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Posted: 8/2/2005 8:01:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 8:29:12 AM EDT by BlackScot]
....or nightstand, bureau drawer, under the bed, wherever.

I'm thinking of bump-in-the-night time. What've you got to handle things if it gets ugly?

I've had all kinds of gear over the years, but for this have always kept just a simple revolver w/+P.38's in a lockbox, along with a D-cell maglight nearby. Am now thinking of:
(1) an on-board light for my recently acquired Beretta Vertec, OR
(2) a dedicated light/forend for my Rem. 870 12-gage pump

Can't decide between the greater mobility/retention qualities of the pistol for a possible house clearing scenario (did I really hear anything?) versus the indesputable knock-down power of the shotty for the alternately possible bedroom-barricade scenario (sit-stay-pray).

So I thunk: what philosophy and treatment are fellow VA arfcomers using?

Guess I coulda posted this for general discussion, but I know you guys better. Also I figured we would be more likely to be attacked by the same strain of mutant sombies and/or alien mothership and/or renegade road gang.

Thanks for any feedback (and pics definitely welcomed)!
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:19:14 AM EDT
I replaced my Mag-Lite with a SureFire E2 a few years ago. Do yourself a favor, get a SureFire G2, plastic, about $30, 10-year lithium batteries, it would fit inside two D-cell batteries if they were hollow, light, with a tail switch, and MUCH brighter and more reliable than the mag-lite (really!).

Easier to retain your handgun indoors/close quarters. Hell, get both ;)
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:29:32 AM EDT
Kimber .45 and a mag light plus two spare mags below the night stand.

Ruger 22/45 with 2 spare mags in the floor safe for the wife. Still trying to decide which snubbie to get her. That and to actually get her to go shoot.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:45:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By grywlf52:
.....for the wife. Still trying to decide which snubbie to get her. That and to actually get her to go shoot.



Hence my having the Smith 66 (which will stay put regardless whatever else I get going). My wife submits to emptying a cylinder on-average once every five years. Guess that's better than nothing, although "that disaproving look" would probably stop the guys quicker than anything else.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:57:36 AM EDT
AK-47 and a surefire.....
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:52:23 AM EDT
My side of the bed: SA 1911 Operator with Streamlight M3X and an HK USP, both chambered and in condition 1. Surefire G2

Susan's side: 1911 Commander in condition 1

On the dresser are my carry guns which are a Champion steel frame 1911 and a lightweight Micro 1911. The Micro is my daily carry and the Champion is my "walk'n the dog" gun. I have a pair of shorts next to the bed with a holster on the belt so if I must get up and investigate outside, I can throw the Champion on quickly.

Downstairs, there are two pistols hidden in various spots. One is another 1911 Champion LW and the other is a Glock 19. Both have paddle holsters next to them. There is also an 870 in the closet. All pistols have at least 1 spare mag near by.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:11:07 AM EDT
HK USP and a Surefire G2....so I can find the Eo-tech equipped HK UMP and pump 32 rounds of .45
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:27:01 AM EDT
Sig 229 .40 with nightsites.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:45:42 AM EDT
1911 and or ar15/m4 and a surefire E2O 25 luman which I would reckmend to anyone ,but for self defence the high output 60 lumun bulb would be better. Me and my friend carl both own surefire E2_s but his has the 60 luman bulb and it will blind the #@!#$ out you , mine will throw you off at night but his will make you squint in broad daylight.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:40:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 1:43:40 PM EDT by themadhatter]
hand lotion and a jar of peanut butterDownstairs 2 sticks of butter and a lolly pop
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:43:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By themadhatter:
hand lotion and a jar of peanut butter



You AK guys do things strangely.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:47:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LHD:

Originally Posted By themadhatter:
hand lotion and a jar of peanut butter



You AK guys do things strangely.

only on night's that am lonely
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:01:06 PM EDT
AR carbine with weaponlight
Kimber TLE/RL with weaponlight
Remington 870
Surefire G2

None are loaded, but all have a magazine standing by. Those are "bump in the night" guns. The handgun and G2 are closest, but the others are close enough. At night, the first thing I grab is the G2. The handgun is second, once I grab my glasses. If ya can't see it, how can ya hit it?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:35:39 PM EDT
Humm

11-87 with 9 rounds in the tube and five in the saddle plus a surefire.

