How do you store your HD gun?


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marklbucla
September 11, 2003, 02:31 AM
So I've read about how people keep their HD guns in their nightstands or by their beds or whatever. How EXACTLY do you keep them around- just leave it in an unlocked drawer, standing up by the bed, under the bed, etc?

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sm
September 11, 2003, 02:39 AM
MY HD is my CCW (s)
so one or both are not left "lying around" during the day...thats what a small safe that is hidden is for. Being more concerned with entering or leaving best for me to have on person ( hence CCW).

"Never know the when or where of next encounter"-CR Sam is a right smart fellow...so I carry

V-fib
September 11, 2003, 02:59 AM
My Moss 500 is under the bed. I cover it with a towel to keep the dust off.

:cool:

Tamara
September 11, 2003, 04:00 AM
I store mine on my hip.

Majic
September 11, 2003, 06:42 AM
On the stand right beside the phone. Neither is in plain sight, but easily reachable from bed.

NewShooter78
September 11, 2003, 07:28 AM
My pistol is locked up durring the day when I'm at work, since I can't CCW right now (but CCW at work is a big no no anyway). But when I'm home its either on my hip or within easy grabbing distance.

stevelyn
September 11, 2003, 07:48 AM
My bedroom already looks like an armory. HD is a BHP on the floor next to the bed, w/ Pelican Black Knight M-6 eyeball barbecuer and phone.
No I've never answered the HD gun when the phone rang in the night.:D

Dorrin79
September 11, 2003, 09:05 AM
Mossberg under the bed, 1911 in the nightstand.

Kharn
September 11, 2003, 09:08 AM
Two 1911s (no worries about putting the wrong mag in the wrong pistol) locked in a desk drawer (I sleep-walk about 3-4x a year, that I know of, so I keep the drawer locked when I sleep with the keys sitting on top of the desk) in my bedroom with a few mags, since my gun safe is in the guest room with all the long guns.

Kharn

Daedalus
September 11, 2003, 09:53 AM
Leave it in the closet, ready to go. I just leave the door closed and guests are none the wiser.

http://www.gainesvillelan.com/images/shotgun.jpg

Partisan Ranger
September 11, 2003, 11:07 AM
In a GunVault pistol safe. Highly recommended.

www.gunvault.com

El Rojo
September 11, 2003, 11:24 AM
I have a few guns about the house. Glock in the nighstand pocket, M1 Carbine & Rem 870 in cabinet beside that, Colt 1911 in drawer in office. Now where can I hide my Taurus PT92? I have it hidden in the garage right now, but I might need to find it a place in the living room.

C.R.Sam
September 11, 2003, 11:43 AM
Primary is shotgun , discreet but handy.
First line is on either hip.

One can neither script nor schedule their next encounter.

Sam

Carlos Cabeza
September 11, 2003, 11:50 AM
I usually keep a hot 1911 under my pillow or under the bedside next to me. When I kept it stored safely I was unable to find the magazine, insert it, rack the slide and aquire the target before a couple of punks beat me in the head with a four cell maglite and took it from me. I am lucky to be alive, I am fortunate I wasn't shot that night. It will be a different outcome if there ever is a "next time" .:cuss: PUNKS !

foghornl
September 11, 2003, 11:59 AM
My 1911-A1 is my "Bedside Table Companion" at night. When not at home, since we STILL don't have CCW in Ohio, it is the 'Closet Safe Guardian".

olyAR73
September 11, 2003, 12:00 PM
Wow, tough break Carlos C. Were you able to recover your weapon? Any convictions?

aquapong
September 11, 2003, 12:21 PM
Another Gunvault user.

Ukraine Train
September 11, 2003, 01:11 PM
Hey foghorn, what city are you from? I'm from Highland Heights, though I'm rarely there between school and co-op.

Anyway, I have a Mossberg 500 that I keep between my bed and the wall. I keep the safety on with the magazine full but chamber empty.

Hemicuda
September 11, 2003, 01:22 PM
My HD gun is an 870 Remington Marine Magnum...

it stays "Cruiser Ready" at the head of my bed, leaned against the headboard and the wall... rack it, and it's good to go!

Sgt
September 11, 2003, 01:28 PM
When I'm asleep...under my pillow....cocked and locked......

When I'm awake.....I ain't tellin' :p

Carlos Cabeza
September 11, 2003, 05:50 PM
Oly, The two men were apprehended and I got the weapon back approximately six months later after proving ownership to the county sheriff. I do not know if the men were convicted, I did not follow the case.
But...........IF they come back, I've got something for their @$$ !!!!!!!!:fire:

OEF_VET
September 11, 2003, 05:55 PM
Mossberg 500 - leaning against the wall on the other side of the nightstand

S&W 686 - in nightstand drawer

P32 - next to 686 in nightstand drawer

rock jock
September 11, 2003, 06:14 PM
I use the cheap version of the GunVault - the Canon minivault. Works great. Can't afford to leave guns around the house with little ones around.

