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Old 02-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Most of us have something that resides on the nightstand for things that might go bump in the night. So the question is - revolver or semi-auto?

Mine is a S&W 686+ .357 with night sights. I've owned it longer than any of my other guns. The reason it resides where it does is the pure simplicity...

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I keep an XD45 in the nightstand with a Surefire weaponlight and night sights.

Night sights, too? If I'm in a situation where I don't want the flashlight giving away my position.

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Mine is a S&W 686+ .357 with night sights. I've owned it longer than any of my other guns. The reason it resides where it does is the pure simplicity...
The hell do you get off owning a weapon with Night Sights?!?!?

I thought we discussed this and you were booted off Night Sight Island.

I have a 5" Nighthawk with NIGHT SIGHTS and a whole mag full of really menacing 230gr hollow point bad boys looking to make life ugly downrange.

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H&K P2000 in .40S&W with a Streamlight laser/light Combo and 2 loaded mags next to it. Wife has a P2000SK also in 40S&W with two more loaded mags and a SureFire EL2 light in her nightstand. Daughter has a Kahr K9 and a SureFire LED Nitrolon.

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I prefer a revolver for my nightstand gun, but right now I'm using a CZ82. I like a revolver for the nightstand, but right now I don't have a revolver that's a handy size. (nothing over 4 inches for ease of use) I don't want to fumble around as I come out of a possibly deep sleep and I just want to point and click. (a 6" GP100 just seems unwieldy for the circumstances)

However, on my wife's side is a S&W model 60.

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The hell do you get off owning a weapon with Night Sights?!?!?

I thought we discussed this and you were booted off Night Sight Island.

JD
Had night sights on it when I traded for it - you don't see many revolvers with them. In fact, it's the only pistol I own with night sights. Recently put a TLR-2 on my XD .45 Compact and it generally resides on my desk next to the computer...
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The CZ goes from room to room with me. Just because.

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My Colt is in the nightstand, 7 in the mag, one in the pipe thumb safety on and ready to fight.

My rational is that if awoken from a sound sleep I want to be able to access the weapon easily and be completely familiar with its operation. That is what the 1911 .45 gives me.

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Ruger p95 loaded with 147gr JHP .

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XD45 with mounted tac light, NO night sights. Loaded with Black Talons. Also have a 12ga pump resting against the wall between the bed post and the night stand. Wifes got a Bersa Thunder on her bedside table.

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