Ruger P90 with two added mags

Sig 225 with 9 mags loaded with Ranger

Glock 19 with 6 mags of Ranger

Just in the bed room.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:47:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:47:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By themadhatter:
hand lotion and a jar of peanut butterDownstairs 2 sticks of butter and a lolly pop



The peanut butter is understandable, the lolly pop is what scares me!



Usually I've got a 1911 or a Glock 19 in the nightstand. When my wife is out of town the M4 takes her side of the bed.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:04:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 6:06:24 PM EDT by 1Gunner]
G19 with streamlight M3 on rail , Federal classic HP
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:08:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By watertower:

Originally Posted By themadhatter:
hand lotion and a jar of peanut butterDownstairs 2 sticks of butter and a lolly pop



The peanut butter is understandable, the lolly pop is what scares me!



At least he didn't say it was a frozen trout.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:32:23 PM EDT
Snubby 38 in the nightstand...a streamlight scorpion (I think) and a Rem 870.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:34:21 PM EDT
For the things that go bump in the night......
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:48:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By underdog75:
For the things that go bump in the night......
users.adelphia.net/~masine/SBS.jpg



holy crap a SBS mossy?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:53:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Gunner:

Originally Posted By underdog75:
For the things that go bump in the night......
users.adelphia.net/~masine/SBS.jpg



holy crap a SBS mossy?


Roger, AKA "Piglet"
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:16:37 PM EDT
kimber custom II with tfo night sights and 2 spare mags in the night stand. ruger p944 .40 with glow sights and 1 spare mag on top of the tv. remington 870 6rd 3 00 buck and 3 rifled slugs. ar-15 7.62x39 2 10rd 2 20rd behind the door. and a streamlight 4aa 7led light and a glock tack light. if you break into my house you will have a bad day/night cause all are lock and loaded.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:55:28 PM EDT
Step 1:



Step 2:


Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:54:28 AM EDT
SA XD 40 and a surefire G2
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 2:53:57 AM EDT
Great responses guys! Keep'm coming.

Maybe if I get tired enough of working I'll tally up the choices, i.e. X number of handguns, Y of shotguns/rifles, Z number of dogs, etc.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:47:21 AM EDT
HK USPC .45 with about 9 mags close by and a surefire G2.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:51:39 AM EDT
I keep my attack cat Albert nearby.


And a Surefire 6P, a Mossy 590, a SA 1911 and a Glock 19 and if shite goes down hill real fast I'll reach for my M4gery which now has a Surefire 900 on it.

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:59:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gotm4:
I keep my attack cat Albert nearby.





Looks like Albert "ain't skeered" either!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:35:15 AM EDT
It's not very tactical,but I keep both a shotgun and handgun available in the bedroom: Mossberg 500 with buckshot,or a Glock 30 with Meprolights and a 6 volt lantern light. It's worked comfortably for past bumps in the night. There's plenty of room under the bed for both.

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 8:43:33 AM EDT
HK USP .40 W/M3 streamlight and and Oly. M4 Ultra match/W Meprolight 21 reflex, Laser, and 130 lumen pentagon light. M4 also has two 30's in a mag clinch loaded with speer tnt hp's.

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 10:35:51 AM EDT
a boogyman.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:26:20 PM EDT
I used to have my gun safe in the bedroom, door open. If whoever got past the doors, locks, and dogs, I would have been waiting with whatever I could grab. . .
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:59:53 PM EDT
HK P2000 .40 loaded with Federal Hydra-Shok's on top of the entertainment center in my room, and a Remington 11-87 Matte with 00 buck in the hallway closet. And a ferocious Dachshund !
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:57:45 PM EDT
...about a hundred pairs of womens shoes. Theres a hall closet that has even more womens shoes.

