A night stand gun...

  • bullet8542
Posted: Sun, 01/12/2014 - 18:55

So I was just wondering if anybody keeps a night stand gun "For just such an emergency" The WASR is not a great choice for a home defense weapon in the city or neighborhood environment.
I switch between two an H&K USP .45 with their UTL light, And a Glock 22 .40 with a surefire white light with laser.

RE: Night stand gun

  • Katana1
  • 03/03/15
  • Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:02

A lady meets the local Sheriff at a dinner party.

Lady: Why Sheriff, I see you brought your handgun. Are you expecting trouble?

Sheriff: No Mame. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought a rifle.

Night stand gun = his is AR15, hers is a 12 gauge pump with #1 Buck with both sidesaddle and stock shell carrier.

What is the purpose of a gunfight?

You need to bring a bigger gun or a better gun to the fight and yes, you could use an AK if you wanted to. You would just generally need to be a bit selective on ammo and tactics.

Handguns are for EDC when you can't carry a rifle, like while sending emails.

Not convinced? Just look up the ft-lbs for your favorite bad-ass handgun vs. any center fire rifle. You could even use an AR10 (308) for HD with the right ammo and tactics. 85% of people shot with handguns survive, the number is much much lower for long guns.

I don't want to fight at all, but if someone makes me do it, it's gonna hurt... a lot.

What I like about the Glock

  • Chris
  • 03/17/10
  • Sun, 01/12/2014 - 21:24

What I like about the Glock is that it does not have any controls. If the trigger is in the forward position you are good to go. Very intuitive, if you wake up all of a sudden or are in a panic situation...:) I figure that 9MM will do the trick, if not the first round, then the second (or the third or forth or...:-) ) I think ammo is probably also something to think about when talking home defense guns in a country where most houses are build out of sheet-rock and plywood. There is some pretty specialized home defense ammo out there that might be worth it's exorbitant price.

As a personal preference I keep mine handy but in a key-pad safe. I would hate to take up sleepwalking one night and wake up the neighbors or worse. So I figure that if I am awake enough to type the 6 digits in the dark, I'll be sharp enough to know what I'm doing :). I'd be interesting to see a study of lives saved by unsecured firearms in the house, vs. incidents and accidents resulting from not having them locked up...

Great question, I have the

  • bullet8542
  • 01/10/14
  • Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:32

Great question, I have the finger pad safe built into the night stand no round chambered for added protection. And either weapon stoked with Glaser safety slugs I am very concerned about over penetration. I sure as heck wouldn't want to injury any innocent bystander.

I would like to find out id there is a study or facts on your question, Heck they report and study damn near everything now anyway.

I don't keep one chambered at

  • Chris
  • 03/17/10
  • Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:23

I don't keep one chambered at home either. I've always figured that the noise of that slide racking back would be a great help in expressing the seriousness of the GTFO statement to follow:).

As far as studies on the subject; I think it would be extremely hard to find something objective, because in my mind those studies are either financed by the NRA or the anti gun lobby; a clear agenda either way.

Those Glasers seem great to prevent ricochetting. This is a cool video of a guy testing Glasers vs. range ammo against 6 layers of drywall. http://youtu.be/J3ROwMpB7Zk Point blank, the Glaser still goes through... I guess it just does not ricochet when it hits a hard surface...
BTW take a moment to admire this guy's shooting "stance" :)!

RE: cruiser ready?

  • Katana1
  • 03/03/15
  • Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:07

The only time my long guns are unloaded is when they are in a vehicle, and then they are cruiser ready. That is, the mag is loaded but nothing is in the pipe.

You have to treat guns like they are always loaded, so why not just keep them that way.

There are those who say an accidental discharge is inevitable. I say they are totally preventable.

My EDC's is a Glock 23.

Over penetration MAY get you sued, but under penetration may get you KILLED.