12 Gauge Shotgun Bed Holster for Home Defense, a.k.a. “The Back Up”

*tossing and turning in bed*

“Honey . . . . ”
“Honey!”
*waking*
“Huh? What?”
“Get up, I heard something downstairs.”

At this point, if you’re like most people reading this blog, you’re looking for your piece, AND, if you’re like many people choosing a piece for home defense, you’re reaching for your 12 gauge pump action shotgun for super duper knock down power (or “powah” as we’d say in Maine).

But where is that shotgun? Stored in your gun safe? Bedroom closet?
tsk tsk
*shaking head*

As you fumble in the darkness, 5 intruders are downstairs lifting your new flat panel television, your x-box 360 and your Beanie Baby collection. What YOU need – is “The Back Up”. Watch, learn, and install. The Back Up is your next best friend.

15 comments… add one
  • Lord Thor November 28, 2007, 8:08 pm

    Pretty cool, but I’d keep an AR15 in mine.

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  • Nic December 2, 2007, 1:48 pm

    Quite nice, I’d be interested in one if it’d fit my bed and I didn’t already keep two shotguns behind the dresser next to my bed, an AR15 near my desk, a Saiga 308 by the closet, a Marlin 1895GS behind my Saiga, a Lusa 94A2 near my ammo storage, a 1911A1 in the front panel of my computer, and a Savage 10FP, too. I’d be leary of using the rifles against someone that’s already in the house, though, as the rounds wouldn’t likely stay inside the house. I can’t imagine my neighbors would be too happy about getting my bullets in their house.

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  • Ghost Rider December 2, 2007, 5:49 pm

    it looks like that would show thru her blanket. i sleep with a 45ACP. Dont Tread On ME!

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  • fallout11 December 14, 2007, 10:53 am

    Ruger Speed Six .357 magnum, hanging in a holster on the bed post. No worries.

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  • ryan December 21, 2007, 8:54 pm

    That seems like a nice accessory for a non existent problem. Put the gun under the bed, or behind the bedroom door. If someone casually opens the bedroom it is doubtful they will check behind the door.

    I also liked the under the bed rig on a swivel from Training Day. Also needless but cool. I keep a 1911 in the nightstand next to my surefire.

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  • ryan December 21, 2007, 8:59 pm

    For those who like many guns all over the house just remember that sword cuts both ways. The 1911 in the computer seems like a great idea. Openly visible or easily found guns are now in the hands of whoever broke in. I really do not want to arm those folks. That is why I keep one gun readily available. I know nobody stumbled into any of mine because the one that is not locked up is in my hand. That is a very personal decision and to each their own

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  • Kyro October 30, 2008, 11:44 pm

    Easy to make with plywood if you wanted…

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  • Darrell August 13, 2010, 8:34 am

    The pictures on your post arent coming in for me so I cant see the bed holster ..but I do have a question on a holster for a shotgun if I may….Im sure you all have seen the movie Alien with Segourny Weaver..I remember one of the Colonial Marines or whatever they were called had a pistol grip pump with some sort of scabbarb* or holster that kept the gun on his back..Im going to purchase a pistol grip 12 ga pump next week and would love to get a holster like he had in the movie..do they make such holsters or was that one just a movie thing..and if they can be bought..who sells them?

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  • H-Man August 14, 2010, 1:32 pm

    lol…”many couples are ordering one for each side of the bed!”

    If there was a way to childproof that set up – I’d consider it. I don’t do trigger locks.

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  • tjbbpgobIII December 4, 2010, 3:59 am

    Darrell, if you don’t know by now, Cheaper Than Dirt or Sportsmans Guide both sell that shotgun holster.

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  • Anonymous January 7, 2016, 2:13 pm

    I love your website.-
    we’re seniors-we sleep pretty good- Have large 85 lb. all black dog who sleeps by door. Near invisible at night. Good teeth. Will attack intruders.
    Have 9mm, loaded with hollow points, I’m handy & proficient in it’s use. I’m 68 years old and shoot pretty good for an old lady-lol. I recommend all seniors know how to shoot & keep a gun handy-we are “easy prey” for burglars – Right!

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