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HD night stand: your pick?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Sep 8, 2013.


HD night stand: your pick?

Poll closed Sep 15, 2013.
  1. Glock 21

    59 vote(s)
  2. HK USP 45

    26 vote(s)
  3. Sig 220

    30 vote(s)
  4. Dan Wesson 1911

    26 vote(s)
  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    As a night stand pistol which would you pick from the list?

    Discuss your choice please and let us know if you have accessorized it.

    My vote went to HK USP.

    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013
  2. Garmangabis

    Garmangabis Active Member

    P220 with tritium sights IS my nightstand gun.

  3. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    What about those of us who chose something not on the list?

    Of those, the Sig because it can be had in a variety of trigger configurations (I'd choose the basic DA/SA decocker version).
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013
  4. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    any 1911 , longer sight radius , big fat bullet will go through less walls, fits my hand better than others you listed , and if badguy is unarmed ,I now have a heavy chunk of steel to beat him with :neener:

    opps,, I thought the sig and glock were 40's ,, still pick 1911
  5. RBid

    RBid Well-Known Member

    I voted Glock 21, and I'd add a Surefire or Streamlight WML.

    In all honesty, I don't see a bad choice on the list. I'd have happily gone with any of the options that have an accessory rail. I'd put a 10rd mag in the Sig or 1911, of course.
  6. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    I thought about g21 but it didn't do it for me ergonomically.
  7. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    10 rounds for HD , who did you pissoff ,, lol
  8. RBid

    RBid Well-Known Member

    Since it sounds as though you have concrete answers that I do not, I'd like to take the chance to learn some things:

    1. how many invaders are coming into my home?

    2. how many rounds will each invader require to go down?

    3. it appears that I'm missing a good reason to go with 8 rounds, despite having the option to go with 10. What is that reason?

    4. Will the invader/s hold still while being fired upon, or move? What percentage of my shots fired will be hits?

    5. If, as many people insist is the best way, I use a hand held weapon light, do I drop the light to shoot 2 handed? Do I retain the light, and shoot a .45 single hand rapid fire? In either scenario, how do light transition or single hand control + simultaneous light manipulation impact my hit rate?

    6. Should I prepare for HD situations by assuming a set number of bad guys, a set number of hits, and a set number of rounds fired toward each target? If so, it would seem that I need to practice counting my rounds during rapid fire, under threat induced stress, so that I can be sure to portion my willingly reduced capacity equally among the number of threats presented.

    7. I haven't got a lot of practice shooting at living humans, so I am as yet unaware of a technique that makes me confident enough to say that I shouldn't carry a firearm if I can't guarantee a high hit rate. I welcome any advice to help ensure a high hit %, with such certainty that I could justify intentionally bringing fewer rounds to a fight than I have the option to bring.

    Thank you in advance for all offered help, sir. I'm always eager to learn.
  9. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    WOW,,, you do know what "LOL" means right , holy cow man , I'm on you side LOL LOL, no such thing as to many rounds , it was a JOKE , ,,,,,, DeCaf ???
  10. kimbernut

    kimbernut Well-Known Member


    Any of the above would be an excellent choice as long as you can shoot it well.
  11. RBid

    RBid Well-Known Member

    Tone is easily lost in text, and sometimes "lol" means "I'm laughing at you". Given the number of "If you can't do it in 2 shots, you shouldn't carry a firearm!" commandos running around, and the fact that I don't recall interacting with you previously, I had to consider the possibility that either you intended the post to mean that 10 was excessive for some reason, or that a subsequent viewer may assume that this was a logical mode of thinking.

    I certainly have no hard feelings toward you. I come to various boards for the sake of information exchange and better understanding. When the opportunity to exchange varying viewpoints arrives, I like to make sure that I give myself the chance to be proven wrong.

    In the real world, away from the keyboard, I sound a lot more conversational than formal. For that matter, I'm typically a happy go lucky goofball unless a situation demands that I behave 'professionally'. I apologize if my post sounded angry. I was smirking and pretty dry while typing it.

  12. Flfiremedic

    Flfiremedic Well-Known Member

    All of RBid's points are valid, and well thought out
    Truthfully, if I have time I will throw on my PC and grab my M4. PC has a G19with a light in it and all spare mags are G17. But if all other levels of security have failed, my Kimber and G23 are bedside, as is a Bouvier.
    For voting purposes, G21...and Id add a railed light.
  13. RussB

    RussB Well-Known Member

    I voted HK, but I have used a Beretta 92FS in that roll since 2001

  14. Lj1941

    Lj1941 Well-Known Member

    It seems that some people after being asked the time,proceed and tell how to build a watch.My simple answer-any of the above would work for me.:evil:
  15. Sheepdog1968

    Sheepdog1968 Well-Known Member

    They are all fine choices.
  16. Bobson

    Bobson Well-Known Member

    It'd be a tough choice for me; tossup between the P220 and a Dan Wesson 1911. I'd probably take the Dan Wesson - make it the DW CCO - just cause that's the only gun on the list I'd really like to own, with the P220 being a contender, but not one I'd shell out the cash for. I still wouldn't use it for nightstand duty though.

    My G19 is my HD/SD gun, and if I wanted something else for HD, it wouldn't be another pistol - especially not one with lower capacity.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013
  17. dbmjr1

    dbmjr1 Well-Known Member

    I'd really rather have a revolver. I only need enough ammo to fight my way to my shotgun. It's not that far away.:p
  18. burk

    burk Well-Known Member

    I've had a Glock 19 with TLR-1 in that role for about five years. Before financial troubles I had a Kimber Custom shop (first year) Eclipse 5" with adjustable night sights with a Dawson Precision rail and a Sure Fire weapons light (old style). I miss the .45 so I just put a Glock 21 in layaway.

    As far as capacity on a HD gun, I like more rounds for HD than SD. On the street, I'm basically pulling a firearm to cover my escape. In the home I will have to stand my ground and it may be more than one bad guy. Also if someone breaks into or invades your home armed you're talking a serious criminal. Also in HD, there is no limitation on size of the weapon, because there aren't any concealment issues.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013
  19. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Well-Known Member

    My nightstand gun IS the shotgun. Otherwise, those are all great choices.
  20. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    H&k 45

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