Nght stand gun, grab it easy!


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gatopardo
November 15, 2010, 08:33 PM
Some of us have a preferred "night stand shooter", at the ready, which is our tool of choice in the case of an emergency. there are special holster used on the bedside which allow for a quick draw. But that is not the case with everyone else. Some of us literally lay our gun over a night stand at hands reach, in my case there are two of them,on each side of the bed.:uhoh:

We find that laying a couple of pieces of phosphorescent self adhesive on the bottom of the magazine, helps you locate your weapon in a moment of excitement.:eek::cool:

http://ninjalawncare.biz/sensorycue/mags/P1010670.JPG

Why two pieces? Two is better than one, two indicate a direction, a vector.
Say , you could use the same technique on your light switches indicating the direction of the swipe needed to get that light on.

Please notice also both pieces are not the same size, indicating this way the direction of the barrel

http://ninjalawncare.biz/sensorycue/mags/P1010669.JPG

You don't need to do on all mags, just that specific one, once you grab the gun, if you use your weak hand "saucer style", the self adhesive is covered so, this way it won't compromise your position.

The argument can be made by seasoned experts in the matter, that this enhancement is unnecessary, having practiced and honed that specific skill, unfortunately, that is not everyone, me included.
When life is at risk every bit helps.

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PT92
November 15, 2010, 08:36 PM
I would be concerned that the bad guy could pinpoint my location (though I understand your point-of-view). Arguments can be made either way I guess.

I prefer it without the tape myself.

-Cheers

Ultra
November 15, 2010, 08:36 PM
Does that tape need light to activate it? And where can you get it?

bigfatdave
November 15, 2010, 08:42 PM
This is better than a holstered pistol in the same spot all the time how, exactly?

Light up your holster, if you must light something.

brboyer
November 15, 2010, 09:17 PM
This is better than a holstered pistol in the same spot all the time how, exactly?

Light up your holster, if you must light something.

+1
I simply put my holstered firearm in the same place on the nightstand next to the cell phone and flashlight.

:confused:

kingpin008
November 15, 2010, 09:25 PM
This is better than a holstered pistol in the same spot all the time how, exactly?

Who said anything about better? Gatopardo is simply posting his personal method. Different strokes, right?

JohnBiltz
November 16, 2010, 01:49 AM
Night sights do the same and are on the gun already

luigi
November 16, 2010, 02:17 AM
That's not a bad idea at all where'd you get the tape?

whitecoyote
November 16, 2010, 02:52 AM
Interesting. Please share. :)

justgoto
November 16, 2010, 03:22 AM
For those wanting to know where to get the tape, look at gatopardo's signature.

lanternlad1
November 16, 2010, 03:29 AM
I lay my gun on the nightstand with the muzzle facing away from me (of course) and just look for the night sights if I need to grab it in the dark.

jon86
November 16, 2010, 06:53 AM
Am I the only one who keeps his night stand gun OUT OF SIGHT? I definately wouldn't want to be shot with my own gun in my sleep. My night stand gun is in a holster which I fastened BEHIND the night stand. My flashlight IS on my nightstand though.

Simmy952
November 16, 2010, 07:39 AM
I have to agree with the above poster. Nightstand gun is in the nightstand out of view. I also have children in the house.

burley
November 16, 2010, 11:25 AM
A quick review of the OP's recent posts show he's realy trying to sell glow stuff.

mgmorden
November 16, 2010, 11:45 AM
A quick review of the OP's recent posts show he's realy trying to sell glow stuff.

Indeed - if you keep the gun in the same place all the time it's not going to be hard to locate.

Myself - I keep my home protection gun on the top shelf of my book case (which is beside my bed). It's a S&W Model 64. I don't keep it in a holster, but I also have no need to make it glow to know where it is.

Skribs
November 16, 2010, 12:01 PM
I like the gunvault, it sits on my desk (right next to my bed) and I can quickly open it, while a BG would have to break into the safe. It has a light to make it easy for me to grab the gun in the dark.

kd7nqb
November 16, 2010, 12:10 PM
Not a bad idea, and to each their own. As for me I got a dedicated drawer for just my phone, gun, light and a few glow sticks (for the hell of it). But since its on the bottom of the mag and not a "function performing part" go for it.

DashCasey0120
November 16, 2010, 12:16 PM
I keep a big ugly dog in the house at night, when he barks I'm pretty sure it shakes the house a bit. Between the nightstand and the bed I keep a Ruger Blackhawk loaded with 180 gr HP, never really had any trouble finding it. Screwed a cheap holster to the side of the nightstand.

rozziboy18
November 16, 2010, 12:25 PM
love the tape, not a fan of having a glowing firearm when preforming a sweep of the house

mcdonl
November 16, 2010, 02:28 PM
How dark do y'all keep your houses anyway? I understand that if the power is cut, well.. it will be dark but I live in the country and there is almost always some light from the sky coming in the house.

