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that gun in the nightstand

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jesse H, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. Jesse H

    Jesse H Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. HS/LD

    HS/LD Well-Known Member

    You are weird!

  3. TheeBadOne

    TheeBadOne Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. HS/LD

    HS/LD Well-Known Member

    I would have that 1/2 second jump on ya then. :D

  5. TheeBadOne

    TheeBadOne Well-Known Member

    I doubt it, my German Shepard would see to that :D
  6. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    Everyone knows that guns shouldn't be pointed in the Huang direction...

  7. ojibweindian

    ojibweindian Well-Known Member

    Same with my Boxer, Emily!:D
  8. Arts

    Arts Well-Known Member

    That gun in the nightstand is a S&W 640 Centennial .38 Special pointed at a wall and loaded.
  9. Jesse H

    Jesse H Well-Known Member


    You even 'pronounced' Huang correctly.
  10. cordex

    cordex Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know what Bogie has been smoking lately?

  11. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    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:
  12. rock jock

    rock jock Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member


  14. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    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!!!!!!!!
  15. Carlos Cabeza

    Carlos Cabeza Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. Plan-B

    Plan-B Well-Known Member

    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?
  17. TallPine

    TallPine Well-Known Member

    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
  18. blades67

    blades67 Well-Known Member

    Being weird is why Jesse fits in around here.:D
  19. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    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?
  20. J.Gillespie

    J.Gillespie Well-Known Member

    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.

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