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Sleep with a gun handy?

This is a discussion on Sleep with a gun handy? within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by CanuckQue Thank you for ever-so-clearly indicating whether your OP means you have kids or not ... Well, you are by God welcome....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckQue View Post
    Thank you for ever-so-clearly indicating whether your OP means you have kids or not ...
    Well, you are by God welcome.


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    My EDC is with me everywhere, every day except the places that are verbotten. Beside my bed is a Biometric safe. When i go to bed, I prop it open for easy access. In the morning, it's closed as soon as I wake because at that time, my EDC is on my person.
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    why would you have guns for personal protection and not have a plan in place for the nitetime?
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    No little ones in my house (except the 4 legged variety), so my gun is in the nightstand drawer. If I had children around, I would have a small safe to keep it in at night.
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    There are a lot of posts here which reference bedside safes to block childrens' access to weapons. That is fine if it works for you, but my approach was to introduce my daughter to firearms at a very early age. She could shoot well by the time she was 8 and there was no mystery about firearms! I kept my HD weapons loaded and accessible at all times and never had a problem! Just sayin' that training and knowledge are as effective as safes.
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    Yes I do.

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    I sleep with one VERY handy. I sleep on my side leaning on a body pillow...keep a holstered piece under the body pillow pointing away from anyone. If anyone is going to get to it, they have to move me.
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    Got a kid now, she's 3...much too smart for her own good, I keep them locked up in my safe.

    im going to get a different safe, using a key is too slow if someone is in my house already.

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    Biometric safe open in less than a flash gun is safe everyone happy.
    150 up if that is to much for you the finger type work well also. Around 100 for a good one.
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    Always, no kids(for another 4 months anyways) so mine is under my pillow. Once the little one is born I will purchase a bedside safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJK View Post
    There are a lot of posts here which reference bedside safes to block childrens' access to weapons. That is fine if it works for you, but my approach was to introduce my daughter to firearms at a very early age. She could shoot well by the time she was 8 and there was no mystery about firearms! I kept my HD weapons loaded and accessible at all times and never had a problem! Just sayin' that training and knowledge are as effective as safes.
    What ever works. Curious, how many weapons are loaded and accesible at any given time and what happens if there are other children in the house? Playmates, relatives, parties? My was respoonsible at a young age but maybe not his friends. Just asking.

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    no matter where you put a gun in a home, children will find it
    and you asleep next to it is not child-proof. suppose your in the bathroom when
    one of them comes in the room...or too sick to wake up when one playfully sneaks up?

    the gun has to be 2 steps from useful--and think about it;
    a noise in the night does not make you instantly able to perform--
    so the opening of a draw and inserting a mag, raking the slide are
    motiions you need to get ready...as well as the gun.

    rather than fumble with a bio-safe, a BHP, slide locked back with the mag next to it
    and a metal 3 cell flash is a child safe yet ready package ( e-muffs optional and are a seperate subject).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJK View Post
    There are a lot of posts here which reference bedside safes to block childrens' access to weapons. That is fine if it works for you, but my approach was to introduce my daughter to firearms at a very early age. She could shoot well by the time she was 8 and there was no mystery about firearms! I kept my HD weapons loaded and accessible at all times and never had a problem! Just sayin' that training and knowledge are as effective as safes.
    I'm with you in the spirit of what you suggest, but sadly many if not all states now make taking that course essentially illegal.
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    No kids here,guns hidden in various places around house and one on table next to my bed ready to go. Cocked and locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJK View Post
    There are a lot of posts here which reference bedside safes to block childrens' access to weapons. That is fine if it works for you, but my approach was to introduce my daughter to firearms at a very early age. She could shoot well by the time she was 8 and there was no mystery about firearms! I kept my HD weapons loaded and accessible at all times and never had a problem! Just sayin' that training and knowledge are as effective as safes.
    Raised a son and three daughters in the exact same fashion! Now working with the grandchildren with no change to the formula. As to the topic of the thread; unless I am inside the work place, never less than an arms reach around the clock. I am sure my wife thinks I am more than a little suspicious/paranoid to the say the least. However, the few times I have had to investigate the "bump in the night" she never asks "should I call the cops" or "do you have your flashlight". It's always been "do you have your pistol?" I always keep it holstered even on the night stand so her answer is the sound of the draw.
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