Andrew Rothman
September 11, 2003, 06:18 PM
GunVault.

bubbygator
September 11, 2003, 06:38 PM
BHP in mini GunVault by my bed. My carry J-frame in a "ChildSafe" box in the den. The GunVault is really a good design.

duckfoot
September 11, 2003, 09:57 PM
Nailed a cheap holster to the side of my headboard on the bed and have a USP 45 in it and CCW USPC 9 during the day.

Kaylee
September 11, 2003, 10:23 PM
.45 Colt Vaquero, stored just like great grampa stored his piece -- in a cartridge belt slung over the bedpost. :)

-K

Bigjake
September 11, 2003, 10:46 PM
Colt king cobra with some of my special handloads on the nightstand in holster & cartridge belt and the 11/87 ready to rock & roll above the bed on a rack.

Edited for daytime storage-

daytime storage , shotgun stays put and the colt goes back to a safe place

ChickenHawk
September 11, 2003, 11:20 PM
During the day it's in a safe. It spends evenings on the nightstand next to my bed.

Glock 17

ChickenHawk

WonderNine
September 12, 2003, 02:20 AM
Browning HP in the dresser drawer cocked & locked 15+1 of 9mm NATO ready to rock and a few spare 15 rounders as backup. I also have a spare 13 round Belgian mag that I keep exclusively for HD in a mag pouch that clips on so I can move around with a spare without have to put my belt on. I don't have a clip on open top holster for the BHP yet, but eventually I'll get to that :rolleyes: :D

The house is pretty creaky upstairs and I'd wake up easily if somebody busted in or picked the lock. They could rush straight downstairs from the backdoor and avoid the creeky floorboards, but the backdoor opens pretty loudly, the steps are creaky and it's a little ways to my sleeping room. I highly doubt that's the first place they'd go.

Main HD gun is my Winchester model 94 30-30 in the closet. I do keep it in the soft zippered gun case, but I figure if I can't get it out before somebody comes knocking, I'll already have my HP in hand anyways and they can deal with that. 7 in the tube, 9 in the ammo sleeve, loaded with Winchester 30-30 Power Point Plus +P, they approach .308 power. My pocket guns are all loaded and in my other dresser drawer.

Double D cell flashlight under the bed and Surefire E2E in the dresser drawer.

I have my contacts on a table in front of my bed and also have my glasses under my bed next to the flashlight in case I can't get my contacts in.

I think my first instinct would be grab the HP and extra mag, then get my contacts in then put on my pants and then grab the 30-30 and flashlight, and go patrolling with rifle and sidearm. Actually I probably wouldn't even take the flashlight.

kenehsr
September 12, 2003, 02:28 AM
Have a Norinco 9mm in the nightstand drawer. PPK .32 in the computer desk drawer. Also a ruger 89dc under the bed. On the weekends that I have my son their all trigger locked and locked in their cases with the ammo stored somewhere else durning the day.

WonderNine
September 12, 2003, 02:44 AM
their all trigger locked and locked in their cases with the ammo stored somewhere else durning the day.

Kind of redundant, don't you think? Sounds like you want to be responsible, but you really should have something around, if anything a small piece like a Kel-Tec PT380 you can pocket carry when your son is there. That way if you need something fast (not unlikely) you can use that.

olyAR73
September 12, 2003, 02:48 PM
"Oly, The two men were apprehended and I got the weapon back approximately six months later after proving ownership to the county sheriff. I do not know if the men were convicted, I did not follow the case."


Carlos C., Im glad to hear that your weapon was recovered at least. It just sickens me to know that there are those in our society and government who would deny us the means to defend ourselves and families from scum like this.

Zach S
September 12, 2003, 03:04 PM
In a holster mounted to the bottom of the bed while I sleep, locked up while at work because of the no firearms policy:banghead:

Andrew Rothman
September 12, 2003, 03:30 PM
I think my first instinct would be grab the HP and extra mag, then get my contacts in then put on my pants and then grab the 30-30 and flashlight, and go patrolling with rifle and sidearm.

Sure you don't want to stop for a bite to eat and maybe a haircut?

:rolleyes:

Matt

williamcrane
September 12, 2003, 03:35 PM
My S&W 642 & S&W M60 are both kept loaded in a Gunvault during the day. When I come home, one or the other is worn IWB. Then, at night, it takes its place on the bedstand.

BallisticTip
September 12, 2003, 08:23 PM
I sleep with my Bull Dog !http://www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/18081/p/345022_7752752620659642069_vl.jpg

gearbox
September 12, 2003, 08:47 PM
A few steps from the bed to the walk-in closet, where I keep my loaded HK USP9C in the GunVault. Both magazines have 9 rounds of 124gr +P GDs. Beneath is a trigger locked 870 with 5 low-recoil 00 nearby, with access to an E2E. I also have relatively quick access to my GP100 which has 2 speedloaders ready and loaded with Winchester "stuff."
A KaBar 1214, 4-cell MagLite and 2 dozen teeth get me to the closet.

Hkmp5sd
September 12, 2003, 08:58 PM
My CCW Glock 17 is on my person or on the nightstand when I'm in bed. My Remington 870 and Ruger Mini-14 are on a gun rack beside the bed, loaded, safety off and not locked.

