I used to keep my home defense pistol on a mousepad on top of my bedside table. It has tritium sights & I was always able to locate it immediately. I also knocked it off of the table more than once so decided to research my options. I bought this holster on Amazon for $11.55. It fits between the mattress & box spring. PERFECT!! Here it is if it is something you might be interested in.
I hold it in my hand.
Have it bolted to the nightstand next to my head.
Looks interesting. Mine are just laying on a pad and like you the night sights make them easy to find in a hurry. Interesting idea. I might buy it to experiment since it’s pretty inexpensive. Thanks for sharing.
Quick access safe.
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Quick safe, at arms length from where I sleep.
Bedside table but your post gave me an idea. I have an ankle holster that I don’t think I’ll ever use. Now, I can recycle it by wrapping around the bed post and secure my handgun there.
I have a RIA VRBP bullpup shotgun under the bed loaded with 00 buck and a 9 round magazine. I also have my stream light stinger 2020 flashlight with my hellcat CCW holstered with 13+1 hollow points on my night stand.
But even before I would need to get a hold of any weapon, the ADT system with shatter glass sensors and door sensors will sound off an alarm and alert the police department. 56.00 a month is worth the security when at home and not at home. Especially living in St. Louis.
Me personally, my pistol is on the floor right next to my side of the bed so all I have to do is roll over and grab it when Remington & Colt tell me it’s time to wake up.
Side note; I don’t have any kids so not worried about unauthorized use.
Right beside my bed on the nightstand with the night sights staring right at me. Cell phone right next to it, but where I live a signal is not always available. Keep the pistol on the nightstand along with a powerful flashlight and pepper spray and loaded magazines (2-6 of them depending on gun) on the floor beneath.
OTHER side of the bed I keep a shotgun and AR, loaded and spare ammo/magazines at the ready. They sit there always. Maybe 6, 30 rd AR mags and a 25 round belt of shotgun shells.
Keep in mind, I live WAY OUT in the country. Something happens the police are 20 or minutes or more away,IF YOU CAN GET A CELL SIGNAL, away.
I do a nightly check of doors windows etc and even put a deadbolt on my bedroom door that I lock when I go to bed. My theory is anyone intending harm will make enough noise for me to wake up and gather my senses. Also have motion lights.
You just do the best you can.
Made my own. After several attempts got one I liked. Have a platform bed so design is a little different. Bookcase headboard for light & carry weapon. Kids are all adults (kind of) _ lock up house firearm when grand kids are out & about
The ready firearms reside in a biometric safe on my nightstand next to the bed.
If you have WiFi in your home, you have the option to make and receive calls via WiFi instead of depending on weak and unreliable cell signals. Just select that option in your settings app. Other options include buying and easily installing plug-in signal boosters for your cell signal or WiFi.
Being able to call for help from the police, medical assistance, etc., might be every bit as important as having the ability to defend yourself.
So, I used strap a pistol to my first dog on it’s side. All was fine till the dog got an itch and blew it’s brains out. I then remounted it to the next dogs back. This too was a bad idea and became evident when a burglar broke in and the dog ran directly at the guy and bit his arm allowing the burglar to retrieve my weapon from the back mount and use against us. Since then I stopped mounting firearms on my dogs and moved to taping them to my wife. This led to many tense moments and the hair removal tape incident of 2014 where my wife drove her point home by placing hair removal tape on both arms, both legs and my kibbles and bits. It was then I learned how vindictive my wife was and since I’ve chosen to keep my firearm away from her while sleeping with one eye open. So now I just keep it safely stored in my nightstand.
And no dogs, wives or sensitive areas were harmed in the making of this story.
Man’s best friend. My ass!