Originally Posted by GaryE
Anyway, what I choose to put within my reach at night is the Ruger LCR 357 I have.
The LCR is a great little carry gun when size is important but it wouldn't be my first, or even second, choice for a night stand gun (unless ypu need one gun to serve for both CCW and the night stand).
If you want a revolver (and there are good reasons to chose one) I'd rather go with a full size service revolver with a 4 inch barrel. The larger gun will give better performance (I've seen side by side chrono tests that demonstrated in excess of 300 FPS difference with .357 ammo between a 4 in barrel and an LCR) The larger gun will also handle recoil better, probably have less muzzle flash, and probably have better sights.
Originally Posted by Mercator
No it is not designed to fall out by itself. It may or may not. You want to use a trigger insert because the holster or pillow draw doesn't seem safe in the dark. So eliminate the holster, and don't tuck the gun away. Leave it on the stand or in a drawer. Don;t do anything that will complicate your access and make you fumble in the dark. Just lock it up in the morning.
You have to go with what works for you but I don't care for those plugs. To me they just seem a fumble waiting to happen. I keep my night stand gun in an inexpensive nylon holster. Good enough to keep my finger out of the trigger guard if I find myself groping for my gun in the dark but easy to disgard when needed by brushing the gun agaist the side of the drawer or the bed.
YMMV of course.