All other firearms are stored in safes. The majority of the ones in the safes are stored loaded also.

durango
September 12, 2003, 09:59 PM
I have kids in the house so I use a push button combo safe ( similar to GunSafe) under the bed. Takes a couple extra seconds to acquire my 1911 but I wouldn't do it any other way.

IMHO, kids finding loaded, unlocked guns are not just a tragedy, they're one of the gravest threats to our right to keep and bear arms.

Mannlicher
September 12, 2003, 10:02 PM
I suppose we are doomed to have this same sad thread repeated again and again, forever. :confused:

WonderNine
September 12, 2003, 10:40 PM
Sure you don't want to stop for a bite to eat

As long as you're buying :D

WonderNine
September 12, 2003, 10:41 PM
I suppose we are doomed to have this same sad thread repeated again and again, forever. :confused:

Hey, could be.

Didn't make me sad though and I don't think the motive of the original poster was to make you sad.

MAURICE
September 12, 2003, 10:51 PM
pistol grip 12 ga loaded, safe, leaning against dresser about 1 ft from my head, or laying just under the side of the bed.

no kiddies running around, no one to mess with the guns, so as long as I obey the rules, everything is ok.

Ala Dan
September 12, 2003, 11:09 PM
12 gague Remington 870 Marine Magum = you guess?

.45 caliber SIG-Sauer P220A = under my pillow

6" barrel Smith & Wesson 686 .357 magnum = guest bedroom

2" barrel Smith & Wesson 60 .38 special = where I can get to it

.380 ACP Walther PPK = where my daughter can get to it

2" Rossi .38 special = near my wife's belonging's

9m/m SIG-Sauer P228 = close by


For security reasons I REFUSE to go any further!:uhoh: :D


Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

WonderNine
September 12, 2003, 11:50 PM
Hey Dan, that's alot of different calibers. Ever thought of simplifying? :D

Ala Dan
September 13, 2003, 12:07 AM
Greeting's WonderNine-

Nope! I wouldn't have it any other way. You see, over
the course of the last 20+ year's I've had too do a
lot of thing's to people that most folk's don't like!:(
But it was in the line of duty and lawful; and I acted
under the color of law. With that said, most perp's
don't forget; and hold a grudge long after the scenario
is resolved. And the funny thing is, they will reconize
you; long before you can reconize them!:uhoh: So, I
keep that thought in the back of my head; and I try
to stay one step ahead of the game.

And then again, I'm kind'a a weird guy. I don't drink,
smoke, or use drug's. I don't frequent low life type
establishments, or particulary like large crowds (of
course University Of Tennessee Football is a really
big exception!). I don't like vistor's to my residence
showing up unannounced (there is nothing like a
courtesy call)! I don't like door-to-door solicitation;
as most salesman are out for themselves, or members
of that something for nothing crowd.

In closing, yeah I stay prepared; all the damn time!:D
I wouldn't and won't change a thing my friend.

Best Wishes,

Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Gunslinger45
September 13, 2003, 01:44 AM
No place to introduce myself so I'll do it here in my first post.

Hello.

I keep two customized Kimber Pro Carry .45ACP's, one an SLE, the other an HD II. in the cubby in the headboard of our bead just above my head, when not carrying one or the other. They lie in the open for easy and quick reach should the need arise. A highly customized S&W M10 4" HB .38SPL stays in the cubby of the headboard above my wife's head. It lies in a plastic gun box, closed but not latched.

;)

Zeke Menuar
September 13, 2003, 02:47 PM
Shotgun under the bed.

LW Commander usually under a couple of gun info-magazines in a box next to the bed. During the day the LW Commander is no more than a few feet away.

ZM

americanbulldog
September 14, 2003, 05:22 AM
I have two multi vaults on two nightstands next to my bed. On my side, is a Sig 220 round in the chamber, hammer down. Mag is downloaded to 4 rounds to save my springs. A spare mag is also available with 4 rounds. Below that is my Kimber Tactical with a round in the chamber, 4 rounds in the mag, safety on, spare mag with 4 in the mag. Wifes side, Sig 226 round in the chamber, hammer down, mag has 5 rounds loaded. Likewise same scenario for Sig 2340. 1 spare each. 20 feet away in master closet in safe is a 870Marine with one in the pipe, downloaded with 3 in the tube, sidesaddle loaded with 6 and speedfeed stock with 2 additional rounds. Bandolier with 50 00 rounds in the safe as well.

Amegatek
September 15, 2003, 02:44 AM
Yet another Gun Vault user here!! :)

Stevie-Ray
September 15, 2003, 10:43 PM
Gun Vault. But only while I'm at work. At home, it's next to me when at the computer and on the stereo near my head while sleeping.

MeekandMild
September 15, 2003, 11:14 PM
Store? Does this imply I can't wear it at home? :neener:

No4Mk1*
September 16, 2003, 12:51 AM
americanbulldog-
You are joking about downloading your mags, right?

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