Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics, and Training' started by 357smallbore, Jan 21, 2022.
You decided to WHAT? Don't leave us hanging like that!
You caught me in the middle of an edit.
I have bad news for you: Hollywood is fake.
Pretty much the same. My EDC is generally with me, unless I'm sleeping, when it is on the stand next to me.
Same here, but my EDC is still next to me if in my loungewear for the night.
I live in the sticks as well, but being from the Detroit area, I'll always be watching for trouble, even though I'm a bit more relaxed now.
Definitely not weird...you should always be prepared to prevent any predator from taking from you or your family.
A Blink camera from Amazon is $30 or so and often cheaper on sale. I have one mounted where I can see who's at the front door before I answer. If I hear a knock or the doorbell I peek at my phone to see the camera.
Some of this is right on line, but some of it is teeter totter stuff.
I do about the same thing.
I would not want to have an exposed gun next to me where it can be seen while watching TV, reading, or any other waking activity.
Let me start with my requirements analysis.
I want the gun secure and in my control.
I want it instantly accessible.
I do not want to have to walk anywhere to access it.
I do not want it to be where anyone can get between my and it.
My strong preference is to not have to put it on when leaving the house or to take it off when I return.
ever see inside. Even with binoculars.
When in my easy chair or on the sofa I don't wish a handgun on my hip or in my pocket.
It is more easily accessible next to me on the coffee table. Nobody randomly visits.
Do you pick it up and take it with you whenever you move from place to place?
Yes. If I arise to go to the kitchen or bathroom, for example, it comes with me held in my hand.
If I hear the clothes washer downstairs in the basement buzz, the handgun similarly comes along with me.
If I go further away (like to garage/barn) a J-frame goes into pocket holster while semiautos get holstered.
When retiring for the evening the "on-duty" firearm is carried upstairs and placed atop nightstand next to my bed.
After reading through this discussion I decided to put on street clothes and sit on the couch with my gun on. I don't think I made it quite two hours before I went and put on my house clothes.
I'm not prepared to live like that anymore and I don't see any reason to. I want to have some space to just relax and be turned off in my life. If I have to live my life in DEFCON 2 it's not worth it to me
There's another discussion in this subform about doors and locks being more important than a gun. That's a thing Bro.
I'm not going into extensive detail but you aren't just going to kick in my doors (no sliders here) and walk in. I won't say my windows are impervious but they are shatter proof and high enough off the ground that it's going to take effort for you to get in and I will have ample time to reach over to my end table and grab my gun.
I put the effort into hardening my perimeter so I could sit on the couch in pajama bottoms and sweats and feel perfectly safe.
I also put effort into not presenting myself or my home as a high enough value target to be worth the effort it would take to get in.
We all have specific conditions that we choose or are exposed to. While my conditions don't relate to hundreds of accesable arms, there are no minors in the abode and access to firearms at the ready are available throughout the home...every room.
Several layers of animals provide for awareness in times of rest and have proven to be very effective. Not everyone is so fortunate and able in these applications and I consider myself very fortunate in that regard.
I respect and appreciate greatly not wanting non residents access to the family arsenal...these dynamics are very important and a true responsibility to those that choose to maintain arms.
Logic and awereness should always be your priority.
I agree, generally at home I'm not carrying, but there are several guns in my bedroom, and if children not in the house, one in my living room if I'm in there.
Yup, kids change things.
Bed holsters are great. I highly recommend the Crossbreed Bedside Backup. It's kydex formed to various gun models. Have to order it by gun make/model. It can be used for a couch, maybe book shelf too. I have a Glock 19 with laser/light combo (had to order the specific bed holster for that) in that holster.
CrossBreed® Holsters Bedside Backup (crossbreedholsters.com)
This has always been my hesitation with electronic safes, not just for guns but generally. For self defense though, I don't want something failing when I need it most.
My XD-45 is loaded in a lock box in the bedroom. Outside I carry 100% excepting in prohibited areas.
Was it Shaft that kept a snubby in the freezer?
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