Is it normal to always keep your gun within arms reach when you're home? Posted on May 21, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor Is it normal to always keep your gun within arms reach when you're home?
Love the meme, but dude should realize that there won't be any morons anywhere nearby lmao
I hope so, because I can reach at least four right now.
Do home invasions make appointments?
If you CCW, you should get in the habit of having your gun with you at all times, (save in the shower), this is so that you get in the habit of having a gun on you.
The worst thing in the world is to get a gun, get a CCW, and then NOT carry it with you when you need it.
>(save in the shower
Nope. I put it in a ziplock bag and take in the bathroom when i shower
I always remember what one anon said: “I don’t want to die thinking ‘man, I should’ve taken my gun with me instead of leaving it in my car’”. The only thing worst than a nogunz is a hasgunz that doesn’t carry
>The only thing worst than a nogunz is a hasgunz that doesn’t carry
Agreed. I'd even go as far as to say you're dumber than a nogunz if you leave your gun behind. You did 95% of the effort and then drop the ball.
If I'm home alone and I'm taking a shower its sitting on the toilet and my shower is as short as can be. The bathroom door is open and I'm keeping an ear out.
This gay doesn't even shower carry lmao, keep staying unarmed for 30% of your day retard.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, bro.
If you’re killed in the shower, you go straight to Heaven, and all this mess here on Earth is someone else’s problem.
It’s takes you 7 hours to shower?
Imagine not showering after each time you take a shit
It's not abnormal unless you've developed a complex where you feel vulnerable if you don't have a weapon within reach every second of the day
Now this is autism
>Walking around all day with shit over your ass and down your legs, simmering in the heat and sweat of your crotch
Get a load of this guy
Erm SORRY anon, I use DUDE wipes. City’s problem, not mine.
Bro just wash your asshole with soapy water and toilet paper. Use wetwipes. Buy a bidet. Stop destroying your skin over nonsense.
Yes, wake up add coffee, shit and then shower. All with a sidearm within reach, rifle is nearby I'm not paranoid yet.
I bet you pull your underwear down to fart too
>(save in the shower)
not gonna make it
its about as normal as a little kid bringing his toy with him everywhere
A gun? Anon please,
Its the big stick effect. When you were a lad, surely you remember seeing a big stick on the ground and felt compelled to defend the playgrounds sovereignty from from the unwashed, fart sniffing, booger eating horde? You heard me Jake. If I ever see you around the swing set again, I'll lash the other cheek.
There are qualities to a short chunker, but a strong deterring effect to a long slim *swish* and disappearing skin, a valuable lesson.
You mean the Moses stick?
I literally carry my gun with me everywhere in my household, to the kitchen/bathroom/living room
That is the entire point of a firearm, so please do it, otherwise you'll be caught dead.
No, normally you have at least 2 within arms reach
It's more likely to make a difference than all the gun min-maxing and focus on "but what if?" scenarios that have never been documented happening that you see here. Examples:
>home owner shot with their own gun after a struggle when they went to retrieve it
>man shot while after leaving to retrieve a gun, returning to confront invader who then knew he was coming
>home owner has intruder break in and get into the bathroom while she's showering, only manages to shoot him because he preferred to rape her on her bed
>home owner beaten and almost choked out before managing to escape and retrieve his gun from the other room
And this is before considering that it's more likely for you to die from injuries sustained while defending yourself than you are to shoot 3+ attackers like posters here like to talk about.
>>home owner has intruder break in and get into the bathroom while she's showering, only manages to shoot him because he preferred to rape her on her bed
Shower guns are no joke.
>only manages to shoot him because he preferred to rape her on her bed
It should be normal. I like the hidden gun in every room approach but the pocket gun is a great option too.
>Buy a gun to defend yourself
>It actually justs builds your insecurities and paranoia
Better to be free and paranoid then be like one of those white boomers getting rekt on twitter
My dad was a retired police officer and firearms instructor. Almost every room had a loaded gun in it. He kept his carry gun on a magnet underneath the coffee table while watching TV and had a holster mounted to the side of his bed frame. He kept a S&W J frame on the top bookshelf in the living room and another one on top of the fridge. He kept a 1911 in his office in the top desk drawer. There was an M1 carbine leaning against his bed. An Ithaca 37 (parkerized) hidden behind the washing machine. Even had a double barrel 20 gauge cut down to 18 inches with a bobbed stock above his workbench in the garage.
If somebody was that neurotic, why wouldn't they just carry one gun all the time rather than disperse 20 guns all over the house
He had his carry gun with him 90% of the time. He just never wanted to be caught unprepared. He truly believed that handguns were meant for fighting your way to your long gun.
Were any of those useful to him?
Two times that I can remember. Once a sketchy tweaker looking guy knocked on the door and asked to use the phone because his car broke down (before cell phones were common). He started getting weird and asking for money and trying to look around the house. He was asked to leave a few times and kept getting more agitated. Eventually my dad lifted grabbed his J frame off the fridge and told the guy to gtfo.
Another time he was working in the garage and a coyote came into the yard looking pretty sick. He blasted it with the 20 gauge.
I've known three people that had their homes broken into while they were home.
>Person 1: opened door to see who was there and was shot in the face (police believe he was mistakenly targeted)
>Person 2: door busted in, was bound, gagged, left in his bathtub while druggie intruder lived in his apartment for a day, found by a neighbor a couple days later
>Person 3: intruder waltzed in (door was unlocked, middle of the day), person had gun nearby, pointed it and the perp booked it and got picked up by cops
Always lock your doors when you're home, whatever time of day, don't open it unless you know who it is or you were expecting them. And yes, very much yes: keep a loaded gun nearby.
Also remember that a gun is your last line of defense, not your first, not your only. Cameras, lights, reinforce your doors, have sensors, have a dog.
Most bad people will jet at the first sign of resistance and that includes a house that looks too high risk/visible or takes too much effort to break into.
However the first two people in my experience just had a bad hand. First guy was murdered by people whose sole intention was to murder who they thought he was (they stole nothing). Second guy was overtaken by a guy hopped up on drugs who would have probably sat there all day banging on the door to get in even if it was reinforced.
>Also remember that a gun is your last line of defense, not your first, not your only. Cameras, lights, reinforce your doors, have sensors, have a dog.
This is the real takeaway of the thread. If you have multiple guns and enough ammo for the apocalypse but you don’t have an alarm system, re-enforced hinges with a pry bar, cameras, glass break sensors, etc you’re a fucking retard. Oh, and while we’re talking about safety in the home, we should also extend that to fresh smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as a quality fire extinguisher. And if you don’t know CPR and Heimlich you’re unfit to be a member of society.
For those of you spooked about showering: get a security bar for whatever interior room leads to you bathroom. Put the bar on the door when you shower and set your alarm. Keeping a gun in the bathroom itself will (probably) destroy the gun over time with the constant moisture.
it makes sense if you have valuables in your home that you want to protect, if you have young children, if you live near moronanimals, or near the border where they are dropping hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants who are cartel affiliated. You want to be armed during the fall of Rome
>You want to be armed during the fall of Rome
Very true statement