bedside gun


April 10, 2008, 10:05 PM
what do you keep on your nightstand, and how comfortable are you with no half-asleep accidents happening?

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April 10, 2008, 10:08 PM
Used to be my USP .40 with Gold Dots.

After I recovered a 230 +P HST from my CZ, it will be the CZ from now on. to avoid nighttime accidents, it is a bit of a reach. far enough I couldn't reach it in my sleep without certainly waking myself up. plus it's heavy. and my arm is always stuck under the girl.

April 10, 2008, 10:15 PM
my CZ P-01 sleeps next to me on the floor in its Winchester handgun safe, so no chance of a mishap.

April 10, 2008, 10:17 PM
Out of all my guns I always grab the 4" Model 13 S&W or the XD-40 w/Trijicons for the nightstand.

M2 Carbine
April 10, 2008, 10:48 PM
I generally have several pistols within reach.
At present it's a Streamlight TLR-2 laser/light equipped FN 5.7.
A Streamlight TLR equipped Ruger 22/45.
A Crimson Trace equipped Kimber Ultra or two.

and how comfortable are you with no half-asleep accidents happening?

I've got a couple house cats. One of which jumps up on the window sill above the bed several times a night to go out or come in the window, so I'm use to waking up a lot at night to let the cat in or out.

Almost all my defense guns are equipped with laser/lights or at least a laser and anything around my place at night, inside or out, that stands taller than a cat will most likely be shot.

April 10, 2008, 10:52 PM
I will sleep with an XD9 service model in my bed side table. I know some out there will criticize me, but I dont keep a round in the chamber. The only time I will keep a round in the chamber of a gun is if it has a hammer. This just makes me feel better.

April 10, 2008, 10:52 PM
Sig 220. Comes off the belt and onto the nightstand. I used to have a dedicated nightstand gun, but now with a little one running around I use my carry gun, and I have found that I prefer it that way.

April 10, 2008, 10:56 PM
Glock 21 with 3 hi cap mags loaded with 230 gr winchester ranger, streamlight M6 laser/light, cold steel X2 knife and streamlight stinger. All in quick access safe.

April 10, 2008, 10:58 PM
Currently it is my CZ75 semi compact. It is on the bookshelf by my bed. It require me to sit up to grab it and it stays in a holster. However it is soon to be replaced (or supplemented) by an Ithaca 37 with a 22" smoothbore deerslayer.

Full Clip
April 10, 2008, 10:59 PM
A simple S&W .38 Special with HPs. No jamming, no failure.

April 10, 2008, 11:01 PM
P99 tlr streamlight, 1300 defender not too far a way.

April 10, 2008, 11:03 PM
Sig 239 9mm 124 HP with the longish DA first pull. I sleep well.

April 10, 2008, 11:08 PM
1911 with a loaded mag in the gun but not cocked and locked.

April 10, 2008, 11:09 PM
My bedside weapon is a 3" .44 Spl revolver loaded with Georgia Arms 200gr Gold Dot HP. It also serves as my daily CCW most of the time. :)


M47 Dragon
April 10, 2008, 11:12 PM
Smith & Wesson M&P .40 with TLR-1 light, loaded with Gold Dot HP.

Also within reach is a Mossberg 500 loaded with low recoil 00 buck.

Oh, and the deadliest of them all - my Ka-Bar is gravity sheathed and hanging on the wall next to my bed.

April 10, 2008, 11:16 PM
Sig P220 with Federal Hydroshock.

April 10, 2008, 11:22 PM
Glock 19 (kiss), no worries about half asleep accident.

April 10, 2008, 11:24 PM
Carolyn McCarthy: *shocked* "It's a gun free zone! I just hope the police have guns with shoulder things that go up"

The Tourist
April 10, 2008, 11:38 PM
I also have a H&K .40 SW with Gold Dots. Hopefully the exchange will be short and definite. But you know about well laid plans. And with my luck, they might go wrong.

I keep knives in many places. Since I "know" my house's floor plan in the dark, I might have to ensconce myself quietly (if I suspect the guy is a stronger foe) and cut him badly so we level the playing field.

I believe it will also take the element of fear away from him. He'll be the guy being stalked and sliced, and that's got to rattle him and throw him off his game.

Win, lose or draw, this will give my wife ample time to get the Federales. She uses a .44 SPL if the guy gets by me.

April 10, 2008, 11:43 PM
Walther P99.

April 10, 2008, 11:47 PM
Depending on what it sounds like, I reach for: 1918 Bolo Machete, Lasermaxed G27, or pistol-grip Mossberg pump.

