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Gun under the pillow?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Chris B, Oct 18, 2007.

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  1. Chris B

    Chris B Member

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    Who keeps a handgun under their pillow?

    I saw the Lets see your HD weapons thread and a number of people indicated that they keep some sort of handgun under their pillow. I would think that this would result in the muzzle being pointed in a most unsafe direction. Is this really a good idea?
     
  2. AZ_Rebel

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    Nope!

    My 1911 sleeps on the night stand... My HD gun is an Rem 870 and it would make a large lump under my pillow!:)
     
  3. tbtrout

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    No, that is just stupid. My opinion of course.
     
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    One word. NIGHTSTAND!!!!!!!!!!! or GUNVAULT. :)

    to answer your question about the pillow:
    NO, I don't take tactical advice from Soppranos episodes.
    Keeping a gun under the pillow would violate more cardinal rules of safety than I would care to mention.
     
  5. foghornl

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    Years ago, when my only gun was a 7-1/2" barrel .44Mag Super Blackhawk, I USED to keep it under the pillow.

    Woke up one mornming, got up, morning routine, etc. Moved pillow to make up the bed, and there was my SBH. . . . . COCKED! :what::eek::what::eek: doesn't begin to describe what I felt right then.
     
  6. 1 old 0311

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    No Way!
     
  7. M2 Carbine

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    No, if for no other reason I don't want oil soaking into the pillow and sheets.
     
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    I am sorry I see no reason for a gun under the pillow. I can think of no tactical reason for it to be better under a pillow than 1 foot away on a nightstand or dresser. Just my .02 of course.
     
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    NO.

    Only in HollyWeird.
     
  10. frankcostanza

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    no way. nightstand
     
  11. Anna's Dad

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    Sometimes I like to spoon with my Ruger, but never under the pillow. :eek::rolleyes::evil:

    OK, actually I keep it in a GunVault in my night stand (it's got open sides so I can access it easily).
     
  12. wdlsguy

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    Under the pillow? No way. Any handgun within arms's reach of where I'm sleeping has an empty chamber and magazine well.
     
  13. Kimber1911_06238

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    no I don't...i'd prolly shoot myself in the head while thrashing around
     
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    I can only think of one place more stupid to stick that gun.
     
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    Not A Chance!!
     
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    What?? My name? Bond, James Bond...ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! That idea originated in hollywood...A most dangerous practice as your natural tendacy is to grip the gun, even in your sleep just like Foghornl found out...ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!
     
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    You could keep it under you pillow were it a semi auto and you kept the magazine out off it. Then there is no safety risk and you can just lock and load in 3 seconds.
     
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    With luck people who do this will realize they're putting their lives at risk by modeling their behavior after movies and TV characters and get a secure way to keep a gun at hand before they're taken out of the gene pool by their own stupidity.
     
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    I think I remember someone posting that they used to sleep with a 1911 on an empty chamber under their pillow until they woke up one morning to discover the gun chambered, cocked and unlocked. :eek: Stupid way to die, IMO. When I sleep with mine, it's in a holster on the nightstand.
     
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    Aw hell!

    *ring-ring*
    Hello Acme Bed Linens ,
    I changed my mind about you folks making Tactical Pillows Covers with holsters built in.
    Let me get back to you on that idea about Tactical Dust Ruffles that a Tactical Long Gun fits in.

    *click*
     
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    My ex-father in law used to do this. It was a revolver, no idea what kind. But he was something of a doofus anyway. He did end up pulling the gun on my ex mother in law once when she walked into his bedroom (he snored...no, he sawed logs with a dull knife) and startled him. :banghead:

    Mine sits on my bedside table with my flashlight.

    Springmom
     
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    no way! Nightstand
     
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    I do keep my 9mm between the mattresses, unloaded, cocked with a loaded magazine. I do keep a shotgun beside the bed unloaded with a shotshell nearby, a loaded 22 in the nightstand, a loaded 380 in the office desk drawer and other firearms in various places around the house.
    Of course, I have to collect them all and put them up when the grandkids come over for a visit.
     
  24. highfive

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    Gunvault....nice and safe
     
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    That has to be uncomfortable I'd think:eek:

    But next to you, is where I believe it should be also.

    ;)
     
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