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Old October 8, 2013, 07:21 AM   #76
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My well used but very accurate 3" S&W 24-3 (.44 special), loaded with ear-friendly 225 gr. LRNFPs.

I'm very surprised this is the first .44 special mentioned in the thread. No .45 ACP revolvers either, both of which are ideal for such duty.

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Old October 8, 2013, 02:51 PM   #77
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Normally, it will be one of my Ruger Blackhawks in .45 Colt or .357 Magnum. Depends on which one I was carrying that day.

Or sometimes, it may also be both of them along with a Mossberg 500 that is in the corner, beside my bed.
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Old October 8, 2013, 03:16 PM   #78
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If I got that right, the average nightstand gun is more likely to be a full size semi or a medium / large frame revolver; compared to what is on display on threads concerning CCW. Would make sense, after all.

Or am I under the wrong impression?
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Old October 8, 2013, 06:03 PM   #79
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105 year old Colt in an obsolete cal.
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Old October 8, 2013, 06:46 PM   #80
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I feel a semi auto is just too easy to fire unintentionally.
Welcome to the world of DA semi autos.

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Old October 8, 2013, 06:53 PM   #81
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I have a CZ 75B Compact 9mm with Meprolight night sights on the nightstand, loaded with Corbon 115gr +P jhp. In the closet is a Mossberg 590 loaded with 3" 00 buckshot
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Old October 8, 2013, 09:09 PM   #82
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S&W Airweight .38 135g +Ps. SP101 with Remington 125g SJHP. "Make my day!"

Yes, I do have a 44 magnum.
Yes, I do have a shotgun.

Intruder's welcome.
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Old October 9, 2013, 08:37 PM   #83
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In the Nightstand and...

Springfield XD 9mm fed with Speer Gold Dots ...and a Browning BPS 12 Ga. (with 20" Bbl.) just in case.
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Old October 11, 2013, 03:51 PM   #84
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Used to be my Sig Pro 2022 in .40S&W with Siglite Night Sights, Insight XTI Weapon Light and Crimsontrace Lasergrip.

Now it is my Magnum Research Baby Eagle II .40S&W Full Size with TruGlo Night Sights with Surefire X300 Weapon Light.

Why? Because I have more control rapid firing the BE.
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Old October 12, 2013, 04:18 PM   #85
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1962 S&W Model 10, with +p JHP and a spare speedloader.
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Old October 12, 2013, 04:35 PM   #86
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I feel a semi auto is just too easy to fire unintentionally.

true, a single action semi-auto is not recommended for the inexperienced shooter. anyone seeking to use such a gun must be properly trained so they don't have those fears.

now, a D/A semi-auto is as safe as a revolver.
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Old October 12, 2013, 08:29 PM   #87
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Old October 12, 2013, 09:16 PM   #88
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Springfield Armory XD 45, loaded with Hornady Critical Defense with one in the chamber, 150 lumen rail mounted flash light attached. Mossberg 590 loaded with #1 buck.
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Old October 12, 2013, 10:42 PM   #89
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An alarm system to give me time to use house plan and a police response time under 5 minutes at my location. A 40SW and 380 w/ +p back up w/ amplified ear pro. The house has well posted alarm signage which is supposed to be effective in prevention.
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Old October 12, 2013, 10:55 PM   #90
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Old October 13, 2013, 12:56 AM   #91
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Glock 36 .45 ACP, loaded with Federal 230 grain JHP. 2 extra 6 round magazines rest very close by.

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Old October 13, 2013, 05:38 PM   #92
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Apologize if a repost. Gp100 3" barrel. Loaded with .38+p lhp 158 grains Remington. In a locked safe. Have kids. Have locked safe. When kids grow up and out, may up to my 12 gauge or carbine.
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Old October 20, 2013, 07:26 PM   #93
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Night stand gun?

I use my ccw weapon a Walther p99 with 200gr Hornady XTP loads. It used to be mt duty pistol as well.
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Old October 20, 2013, 07:45 PM   #94
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My under the "nightstand" gun is whatever I carried that day. It has been going under my pillow for the last twenty some years at night.
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Old October 21, 2013, 12:20 AM   #95
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My EDC, Smith compact 9MM, 10 rounds of hollowpoint and a spare mag, also a loaded 12 gauge pump under the bed in a case.
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Old October 21, 2013, 01:34 AM   #96
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Old October 21, 2013, 02:14 AM   #97
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On my side, it's a Glock 19 on the nightstand and a Mossberg 500 on the rack. On my wife's side, a Ruger LCR.
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Old October 21, 2013, 02:50 AM   #98
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Old October 21, 2013, 12:56 PM   #99
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S&W sd40VE 14 rounds. federal guard dog rounds
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Old October 21, 2013, 09:38 PM   #100
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It varies but lately it's mostly been a Gen 4 Glock 21 or a 40 caliber stainless Sig p226. I put a Streamlight TLR-1hl light on my nightstand gun.

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