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How do you keep your gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by KGod, May 10, 2007.

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  1. KGod

    KGod Member

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    For home protection how do you store you firearm?

    Right now i have mine in a case in the closet with 2 clips ready to bust hyrdashocks. The guns are unloaded, none in the chamber, no magazine inserted. High in the closet, we have no small children.
     
  2. El Tejon

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    For me, it's firearms. Next to my bed, loaded with extra ammo, fire extinguisher, cell phone, vest and bandages to stuff in holes.
     
  3. romma

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    For Home protection, I wear my handgun a good portion of the time concealed (we have children). At night, handgun concealed right next to bed out of sight of children... All the time day or night Floor safe with AR-15 locked and loaded, in safe mode... 2 other loaded handguns ready to go in safe also...
     
  4. strat81

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    My CCW Glock is always loaded and ready - it resides in the nightstand when I'm not wearing it. Also in the nightstand is a Taurus 24/7 with charged magazines, but not loaded in the gun. Fiance's rules.

    Cell phone, landline, flashlight, and an extra 100 rounds of ammo are also on/in the nightstand.
     
  5. WeThePeople

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    Militarily speaking, my gun is in my pants!
     
  6. JohnRov

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    I just bought a single handgun safe with the finger keypad (not the fingerprint). I am going to build a little stand so it is easy to reach by the bed.
     
  7. mdao

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    AR-15 and 1911 locked and loaded under the bed. Cell, flashlight, towels and duct tape next to them.
     
  8. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    In a case high in the closet unloaded with no mag is "ready to bust hyrdrashocks(sic)"? Let's just say I keep things in a more practical state of readiness.
     
  9. Fish Miner

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    Shotgun in homemade rack behind nightstand (which is made of tree branches and is about 6'or so tall) You could walk right by it and miss it- it is loaded with alternating buck shot/slug

    and a .40 tucked in the bed frame up by my head- holstered and ready to rock.

    The others and extra ammo are in the closet where the wife will go to hunker down and call the cops.
     
  10. rocket lad

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    XD .45 at my computer desk whenever I'm home (I'm always on the computer). Everything else in various other places, locked/loaded/safe.
     
  11. B. Adams

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    All my defensive guns are loaded pretty much all the time, 2 handguns have one in the chamber and 2 18" shotguns have the hammer down on an empty chamber. Both handguns are on/in my nightstand, one shotgun is right by the bed, the other is in the safe.

    My "SHTF" guns, if you want to call them that, are empty in the safe, several loaded mags in ammo boxes nearby.

    Range guns and hunting guns I keep unloaded in the safe, sometimes spare mags are loaded if they didn't get emptied on the last range trip.

    No kids, very few visitors, one girlfriend (although I've been hoping for a couple more.) ;)
     
  12. KGod

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    ok i'll keep mine loaded and ready to go at all times then. Thanks!
     
  13. Geronimo45

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    1911 next to the bed. Mag loaded, chamber empty - I move around a lot while asleep. Don't want to wake up to a gunshot.
     
  14. TexasP226

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    I recently switched my home defense pistol from an HK USPc .45 to a Sig P220. I have a Streamloight TLR-1 on it. I keep it in the night stand with a full mag plus one in the chamber, decocked, and two loaded magazines next to it.
     
  15. dasmi

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    KGod, do whatever you feel comfortable with. Personally, my shotgun is loaded, empty chamber, Makarov is loaded and chambered, and the 2 inch S&W M&P is loaded as well.
     
  16. Lennyjoe

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    G20 fully loaded, one in the chamber, tac light on the rail sitting in a discrete location easily available to me.
     
  17. ZeSpectre

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    small gunsafe near bed. At bedtime it's open with ready to run XD-40 sitting inside. When I'm not present it's locked.
     
  18. KGod

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    Ok both pistols are loaded, 1 in the chamber, in the gun safe under my bed.
     
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    Glock 35 with Surefire X200B under the bed in MiniVault. Easy access via finger combo. Gun is unloaded, but fully loaded magazine is in dresser drawer right next to me.
     
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    Home defense "long" gun is a 6-1/2" .357 mag. loaded with HydraShocks in double decker Gunvault with speed loader next to it.

    9mm CCW piece, when not on my side, is right below it.
     
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    Currently I just keep 2 handguns for HD, my 870 is too long to be easily mobile through the house.

    Both handguns are very close to me loaded with an empty chamber, safeties off. Both loaded with JHP, .45 is Speer, 9mm is Hornady.
     
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    Our pistols are loaded, 1 in the chamber, decocked (the da/sa, anyway), kept in bedside table drawer. Extra mags kept full and stored with.

    Long gun (m 590) full tube with TAP 00 buck, chamber empty, safety off, standing up in the corner.

    No children on premises, if any guests turned up with kids the firearms would be secured under lock and key for the durration.
     
  23. dtalley

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    One pistol loaded (including one in the chamber) on the night stand next to the alarm clock. Safe/RSC within 6 feet with several loaded including shotgun and AR
     
  24. eric.cartman

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    H&K P2000, 12+1 .40S&W Federal Hydrashok, yes, one in the chamber, plus one extra mag. All in a night stand's drawer. So out of sight, but ready to rumble :evil:
     
  25. Mac45

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    Electronic lock box bolted to the closet floor.
    No kids of my own, but LOTS of kids in the family, so loaded under the bed is out
     
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