Yesterday, we asked you about safe storage laws. Today, I want to zoom in on bedside guns; the ultimate question of access vs. operational readiness. Plenty of manufacturers offer so-called “quick access” handgun safes, with a wide variety of locking systems (combination, biometric, key fob, etc.) At the risk, make that certainty of destroying operational security, I don’t use one.
I home carry, then place my gun on the nightstand when I turn in. I’m not worried about someone tiptoeing into my room and grabbing my gun; the house is alarmed, I’m a light sleeper and my daughter understands gun safety. My long guns — which I don’t home carry — are locked in a closet safe that unlocks with a standard key hidden nearby. Do you lock-up your gun(s) at night? If so, how? And where?