Saturday, August 1, 2009

seems normal to me.

Last night, while I was curled up on the sofa with my Eee PC sipping some chai, Mike headed up to the bedroom, announcing that he was in for the night and was going to slip into something a bit more comfortable. On his way back down the stairs, I noticed he was holding something in his hand.

"Whatcha got there?" I asked.

He showed me. It was his pistol.

"I'm going to the basement to look at the internet," he explained. "and I like to have a gun nearby. Is that weird?"

I gestured to the coffee table next to me, where I had placed my Bersa. "You're asking me? I figure if someone bursts through the front door, I'm not going to have time to run for my pistol."

Mike chuckled. "Yeah. We don't even have to get off the sofa for our home invasions."

17 comments:

Crucis said...

I carry a J-frame in a pocket holster, morning 'til night. My wife sometimes gives me a funny look when I take it out and put it on the arm of the recliner after supper when I settle down for some reading or TV.

We have a revolver hidden upstairs and more downstairs, but it's hard to draw from my pocket while in the recliner.

Best to be prepared than not.

Carteach0 said...

Makes sense to me.

HankH said...

It works for me Breda. I've got my S&W 642 in my pocket as we speak; it's as natural having that with me as strapping my watch on every day. If that couple in Florida who were slaughtered in their big house had spent a little more money on guns/training and a little less on surveillance cameras, the outcome might have been a little different.

HankH

Mad Saint Jack said...

Well... A house gun is not restrained by size and weight like a ccw gun is.

Say just for example you wanted a Glock with a 33rd mag next to the PC....

James said...

The one time I needed a gun in the last 20 years was when 2 guys popped through the door of my girlfriend's house while we were watching a video. My having a Sig P220 changed their attitude very quickly.
I always have something near to hand, when things happen, they happen way too quick to be looking for a gun.

reflectoscope said...

If you mean to defend yourself with it, and it is out of arm's reach, then it might as well be on the moon. :)

Jim

Anonymous said...

I don't think its strange... I do it all the time.

Keep my 9mm XD and 2 spare mags under the pillow on the couch.

The XD 45 and 2 spare mags moves depending on where in the house I'm at computer room or bed room.

Fenris said...

I drag my CZ everywhere with me in the house. I figure it can't help me if it's not there when I need it. Still working on getting the wife to tote her wheel gun around though.

IZinterrogator said...

I have a Sig P226 on my hip at the moment, and a Colt 6920 with 60 rounds of M855 green tip leaning up against the cedar chest next to me. I'd say you're undergunned.

Electricfunk said...

What caliber for spiders?

Top of the Chain said...

In today's society, nah, not weird in the slightest. By the way, does anyone think that 25 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense is not enough? I have two spare 14 rd magazines for my CZ Rami. I can load up my Winchester XP.

Chris M said...

I'm wearing my RIA 1911 Compact as I read and type this. It goes on when my pants do as I get dressed in the morning. I've carried inside and outside my home ever since a neighbor was knifed during a home invasion a couple of years ago. To make the point even better, the invaders who knifed him and left him for dead had the wrong house. They'd target someone else but got the wrong address. That just proved to me that it can happen to anyone.

Jon said...

I haven't yet carried daily, and while I live in possibly the least violent state in the country... I still feel far more warm and fuzzy knowing that when I go to bed my XD .45 is close at hand, as are fifty loaded rounds.

Having spent way too much time in Chicagoland hotels... the same can not be said for sleeping in that city.

Seems normal to me.

Did it MY way said...

A gun and a hand goes together very well.

I have one in every room, and always one one me. Just makes sense.

Jon said...

Not strange in the least. I have them all over the place.

Adam said...

I keep my carry pistol on me or next to me pretty much 24/7 I also have other firearm options throughout the house.

CandyBabyE said...

Thank heavens, others like me. I keep my baby eagle next to me on the tv tray beside the couch. Thought I was weird. It's really useful when young men come to pick my daughter home for a date. The ones whose intentions are not so honorable tend not to come back, and I don't have to say a thing. Fortunately, she has good taste for the most part. The majority of them usually want to know what it is, tell me their shooting experiences and then we talk guns, the boy, my daughter, my son and me. You can learn a lot about the young men courting your daughter that way. By the way the daughter sleeps with a 22cal revolver next to her bed and a hunting knife tucked under the mattress. Got to bring the kids up right. She is definately NOT a sheep either