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Old 05-13-2013, 21:17   #41
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Glock 23, one in the hole, flashlight, spare mag. The gun is usually in bed under the covers. If I'm sleeping soundly and someone does get into the room, there's no sense presenting him with a gun on the nightstand like cookies for Santa.

Every now and then I sleep on my arm and it's a useless piece of meat when I wake up. To move it, I have to use my other hand. Sketchy. Imagine trying to rack one in under those conditions...
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Old 05-13-2013, 21:18   #42
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...attached to a gun magnet on the side of my bed for easy reach...
Awesome idea -- never heard of it. Must investigate.
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Old 05-13-2013, 21:22   #43
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Always locked and loaded attached to a gun magnet on the side of my bed for easy reach.
interesting...
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Old 05-13-2013, 21:24   #44
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Glock 23, one in the hole, flashlight, spare mag. The gun is usually in bed under the covers. If I'm sleeping soundly and someone does get into the room, there's no sense presenting him with a gun on the nightstand like cookies for Santa.
So... your Glock with a round chambered is actually in bed with you under the covers? Those safeties must really work!


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Old 05-13-2013, 21:50   #45
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while my bedside gun isn't a GLock it's always loaded.
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Old 05-13-2013, 22:12   #46
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If you dont have kids, why not just keep it on your nightstand?
Hidden from view from anyone who might walk through the room.
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Old 05-13-2013, 22:16   #47
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I keep it simple - unless I am shooting it

If a pistol is fully loaded with one in the chamber - it is in a holster.

If it has a full mag - empty chamber - no holster.

Been doing it this way for as long s I can remember - and am too old to change now.

Bump in the night I grab my G21 out of the ALREADY UNLOCKED safe - no holster so I know the slide need a good hard RACKING.

If I am downstairs - several 9MM that I use for CC in a quick open safe - all in a holster - so I know - no need to rack the slide - pull out of holster and point and click.

I'm with you in that I keep mine unlocked during the night in my nightstand mini-safe, but when my G17 is not on me (which is rare) then it is locked away in the same safe.
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Old 05-13-2013, 22:20   #48
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I wouldn't feel very comfortable safetywise having a loaded gun under my pillow. I have some weird dreams sometimes and also sleep with one arm under the pillow.
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Old 05-13-2013, 22:24   #49
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I slept with a hot 27 for a few years under my pillow. Now I sleep with a RTF22 with a 3.5 trigger and tlr1 next to my bed, still hot.

Any Glock I carry, or sleep next to, is alway, alway hot... Ready to fire.

EDIT: and a mossberg 12g hot next to me bed. Every single night.

During the day, they go in the safe.
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Old 05-13-2013, 22:32   #50
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Quick access safe with a 22 + light on top and the only backup mag is for it - no chance for confusion. A 34 at 20 + 1 with a Pearce extension for my wife. A Kahr BUG just because. Cell phones on night stands.

Closet has the long guns. Doubt that we ever get to that level.
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Old 05-13-2013, 23:12   #51
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I keep my G21, fully loaded (14 rounds of 230 grain Speer Gold Dot), with a 2nd 13 round magazine fully loaded, along with a Surefire 9P flashlight, in the drawer of my nightstand. The drawer has a secret quick-release lock.
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Old 05-13-2013, 23:12   #52
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I keep my 23 under my bed (I don't have a night stand), with the mag in it but nothing in the chamber.
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Old 05-13-2013, 23:12   #53
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Beretta 92fs is kept in bottom bedside drawer, fully loaded mag inserted with chamber empty. I'm aware a lot of people prefer to have a loaded pipe at all times, but the method I use is what I'm most comfortable with.

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:34   #54
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If you're keeping it unloaded, what's the point of the safe?
Why does anyone keep anything in a safe ?? My main reasons are wandering kids...houseguests and maybe a theft deterrent if we are not in the house.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:47   #55
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G23, one in the chamber with a loaded 13rd mag with a spare mag under the pillow of the unused side. Be prepared. When I'am not home or have guests, everything is locked up.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:54   #56
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What is the rational of not keeping the mag in the gun? If there isnt one in the chamber, who cares if the mag is in or out...

Are you worried about your kids grabbing it while you sleep and you want that one extra step?

There is no way in hell I would want to deal with the stress of loading a mag in the dark and chambering a round while being jarred in the middle of the night from a bad guy.
I have always felt most comfortable with the mags loaded but not in the gun. for me, I know exactly where the bullets are.I guess my thought is that if I did hear someone in the house and I was kind of awake, It would not take me very long to get my gun and load it. I think I would actually be scared to be holding a loaded gun if I'm not fully awake. Thats just me though...
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:58   #57
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G19 within reach. Loaded mag in the gun, but nothing in the chamber. Surefire x300 ultra attached. An extra mag within reach, though I doubt I will ever face a challenge in my home where I would need to shoot more than 15 rounds. Oh, and hearing protection in the drawer, just in case I have time to jam in some plugs before the fireworks ensue.

So, rack the slide, light up the potential target, verify the threat, shoot until threat is neutralized. Does anyone ever drill the bedroom intruder scenario? I've done it a couple of times and it was an eye-opener. I don't know about other people, but my brain takes a while to go from deep sleep to competent self defense. My sleepy brain has some trouble with the fine motor skills required to bring a handgun into play under these circumstances. Also with making quick and accurate threat assessments so I don't shoot a family member or some other innocent who stumbled into the kill zone by accident. I feel like I need to practice this a lot more. As always, the hardware is the easy part.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:33   #58
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Glock 17 full mag w/spare G17 mag and spare G18 mag all full of HST's in and biometric safe on the nitestand ...im also running a tlr1s
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:41   #59
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G30 with 11 goldots/1 in the pipe with a small flashlight on the night table about a foot away
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The whole thing makes zero sense.
Where I live, it's the law.
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