View Full Version : Nightstand pistol storage?

October 27, 2009, 04:48 PM

I've lived for years with my pistol in my nightstand next to me at night. Loaded and ready to go.
Now with a rugrat in the house I need to come up with a way that I can easily access my pistol but keep it safe from chubby little fingers.

I've seen a couple of those bread box kinda safes that you mount to your bed and wasn't impressed. Any suggestions for something I can keep hidden but get to it quickly if I need to?


October 27, 2009, 04:58 PM
In the meantime, before deciding on something...Hammer a nail in the closet above the doorway on the door side but inside so out of view, wrap it with electrical tape to save the gun from scratches, and hang it from the trigger guard.

Yeah it might take a few extra seconds to get to if a zombie comes, but thats ok, because the odds are the kid would come before a zombie anyway.;)

October 27, 2009, 05:23 PM
Haha, my luck she'd bang the door and it would fall on the ground.
I'm planning way ahead because I know my kid will be stubborn like me and get into everything.

October 27, 2009, 05:29 PM
top of closet, out of sight out of mind..:eek:

October 27, 2009, 05:49 PM
Holy double post batman!
Closet shelf will work for now but locking it up would still be a good idea.
It will be a long time before I can teach her proper gun safety.

October 27, 2009, 06:39 PM
get one of those gun magnets and mount it behind the headboard.
i have a sxs shotgun mounted that way (with 2 magnets) and Jr doesn't even know it's there.

October 27, 2009, 06:51 PM
Dreamweaver, I'm gonna tell you what every parent doesn't want to hear: Jr. will find it. Kids do the darnedest things and find the most hidden items. I'd lock it up safer than hiding it behind the headboard.

October 27, 2009, 06:52 PM
Stackon drawer safe with a pushbutton lock (key override). I can push the buttons in total darkness. It won't stop a thief but it will stop a child.

November 3, 2009, 08:52 AM
I recently purchased the Gunvault ‘Multi Vault’ (GV2000C-DLX Deluxe). I have it sitting on top of my nightstand. When I get home I open it and when I leave I close it. Eventually I might move it into my closet. The safe gives me a little peace of mind. Someone could walk away with the whole thing if they wanted…but at least my 1911 just sitting there on top of my night stand in the open anymore. For years I just left my 1911 on the nightstand out in the open. I do not have kids…but it was long overdue. I paid about $143.00 you can’t really beat that. You wouldn't really be able to hide it but you can lock it and open it pretty quickly once you familiarize yourself with it.

November 3, 2009, 08:30 PM
I'm really wanting to build something like this.... (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=382076&highlight=nightstand)

It's a great idea and if you built ne yourself you could probably make iy really tough.

BTW, I'm in your same boat in terms of chubby little snoopers.