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Old 04-14-2019, 11:18 PM
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Default Bedside HD config question

I have a question about how you have your HD handgun ready. (bedside access)

I know many of us have the top open lid type bedside safe (i.e. simplex locked ones, finger combo, bio metric ones).

How do you store your handgun in there?

I know the round in the chamber question has been thrown out there a lot ( I prefer round in the chamber)

I've always had it laying flat and to the side in said safe.

My question is, do any of you guys have it in a small holster?

Can imagine grabbing it in the dark.....

Thoughts?
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:48 AM
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Depends if you got young kids in the house.
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Old 04-15-2019, 1:41 AM
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i sleep with mine in my hand - as long as i don't have any nightmares i should be gtg

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Mine is in a small bio safe laying on its side. Full mag loaded and one in the chamber.
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Old 04-15-2019, 6:27 AM
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Not next to the bed
Not under a pillow

If I am asleep and snoring I don’t need a gun within reach

If I wake up, I can go to a gun if needed
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Old 04-15-2019, 7:51 AM
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I know many of us have the top open lid type bedside safe (i.e. simplex locked ones, finger combo, bio metric ones).
Simplex for speed, reliability, and probably a lifetime of durability. Bolted to my bed frame so it's right next to my pillow.


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How do you store your handgun in there?
In the holster attached to the door so the gun is presented to me in the exact same place every time with the trigger protected.


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I know the round in the chamber question has been thrown out there a lot ( I prefer round in the chamber)
Always chambered and a couple spare loaded magazines in there too.


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I've always had it laying flat and to the side in said safe.
That's how most handgun safes work. easy to grab the trigger though.


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My question is, do any of you guys have it in a small holster?

Yes, but since it's attached to the safe's door, it's truly a one-handed draw.



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Can imagine grabbing it in the dark.....
Yes, that can be an issue and very common with just laying it on the nightstand, in a drawer, or even most handgun safes.
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Old 04-15-2019, 8:31 AM
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Umm, all six cylinders loaded and on top of my socks?
Kid free home and my wife doesn’t put away my socks.
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One of those gun magnets screwed in to the side of my nightstand and my HD gun hanging from it. No kids in the house, and wife is fully aware and capable of using it if she needs to.
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In the holster attached to the door so the gun is presented to me in the exact same place every time with the trigger protected.



Yes, but since it's attached to the safe's door, it's truly a one-handed draw.



Thanks! This is good info to know for me. How did you secure the holster to the foam inserts? Or did you take the foam inserts out and secure it another way?

If i read correctly you have it secured to the door of the safe and not the floor right?

Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:07 AM
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Thanks! This is good info to know for me. How did you secure the holster to the foam inserts? Or did you take the foam inserts out and secure it another way?

If i read correctly you have it secured to the door of the safe and not the floor right?

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I'd suggest practicing a couple of times in the dark gaining access to the firearm to see what's comfortable and what works.

Having it out is the fastest. If I were to do this, I'd just lock it away when I leave, but that's a chore to remember doing everyday.

Another option is leaving it in the safe loaded that's easily accessible. I don't think a holster in the safe is necessary, but if you can find the right one that positions the firearm in a good place, I'd bet it'd be the best option. Otherwise practice reaching in the dark and puling it out. You shouldn't have an issue touching the trigger if you always leave it oriented the same way.
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Old 04-15-2019, 1:24 PM
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I'd suggest practicing a couple of times in the dark gaining access to the firearm to see what's comfortable and what works.

Having it out is the fastest. If I were to do this, I'd just lock it away when I leave, but that's a chore to remember doing everyday.

Another option is leaving it in the safe loaded that's easily accessible. I don't think a holster in the safe is necessary, but if you can find the right one that positions the firearm in a good place, I'd bet it'd be the best option. Otherwise practice reaching in the dark and puling it out. You shouldn't have an issue touching the trigger if you always leave it oriented the same way.
Yes, practice. I have it positioned to grab one way if I'm up and out of the bed during normal hours, and another way when I hit the sack in best position to grab from the laying in bed position.
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My carry gun becomes my home defense gun at night. It's just sitting on the nightstand in it's holster.
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Holstered. Out of plain view.
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Old 04-15-2019, 7:23 PM
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Simplex for speed, reliability, and probably a lifetime of durability. Bolted to my bed frame so it's right next to my pillow.




