This is a discussion on Sleeping while armed - Practical Considerations for sleeping with your gun? within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; It don't take long to get trough a door getting into a safe to get your gun well i don't know i don't keep all ...
Under my pillow
Somewhere on my bed/bed's platform
Within view on furniture/a nighstsand adjacent to my bed where I can reach it
Obscured from view in an open drawer I can reach from my bed
Obscured from view under my bed but within reach
Obscured from view in a holster lodged between the mattresses
In a closed drawer I can reach from my bed
Obscured from view in an open safe I can reach from bed
Obscured from view in an open safe I must get up from bed to access
Somewhere else in my bedroom (please post specifics)
In a closed and locked safe somewhere else in the house
Other (please post specifics)
It don't take long to get trough a door getting into a safe to get your gun well i don't know i don't keep all my guns in a safe and if the bad guys get in before you can get your gun and see a safe they might hold a gun to your head and want the combanition and get all your guns, next time someone kicks on my doors i will shoot frist and ask questions later, it took the bad guys less then 3 mins, to get thru 2 doors and half way thru a deadbolt before i got the drop on them, it happened to me i hope don't happen to you! the cops never caught them.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"
Out of sight in a Gun vault, in my bedroom.
Trust in God and keep your powder dry
"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source
With two small children it is imho safer to secure it at night.
Mine stays out of reach of my three kids but close enough to get to in seconds. Plus we also have a dog that barks at EVERYTHING giving me plenty of time to prepare.
This comment might be better in a diff post but I think everyone should own a dog for a heads-up security alarm. A door or window alarm going off AFTER a break in is too late.
At my appartment during the week, on the bed. Weekends at home both the wife and I have them on our night stands.
I voted my gun is kept obscured from view in an open dresser drawer I can reach from bed.
I just saw a sweet bag on You Tube unveiled by Eagle Industries at the 2010 Shot Show called the Home Defense Bag.
It mounts between mattress and box springs of bed and holds the usual stuff. Gun, Magazine, Flashlight, Cell Phone. But it has a handles and a shoulder strap so you can grab it, sling it over your shoulder and take it with you if you need to clear your house or whatever.
It's not listed in their new products line-up on Eagle's website yet, but you can see the You Tube video here. It's the last item he reviews on the video.
It's also recommended as something you can take with you on the road for use in your hotel room.
I've toyed around with the idea of keeping my gun in that manner but never gotten any of the commercially available set-up's on the market before, but I kind of like the looks of this one by Eagle. I may pick one up when they become available.
Under the pillow is a No Go for me. I'm such a restless and fitful sleeper, I would probably wake up with the gun on the floor 5 days out of 7.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Top drawer of chest of drawers on my side of the bed at night (otherwise on me). It does necessitate me getting up.
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Before I had a fifteen month old son who LOVES to explore I slept with guns very close and, yes, a few times I did sleep with a 1911 under the pillow.. especially when my husband was away.
Before the Speedloader was born we both had our EDC guns on top of the night stands, out of the holsters, just ready to grab and shoot plus we each had a shotgun just resting against out own sides of the bed. Since the safe was in our room, every morning before we left for work we'd secure our carry guns on our bodies and the shotguns in the safe.
Now, however, we have a little boy would would love nothing more than to touch anything he hasn't already gotten to touch.
The guns get put into drawers that he can't yet reach, inside of holsters.
The shotguns are locked away.
Both my wife and I have put our carry weapons on the nightstand on our side of the bed. The shotguns, AR's and a couple of handguns are in the unlocked bedroom safe. All guns are loaded and chambered. The rest of our guns are on the their place throughout the house or in the locked gunsafe
Abort the Obamanation not the Constitution
Those who would, deny, require permit, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as vile, dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family
I've got a pistol safe mounted to the back of my nightstand. I leave it open at night with the handle of the gun sticking out for easy access. I can reach it with ease from my lying position in bed.
I have a mossberg 500, a mavrick 88, and glock 23 within reach.
"A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master." -- George Washington
under a pillow ;next to the bed ,& on the frame
XD .40 subcompact under a pillow
.380 LCP Ruger in a holster on side of bed frame within reach
12 guage pistol grip with muzzle stablizer next to the head board right in reach
& on my way thru a couple of others in the safe.
40 cal under pillow unchambered, LCP on side of bed, oh yeah , trijicon nite site amazing in the dark ,their on my xd .40
I sleep be behind locked doors & I'm single, but the rest of the crew stays in the vault......
Last edited by 03klipse; March 2nd, 2010 at 12:36 AM. Reason: more specific