take off gun/holster when laying down?

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    take off gun/holster when laying down?

    I carry a G19 in a CB supertuck. my question is, when laying down on the couch or bed with other members walking around and also being in the living room, do any of you take the gun off or leave it holstered. I just feel weird breaking the 4 rules of safety by pointing my muzzle horizontally at others in the room and house. By laying down, my muzzle is pointed straight through the house at hip level.

    When no one is in the house I just keep it in while laying down. With others in the house I just feel unsafe and take the whole holster off and set it on the floor beside the couch.

    any thoughts?
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    If it is holstered with the trigger guard covered, I would leave it alone. This is no different than sitting across the table from someone while pocket carrying.
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    I leave mine holstered. I feel it's better secured in a holster than loose somewhere else with me asleep.
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    My firearm stays in the holster.

    As for it pointing at someone, if the firearm is holstered and you are not playing with it, how is it going to discharge? There's not a single case of a gun going off all on its own - in or out of a holster.
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    still feels very weird to be laying with my feet (and loaded gun) pointed at my girlfriend and others through a thin wall. I do very well realize the above points and they are very valid. I know nothing bad will happen, but still..
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    Safest two places for a firearm:

    1) On you (safest)
    2) In your safe (almost as safe)

    Mine stays on my person all the time except when showering, swimming, doing a few other choice activities, any time when legal to do so...... even then it is within reach.
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    I usually wind up napping on the couch wearing it, for the most part I get dressed in the AM, part of being dressed is putting the gun on, and undressed before going to bed. the gun rarely comes off of me in between

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    I don't want to be rude, but isn't this a little extreme and overthinking things? I have guns on the nightstand, on the kitchen table, behind the mirror in the bathroom and where ever I'm at in the house. They are mainly unholstered, and ready to grab and shoot. I have done this all of my life, except when children are present, or guests. They have never decided to fire on their own.

    Gun safety is good, and so is muzzle control. But it's the finger on the trigger that will get ya. A little common sense goes far.
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    You should do what makes you comfortable relative to safety.

    With that said, it is a matter of your becoming comfortable with a quality firearm in a proper holster. I'll give you an example similar to yours. Whenever transporting a prisoner/arrestee (prior to cages) I sat in the back set behind my partner with the prisoner/arrestee in the right rear part of the seat. My holstered gun pointed directly at my partners back. It never was a problem.
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    "prior to cages". Gloves, you are giving away your age :)
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    My pic is posted in the gallery, so its a little late to worry about that.

    Sorry about the diversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    You should do what makes you comfortable relative to safety.
    I think that is a pretty good summation. I DO carry in the house while sitting. For example, I may go outside and watter the flowers, come back in and watch TV, go out and get the mail, come back in, then, maby out to the deck for a while. I my case it is easier to ware it than fool around with arming, disarming etc. Of course, this changes due to seasons and other factors.

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    I lay down with it on the couch all the time. Trigger is covered by my CBST so I don't worry about it at all. When I sleep in my bed I put it in my bedside safe.
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    Where will it be pointed if you lay it on a coffee table or on the couch cushion next to you? Regardless of how you slice it it is pointed at something. In a holster on your person is best in all situations.
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    There is only one "polite" direction for a gun on a table to be pointed in a group situation.
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