to bed) because it is a small one bedroom apartment. Will be different once we can get a bigger place. Until then one gun sits next to me on the bed chambered and ready ( SW9VE) and one in the holster in my pants ready for me to put on if need be( Taurus 617 ) .
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Old April 26, 2012, 09:19 AM   #53
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First of all, I'm cautious because I have a crazy in-law that would like me and my family gone so that he/she can get the inheritance.

When my kids were little I got used to sleeping with a Glock 17 with CT laser under the pillow so that the only way anyone can get to it is by literally having to through me. Now the kids are gone off to college and I still keep there when I'm in bed.

When I'm not in bed, it is in a locked walk-in closet. The door opens outward. I also keep a Mossberg 930SPX close, hidden but I can get to it in less then 3 seconds.

Oh yes, I do have a dog.

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Old April 26, 2012, 03:20 PM   #54
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My new night stand gun, Colt Lawman 357.
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Old April 26, 2012, 03:31 PM   #55
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Do others keep a round in their chamber?
Lord, yes. The only time I don't have a round chambered is when I am cleaning or reloading, and I don't take a long time to reload. To me, the night is the time when the need to be ready in a short period of time is most acute, simply because there are people who think of darkness and sleep as situations to exploit.
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Old April 26, 2012, 03:38 PM   #56
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I use handgun safes for my handguns. I also keep a dual compartment bag within reach that I can grab quickly should I have to quickly get up in the middle and not have time to dress completely. HD Gen 3 G17, backed by some 33 round mags if needed. Also pictured is my old Surefire Incan which I still use, and bedside Syperderco Endura, and 17 round reload. I keep the knife clipped to the bag always, and the flashlight and reload in front compartment...leaving the rear compartment for firearm.
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Old April 26, 2012, 04:15 PM   #57
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My Sig 229 resides in a lock box on top of my dresser. It has a 5 button Simplex lock that I can open in the dark. The reason it is on my dresser is that forces me to get out of bed, which insures that I am fully awake and aware.
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Old April 26, 2012, 05:26 PM   #58
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Sig 1911, .45 on my stand and a Glock 23, .40 on my Wife's stand.. No kids at home..
and Yes both are loaded with one in the chamber, the way we carry them.
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Old April 26, 2012, 10:08 PM   #59
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No little ones so my GP100 sits in the top drawer of my nightstand.
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Old April 27, 2012, 12:28 PM   #60
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Mine goes in my nightstand.

I have a lock box in the drawer of the nightstand. The box is bolted down and the drawer is reinforced. Not 'bullet proof' but it is sturdy. Pick the type of box you like but I like the combo ones. Just practice hitting in your code often (in the light and in the dark.

The box has an extra magazine and a spare box of ammo in it along with the beloved Cougar ready to go.


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Old April 27, 2012, 01:37 PM   #61
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My nightstand gun is a Springfield Loaded, with a spare mag, 4-inch folder and Surefire 9p nearby, along with an old cell phone (did you know even cell phones that are no longer active can be used to call 9-1-1?) ... my nightstand is made like a writing desk; the flat portion folds up to conceal what's inside ... as I'm getting ready to hit the sack, I open the folding portion and move the gun from inside to the edge closest to me, where it can be reached instantly ... I'm a light sleeper and I have a beagle that barks at anything approaching our house (sadly, that includes every deer, skunk, coyote or mouse that walks by). It's only my wife and I, so there are no late-night surprises; anybody in the house other than us is an intruder who will be dealt with ...

my wife's nightstand contains pepper spray and one of those huge 3-cell Maglites (she's not a gun fan but knows how to shoot very well).

One other thing to consider, especially if you like to sleep au natural. I normally wear just a t-shirt in the winter and tank top in summer, so I keep a pair of shorts and flipflops next to the bed in case we have to exit to our patio from the bedroom. The wife keeps a robe nearby for the same reason ... sorry, no pics available ...
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Old April 27, 2012, 10:27 PM   #62
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You know Bill, good tips. I knew that about the phones but didn't think to put one in the bedroom. That will change for sure. My wife has a bat under her side of the bed and a maglight. Aren't Maglites great!
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Old April 29, 2012, 10:11 PM   #63
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Nice! I like a lot of these setups I usually always had a TLR-1 attached to front of my nightstand gun. But I gifted it to a friend in need. I need another one.....Think I'll actually buy it this week.



Anyone use tac lights?
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Old May 2, 2012, 08:08 PM   #64
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No kids and I have trouble sleeping without the doors and windows locked.

I think under pillow is not a great idea, but in the mattress in a holster is not a bad way to go. I think in the drawer of the nightstand is better than on top. If someone does sneak into your room it won't be visible. If they are not in your room yet you have plenty of time to open the drawer and grab. I have wondered if anyone goes as far as to sleep with a holstered pistol on their body.
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Old May 2, 2012, 08:22 PM   #65
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my recommendation is something with a flashlight under the barrel.. one you can activate as soon as you grab it for two reasons...

reason 1.. you can see who it is, so you dont end up shooting a friend or family member...

reason 2, itll blind the guy and he wont be able to see you
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Old May 2, 2012, 08:26 PM   #66
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Nightstand

On nightstand is my S&W 686 loaded with six .357 hallow points. Most nights my carry S&W 340 sits there too. My yellow lab Fred not best head of homeland security.
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Old May 2, 2012, 08:35 PM   #67
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Most gun owners today have more than one gun in their home. Many folk have a gun in every room, unseen but there and ready.
But, the handgun next to my bed is a Beretta 92 9mm...and very close by is a Mossberg 500 w/ pistol grip 12 Gauge...buck shot.
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Old May 3, 2012, 12:04 PM   #68
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I keep my BG380 on the nightstand next to where I sleep. We also have a German Shepherd mix that sleeps in the room.

BTW, BG380 to be replaced by my HK45 when it arrives. Christmas early.
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Old May 3, 2012, 02:44 PM   #69
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Unfortunately, with a two year old that I swear is part octopus (hands everywhere) it severely limits what I can have out. I have not figured anything great or earthshattering out yet... Still working on the set up, but it usually includes a Mossberg 500 and my EDC pistol.
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Old May 3, 2012, 03:06 PM   #70
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In the safe i don't feel the need to have a firearm within reach when i go to bed.
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Old May 3, 2012, 03:25 PM   #71
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In the safe i don't feel the need to have a firearm within reach when i go to bed]
Same here. Living in a safe neighborhood is worth the cost of admission
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Old May 3, 2012, 05:42 PM   #72
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Don't look here. You might be surprised when you put your zipcode in.

spotcrime.com

This might be worth a look too.

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Old May 4, 2012, 11:09 AM   #73
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My Beretta 92 Vertec Inox with a LaserMax Uni-Max red laser sits on top of my nightstand about a foot away from the bed.
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Old May 4, 2012, 04:51 PM   #74
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Must be nice to feel safe before bed -___- wish we all felt that. Even then, I personally would still had a night stand gun. Just saying. They don't want to rob their own crappy hoods. They want to home invade and rob the nice areas. Food for thought. Don't let your guard down guys and gals. Come on now!
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Old May 5, 2012, 11:38 PM   #75
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Well I live along most of the time. I have a pistol on night stand right next to bed. But the short barrel collapsible stock AR 15 with 30 round mag is under 2 pillows next to me . Just in case.

I live way out in country Sheriff or State be min 30 min if called only 1 on patrol in county .
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