Home carry


VMFA 314
April 26, 2005, 08:07 AM
O.K. I know many people carry in their home, no problem. However what do you do about showertime, leave it on the throne, take it in the shower or what? What about commander commody time? I one read a post about a guy who made a head call in Wally World and left the privy without his carry. Halfway out of the store he remembered he left it in the stall. When he returned he found the attendent fondling his peace, but got it back. Has this ever happened to anyone here?

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April 26, 2005, 08:43 AM
Good question. In the shower my peace is put away and afterward when i'm dressed again I head back down to the "armory" and re-equip myself :)

On the thrown, however, it'l just stay with me. I won't lose it because it never leaves it's secured position. That's a scarey thought, leaving a pistol in the wal-mart bathroom... :uhoh:

April 26, 2005, 09:00 AM
Why would you take your pistol out of its holster? :confused: If you just turn the open end of the belt back into the first belt loop the belt will hold the holster and pistol in place. Everyone in the world does this. :banghead:

April 26, 2005, 09:07 AM
I take my 65-3 in a plastic box in
the shower with me.I've only
forgotten my gun once in the john.
It happened in the gunshop where i
worked,a coworker found it in the
employees rest room.After i got it
i reholstered it and thought to
myself i won't do that again.Well
just before we closed the guy that
found it walked up and said "you
might want these" and handed me the
ammo from my gun.I had been carrying
a empty revolver all day so from
day on i always remain in control
of any firearms i'am carrying.

April 26, 2005, 10:01 AM
What's so hard about this ...?

I just set it on the counter next to the sink when showering, and reholster as soon as I get dressed.

As far as "locking it away" during that time, I'm not aware that the criminal world has made any pact not to break in while I am in the shower :uhoh:

April 26, 2005, 10:02 AM
That sounds a bit extreme to take your rig into the shower. But hey, you could be onto the latest in tacticool! :cool:

As far as putting mine away, I don't carry a stainless gun and I just figure the extra moisture wouldn't be too good for it. Besides, there are other people around they have to get through before they get to shower! ;)

Blue Jays
April 26, 2005, 10:05 AM
Hi All-

My home is located in a semi-rural and upscale neighborhood, so I see no reason to carry my sidearms into a steamy shower/bathroom area. The upstairs bathrooms are all connected to humidity-controlled bedrooms, so I'm inclined to keep the gun in a drier spot. If I didn't have the benefit of this environment and lived in a ghetto/urban location, I would likely make different arrangements.

The two downstairs bathrooms all have a special shelf (with short lip to prevent rollaways) for things like knives, firearms, spare magazines, flashlights, coins, etc. for when nature calls.

~ Blue Jays ~

April 26, 2005, 10:17 AM
I put my streetsweeper 12ga. in a nylon hip holster and my custom double-stack 1911 in a ankle holster. Then I put my SOG special-ops 14" double sided survival knife in my teeth. I am able to shower that way. Oh, make sure you have plenty of washcloths as they tend to get frayed when using them to wash your face.

Then, after I have done the 3 S's I field strip my weapons clean and re-oil them. Of course I have to function fire them to make sure they are working properly. By then I'm so pumped I finish off with a 3-mile sprint and 100 pushups and head to the showers!

Yeah, right!

April 26, 2005, 11:49 AM
Isn't that what "deep cover" is for??? :uhoh:
seriously..if I'm attacked while in the shower the perp will most likely be overcome by the sight and run away sceaming...a wet,fat,naked guy is very tactical.....as for the public john....if I do have to un holster I put the gun either on hte TP holder,or in my pants...never forgot it anywhere.....

April 26, 2005, 12:02 PM
I slide the gun under the pillow on my bed while I'm in the shower. I get out of the shower and go straight to the bedroom to finish drying and put on clothes. I don't want to expose the gun to that much moisture.

Standing Wolf
April 26, 2005, 01:24 PM
I don't carry around the house. There's really no need: there's at least one gun in every room, including the bath room and utility room.