And, well... if the power is on I keep the mud room light on, so I can see that entry and it lights the house. I have strategically placed night lights...

The darkest room in my house is my bedroom, where I would need something like this.

Just curious. Seems like I am the only one who flips the light on when I need to go out into the house at night. I benefit from the light as much as the goblins would.

luigi
November 16, 2010, 03:45 PM
love the tape, not a fan of having a glowing firearm when preforming a sweep of the house

My training is such that I'm not going to sweep the house. From my bedroom I can cover 2/3rds of my house and all the approaches to the bedroom are backlit

How dark do y'all keep your houses anyway?
I was a night worker for several years and my MBR is still set up for day sleeping at night it is pitch black.

Just curious. Seems like I am the only one who flips the light on when I need to go out into the house at night.

In the Army I was trained that light is not your friend at night

brboyer
November 16, 2010, 04:37 PM
Am I the only one who keeps his night stand gun OUT OF SIGHT? I definately wouldn't want to be shot with my own gun in my sleep. My night stand gun is in a holster which I fastened BEHIND the night stand. My flashlight IS on my nightstand though.

Do you honestly think a BG can get into your house, then into your bedroom and get a hold of your gun and you will still remain asleep?

If so, I suggest you lock your doors and windows, or at least close them? Make it difficult or time consuming or noisy for a BG to get in.

luigi
November 16, 2010, 05:06 PM
Do you honestly think a BG can get into your house, then into your bedroom and get a hold of your gun and you will still remain asleep?

I know of a couple of people that woke up W/ the bad guy in their room

jon86
November 16, 2010, 06:24 PM
Do you honestly think a BG can get into your house, then into your bedroom and get a hold of your gun and you will still remain asleep?

If so, I suggest you lock your doors and windows, or at least close them? Make it difficult or time consuming or noisy for a BG to get in.


It's happened before to people. Thanks for the advice, but I already lock my doors. Unfortunately it only would take someone a few short strides to get from my front door to my bedside. Why take any chances? This is what I do and it works for me. Do what works for you.

Samari Jack
November 16, 2010, 06:51 PM
Glock 19 with Crimson Trace laser and strobe light. I use to keep it in a big sock but read about a guy who grabbed what he thought was his gun in the dark out of his sock drawer and it only vibrated.:o

Old krow
November 16, 2010, 07:07 PM
A quick review of the OP's recent posts show he's realy trying to sell glow stuff.

Bad salesman! He forgot to tell us where to buy it.

I use the sights for that same purpose. Not as visible, but the gun stays in the same position anyway.

brboyer
November 16, 2010, 07:08 PM
It's happened before to people. Thanks for the advice, but I already lock my doors. Unfortunately it only would take someone a few short strides to get from my front door to my bedside. Why take any chances? This is what I do and it works for me. Do what works for you.

It's happened before to people.
Then darwin won.


This is what I do and it works for me
Cool, so you've practiced this and have been able to reach for the gun before the BG standing in your room noticed you reaching for it? :scrutiny:

Good for you!

Cap'n Jack Burntbeard
November 16, 2010, 07:38 PM
I need not worry about glowing tape, to figure out which end of my PTR-91 to grab in the dark.
Remember, there is one rule to never forget "use enough gun".

smallbore
November 16, 2010, 08:10 PM
Night stand? I sleep with my handgun under the pillow, as does the misses. 20ga w/pistol grip is on the rack behind the headboard.

gunnutery
November 16, 2010, 10:38 PM
I keep my gun at least a few steps away from me at night with my bedroom door locked. That way, if I hear any noise that needs investigated, those couple steps will help me wake up more and become more alert.

I don't think I'll be putting tape on my guns, but if I did, I think I'd use a chevron type design to be a little more clear on the direction after waking. I don't want to think about which end has the smaller piece of tape.

ChCx2744
November 17, 2010, 02:28 PM
All the pistols have NS on them; those little things bouncing around everywhere already give away my position enough as it is.

FAS1
November 19, 2010, 10:16 AM
The tape is a different idea. Might put some on my flashlight to find it easy in the dark.
My handgun is in exactly the same position every time. No kids in the house so I leave the lid open at night and its right there next to my pillow. Close the lid and make the bed in the morning and it's secure and out of sight. The thing I don't like about just laying on the night stand is that if you misjudge a little when you reach for your gun you can move it and fumble for it while trying to grab it. If it's mounted solidly in a holster there's not much chance of fumbling for it. Most boxes have the same problem since the gun is just laying in it.

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