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Nightstand Revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by SteadyD, May 24, 2017.

  1. W.R.Buchanan

    W.R.Buchanan Member

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    Mine is a S&W696 no dash (firing pin on hammer) it is loaded way down with these HP so it doesn't go all the way thru my house.

    For those who didn't want to spend a Grand a CA Bulldog or the new Ruger GP100/.44 would be a good way to go.

    Randy

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  2. Bert W.

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    Astra Terminator with .44 special Critical Defense.
     
  3. HOWARD J

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    I had a small S & W 38 spl-but one of my sons took it
    also had a kel-tec P-3AT but my daughter took it
    Now I just have auto's
     
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  4. TexasPatriot.308

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    Ruger GP100 in .357 mag, Ruger Blackhawk .45 colt....with self defense loads.
     
  5. ROD KLOMP

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    SS&W 640 PRO, loaded with Buffalo bore short barrel 38 +p
     
  6. Gun Master

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    Get a wheelgun and keep it !
     
  7. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    By request.. Dan Wesson 15-2 out of its holster...

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  8. Gun Master

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    Wow !
    Is that a 4" or 5" ? Do you have any of the other length barrels ?
    They don't make those anymore .
    Yum, yum, yum ! Tell us more about it, please. Each gun has a story.
    Thanks.:)
     
  9. Dr.Rob

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    It's a 4 inch, I have a 6 inch barrel and shroud too. Even have the awful skinny factory grip. My uncle did a horse trade with my dad 20 some years ago for a Colt Government 380. Uncle bought it new in the 70's if I recall, used it around his fishing camp. It's never been a particularly valuable piece, but it's accurate and reliable.

    I'm of the opinion that a 4 inch .357 is about the perfect balance of power and practicality as an 'all around' handgun.
     
  10. Elm Creek Smith

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  11. Bud0505

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    12 ga works well as my nightstand gun.
     
  12. Rexster

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    No firearms are on/inside my nightstand. Actually, what functions as a nightstand is a desk, and there is ammunition there, but no firearms. I do keep an S&W Model 19-5 quite near the bed, and an SP101 is just a bit farther away, at the moment. The 19-5 has quite compact rubber Boot Grips, that used to be available from Michaels of Oregon. Compact grips are good, in case I have to handle the revolver before having a chance to remove the CTS splint I usually wear while sleeping. The SP101, with the nicely compact OEM grip, is in a Kramer pocket holster, so can be dropped into a pocket, to serve as a "Texas tactical reload." (Texas Rangers were carrying multiple revolvers long before anyone coined the term "NY reload." ;) )

    My preferred handgun for actually having to fire shots indoors would be one of my Les Baer .45 ACP 1911 pistols. The CTS splint would interfere with optimal handling of the auto pistol, however, so the revolvers have important roles.

    My best choice for "king of the battle," inside the home, if it came to that, would be my Benelli M2, of course. (Yes, I know. I know. I have my reasons.)
     
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  13. jdmb03

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    4" Security Six loaded with Buffalo Bore .357 tactical load.
     
  14. george29

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    My dad was more dangerous with a blade than a gun, then again, he had a lot of experience from the 38th parallel.
     
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  16. If1HitU

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    I keep which ever handgun I carry during day in the draw at night.If i'm out of town my wife have no problem with pulling the trigger with my LCR .38 SPL+P.5 shot revolver. She can't pull the trigger on my S&W 442-2 or 638-3 .38 SPL+P or any of my other J-frames revolvers she is 65 years old,so it is what it is.
     
  17. Kaeto

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    To replace the pic from my earlier post. (thanks to photobucket being greedy) This hangs in a shoulder holster from my headboard cornerpost. It's actually an Enfield Mk VI in .455. It was made in 1926. It was Australian issue during WW II and was a bring back by a GI who used it as his sidearm when he was a cop. (It's been shaved to accept .45 ACP on moon clips) I can only assume he used commercial .45 ACP in it as a cop.


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  18. meatballs

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    Smith model 10 with a 2" barrel.
     
  19. Taroman

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    S&W 625 did it for years.
    Some time back, the 625 became a competition gun with optic and a Sig P250 tool over the bedside post.
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  20. Armored farmer

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    Charter Arms Pitbull .44 with hollow tips and a maglite.
     
  22. azrn

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    I keep my ruger 3 inch 357 sp 101 at bedside.
     
  23. PabloJ

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    I see this topic is gettin quite boring as Revolver R8 has been mentioned pages ago. Let me introduce you to the worst bedside revolver. It is the beautiful (blue iridescent finish) Taurus seven-shot .357 revolver with titanium frame and short PORTED barrel. The grip had wonderful feeling. Quite frankly tt took all my will power to lay down and walk away from that wonderous $350 beauty.
     
  24. stonebuster

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    It gives people an excuse to show off their guns. I'm guilty too.
     
  25. ancientnoob

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    4" Colt Official Police 38 special, loaded with Federal 158gr Lead semi wadcutters. IMG_1011.JPG
     
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