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Hiding the handgun

Discussion in 'General Handgun' started by PAPA G, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I keep a 1911 .45 under the mattress on my side of the bed. I was wondering Do I need to do anything to the gun to prevent finish getting messed up, and other possible damages?
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  2. Jay

    Jay Old man, No tact... Staff Member

    I'd watch that the bedding doesn't wick away any oils. Frequent wipe it down sessions would be appropriate. No kids here, so I leave my Sig on the night stand, with a 12 ga in the corner, 1 step away. :usa2:

  3. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    If your worried about the finish.
    Why not put it in soft hand gun case, for protection.
    Put the case in the same spot as you do currently, and leave it unzipped.
    I did that for years, when I slept in a bed.
  4. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    When I do this, I slip it into a ziploc bag.
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  5. TheWall

    TheWall Firearm Affectionado Forum Contributor

    Get a pajama holster and wear it.
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  6. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    Depends on the finish. If it's stainless, nitron, parkerized, etc. it'll be fine. If it's nickel or deep blued possibly.

    Placing one of those micro fiber cloths under and over it (so long as it remains accessible) would not be a bad idea after a light finish of your favorite gun oil/lube, etc.

    One kid who is trained here. So it's my suppressed 223 build or 300 blk build near the bed for me. It's in condition 3 (safety on, mag in, round not chambered) which for me is fine for a long-ish gun since racking the bolt is a natural part of picking it up for the ready (unlike a handgun which for me is a closer in deal--our situation is that we will have SOME time which means some space between us and the potential BGs).

    If I'm given a choice, for HD (or farm defense, etc.) I'll always prefer some type of long-ish gun to my handgun (although the 223 and 300 are pistol builds they are long barreled good optic WML equipped pistol builds).
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  7. I do the same thing , but I keep mine in a
    I do the same thing , but I keep mine in a holster !.................
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    SUBMOA G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Hide it next to the cutting board! :D
  9. longshooter234

    longshooter234 G&G Evangelist

    I know a guy that does custom kydex holsters that might be a solution if ur worried... (im the guy by the way)
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  10. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    No kids here either. So My SIG (With the Crimson Trace Laser Grips) sits right in my headboard next to my pumpkin head.
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  11. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Ok, folks, let's make bedside easy for you...
    it's kind of simple, you take a slim piece of metal,
    cut it to match the inner height of your holster clip,
    grab/make two 1/4" plastic spacers,
    (those extras that come in a tv mount kit are PERFECT!)
    screw to side of bedframe at your favorite location.
    Insert holster clip. Check fit, insert gun. Done.
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  12. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    Keep doing what you're doing. Not a problem unless it's a damp environment.
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  13. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    I have a headboard with a shelf and a couple slide-open drawers. The pistol sits in the middle in the open shelf.
    And the Rem 870 stands in the corner on the far side.
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  14. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    Pappa G. One other thing. Degrease, remove oil from the exterior of the firearm and give a nice coat of automotive wax. ;)
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  15. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    For what it's worth, I'm a fan of powdered graphite for internal lube instead of oil too.
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  16. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    As TXplt said, it depends on the finish.

    With my Glocks, no worries.
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  17. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    Never worried about the finish on mine Glock that is.
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