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(I didn't know where to put this, so mods move if there is a better place)

I have a platform bed, and I keep my flashlight up on top of the part of the platform that extend out of the side of the bed. When I first got the bed, I was going to also put my holstered gun on the platform as well, but I decided against it since my hand could reach that area while sleeping. So I decided to just keep it under the bed like I had been with my old bed so I don't accidently shoot it while I'm asleep or something.

Well last night, I woke up and felt something hard on my stomach. I reach down and it was my flashnight. So sometime in the night, while sleeping, I must have grabbed my flashlight. I woke up and got kind of scared because I was thinking what if I did have my gun there, I could have grabbed that instead!

So needless to say, my instincts of leaving it under my bed paid off, even though it's the first time in two years something like this happened.

I also pushed my gun a little bit more under the bed...just in case.
 

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If I woke up in the middle of the night with things in my hand, I would seriously consider using a safe like a GunVault.
 

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Yes, get a GunVault. You can set it right on your nightstand (i.e. closer to you, where you might actually be able to get to it quicker), and sleep in peace.
 

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While I carry my 9mm with one in the chamber, I dont keep it that way on my nightstand. I should have enough time, with dogs, security, etc to hear an intruder, grab it, and rack it. Plus I think it will help wake me up more.
 

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Now that would be a heck of an alarm clock
 

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my better half once actually reached up onto the shelf in the headboard in her sleep and woke up with her taurus 85 on her stomach. needless to say she doesn't keep it there anymore.
 

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I was going to get a gun vault once we have kiddies running around.

But just to say it reiterate, the gun is NOT in reach of me while I am sleeping. It's hard to reach under your bed with a platform bed. You pretty much have to slide off the bed to grab it. Plus, now I moved even a little bit further in.
 

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I used to keep my .40 Cougar on my night stand, when I was first getting into guns in general. One night about 2 years ago, I was fooling about on the floor on my side of the bed when my wife woke up and said, "what are you doing?". THAT was when I woke up. I was unloading my gun. I'd taken the mag out and was trying to take the round out of the chamber when she woke me up. Yes the safety was on, but that's only a flick of the thumb away from danger.

Now it's in the drawer. Haven't had a problem since.
 

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haven't had this problem yet just changed to having it on the headboard used to keep it tucked inside the actual bed between the water bed bladder and the frame thingie. I have however fallen asleep with the gun in all sorts of places on/in the bed b/c i'd forget it was there or tired and not get it after tossing it on my pillow or bed before my shower..always right where i left it unfired and safe..quite odd too b/c i used to not be such a unmoving sleeper
 

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+1 on the gunvault! holey smokes that is scary!
 

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My firearm sits on the night stand just a reach away. Laying on my pillow, the night sights are 'right there'. It also rests in its holster.:bier:
 

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The only thing I do in my sleep is drool, but I still keep the nightstand gun in Condition Three. I figure I need to be at least awake enough to rack the slide before I'm in any condition to be handling a gun.
 

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I keep mine under the bed (bed sits up high also, not quite a platform bed, dang close, I would have to slide off to reach it also), time to wake up, but quick enough to get it and be ready. Good move.
 

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While I carry my 9mm with one in the chamber, I dont keep it that way on my nightstand. I should have enough time, with dogs, security, etc to hear an intruder, grab it, and rack it. Plus I think it will help wake me up more.
+1, If your firearm has a decocking lever or something like too, it might help. Then you wont have to rack the slide all the way. I dont, but still sleep with it in condition 3
 

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While I carry my 9mm with one in the chamber, I dont keep it that way on my nightstand. I should have enough time, with dogs, security, etc to hear an intruder, grab it, and rack it. Plus I think it will help wake me up more.
I keep my .45 on my nightstand just as I carry it. I do keep it in it's holster though. I remove the holster/gun as an assembly and place it on the night table.
 

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I strongly recommend that you set it up so you must take some kind of coherent action before a loaded firearm is in your hand in bed. That could mean a lot of different things, and depends on the individual how much you'll do in your sleep or how groggy you are when you wake up. I like having a safe myself, even though it costs me a couple extra seconds I know I won't be totally out of it when I get a loaded gun in my hand.

I like the Gun Vault (I have a Micro), I like the TitanGunVault (totally different company/product) even better. I have the Titan in my bedroom.

I like it better because its a combination safe that is totally mechanical - no batteries to ever worry about. Also it has no backup key making it harder to crack open. Finally, I can open it more reliably on the first try than the Gun Vault using multiple button key stroke combinations (e.g. where part of your code is pressing two buttons at the same time).

The other nice thing about the Titan is that the gun swings out on a holster as you open it, so it practically puts the gun in your hand.

I like its spring loaded magazine attachment too, though you don't need it if you are going to mount it flat; more if you are mounting it vertically. Mounting it flat its easy to get to another 3 mags for my XD 45. So in my mag attachment I have shotgun shells :)
 

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hrmmm.. Light sleeper?

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check out sleepwalking. Interesting to say the least. People actually sleep drive their car! now THATS scary!

When I was a child I used to have the problem of pulling items into the bed with me. Not knowing how or when I did I would wake up with various things (backpacks, cordless phone, radio, toy, etc) next to me. I think it stopped after I turned 14 or 15. Never had another issue.
 

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Hope someone realizes that sleepwalking will not necessarily care if you have a vault or not. It certainly helps and makes things more difficult but strange things happen in snoozyworld.
 

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I keep mine in its holster with the thumb snapped and a round in the chamber, however, its sitting on the back shelf of my roll top desk at the foot of the bed. I'm a pretty light sleeper but if it is right next to the bed I sometimes will grab it in my sleep...old habit from high school, I'd grab my alarm clock and hit the snooze then I'd hang on to it or put it under my pillow.
Now I'd have to get up out of bed and get it out of the holster before I could do anything with it.

Glad it was just your flashlight:smile:
 

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I have never had any issues with sleepwalking or fondling things while I'm sleeping,and I'm a light sleeper,my shotgun sits by the bed with my 1911 on the night stand
 
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