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Sleeping while armed - Practical Considerations for sleeping with your gun?

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  • Under my pillow

    33 5.64%
  • Somewhere on my bed/bed's platform

    88 15.04%
  • Within view on furniture/a nighstsand adjacent to my bed where I can reach it

    234 40.00%
  • Obscured from view in an open drawer I can reach from my bed

    35 5.98%
  • Obscured from view under my bed but within reach

    42 7.18%
  • Obscured from view in a holster lodged between the mattresses

    24 4.10%
  • In a closed drawer I can reach from my bed

    81 13.85%
  • Obscured from view in an open safe I can reach from bed

    15 2.56%
  • Obscured from view in an open safe I must get up from bed to access

    18 3.08%
  • Somewhere else in my bedroom (please post specifics)

    36 6.15%
  • In a closed and locked safe somewhere else in the house

    19 3.25%
  • Other (please post specifics)

    33 5.64%
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    Except when in a combat situation I don't know that I have ever felt threatened enough to sleep with my gun. I have catnapped while having my rifle slung or while wearing a handgun but other than that the firearm is placed next to the bed.

    I cannot even imagine sleeping with a loaded firearm in my hand, on my chest or under the pillow. I move around to much at night, wake up to a cat sitting on my head or a kid crawling in bed with us. On/in the nightstand is close enough.
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    Another vote for the dog at the bedside. A nice Doberman would be a great asset and companion.


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    p95 on bedside stand 5 in from me and the 12 ga leaning against the wall right next to it. both in reach. have my pitbull to warn me if anyone is entering the house so dont keep it under the pillow
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    I use a Safepacker in the same manner as in this picture (not my photo).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    I have one of those huge king sized waterbeds from the 70's with the bookcase headboard. I keep the flashlight, cellphone and extra magazine on the headboard. I mounted a cheap Uncle Mikes nylon holster to the wooden rail of the bed on the wall side out of sight (youngins grown). Easy access and It's not going to be accidentally grabbed reaching for the TV's remote control.
    Easy for us with a water bed. There are nice sturdy corners. I have a holster in that corner with a gun in it. No little kids in the house so nothing to worry about there.
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    I have accidentally fallen asleep with mine IWB a couple times - freaks my husband out. I've asked why he didn't wake me or at least gently pulled it out of holster but I get no good answer.

    Typically, when I go to bed, it goes in the safe near my husband's side of the bed. I have considered attaching something to the back of my nightstand or into the nightstand drawer but haven't yet. My Rottweiler sleeps near my bedroom, right by the front door though (and only a few feet from the back door) so I do count on her to give me the time I need to get to the safe.

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    I left mine on the nightstand for a while til I heard on the news of home invasions in my area. I also read a post where a lady woke up with the BG in her room. Her hubby was snoring away next to her. Mine is now under the pillow. I sleep on my side or stomach. It's an easy reach , flip off the safety and I am ready to rock. I don't go to bed til my teenagers are home. I have big dog outside and a yapper inside. They only bark when something I need to look at is going on. Only request from the wife was to make sure it was pointed at the wall while under my pillow. That position gives me the same grip motion as pulling it from my iwb. 90 lumen flashlight is on the nightstand. Wife has cellphone on hers.
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    I don't need a gun by the bed.
    The little guy runs night manuevers around the perimiter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velo99 View Post
    I left mine on the nightstand for a while til I heard on the news of home invasions in my area. I also read a post where a lady woke up with the BG in her room. Her hubby was snoring away next to her. Mine is now under the pillow. I sleep on my side or stomach. It's an easy reach , flip off the safety and I am ready to rock. I don't go to bed til my teenagers are home. I have big dog outside and a yapper inside. They only bark when something I need to look at is going on. Only request from the wife was to make sure it was pointed at the wall while under my pillow. That position gives me the same grip motion as pulling it from my iwb. 90 lumen flashlight is on the nightstand. Wife has cellphone on hers.
    I just can't see doing this... my pillows are never in the same position in the morning as they were at night, but I can reach the nightstand faster than I can fish around under the pillows.
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