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    Exclamation Bad idea

    In another post several members of the forum were discussing keeping a pistol under the pillow or on the nightstand.

    1. Under the pillow is a BAD IDEA.
    I used to work with a guy who while he lived in Fairbanks Alaska managed to shoot himself in the head with a pistol he kept under the pillow. It was a grazing shot...but the angle of deflection was enough that it crushed his skull like a grape. It took a team of surgeons over 6 1/2 hours to put his melon back together and the dude looks like a jigsaw puzzle. This also needs to be brought to light...He is no longer "right in the head". His cheese has slid clean of the cracker so to speak. Working with him on aircraft was one of the most terrifying aspect of dealing with him. I would have to look and re-look his work because I did not trust him or his judgment.

    2. I can understand keeping a pistol on the nightstand, just don't keep it near the phone.There is no sense in answering a ringing .45 ACP. I keep mine in the nightstand to provide physical and spacial seperation between the gun and the phone.
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    I can't believe that there are people who actually think it's okay to keep a gun under the pillow. Dumb, dumb, dumb! I keep my Glock on the nightstand (no round chambered) and a 12 gauge Mossberg 500 under the bed.

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    I agree under the pillow is not a good idea. Mine is on the night stand but there is no phone on the stand. Also it has night sites so I have no problem seeing what I am picking up.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    It all depends where the rest of the bed is. Nights on cots required gun under pillow with one in chamber and sleep with one eye open. At home the gun stays under the mattress.

  6. Mine's in the nightstand drawer and hot. I have a little led light mounted inside the drawer, with a magnetic switch that turns the light on inside the drawer when I open it. Though I keep nothing else in the drawer, I still find a little light helpful.
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    I keep mine on the nightstand, ready for use, with the safety on. The phone and the alarm clock are on the far side of the room. I was once told (probably by someone who hates firearms but I really don't remember) to keep my pistols in the closet, cold and locked. Now, how on earth would that help me in the dark of the night, or even in the bright of day? Am I supposed to shush the bad guy/bad gal, tell him/her to wait a minute, then run for the closet? That's absurd! I think not!
    Last edited by gdcleanfun; 10-05-2008 at 07:04 PM. Reason: Typos, I'm forever typing typos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdcleanfun View Post
    I keep mine on the nightstand, ready for use, with the safety on. The phone and the alarm clock are on the far side of the room. I was once told (probably by someone who hates firearms but I really don't remember) to keep my pistols in the closet, cold and locked. Now, how on earth would that help me in the dark of the night, or even in the bright of day? Am I supposed to shush the bad guy/bad gal, tell him/her to wait a minute, then run for the closet? That's absurd! I think not!
    My wife and I knew a young lady years ago that keep a hand gun for protection. She keep the hand gun in her bed room locked in a dresser. The shells for it she kept locked in another dresser on the other side of the bed room. I think she was afraid if she did not keep them separate and locked the gun would load itself and shoot her.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Recently we have had a rash of buglars in our town coming into homes not waking the victims up and taking
    whatever is lying around. I have decide to keep my revolver within arms reach in the top drawer of my dresser.
    It is loaded and ready to pull the trigger.

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    I've heard both extremes; loaded underneath the pillow, and unloaded and out of reach.

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    I keep mine loaded with the safety on on the night stand. I've even seen in movies how some people keep a pistol under their pillow.. never thought it was a very good or safe idea.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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