Originally Posted by gfroniewski
That is interesting. Just to be clear here, you wear a gun on your body when you sleep?
I wear a III-A vest to bed, doing chores around the house, working out at the gym, etc. So far it hasn't stopped me from getting a good workout in or sleeping and has improved my posture while seated. I obviously don't shower with it, but that's about it. Neither my Glock 17 nor my vest have ever stopped me from sleeping. I don't sleep with my boots on, but that's about it.
The point of having a gun and/or body armor isn't to have shoot-outs with criminals, it's to survive a gun fight.
Contrary to what's shown on TV and taught in many shooting schools, gun fights happen on just two occasions:
- When you're ready for them
- When you're not ready for them
An IDPA ref isn't gonna say "Shooter ready?" before a criminal is about to ruin your day and Chris Costa isn't gonna pop up and say "Bust 'em!" when it's time to shoot.
People who survive criminal shootings, unarmed, invariably have one thought going through their heads, "Damn, wish I had my gun right now." I don't really want to be in that position if I don't have to be. Do what's best for you, but realize that even if you "know kung fu" like Keanu Reeves, you're not going to dodge bullets like he did in The Matrix.
If you're not going to carry it with you or have it immediately accessible, apart from target shooting or collecting, what's the point?
On that note, it's probably best to bring a loaded gun to a gun fight. Apparently there are still people who believe otherwise, but I think they're candidates for a Darwin award. If you wouldn't bring a butter knife to a knife fight, there's no reason to bring an unloaded gun to a gun fight.
As previously noted, and to be repetitively redundant, there's "being armed and ready" and then there's "not being armed and/or ready". The former makes more sense to me than the latter, but I know someone here will argue the point.