April 10, 2008, 11:50 PM
SIG P226 .40 in quick access safe.

Or, if I'm feeling jiggy, a folding stock AK, cruiser ready.

My son sleeps with my wife and I (terrible habit to start, future dads...can't get him in his own room no matter what we try)... so if the S hits the F, I'm just letting 30 rounds of 7.62x39 zip through the walls of my walls at whatever just came in through the front door or window. Target identification is for the Crime scene guys!

I'm kidding about that last part, BTW.

April 10, 2008, 11:54 PM
My S&W model 19-3, or my Ruger Sp101, and a Rem 870.

Every now and then the new M&P9 does bedside duty, but it's rare (probably 2-3 nights per month).

April 11, 2008, 12:03 AM
My Glock G22 stays beside my bed in its Bianchi retention holster....

April 11, 2008, 12:14 AM
a 1911, with hardballs and ctc grips.

you know those little handles on the side of the matress?

its a perfect loop holster, and its 4 inches from your hand when laying in bed.

often times this is supplemented with a 16" shorty carbine ar15 (bushmaster) tucked away behind my guitar.

and to back that up is the 20 inch remington 1100 with bedroom shot


to be honest with you, if i heard something go bump in the night, im probably stalking with the kimber.

if im playing defense, i set up on the bedroom door with the scattergun.

April 11, 2008, 12:30 AM


And nearby

April 11, 2008, 12:46 AM
glock 19 9mm

April 11, 2008, 01:56 AM
just a poor quality camera phone picture of my Glock 34 with 33+1 rounds in it with a TLR-1:

April 11, 2008, 02:53 AM
Glock 19 with night sights in a fanny pack nearby. In the fanny pack is an extra mag, a Surefire M2, and if I need it, I can toss my cel phone in there while checking out the noise in the middle of the night.

Yes, I agree fanny packs are about useless for normal carry, but this works for me since I sleep in boxers and a T-shirt. Holstered gun + boxers = not so fun times. My old nightstand gun was a P226 and I had a shoulder holster for it, but I couldn't stick my flashlight or my phone on it and be hands free. I tend to grab it in the middle of the night when the dogs want to go outside, too. Quick and easy, and everything I need in one area.

April 11, 2008, 02:59 AM
HK USP45 /w UTL full mag of corbon HP with one in the chamber, safety on, hammer down, in a Blade Tech kydex paddle holster.

April 11, 2008, 03:13 AM
870HD and 3" 00 Buck

Blue .45
April 11, 2008, 04:06 AM
Ruger P97 loaded with 230gr. Golden Sabers. (

April 11, 2008, 04:29 AM
Glock 19 in a easy to remove Holsters Plus holster

The Ruckus
April 11, 2008, 04:31 AM
Beretta 92FS loaded with 124gr Federal HST

April 11, 2008, 04:57 AM
SIG P225 loaded with Winchester 147gr JHP. A few steps away, an A/O M1 Carbine with Remington 110gr SP.


April 11, 2008, 05:06 AM
H&K USPc .40 loaded w/ 180g Speer Golt Dots:) It sleeps in its case right next to my bed on the floor. I can roll over and grab it if SHTF. I'm not worried about going into any sort of half-asleep shooting rampage...I'm already the lightest sleeper in the world and can't imagine sleepwalking and going straight to a loaded handgun for no reason. I mean no dream can be THAT bad, can it?

The Tourist
April 11, 2008, 11:16 AM

April 11, 2008, 11:38 AM
It varies based on what I've been shooting lately. For the last week or so it's been my DW .357...

April 11, 2008, 11:47 AM
.45 Kimber with Hydrashoks

and Remmy 870 00 buck in smooth bore slug barrel.

April 11, 2008, 12:34 PM
A plastic tumbler full of water.

Accident's happen regularly...I've dumped that thing on the floor 2-3 times over the past 12 months.

April 11, 2008, 12:40 PM
M&P9c with Trijicon night sights; surefire G2Z flashlight, cell phone and knife.

Evyl Robot
April 11, 2008, 01:10 PM
S&W Model 29 with JHP Spls. If that won't do the job, the wife is right behind me with her .357 8x. It kind of makes you feel sorry for the invader...

April 11, 2008, 01:18 PM
S&W model 67 with 2 speed loaders, Ruger p95 with 2 15 rd mags full of Golden Sabres, and a 7.62 Garand in the safe with a block clip of 150 grn ballistic tips ready to load.

