Is your gun holstered at night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    No. I have one of those locking pistol safes, with the foam inside, next to the bed. It's actually kept unlocked all the time unless I have company, so it's always within easy reach at night.
    That's what I do.

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    I keep a Glock 19 in pistol safe in night stand. This is not my carry gun, so there all the time. Place my carry pc in kitchen cabinet for quick access at that end of house. Several other pistols and rifles hidden around (gotta get a gun safe).

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    Not holstered...BUT...in a small safe near the bed.

    I gotta young'n that likes to get up at night and wander around, usually ending up sneaking in my room.

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    Keep both handguns holstered, but the Mossburg 12 is not. Kept right buy the bed with 5- 00 buck shells in it.
    John Steinbeck: Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

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    Glock 23 is not holstered as I have my Insight Tac Light mounted to it for use in dark. My XD9sc is usually in the holster.
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    No holster, but I use one of those plastic coated magnets beside my headboard (just can't remember the name of it).

    Every night when I go to bed, I put the gun on the magnet. And I grab it when I get up in the morning, or when I have to take a trip to the other side of the house for a late nite poddy.
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    Every night when I go to bed, I put the gun on the magnet.

    Thats NOT good. It'll polarize the ammo,
    causing it to only shoot north.

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    I keep mine within easy reach, but then there are no children in the house. Just a pitbull and I am married to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryD View Post
    No holster, but I use one of those plastic coated magnets beside my headboard (just can't remember the name of it).

    Every night when I go to bed, I put the gun on the magnet. And I grab it when I get up in the morning, or when I have to take a trip to the other side of the house for a late nite poddy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wrascal View Post
    Every night when I go to bed, I put the gun on the magnet.

    Thats NOT good. It'll polarize the ammo,
    causing it to only shoot north.
    On a more serous note:

    Officer Safety Bulletin- MRI

    In July 2001, an officer from the Manheim Township (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) Police Department had an incident where his issue firearm malfunctioned. The Smith & Wesson, Model 4013, .40 S&W caliber, semi-automatic pistol was found to have a magnetized firing pin, which stuck to the side of the channel within the slide. Upon inspection, it was determined that the entire pistol had become so magnetized that paper clips actually stuck to any metal surface. The department armorer was able to demagnetize the firearm with the use of a high-power, videotape-erasing unit after complete disassembly.

    When the malfunction was discovered, the officer had no idea of when or how his pistol had become magnetized. A review of the officer’s activities, revealed that he had investigated a burglar alarm call at a medical office that was equipped with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit. During the investigation, the officer had walked into the MRI suite that magnetized the pistol. MRI medical personnel have detailed instructions on safety, which include keeping metal objects away from the unit. Upon further inspection, two additional officer’s firearms were also found to have been magnetized.
    While your ceramic magnet doesn't generate anything like the field in an MRI suite, long term exposure could potentially (?) cause the same issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aus71383 View Post
    Mine is holstered. I move around in my sleep - I'd hate to knock my gun off the nightstand and have it fall on something and BANG! wake up that way. If I even woke up... Plus it takes half a second to unholster (if that) and it will help wake me up. I'm not worried about the half second since I'm upstairs. Maybe if I was in an apartment it would be a different story. Just my $0.02

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    i go along w/aus71383, my bedroom is also upstairs and i also keep my Sig.239 holstered just so it wont get scratched up somehow..
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    Here's what I use for my G 26:


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    I keep mine holstered at night. If someones messing around our place we have a alarm our pit bull. That gives me notice to go check whats going on, with a shotgun.
    John Steinbeck: Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

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    Well.....a couple of 'em are, and a couple of 'em ain't....
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    No....just laying on the night stand on a wash cloth.
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    Glocks tend to encourage the habit.

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