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Jesse H
January 7, 2003, 05:09 PM
Everynight that pistol goes in the upper drawer of my nightstand, in the holster that securely covers the trigger guard. One night I had set it down so that the muzzle was pointed at where my pillow would be instead of pointed at the wall.

Went to bed and just didn't feel comfortable with a loaded gun pointed at my head. I'm a rational person and I know it is not going off, but I just had to rotate it 90 degrees.

I mean, I walk, sit, stand, jiggle, stretch, bend, hop around for 12+ hrs a day with the thing on my hip, muzzle somewhat aimed at my butt, but having it sitting there untouched eeks me out. Go figure.

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HS/LD
January 7, 2003, 05:10 PM
You are weird!

HS/LD

TheeBadOne
January 7, 2003, 05:10 PM
That's one of many reasons my night gun is unloaded, with a full magazine right next to it. No worry of waking up 1/2 asleep and having an accident. I can grab my gun & load it in 1/2 second or less.

HS/LD
January 7, 2003, 05:14 PM
I would have that 1/2 second jump on ya then. :D


HS/LD

TheeBadOne
January 7, 2003, 05:19 PM
I doubt it, my German Shepard would see to that :D

bogie
January 7, 2003, 05:24 PM
Everyone knows that guns shouldn't be pointed in the Huang direction...

Meow.

ojibweindian
January 7, 2003, 05:25 PM
Same with my Boxer, Emily!:D

Arts
January 7, 2003, 05:30 PM
That gun in the nightstand is a S&W 640 Centennial .38 Special pointed at a wall and loaded.

Jesse H
January 7, 2003, 05:35 PM
Everyone knows that guns shouldn't be pointed in the Huang direction...

BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!

You even 'pronounced' Huang correctly.

cordex
January 7, 2003, 05:49 PM
Does anyone know what Bogie has been smoking lately?

*grin*

Blackhawk
January 7, 2003, 06:03 PM
That's good news, Jesse. It shows that your mind has been well trained in "muzzle awareness." Your "mind's eye" should know where every gun's muzzle is pointing all the time.

It really freaks me out if a muzzle is bore sighted on me, too! :what:

rock jock
January 7, 2003, 06:03 PM
With a two-year-old running around the house, I can't afford to have a loaded gun that accessible. Instead, I have two loaded handguns under my bed in a Cannon quick-access safe. From time to time, I will practice pulling the safe out from under the bed and pushing the button-combo to open it. I have found that it takes me about 3-4 seconds to have my G23 at the ready.

bogie
January 7, 2003, 06:06 PM
Catnip.

Meow!

critter
January 7, 2003, 06:27 PM
Note to TheeBadOne. Was in my local gun shop the other day. He had a gun in for repair-a Glock 17. Citizen has gun on nightstand, empty with loaded mag nearby. Hears 'bump in the night'. Grabs said Glock and mag, stuffs mag in and slams it home. Only problem, bullets pointed to the rear! Gunsmith can verify that they are HE## to extract that way!!!!!!!!

Carlos Cabeza
January 7, 2003, 06:31 PM
I am sure I will get some flak over this one but I sleep with a 1911
condition 1 under my pillow, inside a rug.

Plan-B
January 7, 2003, 07:37 PM
I don't have a nightstand. Instead I keep my P99 in a holster strapped under my bed pointed at an exterior wall. Does everyone here have a nightstand? Now I'm feeling left out. I need to get a nightstand. What time does Ikea close?

TallPine
January 7, 2003, 07:43 PM
Ha - my "nightstand" is an about 12" diameter section of log.

Just pulled it out of the firewood pile one day way back when we had almost nothing for furniture - it made a nice coffee cup stand next to my chair.

Funny thing is that we have moved it a dozen times or more and kept it all these years. It is kind of like of a family heirloom now.

These days it is a home for Mr. Ruger at night (yeah, pointed toward the wall - what are you going to do, grab it by the muzzle?)


edit: Have we run out of things to talk about? Gee, need to get out more often. :D

blades67
January 7, 2003, 08:06 PM
Being weird is why Jesse fits in around here.:D

Standing Wolf
January 7, 2003, 09:24 PM
I don't have a night stand, and so keep my midnight special under the mattress—aimed at the far wall. Something or other about never pointing a gun somewhere or other?

J.Gillespie
January 7, 2003, 09:36 PM
I keep my G21 on my computer desk in a holster (pointed at the wall). I put it in the safe as I leave for work but, pull it back out when I get home because it gets very lonely.

St. Gunner
January 7, 2003, 09:44 PM
I lock my pistol up at night, my nightstand holds an 870 with 8rds of 000 3" buckshot, and a side saddle full of slugs with an ammo belt in the closet with more ammo. Then I normally have an evil assault rifle in the closet with one of those nasty high caps. But all the night stand holds is an 870, a maglight, and a cellphone.

Oh and I have it pointed right at the ceiling not my head, cause I have never really trusted a safety.

Tamara
January 7, 2003, 10:14 PM
It's not in or on the nightstand, but yes, the muzzle points away from me so that the grips point towards me. Seemed sensible. ;)

Gewehr98
January 7, 2003, 10:28 PM
So I finally took the bayonet off of my nightstand Remmie 870. Plenty intimidating to a BG without it, and I don't need to get sliced when I grab for it in the middle of the night. ;)

Shootin' Buddy
January 7, 2003, 10:42 PM
I guess I have a similar problem. I don't care where my muzzle is pointing really, but I can't bring myself to remove my Glock from the Kydex holster. That slows me down, no doubt, because I have to yank it out of the holster before I can use it. But I can't stand the idea of the trigger being unprotected even when my gun is lying around inert.

trapshooter
January 8, 2003, 12:48 AM
Maybe it occurred to you, subconciously, that it's better to pick up a gun by the grip, rather than the barrel?;)

TarpleyG
January 8, 2003, 11:22 AM
Went to bed and just didn't feel comfortable with a loaded gun pointed at my head. I'm a rational person and I know it is not going off, but I just had to rotate it 90 degrees.
I am the same way. Don't worry. I also check circuit breakers 3 times before handling bare wires and look at traffic at intersections 2 or 3 times before pulling out. Just being extra careful.

GT

JPM70535
January 8, 2003, 11:40 AM
My night stand gun AKA my carry gun also sits in the top drawer,loaded,safety on with the grip oriented as to be impossible to miss in the middle of the night even by a half awake homeowner (ME) and since I have no minor children in the house, I won't have to worry about the source of the noise being friendly.


THOSE FOUND HERE AT NIGHT,WILL BE FOUND HERE IN THE MORNING

THE TWO MOST USELESS THINGS ARE AN EMPTY GUN AND A DULL KNIFE.

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