This is a discussion on Night Stand Gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood Check out the J.I.C by mossberg. O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. - Firearms, Shotguns, Rifles, Accessories, and Precision Machining Its not ...
Bulldog 44 sp and a surefire light. We have a second floor bedroom with alarm system, so I'm counting on 5 powerful rounds working with plenty of warning. And don't forget my 7 lb toy fox terrier...she's a great warning system, and vicious as well....
"Some men, you just can't reach"
I use two......Glock 19 or SW 686 4". I have 4 SF lights strategically located in the house.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government--lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." --Patrick Henry
I have a 9mm and a .38 special right beside my bed every night and a good ole 12g shotgun within a few steps.
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Mine is a Glock 17 w/CT laser 17+1 Hornady Critical Defense 9mm kept in a mattress side holster about 1 ft below my right hand as I sleep and I also have a Mossberg 500 Persuader 12 GA pump 6+1 buck shot that I can grab as I walk by the foot of the bed headed for the door or beyond.
Kholster/Glock 17/Rugar SR9c/Bersa 380CC/Ruger LCR/SW 624/ SW 629
Doublestar Star 15 M4 5.56 / Mossberg 500 Tactical Persuader
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence
My nightstand gun is a Ruger P95 with a laser/tac light on the rail. Inexpensive, tough, reliable, 15 + 1 shots . Loaded with 115 gr +p Gold Dots, should ruin a BG's night!
In my night stand: XD 9mm subcompact (16+1 rounds)
In the closet 5 feet from my bed is my AK (30+1 rounds)
In my woman's night stand: Bersa thunder 380 (8+1 rounds)
Under the bed on my woman's side: Remington 870 express magnum(4+1 shells)
In the event of an emergency, I grab the XD and clear the hallway that separates my son's room from our room... she grabs the Bersa and gets our son from his crib and takes him back into our room, where she can lock the doors... then she'll take the shotgun and aim it at the door...
I guess i could take the ak and stick the XD in my waist, but i doubt a long gun would do well in a house clearing scenario.
i agree with the smith and wesson guy. except instead of the 1006 or1076, id go with the 4506 fullsize 45. think vic mackey from the shield! it was the gun of our local police up until about a year or two ago and they are real shooters. very reliable too. also 45 ammo is easier to get than 10mm or at least a bit cheaper. you can also find these used for around 350 if your lucky. police trade ins usually are at least functional and for the money and the purpose you want it for. thats what counts. who care if it has a few dings on it.
glock 19-sig 238- colt new agent-beretta 92-colt gold cup nm series 80- smith and wesson model 10's(4" and 2") remington 870 for the house
We sleep with an 870 tactical, FNP-40, and Taurus 605 .357, very near by.
Glock 30 and Glock 33 on nightstand ..3 steps away 12 gauge 18.5 inch 870..ready to go..plus 5 good watchdogs outside... plus driveway alarm......also if my pet cat aint at the door to greet me when I open the door...the alarm between my ears goes off..lol...
My bed side gun ( under my pillow ) is my CA Bulldog 44 spcl, loaded with factory Hornady 220 gr XTP ammo, & A 12 GA DB Shotgun with the hammer's half cocked & loaded with #4 buckshot, Nice welcomming wagon right. ? OH in case your guessing NO the shotgun doesen't fit under my pillow.
Mine is a XD9 Service with 16+1 of Federal 124gr+P JHP's, and a spare mag in my Gunvault Micro. I also have a Ruger SP101 with Federal 129gr JHP's and several Safariland speedloaders for that in a lockbox. My Surefire G2 sits on the shelf nearby.
I would like to have a shotgun in the room, but I have no space for it at the moment. Even under my bed is full of stuff. Thought about picking up a used Mossberg 500 with pistol-grip-only, so it'd be smaller and easier to store, but I never really liked the idea of those.
Once I have my own place I will have the XD9 unlocked and ready to grab at a second's notice. For now I just do what makes my parents comfortable, which is decent, but the Gunvault does take a few seconds to get open.
"It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath we will hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood, until it rains down from the skies. Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles that every man from every faith can embrace." -McManus twins Boondock Saints
Gonna make this simple, buy what makes you feel confident. Get the gun with simplest functions, cause when things go bump in the night and you are groggy on sleep and adrenaline, you wanna K.I.S.S...
I personally like Glock, I have a G23, G27. If my G23 fails, I know the mags from the 23 fit the 27.
And for crying out loud, people don't go searching in the dark, turn on lights, have a tactical flashlight, hand held or weapon mounted!
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I use a SIG P229 in .40 with the night sights. I know it is a couple hundred beyond what the OP said, but I think it's a great pistol that warrants consideration. It fits perfectly in my hands, and in states that are not Hawaii it has 12-round mags. Plus I think the .40 and .45 ACP are about equal in terms of stopping power (I do also have a couple 1911s, but I like the DA trigger for the first shot). I think just about every gun mentioned deserves consideration, I would make a list and hit the gun store and check them all out to see which ones fit best.