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Old 05-14-2013, 16:11   #76
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When I got my first gun, a Glock G22, I kept it in my biometric safe by the bed with 15 in the mag but an empty chamber. I took a two day defensive handgun course and developed a lot more confidence and learned that I really should keep it chambered. So now it is loaded with 15+1 in the safe. The safe is a biometric but also has a numeric keypad just in case. I have an alarm system, two siberian huskies and a child proof gate to the bedroom to keep the dogs out. I would have plenty of notice to get the gun out of the safe if ever needed. BTW I keep a super bright LED flashlight on top of the safe at all times.
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Old 05-14-2013, 16:16   #77
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I live alone so a few things are diff for me.

my setup.
Loaded, one in the pipe, along with light sitting Under my other pillow.
Vest under bed with spare mags and light on its front, no need to give a bad guy my gun if he makes it into my room with out me knowing.
I've read a few stories about ppl waking up to see their own pistol pointed at them that was placed on their night stand.

I have practiced extensively and use small motion lights placed in select spots around the inside of the house that will warn me if anyone is moving around, that's IF I don't hear them first.
I have them in a pattern that allows me to move through the house in complete darkness but a intruder will be lit up.

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Old 05-14-2013, 17:02   #78
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I live alone so a few things are diff for me.

my setup.
Loaded, one in the pipe, along with light sitting Under my other pillow.
Vest under bed with spare mags and light on its front, no need to give a bad guy my gun if he makes it into my room with out me knowing.
I've read a few stories about ppl waking up to see their own pistol pointed at them that was placed on their night stand.

I have practiced extensively and use small motion lights placed in select spots around the inside of the house that will warn me if anyone is moving around, that's IF I don't hear them first.
I have them in a pattern that allows me to move through the house in complete darkness but a intruder will be lit up.
They were doing it wrong.
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Old 05-14-2013, 17:06   #79
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G21, fully loaded, holstered on a bedside table. 2 mags in drawer. Monitored alarm installed with house.

I will be upgrading to a under table magnet once we get new Bedroom furniture.
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Old 05-14-2013, 17:07   #80
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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.

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This. Great way to standardize. If my grandkids (3 and 5) are home, it is always empty chamber if not on my person. There is no way either one can rack the slide on a G17. Bedtime its under my pillow. Kids not home, chamber loaded in holster under pillow. Always spare magazine beside it. Flashlight on floor beside bed.
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Old 05-14-2013, 17:14   #81
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One thing I don't understand is people literally putting a gun in the bed with the, under a pillow, etc.

I don't see the appeal. It seems dangerous both in the chances of an ND, and in the possibility that it might shift while you sleep and you won't even be able to reach it as quickly as if it was in a non-disturbed location such as a nightstand.

It makes me wonder...is the 1 foot distance most people set a nightstand from the bed really that far away?

Since a picture is worth 1,000 words, here is the view from my bed. Pistol is a G21SF. Pretty close and quick to get to, and it won't move if I roll over. I can look over and see the night sights even if it somehow gets really dark, no not knowing where it is.

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Old 05-14-2013, 17:17   #82
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Old 05-14-2013, 17:41   #83
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Gen 3 G22 with Trijicon HD sights. Small bedside safe, full mag in the gun, empty pipe. Spare loaded mag next to it in the safe.

I feel comfortable but ready with this set up.

I have teenagers living in the house and the gun is always locked up.

OP: suggest you consider putting the mag in the gun. If the SHTF, you don't want to be fumbling in the dark trying to orient the mag.
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Old 05-14-2013, 17:45   #84
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Warp,

It comes down to standardization. Whether home, hotel, mom, any other bed, same setup (under pillow). If carry condition 1, what is difference concerning ND? I think less likelihood beneath pillow or at the very least, no more of risk than on hip. If not chambered without holster, absolutely safe - even with small children around. Just my take...
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Old 05-14-2013, 17:57   #85
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My Edc g33 with an extra mag and flashlight. Loaded +1 in a small lockbox. I have kids so things have to stay locked. I keep other stuff in bigger safe that is not as easy to get into quickly.
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Old 05-14-2013, 18:01   #86
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22 w/tlr-3 on the headboard hot and ready in a holster. Not a heavy sleeper, so when the dog hears a mouse fart in the neighbors house I'm awake.
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Old 05-14-2013, 18:14   #87
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My bedside gun is in an open safe loaded but without a round in the chamber.
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Old 05-14-2013, 18:15   #88
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While I love glocks and own a few, I use a 12 gauge loaded w/ 00 buckshot, LaserLyte, and 500 lumen light to protect my family. I carry a 33 and keep a 34 w/ tactical light in my truck, both loaded w/ DPX. I also keep a 12 gauge w/ pistol grip under the back seat of my truck. Have a Baer in my desk drawer in case I want to defend myself in style.
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Old 05-14-2013, 18:17   #89
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Your bedside Glock...Loaded or unloaded ??
My bedside pistol with a loaded magazine inserted sits on the nightstand by my head. The chamber is unloaded; my small but strong mini-flashlight sits next to the pistol alongside my cellphone.
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Old 05-14-2013, 18:20   #90
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Glock 22 with one in chamber & extra mag on nightstand... 590a1, also fully loaded in corner.
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Old 05-14-2013, 18:54   #91
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I hate chambering a lot of carry ammo, so G19 loaded with 19 round mag in it. Sits in a Safariland ALS, so it's guard is protected, but I can picked it up with one hand, and silently flick the holster off with the thumb break.

During the day, I put the gun in the safe, or change the mag and carry it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 19:37   #92
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The only time my Glocks are unloaded is for cleaning, dry fire and if the magazine goes dry.

Always loaded and holstered.

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Old 05-14-2013, 20:45   #93
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At night I keep my Para-Ordnance P-14 (fat body 1911) with topped off mag, cocked and locked in a holster attached to an appliance that slides between the mattress and box spring and holds the gun at a 45* draw angle right where my hand normally falls. I can draw without even taking my hand out from under the covers. A belt sized to slip over my head, cross chest, with 2 spare mags and Surefire hangs from the headboard.

The picture is from when I first made it about 10 years ago and put a GLOCK 20 in it
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Old 05-14-2013, 20:56   #94
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19 loaded and holstered within reach.
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Old 05-14-2013, 21:02   #95
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G23 ready to go and a tlr1 on the rail.

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Old 05-14-2013, 21:07   #96
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Glock 21 Gen 4 loaded with extra magazine and attached gun light.
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Old 05-14-2013, 21:11   #97
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As others have already pointed out, keep the pistol ready for immediate use but secured.

I keep the Glock loaded with a full mag and one in the chamber. It's stowed conveniently with a spare mag in a pistol safe mounted beneath the bed frame. The safe can be unlocked quickly while lying in bed in total darkness (no batteries or electronics to fail). A gas spring opens the safe lid and presents the pistol in a holster beneath the lid. My gal has the same setup on her side of the bed.
I have the same setup :-) , but on the side of the bed right by my pillow.


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Old 05-14-2013, 21:33   #98
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This Glock 20 is next to me, with a 20 round mag or 30 round mag, and one in the pipe. Holster holds an extra mag.

I train with this holster, and I keep a Safe-T-Blok installed on the gun at all times.

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He said it was in a small safe as well, so that rules out the fear of a child messing with it.

The whole thing makes zero sense.

Its amazing what people will do.
Members are invited to post, showing what they have on a night stand, and you ridicule him. 77,000 posts, and it cumulates in this?
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