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Old October 2, 2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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What's your nightstand gun?

The one that you kept elyet 100%t next to the bed.
The one called upon when waking from a deep slumber
You are just not even awake yet but still need lethal protection for your family.
I chose a Model 10 S&W ..38 Special.
All mechanical, 6 shots, not deafening and has a medium muzzle flash.
You can operate it safely even when not yet100% with it and it has just enough resistance to "feel" like a gun as you wake up
I feel a semi auto is just too easy to fire unintentionally.
I also keep a short barreled 12ga Pumpgun nearby.
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Old October 2, 2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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I keep a Sig MK25/P226 loaded with +P+ 124 gr. JHPs and a mounted tactical light in a quick-access safe in the bedroom.

Like all weapons that I'm not actively carrying, I keep the chamber empty.

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I feel a semi auto is just too easy to fire unintentionally.
If you spend enough time handling weapons, you'll never put your finger in the trigger guard unless you actually decide to. I catch myself keeping my finger well off the trigger even with drills.

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I also keep a short barreled 12ga Pumpgun nearby.
In case I have to go all Tony Montana , in my safe I always keep my SBR AR receiver topped with a 10.5 inch upper and a loaded magazine next to it.
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Old October 2, 2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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My Carry Glock 19, that I have shot, and carried a lot. TruGlo fiber optic sights, 16 rounds of 147g Ranger. Fully loaded, chamber also. Hence 16 rounds.

I open my eyes, I am awake! My Wife, not so much.
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Old October 2, 2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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What's your nightstand gun?

S&W Model 13 357 revolver
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Old October 2, 2013, 08:12 AM   #5
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Glock 19 with an Inforce APL pulls nightstand duty.
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Old October 2, 2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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Ruger LCP .380
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Old October 2, 2013, 08:32 AM   #7
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It rotates.
Most of the time it is my SIG Sauer W. German 1989 vintage P226. The gun is just a nail driver, never a SINGLE failure period. I have Tru-Glo TFO sights on it because even without my glasses on I pick up the front sight pretty well. I keep it loaded with 18 rounds(thank you Mec-Gar!) of 147 gr Gold Dots or 147 gr Hydra Shock.


My other night stand gun is my Walther PPQ; same ammo; Trijicon night sights. Also a fine firearm only had one failure out of about 1000 rounds that was probably due to ammo.



I know this is is the pistols thread but just in-case something goes wrong I have an AR-15 in a soft case next to my bed most nights with 5 magazines ready. SOP ( I just had a scare the other weekend and got to try this out) is to arm up with the pistol quickly, assess the situation then arm up with the AR if time permits.
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Old October 2, 2013, 08:51 AM   #8
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Old October 2, 2013, 09:19 AM   #9
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Right now it's a Smith & Wesson Model 19, 2.5".

Next month it might be an S&W 042, or a 4506, or a Hi Power.

Depends on what I have out to go to the range at any given time.
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Old October 2, 2013, 09:24 AM   #10
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Old October 2, 2013, 09:32 AM   #11
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Old October 2, 2013, 11:15 AM   #12
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STI Tactical 4.0 in .40 cal with TLR3.
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Old October 2, 2013, 11:48 AM   #13
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No IN the nightstand, but beside it... Mossberg 500 12ga loaded with 00 and #4 buck shot.
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Old October 2, 2013, 11:50 AM   #14
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Systema Colt 45 semi auto.
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Old October 2, 2013, 12:00 PM   #15
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Sig P226. I keep it in a holster and with an empty chamber. Right or wrong, I figure that before I do anything drastic coming out of a deep sleep, I have to open the dresser drawer, pull my Sig from the holster, and then chamber a bullet. By that time I should be awake enough to make a correct decision on using my weapon or not using it.

I also feel comfortable putting a Sig in charge of saving my Family from the bad guys.
Best gun made.

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Old October 2, 2013, 12:05 PM   #16
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Old October 2, 2013, 12:41 PM   #17
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Sig P229R with a 12 gauge Mossberg to keep it company...
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Old October 2, 2013, 12:57 PM   #18
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When I take my CCW off it goes by the bed.
Every room in the house has a pistol in it somewhere.
I live in a good bad neighborhood.
I'm never out of reach of a firearm.
3 doors down is a major interstate on ramp, church across the street.
My house is an easy target; not much exposure and easy access to the interstate.
In the neighborhood I'm known as the crazy white guy so ............ LOL!!!!
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Old October 2, 2013, 01:05 PM   #19
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Old October 2, 2013, 01:33 PM   #20
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Depends - Les Baer 5" Gov't model or 9 mm PPQ with TLR-4.
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Old October 2, 2013, 03:53 PM   #21
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S&W model 686 ....6"...( .357 mag ).....good heavy gun, easy to shoot, long sight plane....
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Old October 2, 2013, 04:30 PM   #22
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is your "nightstand gun" something your significant other can use as well in your absence or does she/he have their own gun?
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Old October 2, 2013, 04:41 PM   #23
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Full size XD 45.
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Old October 2, 2013, 05:58 PM   #24
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The nightstand feels like a retirement community for beloved carry guns. When a shiny, young, new gun takes over; the old one settles in to the comfy top drawer of your nightstand.
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Old October 2, 2013, 07:05 PM   #25
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CZ 75 SP-01.
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