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What's Your Bedside Gun? Why?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Redcoat3340, May 18, 2018.

  1. Redcoat3340

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    Just wondering what folks keep in their nightstand drawer, under the bed or (egads!) under the pillow? And why you made that choice.

    Mine is a Sig full-size P250 in .45 with a light on a rail. (I had a 9mm Beretta PX4 with the same light before the Sig; and at one time a .357 4" S&W, and Sig P6.)

    I've settled on the Sig 250 thinking with one up the spout it's DAO and moderate but smoooth pull weight it's as safe as a revolver; the .45 is a big bullet and will stop anything entering the bedroom; that although I am more accurate at 10 or 15 yards with my P220 in .45, at the range I'd be using a bedside gun I'm accurate enough to hit center of mass; the gun is 100% reliable with my SD ammo; it's uncomplicated and unfussy, pull the trigger and it goes bang, no messing with safeties; and with a rail I have to option of using a light or not. The only limitation is the mag load...but I think 8 rounds of .45 should do the trick, and there's another loaded mag in the same location (a one-gun "safe" that's always open, but that I can lock when the grandkiddies come to visit).

    So what have you got for when things go "bump" in the night?
     
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    My bedside gun is a short barrel Mossberg 500 loaded with #4 Buckshot. Why? Because I feel its the best choice for me, plenty of power and very few fine motor skills needed.
     
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    A revolver
     
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    The same Glock 19 I carry every day
     
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    AR 15 and a 1911.
     
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    Rossi M92 in 45 Colt that has a smoothed out action. 10 Rounds of 45 Colt 255 grain goodness and one in the chamber. Ghost Ring Sites.

    Why: My wife can cycle the action so either of us can use it. Its handy, light, and smooth.
     
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  8. edwardware

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    A pretty boring M4gery, with a Surefire light in a Elzetta FSB light mount; 28 + 28 55gr soft point in/on the gun.

    Why: simple, effective, easy to use in the dark, and it brings it's own light.
     
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    Same for me, except it's a Ruger LC9s.
     
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    Will be my 365. I don't ave the $$$ to delegate different guns for this and that.
     
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    Whichever handgun I am currently carrying is what is within reach when I am in bed.

    I do that because whatever I am currently carrying (and I carry it all of the time, even at home) is the handgun with which I am, at the moment, most familiar.

    Right now, that is a G30s. I will probably soon switch back to my 3.3"XDs.45 for 6 months, or so.
     
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    Glock 17 and a Maverick 88 in the closet.
     
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    AR 15 in 5.56. Reason, reduced wall penetration.
     
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    My carry piece sleeps next to me. If I’m dressed I’m carrying it.
     
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    bedside.JPG This 19C. Glocks served me well in the military, later as a contractor and competitor. My CCW shield goes in the drawer in the evening so I remember where I put it the next day.
     
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    My EDC SIG P938 is always close by, but I have a dedicated HK VP9 with a rail-mounted flashlight at bedside every night.
     
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    On my wife's side is her bersa thunder 380, why? because its what she is most familiar with and what she prefers to shoot, and shoots accurately.

    On my side is whatever I have carried that day, along with the.... gasp- Shockwave- :eek::eek::neener:
     
  19. Armored farmer

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    I am keeping my Ruger SR9c with rail mounted light in my bedside drawer.
    I shoot it well, it has 17rd capacity, weapon light, loaded chamber indicator, manual safety.
     
  20. bassjam

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    I have a CZ 75b as my bedside gun. I want something with a DA trigger if I ever need to grab it when I'm sleepy, plus I shoot it well and love taking it to the range.

    I do want to replace it with something with a rail like an SP01 since I already have a BNIB Streamlight TRL-4 sitting around, but every time I get a few spare bucks I keep buying ammo or other guns.
     
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    A 4" 629 "No Dash" customized with night sights and Pachmayr Presentation grips. .45/70 Guide Gun or 12 ga pump with 000/slugs nearby. We live in Bearville and our bedroom windows are at grade. Should handle any two-legged issues as well.
     
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    S&W 1076. It was the only DA semi auto I had at the time.
     
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    Glock 19 with light for me, and Rossi .22 revolver for wife. I’d like to have her use a .38, but she loves the Rossi!
     
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    Usually a Taurus pt99af with 17 rds in and 2 mags beside it. I occasionally have my AR pistol .223 30rd and two 30rds. Either way I think I’m more than adequately armed for any realistically foreseeable event, but right now it’s nothing notable since I have to have things locked up as I have kids in the home which are in “foster care” but we are adopting so it won’t be long til something comes out again.
     
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    Ithaca 37 12 ga. and a S&W BodyGuard38. The 37 because I picked it up cheap, and the .38 because I CCW it and can grab it if someone were to make it to my room before I could respond.
     
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