Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Overly Cautious?

My nightstand gun sits next to my bed each night with the barrel facing away from me.  However, the way my room is situated this means it's pointing directly at me when I shower each morning.  So what I've done for the past few years is to turn the gun facing the opposite direction before I hop in the shower each day.

Yeah, I know it's weird, but I don't like loaded guns pointed at me even if they're not currently being held by a human.

4 comments:

Phillip said...

Nah, that's not too cautious. I do something similar even when I'm cleaning guns or working with prop guns at the theater. Being in front of a gun barrel is an experience that is less than ideal, regardless of the situation.

Anonymous said...

Safe is always better than sorry. And it's probably good to maintain a habit of always keeping a firearm pointed in a safe direction. With weapons, I'm not sure if there is such a thing as "overly cautious."

Jeff the Baptist said...

There is nothing wrong with turning the gun. On the other hand, leaving a loaded firearm unsecured on your nightstand while in another room and likely sensory deprived by the shower probably isn't the best idea.

Tom Harvey said...

I hope that you lock the gun up in a good gun safe when you go out the door. If it's stolen it becomes a threat to everyone.