April 11, 2008, 01:56 PM
Nightstand pistol is a Kahr K40, which is what I would grab if I woke up with a bad guy in the room with me. Next to it is the real nighttime gun--Remington 870 w/extension mag, 18" barrel, No. 4 buck in the mag except for the last three rounds, which are 1 oz slugs. If I have to investigate a nighttime disturbance around my home, this gun is what I take with me.

April 11, 2008, 01:58 PM
Stoeger Cougar in its thumbreak holster, which is in the drawer of the nightstand. Not much chance of a semi-sleep mishap.

April 11, 2008, 02:31 PM
Springfield loaded champion with night sights ;) Cocked and locked.

The Bushmaster
April 11, 2008, 02:56 PM
A S&W mod 10 in each night stand with speed loader for each...

April 11, 2008, 03:11 PM
Ruger P89 w/ Winchester Super-X hollowpoints & S&W Mod 28-2 with Golden Saber JHP. Inside a nightstand keypad entry safe. I've timed myself getting into it, and it takes less than 10 seconds. I have to. I have babies in the house.

April 11, 2008, 03:38 PM
A well-proven, 3rd Gen, Glock 21 with Double Tap 185 grain XTP JHPs.

The gun's got:

- Meprolight Sights
- LaserMax
- SureFire X200B

It spends the day in a safe.

My alternate is a similarly equipped, equally well-proven, 3rd Gen, Glock 19 with 33-round magazine.


April 11, 2008, 04:05 PM
Beretta 92 on nightstand, Mossberg 500 under bed(if rolled to floor), AR-15 in closet(one more roll away)...if they're still walking by the time I get there, I really deserve to be shot.

April 11, 2008, 04:45 PM
SIG 226 SIGlites+CT grips and soon to have a Streamlight TL-1. I have it wedged in between the bed frame and the mattress in a Bianchi (ranger?) Soft case with it unzipped enough to reach my hand in the top and draw it, but it stays in place all night.

I experimented (By that I mean loaded only with snap caps) with under pillow, but woke up one morning with my SIG wrapped up in my blankets by my ankles, that idea was scrapped quickly for the above way.

My $0.02

April 11, 2008, 04:50 PM
machIVshooter, what kind of grips are those on that CZ?

April 11, 2008, 05:14 PM

April 11, 2008, 06:25 PM
I have a CZ82 next to my bed and my parents have a mak next to theirs.

April 11, 2008, 06:45 PM
Right now I have a XD 9 mm and a Dog at my bed side

April 11, 2008, 06:48 PM
A Makarov in 9X18 next to the bed. I live alone so no one'll accidentally screw up on me. It's ready to go every night.

April 11, 2008, 06:50 PM
Xd 9 mm and a dog

April 11, 2008, 06:56 PM
Ruger KP95 with 17 round Mec-Gar Mag loaded with Winchester 147gr Hollow points.

April 11, 2008, 07:44 PM
S&W Model 60 3" Bbl. .357 Mag
.38 Special +P 125 gr. Speer Gold Dot

sometimes the S&W 1911 5" Bbl.
.45 ACP 230 gr. Speer GD

April 11, 2008, 10:21 PM
100+ lb chocolate lab outside, very skittish to noises/people/squirrels/cats
50 lb lab pup also, sometimes inside, sometimes outside.

M&P9 by the bed, loaded w/ 17 rounds of 147gr JHP (some gold dots, some WWB). one in the chamber. thinking of just keeping mag loaded, no round in chamber. I haven't really made up my mind. not to threadjack, but any thoughts?

Siaga in the next room, boxed, but w/ magazine locked up. all i have in 7.62x39 is FMJ anyhow. :scrutiny:

April 12, 2008, 02:31 AM
My .40 Pro Millenium right next to me. Then just in case zombies are coming towards my house my AK under my bed with 7 loaded HP mags;)

The Hound
April 12, 2008, 06:53 PM
I have a Smith & Wesson SW99 in .40 S&W on my nightstand and a Rem 870 under the bed.

My wife has a Walther P99 in 9mm on her nightstand and a Rem 870under her side of the bed.

April 12, 2008, 07:15 PM
My Wifes Turus 40 S&w Is Under My Pillow All Of The Time I Am Sleeping. To Avoid Mishaps, Hmmm, Well, I Guess I Would Have To Raise My Head Off From The Pillows To Get To The Gun. The Reason It Is Her Gun Instead Of My Own, Is Hers Has A Laser Sight On It. At Least I Can See Where I Will Be Shooting Vs Plain Black Sight In The Semi-dark. OH YES, I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT THE PIT BULL DOWNSTAIRS.

