Where to keep your gun in the bedroom?

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  1. TarDevil

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    I don't know to call it good fortune or bad, but I wake up at the slightest noise. Mice have awakened me. The second I wake up I'm good to go.
    See above. If someone makes it that far with the animal we have, they are better than The DareDevil.

    To your point, though... we have munitions strategically placed in hopes that an early alert allows us to execute our family defense plan which provides us with a well supplied defensive position. A narrow alley is the only way to get to us. Take what they want. Don't step into that alley.
     
  2. Night Rider

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    I was like that when I got out of the Army. I got over it
     
  3. armedwalleye

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  4. highroadmember

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    A magnet on the wall and one of a shelf about 6 feet from bed.
     
  5. Good Ol' Boy

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    I keep a G17 in a holster off the side of my bed. Used to keep it under my pillow but as my pillow broke in it felt like I had a pistol under my head.

    My wife has a PPSM2 under her pillow and I have 18.5" 12g loaded with slugs close by.

    If anyone makes entry into our house past my pitbull in a centralized location then I'm already dead because I'm dealing with John Wick.

    Aside from that FAFO.
     
  6. old lady new shooter

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    2A4LIFE makes a polycoated magnet strong enough to hold a fully loaded 1911 type frame anywhere you mount it; night stand, headboard, bed frame, wall or anywhere creatively.

    Don't know about plastic pistols with metal parts
     
  8. Choctaw

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    My service weapon stays on the nightstand at night.
     
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    Where I can get at it fairly quickly but not out in the open. I have to get out of bed to access it, so I don't shoot my wife in my sleep or something.
     
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  10. SharpDog

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    I can't really say but I keep my pistol in a Kydex holster near my pillow ... :what:
     
  11. aarondhgraham

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    In a cheap Uncle Mike's nylon holster,,,
    Screwed to the board of my bed frame.

    I placed it so my hand drops naturally when I'm laying on my back.

    Aarond

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  12. BlackHand1917

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    I keep a loaded Smith and Wesson model 10 with two inch barrel in .38 Special on my night table near my bed with a speed loader.
     
  13. JTHunter

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    On one side of the bed is an SP-101 in .38 Special. On a wall-mounted gunrack on the other side is a 12 ga. SxS, an AK with a 40 rounder, and my GP-100 in .357 hanging on one of the hooks in its holster. It also has 2 speedloaders on the holster's belt.
     
  14. the Black Spot

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    Under the pillow
     
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    I would err on the side of less accessibility rather than more. Incidents of relatives, friends, neighborhood drunks -- even the police -- entering your home are much more common than wrongdoers entering. Add the factor of being half awake, and the chances of a mistaken shooting are high when a loaded gun is within arm's reach. The retrieval of the gun should be deliberate. You have to balance the chances of each scenario happening.
     
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  16. Armored farmer

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    Outstanding choice in pistols.
     
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  17. Kleanbore

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    The beds\room? At night?
     
  18. trackskippy

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    I just leave the gun I carry holstered in my pants for the next day, which are on a chair next to the bed, ready to go, fireman style.

    Not that Im not worried about anyone getting in, we have perimeter alarms, good exterior doors, and three Rotties that freak out if a mouse farts. We know if someone is here before they ever get up near the house.
     
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  19. Sav .250

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    Night stand next to bed.
     
  20. Cayle

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    Yep. I'm a hard sleeper. I've slept through hurricanes. I need those layers of doors, wife, dog, cats, etc. to wake me up. Sneaking up on me without them would be fairly easy.
     
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  21. crestoncowboy

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    In a vaultek beside the bed. If you can think to hit the nanokey, keypad, biometric pad, your phone, or key to open it then you must be alert enough. And the nano key takes 1 second.
     
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  22. guyfromohio

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    Mini Vault on bed stand. No unlocked guns in my house. You can train your kids…. Take away the mystery…. Get them comfortable…. Teach them all the rules, but never trust a child’s brain.
     
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  23. .38 Special

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    I trust my teenagers, but I don't trust their friends. So the bedside gun gets locked up.

    After some bad experiences I no longer trust electronic vaults and have switched to a Simplex type. I have tried opening the vault at night and closing it in the morning, but have forgotten to close it on several occasions so now just leave it locked all the time. It takes a few seconds, but my bedroom door is locked while I sleep, as are all the external doors and windows. The odds of a "good guy" suddenly appearing at my bedside are close to nil.

    <edit> This, by the way, is the vault I now use. It is more expensive than most of the electronic boxes, but is substantially heavier and better-built, has no batteries to go bad or electronics susceptible to electromagnetic interference, and so far has been free of the sort of nonsense that drove me away from GunVault et. al.
     
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  24. theotherwaldo

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    Most of my firearms that were stolen or mis-used were stolen or misused by adult members of my family.
    Thus, all of my firearms are either in one of my safes or in an undisclosed location.
     
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  25. DeepSouth
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    My story… Decades ago when I was a single man, part time drunk, and lived alone, a buddy of mine that had stayed the night… to drunk to drive I’m sure. Well he woke me up by shaking me, I kept a 357 on my night stand. So I grabbed at it fumbled with it for a millisecond and I remember recognizing him as I brought the sights up, while cocking it. I have to be honest, it did scare the crap out of me, that ol’ boy had no idea how close he was.

    Once I recognized him I just went to screaming expletives at him.
    what I learned was:
    1: I needed to keep the barrel facing away from me not toward the foot of the bed, didn’t want to fumble it if I really need it!
    2: need to lock the bedroom door when I go to bed
    3: need smarter friends, and less alcohol
    4: debated doing more double action shooting as their was no reason for me to cock it other than habit


    For over 20 years I’ve been married and now have grown kids, and I have worked shift work for 15+ years.. now days, I don’t think it’s possible to surprise me by waking me…. That’s just normal.

    what I do nowadays is different, and not public information.
     
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