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gun under pillow solution?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by buy guns, Jun 3, 2004.

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  1. buy guns

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    so yesterday i was reading an older thread asking if anyone slept with a gun under their pillow. the main concerns seemed to be either shooting yourself while sleeping or knocking the gun off the bed.

    so why dont any holster companies make pillow cases with a holster built into them? the holster could even be detachable so you can carry with it during the day.
     
  2. JamisJockey

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    You could always just hang it behind the headboard or off the head-end of the mattress. Or maybe a gunrug, unzipped.
     
  3. Tamara

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    No, no, no...

    The bed goes into the corner, and you pile your stuffed animal collection on the bed, in the corner between the walls. The .38 goes under the big ol' teddy bear at the bottom of the pile. You know, the one next to the talking stuffed teletubby and under the Resevoir Dogs poster and the autographed Dick Kramer poster you got at SHOT Show '03.... :uhoh:


    Should I ever get sent up for something, the psychiatrists are going to have a field day with my crib. :eek:
     
  4. Sunray

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    When I lived in the slums of Guelph, I had my HP under the pillow. Mag in, nothing in chamber. It never once tried to do anything to me. It's an inanimate object. It can't do anything to you.
     
  5. angrywalkindude

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    My dad has slept with his pistol under the pillows for as long as I can remember and he keeps one in the chamber.
     
  6. BHPshooter

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    Here's how I do it:
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    The pistol is pointing up (relative to me) with the butt out. This way, it is pointing in a safe direction, and is in easy grasp whether I'm sleeping on my back or on my stomach. Of course, it's always in a holster that covers the trigger and safety.

    Wes
     
  7. AZ Jeff

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    I think the gun under the pillow thing depends mostly on the gun. If you are using a SA autoloader (or maybe a Glock), then a container/cover/holster over the piece might be prudent.

    If, on the other hand, you have a DA revolver like I have, or a DA self-loader, then NOTHING is going to possibly happen under that pillow unless I make a conscience effort to do so.
     
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  9. Ktulu

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    Um...ahh... oh nevermind!
     
  10. sturmruger

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    My problem is I tend to sleep with my hand or arms under my pillow. I cannot come up with any good reason for putting your gun under your pillow. I think one of those bed holsters would be allot better idea.

    I tend to have allot of wild shootem up dreams. My concern would be that in my dream state I would get a hold of my gun and pull the trigger!!! Oh and what do you do if you and you SO start rolling around in bed??? Seems like a loaded gun might get in the way.
     
  11. Herself

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    Under the pillow? ...How still you must sleep! Me, I have been known to wake up at the opposite end of the bed from where I started, with the covers in shuffled order. How this happens is a mystery; I sleep through it!

    So the sidearm goes on my nightstand, next to the 1938 shortwave receiver and the maglight, a spot where the cats won't step on it. And the honkin' big survival knife goes between the mattress and the bedframe. Now, the bear traps....

    Well, no. My spouse kinda frowns on bear traps, and they'd make me worry about the safety of our cats. And the cats are the second line of defense!

    --Herself
     
  12. mcneill

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    This thread reminds me of a movie from long ago. IIRC, Michael Caine in "The Ipcress File" put his pistol under the pillow. But the next morning he spent some time rummaging through the covers - finally found the pistol at the foot of the bed. Funny scene.

    Jim
     
  13. SapperLeader

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    I often sleep with my arm under my pillow, so I tend to push the pillow off the bed in the middle of the night, so a gun under the pillow doesnt work for me. What I do is keep my pistol in a wilderness safepacker holster, attacked to the bedframe, which is by my head. the gun doesnt move, is easily accessable, and the safepacker doubles as my backpacking holster.
     
  14. Standing Wolf

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    Naw, heck. I just wear a shoulder holster to bed.
     
  15. spacemanspiff

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    one morning i woke up, couldnt figure out where my pillow was. looked all over the place. wasnt behind or under the bed, wasnt anywhere on the floor.
    then i looked in the window and the pillow was wedged in between the window and the frame. i had no recollection of doing it during the night so i blamed my nephews, well i asked them why they did it, but it wasnt them.
    it was me.

    so now i leave my gun on the nightstand, in case i do any other weird things in my sleep.
     
  16. Don Gwinn

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    OK, Sledge. ;)
     
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    I am also an active sleeper. I cant keep my gun anywhere in my bed so I keep it hidden and within reach.
     
  18. Zach S

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    My mattress is unsafe for anything other than me. Its not unusual for me to wake up and only have one sheet on the bed, the one I'm covered with. The fitted sheet is normally found in the floor at the foot of the bed. I sleep with two pillows, yet always wake up with one. I cant sleep with a gun under the pillow, since I'll have no idea where it would be if I needed it.

    I have a cheap holster mounted to the bottom of my bed.
     
  19. pax

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    A talking Teletubby?

    Heh. Even the ones on TV don't do that.

    pax

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  20. shep854

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    ...then there was the por soul who kept his revolver on the bedstand next to the phone. One night the phone rang, he reached out, brought his hand to his ear....

    Really happened.
     
  21. CentralTexas

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    What bothers me

    is how my AR15 pokes out from both sides of the pillow! ;)
     
  22. Treylis

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    I just put my piece on a bookshelf right next to the bed. It's going to get moved around if it's under a pillow, the way I sleep.
     
  23. firearms_instructor

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    This wouldn't work for me...

    I sleep like an electric mixer, and have to flip and fluff my pillow several times per night. My pistol would probably end up between the mattress and headboard, requiring serious digging to retrieve. The nightstand drawer is close enough and secure enough.

    I have a very secure front door, and I'm upstairs around a corner. I'm not worried. I have a great tactical advantage, and I know my way around my place in the dark. My wife has her own pistol in easy reach as well.
     
  24. George Hill

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    "you pile your stuffed animal collection on the bed..."



    And just how many guys here have a stuffed animal collection on the bed?
    :scrutiny:
     
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    Tamera, I'm…I'm shocked :eek: You admit to the entire world that you sleep with…with a .38. I would have thought that the Pro would enjoy that position.
     
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