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Old 04-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #91
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I know a great gun for the night stand. A Sig Sauer P556 pistol chambered with 5.56mm NATO. End of thread

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #92
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You're forgetting the AK pistols, Jager.

I'm sure some bright young lad out there has already thought up .50 BMG pistols, but I want to live in the house after I fire my pistol, not bring the great outdoors inside with me.

If the SAIGA-12 pistols and SBR's don't hose them down with enough lead to make them remember that other place that they urgently need to get to, surely setting them on fire is sufficient evidence for the thief in question to understand that he chose poorly.

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:56 PM   #93
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A pistol in a strong side bed-mounted holster such as the Crossbreed Bedside/Ohai



keeps the gun discretely hidden, yet instantly ready for action. The holster portion is attached to the bedside portion with Velcro so it can be positioned precisely for an easy & fast draw. Only one hand is needed to access the gun, and since anyone serious about accessing their gun quickly keeps a round in the chamber, it is ready to fire.

If keeping a round in the chamber is too scary for you, then a frame-mounted thumb safety (or a heavy DA trigger) should alleviate those fears. Similarly, if you're concerned that the bad guy might grab the gun and wrestle it from you, then you can opt for a gun with a mag safety so you can drop the mag and disable your gun.[/QUOTE]

Nice looking holster however with the grandkids I will still keep my night security in my no look safe - - - with practice it is readily available.

The bad guys will have a problem with the ½ mile drive, the alarm, then the German Shepherds, then the locked doors.

So if I am surprised you can rest assured it was an inside job!

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:58 PM   #94
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So much of your argument is founded on the idea that you only have "nano seconds to arm yourself" yet you don't have a round in the chamber. So, with your technique you have to draw from a belly-band holster (one of the slowest holsters possible) and rack then slide before you are armed. By comparison, someone with a bed-mounted holster only has to draw from a holster that resembles a strong side belt holster.

Your is not only slower, it requires two hands to ready the pistol, AND since your own scenario included the bad guy standing right next to the bed, he can easily grab your gun while you are trying to rack the slide while laying on your back.

A pistol in a strong side bed-mounted holster such as the Crossbreed Bedside/Ohai



keeps the gun discretely hidden, yet instantly ready for action. The holster portion is attached to the bedside portion with Velcro so it can be positioned precisely for an easy & fast draw. Only one hand is needed to access the gun, and since anyone serious about accessing their gun quickly keeps a round in the chamber, it is ready to fire.

If keeping a round in the chamber is too scary for you, then a frame-mounted thumb safety (or a heavy DA trigger) should alleviate those fears. Similarly, if you're concerned that the bad guy might grab the gun and wrestle it from you, then you can opt for a gun with a mag safety so you can drop the mag and disable your gun.
I agree with you on that one. Many a night before hitting the rack I have asked myself about the situation having to rack the slide. I have had a holster for the bed but not as nice as the one you posted. I like your response as it tells me that I need to go back to the bed mount sidearm.
I'm glad you brought that up as its been on my mind for awhile now. I'm one of those type veterans who stay away from the public these days and avoid people unless I'm going to the range. I'm going to checkout the pistol mount you posted. Who makes the holster mount in the pic?
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Thanks for the information. I check into this and purchase one.

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I agree with you on that one. Many a night before hitting the rack I have asked myself about the situation having to rack the slide. I have had a holster for the bed but not as nice as the one you posted. I like your response as it tells me that I need to go back to the bed mount sidearm.
I'm glad you brought that up as its been on my mind for awhile now. I'm one of those type veterans who stay away from the public these days and avoid people unless I'm going to the range. I'm going to checkout the pistol mount you posted. Who makes the holster mount in the pic?
GaryE, i made my own that is very similar in design and function. for many years i use to keep my pistol under the pillow. well a couple of years ago my current wife was making the bed and saw the pistol under there pointing in her direction. now my wife isn't scared of guns and has her own and is a proponent of our 2nd amendment rights and a now an NRA member. for many of my years i was single and had done this for years and never though about it from a safety standpoint. but she was concerned and after thining about it, it concerned me as well. so this is when i decided we needed a new way of keeping the pistol handy, but safe. i saw some of the bedside holsters and thought this would be perfect. well i made my own out of 3/8" plywood and mounted a holster to it. it works great. my pistol is never more that a foot away at all times and allows me to keep it chambered and locked and ready to go, safely.
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I'd like to see a picture of it if you could post that for me. Thanks! Gary

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I know it won't fit in the night stand,,,, but always been a fan of a shotgun for home defense. But choosing from your question I go with the 9 mm. I like the idea of having more rounds in a low light situation, bettering your chances of impacting the target....
I agree with you gunlinn. Gotta be careful on rounds going through walls and hitting your neighbors.
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I agree with you gunlinn. Gotta be careful on rounds going through walls and hitting your neighbors.
Have you checked out any of the studies that compare the wall penetration of various ammo types. Buckshot is the traditional shotgun defensive load, and is tremendously effective on bad guys. But it goes through walls like gangbusters into the next room and beyond. Whether it will reach a neighbors house or not depends on distance. Even 7 1/2 bird shot goes through multiple walls without a problem.

Modern 9mm ammo, especially stuff like Cor-Bon DPX (one of my favorites) is designed to penetrate walls, windshields, cars, etc and still get job done. So I wouldn't consider 9mm as safe with regard to over-penetration. Even frangible ammo can go through sheet rock and do damage on the other side.

IMHO, there aren't any silver bullets that are guaranteed to not leave your house or property. Therefore, the onus is still on the shooter and that means (1) train enough so that you can hit what you're aiming at even under stress and while shooting very rapidly, and (2) have a light and/or laser on your home defense weapon.
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Phalanx CIWS and mounted on your foot board.

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