Excellent quick guide to staging weapons for home defense.
Sorry for the hiatus. I’m back.
Every nightstand pistol/shotgun/rifle should:
- Have a flashlight next to it (or on it) for identifying what you’re about to point (or pointing) a gun at.
- Be secured from access by a non-authorized person. For the sake of this article, that person is YOU until you wake up fully.
That second point is not often considered. The bump in the night is far more likely to be a person you know than a crew of home invaders. I think the best way to prevent a groggy tragedy is to force yourself to complete several fine motor movements and/or take several steps prior to having a loaded gun in your hand. You need time to shake the cobwebs out of your head and assess what’s actually happening.
Failure to do so can have tragic results:
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