April 12, 2008, 07:45 PM
Usually my .239 Sig with Lasermax and and extra mag. Better to be sure!

April 12, 2008, 07:50 PM
I have a pretty strong feeling about this after a teenage friend of my son crawled into our house through a window one night at 0200 hrs. after a night of teenage revelry. I heard him on the roof before he opened the window.Yeah he was a dumbass.
He did not get quite the warm welcome he was used to at our home.
I keep my bedside gun on the shelf in a strongbox in the bedroom closet.
It does require me to get up and unlock the box which allows a few seconds to be fully awake before handling a loaded gun.
I'll trade a few seconds for full awareness of my environment.

My bedside gun is a Wilson 1911 with surefire railight

April 12, 2008, 08:44 PM
Right now, I have a G32 in a Blackhawk Serpa. No kids in the house, so it stays on the night stand when I'm home. The Serpa retention system requires that you pay attention to remove the gun. I doubt I could do it half asleep.

April 12, 2008, 09:05 PM
Springer XD-40 and very comfortable.

Gila Jorge
April 12, 2008, 09:13 PM
Have for each hand...Model 60 Lady Smith and my Kimber Ultra CDP 2 ... tend to prefer the Kimber....

April 12, 2008, 09:50 PM
HK USP .40 decocked, safety on in the beside table.

TLR-2 on the rails for light and laser capabilities.

April 12, 2008, 10:08 PM
I have a Ruger Sp101 with 5 Federal 38+P 125gr Hydrashok HP's. That or a Springfield XD with 16 rounds of 115gr HP's (WWB) in it with an empty chamber. Both sit on the floor & are very hard to see without lights on, and I also have a Nitrolon G2 on my nightstand with a speedloader for the SP101.

Oh yeah, I also have an American Tomahawk Company "Rifleman's Hawk" leaned against the non-visible side of my dresser. If I can't reach the ground (gun), if the perp is on me or my gf, I should be able to grab the tomahawk. Then things get real messy:(

April 12, 2008, 10:12 PM
My gun cabinet is right beside the bed, so I've got the right tool for any job right there.

If you're asking about a nightstand gun, it was a Ruger P95, very recently updated to a Taurus 1911.

April 12, 2008, 10:12 PM
This is what I have next to my bed, loaded with 5 rounds of 00buck.
And this is what I use to back up the 870
S&W mdl 64-3 38spl loaded with 6 rounds of 125gr JHP's +p 's. I could use the 686 or 1911, but feel the 38spl would be best inside the house.;)

April 12, 2008, 10:52 PM
S&W 642 with CT grips loaded with Speer Gold Dot JHPs. nearby is the Mossberg 500SP with 00 buck. and two Jack Russell Terriers who wake up and bark at pretty much any non-standard noise. i used to have the XD45C next to the bed.

April 12, 2008, 11:09 PM the bedside, with a night bead on it. It should allow me time to grab the WASR stashed behind my bedroom door. :evil:

April 13, 2008, 12:26 AM
S&W chiefs special on my side and the wife has a model 10, both of witch belong to my wife. A 1911 and my 500 mossberg are waiting in the closet

April 13, 2008, 12:39 AM
Glock 20 10mm with 13 rounds of DoubleTap 230 grain equalizer ammo in a shoulder holster slung over the bed post, all the kids are grown so it's just me and the wife... also have a 125 lb Doberman who sleeps by the side of the bed

April 13, 2008, 01:00 AM
My side, Ruger P97DC .45 with 230 HP (8+1)... (and two spare mags one HP one Hard Ball), Wife has her Beretta 96 (G) Brigadier Elite IA .40 S&W loaded with Hornady Tap (11+1) and spare mag "right there" both "de-cocked" , plus two "nice" dogs :cool:

Oh then there is the 12 gauge with 00 buck and the .380 "hidden" nearby also........

April 13, 2008, 01:40 AM
Under our mattress topper is a S&W model 60 with golden sabre's. In the nightstand is my King Cobra with 4 speed loaders loaded with 38spcl JHP and federal hydrashocks, and 2 speed loaders for the S&W, plus there is a Surefire G2 with the 120 lumen bulb (which is right at hand) and a cold steel voyager.

As the Boy Scouts say, "Be Prepared"

April 13, 2008, 06:35 PM
Sparkguy- Is the bear loaded too?

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