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    Anyone (and I'm guessing the answer is yes) keep anything by, underneath or near their bed for those "Hang on, did I just hear someone creeping about the house?" moments. And if so, what?

    I only ask because I keep a big old Maglite torch handy and was amazed when someone said I was being paranoid.
    I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.

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    Originally posted by Cockney Corner:
    I only ask because I keep a big old Maglite torch handy and was amazed when someone said I was being paranoid.

    That "someone" would really think I was paranoid ... I have my trusty 12-g to keep me company [Wink]

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    • #3
      I guess I would be considered paranoid to

      I keep my Glock 23 in the nightstand....
      May G-d bless you, keep you safe, and always keep you in his loving care

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      • #4
        I also keep a big maglite right by the bed. Also, a Glock 19 in a safe near the bed (in a closet very close).
        "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. " -- ???

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        • #5
          I have a 20g shotgun under my bed. It used to be right next to it, until I moved to a 2nd floor apt.
          Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
          and I'm not sure about the former.
          -Albert Einstein


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          • #6
            I have a big maglite that doesn't work because I needed a hammer and didn't have one so I used the maglite instead out in the kitchen.

            I also have a S&W revolver in the dresser next to my bed, next to a box each of .38 and .357 ammunition. Like the maglite, it doesn't work, but not because I used it for a hammer, but because no one told me "don't dry fire a revolver without empty shells in the cylinder" and the spring is broke.

            I also have a katana propped up against the bookcase. That one works - no rust holding it into the scabbord or anything, and whenever I swing it around, it usually takes a big chunk out of something - the wall, ceiling, desk, my leg ...

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            • #7
              I have a baseball bat. Oh, and my Siamese cat. She's evil.

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              • #8
                A Taurus .38 snubby, S&W 686 and Mossberg 12-ga. are all within ten seconds of our bed. Plus, I have practiced clearing our house quite a few times, both inside and out and know where all the cover is. Plus, the only quick escape is downhill through briars and poison oak, and then it's a couple hundred yards down the gully to the street. Go the other way and it's up the driveway and up the cul-de-sac, which can only be negotiated in hurry on foot, due to parked cars.

                Now, for all that preparation, when the doorbell rings, I just yell out from the couch, "door's open, come on in."
                Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

                I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq

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                • #9
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by CiaJ:

                  I also have a S&W revolver in the dresser next to my bed, next to a box each of .38 and .357 ammunition. Like the maglite, it doesn't work, but not because I used it for a hammer, but because no one told me "don't dry fire a revolver without empty shells in the cylinder" and the spring is broke.

                  Well, I didn't know this. My POV carjack weapon is a S&W Mod. 66 Boat Anchor and I dry fire it all the time [Eek!] I guess if it breaks, it'll still make a dandy clubbing device.

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                  • #10
                    I keep my Glock 27 on the nightstand, but I'm such a heavy sleeper that if someone came in they'd probably steal the gun along with everything else and I wouldn't know until morning.

                    Mike
                    "Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world!" -- Captain Lance Murdoch, The Simpsons

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                    • #11
                      On my side of the bed is a Glock 19 with M3 light and a Glock 26. On my wife's side of the bed is a S&W 469,cell phone and a Pelican MityLite Magnum Plus. Our dog is the alarm and would be the first responder.

                      [ 06-25-2003, 05:58 PM: Message edited by: Bill R ]
                      Bill R

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                      • #12
                        I just have a claymore set up at the bedroom door with the clacker in the nightstand. Is that overkill?
                        Two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead.

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                        • #13
                          I have a state trooper laying next to me. What better protection is that?

                          We have guns, but not in the bedroom. We have small kids around.
                          "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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                          • #14
                            Count me among the paranoid, too.

                            Glock 31 on the headboard, along with a Stinger.

                            Benelli M-1 Tactical isn't too far away, either
                            Optimistic pessimist: Hope for the best, but expect the worst.

                            Jack

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                            • #15
                              I have a 12ga pump on my side and the wife has a 20ga side by side. I also have a .45 at the head of the bed. I would have to look to see what the wife keeps on her side for a handgun. I also have a great dog that helps me know if something is not right. We also have a plan. No kids home so that part works out great.

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