So, what is it? In case you don't know, HD stands for Home Defense. I keep an AK next to my bed, a .38 revolver under my pillow, and a big bowie knife between my bed and the wall. The wifes got a .380 on her nightstand.
So somebody doesn't pick up the weapon while you're sleeping and fire into your skull.Only reason I dont keep those 2 chambered with safety on is that the wife is not familiar with thier operation, and they are more of a "backup" thing anyways, so I'm just more comfortable from a safety standpoint making them not "as ready" to fire, and because they will only get used as time/circumstances permit, which easily allows the time to quickly chamber. Just my preferance, and is likely a non-issue and is just mental, but Thats how I do it. I feel the added tiny layer of safety outwieghs the added 1/2 second to chamber, especially since as said, they are more of a "secondary" weapon, as the S&W is 100% ready at all times, so it's not like I have nothing to use in an instant.
I've always figured that if you must reach for your loaded weapon and fire from where you're sleeping - you should not be thinking about grabbing your pistol, and more about tackling whoever it is that has gotten so close to you.A good point, really, and something I honestly (not nessecarrily proud to admit) hadn't thought of.Good call, man. That wasnt my original reasoning, but it is definitely part of it now that you have pointed it out.Thanks Charles.