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12 gauge under the matress?

bruchibruchi Senior MemberPosts: 2,581 Senior Member
Is this a viable place to stash a loaded 12 gauge in case...
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    If you put one under the mattress, don't chamber a round. It might be possible to get a really disastrous kind of "unintended discharge"!
    Jerry
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,259 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
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    I have one of these and it has worked well. I put some carpet in the holder things to keep from rubbing
    Randy

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  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,095 Senior Member
    Could be, depending on how far underneath the matress you put the gun...

    One thing I like about my DeSantis holster, it fits nicely over the rope carry handle most matresses have, so I need not add or require any other bedside gun holder...
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    If you put one under the mattress, don't chamber a round. It might be possible to get a really disastrous kind of "unintended discharge"!
    Jerry

    That is how it is right now and there is a loaded handgun in a holster at arms reach as well.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Isn't that what is called "Premature ejection" ???? :jester:

    Oh never mind !!! The under the mattress is a poor idea, too hard to get to if you need it, a barrel longer than 20 inches is a bit too long for in home use......
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,365 Senior Member
    bruchi wrote: »
    Is this a viable place to stash a loaded 12 gauge in case...

    I guess its better than no protection at all.................Personally I would prefer to use a con...........um.............some other form of protection.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    bruchi wrote: »
    Is this a viable place to stash a loaded 12 gauge in case...

    Yes, but depending on your partner, it may not even be needed at all.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,143 Senior Member
    bruchi wrote: »
    Is this a viable place to stash a loaded 12 gauge in case...

    Not ideal for quick access, especially if you have a water bed...
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
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    Ordering this, thanks!
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Maybe it would be cheaper to have it made at a local machine shop ??.....
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,143 Senior Member
    Not a poorly thought out plan...The only problem with keeping stuff under the bed is that you're leaving your firearm in one place a thief pretty generally always looks. That is assuming you don't lock it up when you're away from home....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,143 Senior Member
    Yeah, although if someone is in my house stealing stuff when I'm not home I figure ill probably lose more than a $200 Mossberg 500. That's what insurance is for though.

    Only flaw with that line of thinking is that you have armed a criminal by leaving an unsecured firearm laying around the house.

    I am open to suggestions though. Seems there are usually some tradeoffs between security/ hiding firearms and accessibility.

    While you are away from the house, a reasonable alternative is the "poor mans gun safe"...installing an inexpensive security cabinet in a closet that has been lag bolted to the floor and to the wall studs. By putting it in a small room, you are making it more difficult for interlopers to gain the leverage on it necessary to tear it from the wall....you can also put a dead bolt on the closet door. Now all you have to do is create a the routine of locking your guns up when you leave the house.

    Burglars, generally, do not want to spend a bunch of time in your home, especially if your home security system is blaring away.

    Additionally, depending on where you live, you can be prosecuted for not securing your firearm and "allowing it fall into the hands of a criminal"...
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    :that::agree:
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    An alternative to the "under the mattress" or "under the bed" scenario is a set of shaker pegs or other maskeshift gun rack inside a bedroom closet, over the door frame. Even if a thief opens the closet door, the gun is out of sight, unless he goes inside the closet, turns around, and looks up. A homeowner can access the gun easily, and it's out of sight and out of reach of curious children.
    Jerry
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,085 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    An alternative to the "under the mattress" or "under the bed" scenario is a set of shaker pegs or other maskeshift gun rack inside a bedroom closet, over the door frame.
    Jerry

    Home depot ladder hooks or bicyckle hanging hooks work great for that. Easy to install, and rubber coated to protect the gun's finish
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,143 Senior Member
    This is why, when you are home, the gun lives next to the bed...it would only go in the closet when you are leaving for the day...
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Not a poorly thought out plan...The only problem with keeping stuff under the bed is that you're leaving your firearm in one place a thief pretty generally always looks. That is assuming you don't lock it up when you're away from home....

    Home defense guns locked up in a safe are really hard to get a hold on FAST and that is of paramount importance!
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Hence, a gun under the pillow is worth ten in the safe !! :jester:
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,143 Senior Member
    bruchi wrote: »
    Home defense guns locked up in a safe are really hard to get a hold on FAST and that is of paramount importance!

    Keep reading partner....later in the thread I point out that you should keep your guns locked up when you LEAVE THE HOUSE....gun lives in a readily accessible place when you're at home...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,259 Senior Member
    What ever guns I have out for home defense go back in the safe when the house is empty. I don't want to walk in to a burglary that turns into a gun fight with my guns.
    Randy

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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    As My Dad always said, if a gunfight ever breaks out, I hope you did not supply the guns..... By leaving them un-secured...........
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Keep reading partner....later in the thread I point out that you should keep your guns locked up when you LEAVE THE HOUSE....gun lives in a readily accessible place when you're at home...


    Guilty as charged of not reading the entire reply once more!
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  • ChevelleChevelle Banned Posts: 67 Member
    I keep mine under the bed. I really don't see how it could be quicker or easier access under a mattress???
    The only advantage I can see to under the mattress is a home invader could not get to it as easilly as under the bed, but honestly if you let a home invader get all the way to your bedside without waking up... you better hope you have hand gun protection because it is going to be a be-otch to pull out a long gun at close range like that.
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