There not for me, my wife has a shopping problem.


Oh yeah, I have a g36 with 4 mags in the top drawer next to the bed incase a shoe-burglar happens to get past my unfreindly dogs.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:21:17 PM EDT
Skeletons
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:51:57 PM EDT


....when you absolutly, positivly have to kill every MF'er in the room. Accept no substitutes.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 6:09:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LHD:
i2.cashmoneyuploads.com/img/highimpulseweapon1502.jpg

....when you absolutly, positivly have to kill every MF'er in the room. Accept no substitutes.



WTF is that thing and where do I get one?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 6:41:38 PM EDT
What's in my closet? Some lightly worn clothes, a couple of pairs of shoes, and a gun...or two.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:06:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By grywlf52:

Originally Posted By LHD:
i2.cashmoneyuploads.com/img/highimpulseweapon1502.jpg

....when you absolutly, positivly have to kill every MF'er in the room. Accept no substitutes.



WTF is that thing and where do I get one?



The Lacroix 76mm High-Impluse Weapon System. Built by Lacroix Pyro-Technologies, pimped by Fabrique Nationale Herstal. 84, 66, and 40mm versions are also in the works.


3.3lb shell with a 2.2lb payload. Breach-reloadable I would assume. More than 700m in indirect-fire mode and about 300m in direct-fire mode. It's quiet too. No hearing protection required. It can be fired from inside a vehicle as well.

Hopefully they'll throw a rail on there for a flashlight and I can grab an IWB holster cause that sumbitch is going to be my new CC.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:57:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LHD:
The Lacroix 76mm High-Impluse Weapon System......3.3lb shell with a 2.2lb payload.



...............
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:33:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LHD:
The Lacroix 76mm High-Impluse Weapon System. Built by Lacroix Pyro-Technologies, pimped by Fabrique Nationale Herstal. 84, 66, and 40mm versions are also in the works.


3.3lb shell with a 2.2lb payload. Breach-reloadable I would assume. More than 700m in indirect-fire mode and about 300m in direct-fire mode. It's quiet too. No hearing protection required. It can be fired from inside a vehicle as well.

Hopefully they'll throw a rail on there for a flashlight and I can grab an IWB holster cause that sumbitch is going to be my new CC.



Make sure you put most of your weight on your leading foot
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:15:29 AM EDT
I wonder how he is going to keep it from printing under his shirt
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:28:53 PM EDT
i wouldnt want to try to find a cow that big to make a holster out of. hell it will take more plastic than whats in joan rivers face. (well maybe not that much)
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:24:50 PM EDT
Glock 17 with 2 17 rnd mags and 2 10 rnd mags on the night stand. All of that should get me to the closet where I hide an Ak-47 with a 40 rnd mag inserted (No round in the chamber).

Next to the Ak is a Bushmaster/Armalite M4 with 2 30 rnd mags cinched together waiting for the AK to need assistance with the "Bump in the night"
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 7:01:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 7:20:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 6:31:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 5:41:09 PM EDT

http://i2.cashmoneyuploads.com/img/highimpulseweapon1502.jpg

....when you absolutly, positivly have to kill every MF'er in the room. Accept no substitutes.

.

Jesus christ now thats perfect for the pesky squirrels
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:28:01 PM EDT

and
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:28:01 AM EDT
Let's see what all we got:

Well, handguns certainly have dominated by my count with a total of 33.

Rifles were second with 12, but shotguns just behind at 11.

There were 3 dogs and one cat.

Also one piece of some kind of heavy artillery.

There was one reference each to shoes, skeletons, a boogy man, and a collection of various high-lubricity substances.

Just counting the handguns, rifles, and shotguns comes to 56 from a total of 29 respondents. Clearly most folks are taking a diversified approach to the problem.

Thanks for contributing!
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