Does anyone else over do it like me?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by jjones45, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. jjones45

    jjones45 New Member

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    When I go to bed this is my home defense setup I have. 7 shot .357 mag in homemade holster between mattress and headboard. Use to keep it under pillow but now I like this system better. Much safer and comfortable. Rem 870 under the bed, .45 acp ( whichever one tickles my fancy at the moment) on nightstand, mag light next to that and my good ole Rambo knife between the mattress with just enough of the handle for me to grab easily. I know this is too much and unnecessary but it is what it is. I just hope I didn't make it easier for an intruder to kill me if he makes it to my room, lol. Anybody else over do it?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Bodyguard on the headboard.
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I have several teams of highly trained semi wild mountain lions stationed at several strategic posts throughout the property (trailer and 0.1 acre). My neighbor and I rotate shifts covering the park from the old panzer. An old air force buddy schedules flyovers for us so that we could theoretically always have CAS on hand. While not watching the park from the panzer, I often patrol the premises with the semi wild mountain lions while carrying my 20mm Vulcan.


    Sarcasm off. 1911 on the bedside table, Uncle Joe loaded and leaning against the wall in the corner.
     
  4. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    I have a holster attached to the low side of my headboard. its a roll out and a quick grab. It's also positioned to allow for a weak hand draw . I also have a
    flash light available the same way..

    It's very well concealed, unless you know its right there. When making the bed or vacuuming around/under it's out of the way.
     
  5. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    I don't really worry about it, but I do keep a handgun (currently a Colt Cobra .38) in the headboard of the bed; there is a .410 Snake Charmer underneath the bed (this is for my wife when I'm not home); and there is a Ruger .357 Blackhawk in the closet in case of unwelcome critters wondering around the backyard. Just from force of habit there is a John Greco knife and a flashlight on the nightstand on my side of the bed.
     
  6. 304inc

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    I keep a few weapons spaced out throughout the house in inconspicuous places,, not all a firearms. I try not to put all my eggs in one basket so to speak.. what if you are not in bed but rather walked in on intruders? Can't get to the bedroom then. This works for me because my children are older and very gun/safety savvy. YMMV.
     
  7. therewolf

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    I usually have gun to hand, yanno, FLORIDA!

    BUT, if you wake me up, by breaking into my home,

    you will wish I shot you, as I'm dragging your

    broken carcass outside, to the curb, for eventual LE

    retrieval...;)
     
  8. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I don't live in a crime ridden part of the country like some so I don't worry a lot about it. I do keep a Hi-point in the nightstand and the old 12 gauge leaning against the gun safe.
     
  9. JW357

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    Right now I only have a bedside gun safe with two 9mms in it, and a flashlight next to the safe. Four dogs in the house, one of which is a Great Dane inside the bedroom.

    However in the future I plan on having a wall safe or two strategically throughout my house, each with a handgun of some sort and extra magazines/speed loaders (haven't decided the exact guns I'll have in there yet). I will also have his and hers shotguns inside the bedroom. 12ga pump for me, and prolly a 20ga pump for her. And of course our carry handguns will be next to the bed. And the dogs are here to stay.
     
  10. Chase127

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    lol i doubt the great dane is much of a bodyguard they are very sweet dogs but generally as a breed cowards to the last one
     
  11. emo

    emo Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yeah but sometimes size does matter. A large dog with a deep bark might be just enough to make someone smarten up before its too late.
     
  12. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Without a good dog, or outside motion detectors to give you some advanced warning...I doubt all that stuff will do you much good.
     
  13. JW357

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    You're both exactly right. She's a sweet heart and we didn't buy her to be a guard dog. But her bark is extremely intimidating and loud. Her appearance is intimidating too.
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    even if the dog or dogs are of smaller breeds and couldn't do much physical damage to an intruder, their barking would be still give you a good alert to danger and probably help wake you from a sound sleep.

    i highly recommend dogs if possible to have. with those i have outside and those inside, you could not get within 100 yards of my house, without me knowing it.
     
  15. trip286

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    May I suggest, and you may already have thought of this...

    If these shotguns will be strictly home defense guns, getting them in the same chambering? Ammo commonality and all... and 20 is plenty effective as a home defense gun.

    If they were pulling double duty as hunting arms, I could completely understand different chambering.
     
  16. JW357

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    Fair point. We're already picking up our 20ga bolt action on Monday, and already have a fair amount of 20ga ammo anyway...

    Until just now, I wasn't able to find a 20ga (pump) with an 8 shell capacity. Now I found a Mossberg 500.

    http://mossberg.com/product/shotguns-pump-action-500-special-purpose-500-20-gauge-6-and-8-shot/54300

    You're right about commonality of ammo. Had thought about it in our carry pistols. Dunno why I didn't here.

    (We may turn into hunters someday, but I doubt we'll hunt anything that requires a 12ga - we'll just use a rifle for that. Otherwise, for birds and whatnot our 20ga bolt will work just fine).
     
  17. jjones45

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    I always ccw so not worried about walking in on intruders

    I am a very light sleeper. Sometimes i wake up several times a night when the house creeps and cracks. A watch dog is in the works tho. Thinking kane corsoe or german shepard. A buddy of mine has a kane corsoe and that dog is an absolute beast (man eater). I told him if his dog every gets free and is about to attack me I would be forced to shoot him. He said he doesn't blame me. I just hope I dont make him more mad and he spits the rounds back at me lol
     
  18. emo

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    A cane corso is an interesting dog. Very intimidating when their ears are cropped. As with all giant breeds, make sure you have total control with just your voice. I sometimes wrestle my dogs but know I'd be in trouble if a simple "stop" didn't drop them. I actually have a hard time getting them to fool around, they take the whole alpha dog pretty seriously.
     
  19. WDbeej

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    Have a 85lb golden who will alert us if anyone tries to open the fridge.
     
  20. jimmyp7162

    jimmyp7162 New Member

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    I hear ya on the golden... More than once I have been up with flashlight and pistol at the ready due to his bark in the middle of the night. We live in the sticks and its usually a coon or deer outside that sets him off. Good piece of mind to have him around though!