Which bedside gun would you grab?

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    The first I would grab would be the Winchester 1300 pump 12 gauge, followed by the Sig 220. I reason that just the sound of pumping the shotgun will put a little fear into anybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    In your case, since the HK is your EDC gun that would be the first one grabbed. Go with what your most comfortable with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soow View Post
    The first I would grab would be the Winchester 1300 pump 12 gauge, followed by the Sig 220. I reason that just the sound of pumping the shotgun will put a little fear into anybody.
    You got that right! My pistols are put away in the closet, and the 12 gauge is always next to my bed. Double ought buck across a bedroom will cut someone in half without worrying much about aiming.

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    I'll go with the auto-loader.

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    I'd grab the SK, I have one and know how well it shoots, so there was no debate.
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    The S&W 686 was my first handgun, until my roommate stole it and pawned it. Maybe I should have shot......

    If I had to pick one without sentimental reasons, I'd go with the .40 auto.

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    First choice for me is always a revolver!
    Until my 686 Plus arrives, my go to gun is the Ruger GP100.
    My reasoning, in the middle of the night half asleep I want what I know I shoot best.
    Under stress and quickly awakened I doubt if I will shoot the 1.5" groups I shot today, but I want what I feel most comfortable with, if I need to defend myself or my family.
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    My trusty Ruger 4 inch 357

    It's the one I train with most and feel the most comfortable with right now.
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    You can't go wrong with 12 rnds of 40 S&W, but it would not hurt to have a 12 ga. handy

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    Not the one with the ported barrel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ventri View Post
    Double ought buck across a bedroom will cut someone in half without worrying much about aiming.
    In reality, you do have to aim with a shotgun. The fact that the range in a bedroom is short means that the pattern will be small. As for cutting them in half...that would depend on how thin they are : )

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    I would't grab anything ported for low light use.After first shot you'd be blinded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stetson View Post
    I would't grab anything ported for low light use.After first shot you'd be blinded.
    Ive seen this before. Trust me, the flash from a weapon ported vs not ported it so slight its not a factor. Either way, if the weapon would blind you without them, they would blind you with ports.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    I voted for the H&K P2000 .40 S&W with 12 rounds. I believe the superior firepower of the auto is a must when defending the castle. Thugs seem to travel in wolf packs these days. That is why I use my Glock 19 with 15+1 rounds of 9mm +P for a bedside companion.
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    .40 first but for a nighstand gun it shouldn't be locked up at night, it should be sitting on the nightstand. If you awake to people in the house, the last thing you want to be doing is trying to open a safe half asleep and under an adrenaline dump.

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