I'd like to get your thoughts on a solution for keeping a handgun (either M&P 9fs or 9c) within arms reach of where I sleep, but in a location that is secure from small children. I have a GunVault under the bed, but it's a clumsy solution as it requires me to get out of bed, crouch down on the floor, find the GunVault (which is bolted to the bed frame upside-down), contort my hand, and manipulate the combination buttons.
Any thoughts? Ideally, the solution should:
- Be within arm's reach when I'm laying in bed
- Secure the firearm from access by children
- Allow reasonably fast access to the firearm
- Be mounted in a manner that is reasonably deterrant against theft