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; Originally Posted by Ram Rod Well......do your research or whatever. I sleep with my Glock under my pillow. Most of the time, I have a ...
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)
Well, technically not ON my bed, but extremely close. I don't have a bedframe/headboard or anything like that.
Between my bed and the wall is my hunting rifle case with my 30-30 in it (so if things REALLY go south...lol) and on top of that is a phone book or something to make a flat spot and that is where my bed gun is. It's just slightly above and to the right of my pillow, but also out of sight unless you are in the bed.
I also have a small flashlight up there, a few other items and usually throw my ipod up there too - but they are all kept towards the center of the bed away from the gun. I sleep with my phone actually in the bed (someday I might get brain cancer or something from those electornic waves....)
In the other room my .22 and Maglight are mounted on the wall for varmit huntin (livestock protection)
None of my kids have opposable thumbs ;)
I normally sleep with sig p250 40cal on my chest or pillow. I come from a family of gun lovers so there my first love.
Glock 22 on my night stand with 2 extra mags and a pump shotgun leaning against the wall between the bed and night stand. I also have my three dogs in the bedroom as an early warning system.
Confucius say... "Man who sleeps with gun in hand, makes his own nightmare."
Alabama Man Sleeps With Gun, Shoots Himself.(2009) I'm SO surprised!
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I keep a pistol in a gun rug ( triangle shaped, leather, fleece lined, zippered ).
I have it right in bed, by my side, where I can just reach out and put my hand on it.
I keep it partially zipped so all I have to do is reach in and pull the gun out.
Just to make sure I don't try to operate the gun in my sleep, I keep the chamber empty, safety on and the magazine is in the gun but not tapped.
If I tried to fire it in my sleep I'd have to perform four separate actions before the gun would fire.
But, if I wake up and need it I figure I could tap the magazine, rack the slide and go off safety in less than 2 seconds.
Keeping the gun right in bed makes it about as accessible as under the pillow.
It's very accessible in the gun rug, I can almost sleep with my hand on the grip.
Keeping it in the case keeps me from wondering where the heck it is in the morning because it doesn't move.
In the case, no worries about gun oil or anything.
The gun rug is oversized so it holds a small flashlight and cell phone as well.
I don't have to worry abouit kids but if I did I'm guessing a v-line gun safe would be the place for the gun when I'm not sleeping if it's not IWB.
Also, I haven't heard anything about lasers but the absolutely best thing you can do if you're sleeping with a HD gun is have a laser on it.
Other - I keep my loaded and chambered pistol and a spare mag in a Gunvault MV500 in the top drawer of my nightstand.
My loaded and chambered EDC (in holster) along with my 2 mag holder are at the end of the bed in my sliding door closet, on top of a flat pile of slacks at about 6' 5".
"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)
Obscured from view attached to the bed frame with a magnet. No children in the home.
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Ive always got a handgun in the headboard, you cant see it but i can reach it without having to open my eyes. I also keep a rifle in the space between the wall and the side of the headboard. Both are always loaded.
This always made the most sense to me: If there are other people in the house, it's best to have a system where you have to consciously go through a series of steps to arm yourself to avoid accidentally shooting someone while you are half asleep. Too many incidents of family members being shot due to misidentification.
I keep my XD on the nightstand in 'carry condition' next to a flashlight. I've never had an issue answering my pistol instead of my phone as I'm in the habit of screening my calls anyway. I don't answer the phone until I can clearly see the display and identify who it is.
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My XDm is on my night stand next to my bed. We have no kids yet, so I feel comfortable with our set up. I'm looking into a less visible location without sacrificing present accessibility, though. I really don't want to have to fumble with a drawer, lock, or a safe. I do, however, worry about a stealthy intruder spotting my pistol before I spot him.
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