In the holster attached to the door so the gun is presented to me in the exact same place every time with the trigger protected.




Always chambered and a couple spare loaded magazines in there too.




That's how most handgun safes work. easy to grab the trigger though.




Yes, but since it's attached to the safe's door, it's truly a one-handed draw.





Yes, that can be an issue and very common with just laying it on the nightstand, in a drawer, or even most handgun safes.
What he said. I have 3 of his pistol safes.
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Old 04-15-2019, 7:57 PM
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The Gunvault ‘Speedvault’ has an LED light the shines inside the safe for about 20 seconds when it’s opened.....solves your issue with fumbling in the dark.

I have mine mounted on my wooden nightstand next to the bed.

https://www.gunvault.com/product/speedvault-biometric/
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Old 04-15-2019, 8:01 PM
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AmSec Simplex floor safe bolted to floor next to my bed.
Loaded G19 with a spare mag.
Fenix 1000 lumen flashlight.
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Old 04-16-2019, 5:34 AM
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Gun magnet inside a nightstand cabinet - hidden from plain view and no kids in my place.
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Old 04-16-2019, 8:28 AM
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Jimi has it right; you never know where you might be in your home when trouble shows up. Just be smart and responsible as to where and how you store your self defense firearms.
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I have a dedicated home defense gun in the place I am most vulnerable, when sleeping.

I have no need to stash guns around the home because everywhere I go there is a gun present...in my right front pocket!
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No kids at home.
My design built plywood paddle with holster fits between the mattress and box spring, hinged for flat transport to another location, we all sleep around right? Hotels, motels, cabins, motorhomes, trailers, etc.....
What you don't see is the rubber mat nonskid on the bottom to keep it rock solid anti movement when in place, otherwise surface treated plywood is very slippery in this condition.
Since the photos were taken, I have cut off the holster's retaining strap for a much quicker draw.
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da/sa sig, round chambered and decocked, in a safe, in a hidden location within arms reach of the bed.

safety is the 10+ lb trigger and my unfailing calmness
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Shotgun and revolver in the garage in case I go home to a BnE

My CCWs and another shotgun bedside

Stay away from electronic safes. Simplex or keys only.


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I appendix carry in condition 0 in my undies.

So far, so good.
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Kids in the home so I use a finger print scan safe on the nightstand.

Inside is a Glock 23 and Glock 43. The Glock 23 will be replaced by a Glock 19 soon.

Both are loaded mag, empty chamber.

Why? Because I'm in and out of this safe a couple times a month to remain proficient. It is a small safe and occasionally when removing a pistol my fingers will touch the trigger or find their way into the trigger guard. While it is unlikely I'd ever squeeze enough pressure to engage the striker, it's still a possibility.

In the larger safe sits a lightweight AR 15 loaded with xm193. But that takes more time to open up. It is again loaded with a magazine, nothing in chamber. Not concerned about getting my fingers in the rifle trigger, but if there was a fire I'd hate for the rounds to cook off in the chamber of a rifle.
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i sleep with it under my pillow, cocked and locked and using a 2.5lb trigger








Just kidding.

i have a pump shotgun with the pump pulled back, loaded with #4 buck. electronic ear muffs are also next to it. don't need to go deaf.
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Loaded and ready to go glock or revolver on its side.

I want a point a click handgun. No safety or other thing to manipulate.

The German Shepherds will bark and a moment later I will be ready.
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Shield 9.
Small cloth 'Uni Holster', spring clipped to the side of my mattress.
Holster can be used for IWB or OWB.
Easy pull with one in the chamber and the safety on.
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Primary: Two full size male Boxers who don't much like strangers.

Backup: Beretta 92FS, Streamlight TLR, green laser, bedstand drawer (no kids).
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