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Strikers on the Nightstand

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by Panzerschwein, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Polar Express

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    I completely agree!!! I should have made that clear in my post. Again, that couple did have multiple dogs, (some folks consider that a reliable early-warning tool) but they were distracted by doggie treats.

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    Generally speaking whatever I carry that day is at the ready in a drawer. Any firearm that has a chambered round is in a holster. There is also a 12 gauge Mossberg model 500 close by though it is kept chamber empty, magazine full of double aught buck, uncocked, safety off. It would take a little longer to get to though.
     
  4. herrwalther

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    I keep my SD/HD carry weapon in a quick access bedside safe. That is purely because I have a toddler running around and not because of the action of the firearm. I have 3 dogs and at least 3 doors locked between my front door and my bedroom. So if I need it in the middle of the night I have some warning.
     
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    In a lock box attached to the side rail of the bed.

    Over the last decade or so, with little fanfare, a number of states passed laws making it a crime to store a gun in a condition where a child could get access to it (even if there are no children regularly in the house). The statutes vary by state, but simply regularly keeping a gun in an unlocked nightstand drawer may be a per se violation; usually a misdemeanor. But, if a child gets to the gun and shoots someone with it, then kiss your guns goodbye because that's a felony. And it isn't just anit-gun states, even states with pro-gun reputations like Texas have laws like this on the books.

    Please take the time to check your state and local laws and get into compliance with them because the rugrat accompanying the door-to-door saleswoman who rings your doorbell and then runs past your legs and sees the shotgun propped up in the corner could cause you a lot of unnecessary grief when she runs off to the police with her do-gooder liberal mentality.
     
  6. JudgeHolden10

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    I use a FAS-1 safe. It has a mechanical combination lock, and it's exceedingly well built. http://www.fas1safe.com/

    As a bonus, the owner of the company is a THR member and quite helpful in answering questions.
     
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  7. sean m

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    Only own 2 striker fired handguns a Browning Buckmark and a old Galesi in 25.

    for HD
    I keep a Ruger P95 loaded safety off in a Blackhawk fanny pack holster that has a spare magazine identification and a flashlight and knife in it. This is my grab kit in case anything goes bump or I need to vacate the house in a hurry. The kit is attached under the bed frame to 2 drawer handles by the belt retaining straps.
     

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  8. strangelittleman

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    What ever my EDC is, will be on the nightstand. Typically, it's a bobbed hammer, DAO S&W 681 w/ boot grips, or a S&W 386 Night Guard.
     
  9. JR24

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    Never been worried about a striker on the nightstand.

    That said, with a toddler in the house I use a speedvault mounted next to the bed.
     
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  10. bubbatime

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    Before kids, I kept a fully loaded Glock 21/17, with a round chambered, in the nightstand drawer. Pistol light (extremely important) attached to the pistol. No need for a holster in a drawer. It was indexed the same way for years and years and I knew exactly where it was.

    Now that I have mini-me's running around the place, I keep a Glock 17 in a fast access pistol safe. Again, fully loaded, with a round in the chamber. Surefire pistol light affixed. No holster needed in a safe.

    The OP preferred a double/single action pistol and I cant fault that line of thinking. He knows himself better than any other, and knows his skill set and abilities. The double/single action pistols ARE safe, especially for clumsy or deep sleepers.
     
  11. ilbob

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    I don't like the idea of having an unloaded or semi loaded gun for self defense.

    I don't like the idea of leaving it unsecured either, so IMO you would be best served by some kind of security box that can be readily accessed by you but no one else. That way you don't have to worry one day at work that you forgot to lock up your gun when you left for work and the cleaning lady is coming by and she sometimes brings her kids with her.
     
  12. FAS1

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    Looks like a nice #Bump In The Night Rig"!

    #bringbackthefannypack :D

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  13. FAS1

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    I actually have a Smart Carry that can be used similarly. The strap attaches with Velcro and is pretty quick to put on.

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  14. Deltaboy1984

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    I have no children at home anymore so mine SW Sigma VE stays on top of the nightstand and my 870 standing beside the post on my bed!
     
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  15. WestKentucky

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    Wifes glock 42 stays in a pocket holster on her nightstand laying flat and pointing towards the front of the house. No other rooms that way and no houses if the little .380 did poke through the wall. Striker guns make me nervous, but im somehow ok with my ar pistol between the nightstand and the bed. It rests barrel down safety on and chambered.
     
  16. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Cold steel ?
     
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    I remember my dad just having a 1948 vintage smith pre model 10 .38 in a shoulder holster hanging off the headboard and a winchester 1300 defender in the closet.I myself keep a .45 colt and a .357 near the bed, I'll be in houston tomorrow for work for three weeks so my "hotel gun" will be a shield .40
     
  18. GunnyUSMC

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    Just an off brand.
     
  19. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    When I was 16 I had a job at a local grocer and got a debit card (not supposed to get one til 18) and I ordered over the phone a cold steel trail hawk, was my home defense weapon for a good bit.
     
  20. Bama59

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    If going to be home for awhile SD9 chambered in holster , weekdays EDC Shield chambered with safety or holstered. Live in a good area now but seems more trouble every year, when lived in Memphis kept shotgun and pistol within reach.
     
  21. Bugster

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    I have a Taurus PT24/7 Gen2 in 40 S&W in my nightstand drawer. Full mag +1 in the chamber, with the thumb safety ON. We don't have young kids running around any more, but I still don't want it on the top of the nightstand. I know all I need to do if the threat is real is drop the thumb safety if the situation calls for it.
     
  22. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    2 primary guns---fully loaded G19 in a snap close Galco holster and a Ruger P95 fully loaded with the safety on and the trigger goes limp.

    Any secondary weapon in the place --be it a pistol or shotgun will have an empty chamber and a loaded magazine.
     
  23. LAH

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    Bedside handgun, S&W MP Pro 9, 5". It's ready to go in the nightstand drawer which is opened when I lay down.
     
  24. 2zulu1

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    I have a carnivorous, trained German Shepherd that can launch if needed and we both like to go to the home range. :)
     
  25. If1HitU

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    My 19 months old grandson and his mother, had moved in so I don't keep my firearm bedside now. Lol.sorry about the age of my grandson,the wife said he's 20 months old.:thumbup::rofl:
     
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