I think they breed when I'm not looking.

April 26, 2005, 01:41 PM
Shower? We don't need no stinkin shower. :neener:

April 26, 2005, 01:59 PM
Hey Elkslayer,

dont forget to get the camo stick out. :)

April 26, 2005, 02:27 PM
MY piece has a stainless slide, so I set it on the sink or on the back of the toilet while showering, its always within arms reach. I clean it often, so I dont really worry about it, even if it wasnt stainless my life is worth more than any gun.

M2 Carbine
April 26, 2005, 02:27 PM
I don't carry around the house because I have guns all over the place, except the shower.

You can make fun of people that have a gun in the bath room but it's just as likely that you will be in the shower as anywhere else during a home invasion.

I came home unexpected one night and was in the living room before the dogs started barking. My Wife was in the shower and heard someone in the house.
She said She was trying to figure out if She could get to the shotgun in the bed room before I came down the hall.

April 26, 2005, 02:45 PM
Don't know about the rest of you guys, but I don't put anything personal on any surface of a public restroom...Anything I bring in, if I have to use the throne.... drops into my pants or pants pocket. I too fold back the belt to keep the holster from sliding off. I do carry at home....As far as shower time....well lets just say I am gonna surprise the BG.... :eek: mack

April 26, 2005, 03:25 PM
The Glock goes on a chest high shelf in the rear of the shower. I have a shower/tub combo, and not much actual water hits it there. I clean my guns pretty frequently, so I'm not that concerned about moisture.

April 26, 2005, 08:34 PM
a wet,fat,naked guy is very tactical

New tagline for Skunkability...now we just gotta beef him up a little bit! :neener:

April 26, 2005, 09:16 PM
Always within reach! Bottom line.

Bathroom at home - on floor next to comode - or when showering, on floor out of splash range but reachable.

Public restroom - placed in underwear while ''squatting'' ... with care to re-engage in holster as pants pulled up.

Otherwise home carry - is - carry - same ol' deal 16/7. I doubt (other than overnight) my piece is out of its rig (home!) more than a few minutes each day. My showers are fast!

April 26, 2005, 09:39 PM
One of my best friends told me this story of a friend/customer of his who, along with his wife, became the victim of a home invasion one fine morning. This man, who has a carry permit, was on the john when the two invaders made their invasion, but his gun was in the safe. They came to his house dressed in the local utility company's uniforms and just rang the doorbell. The man's wife looked through the window and saw that it was the utility company, so she opened the door for them. As soon as they were inside, they produced pistols and made the lady sit on the floor while they bound her hands and feet. They asked her where her husband was, and she told them he was in the bathroom. The creeps burst into the bathroom on this guy while he was into some BM business, and dragged him out into the living room, then bound him up next to his wife, with the undelivered payload still hanging out of the bay door, if you follow me. Then they put everything of value they could find in a few short minutes into military duffle bags, and split in a hurry. I wear my gun all day long, except late at night, when I'm in bed, and early in the morning, when I still have my pajamas on (yes, I still wear PJ's. So?), plus, of course, when I am naked, for whatever reason. Since I heard that story, I always have my weapon with me when in the bathroom, whether on the toilet or taking a shower, and I always lock the door. There is a stack of towells on a shelf near the shower, so, when showering, I put my weapon under the 3rd towell from the top, where it is safe from steam moisture, but easily accessible. When I'm on the toilet, I put the pistol on the edge of the sink counter, again within easy reach. For going #1, which is really all I am willing to do in a public restroom (in which case I use a stall and lock the door), I leave my pistol holstered without problems.

April 26, 2005, 09:50 PM
It helps to have dogs that make a lot of racket when a stranger comes around. That extra little bit of warning is a great thing. If the dog alerts that puts me on alert even if I don't know what the barking is about.

April 26, 2005, 10:01 PM
For the shower I have my Galpro UTSC holster and in a public toilet I keep the gun out and pointing at the stall door. No one is going to catch me by suprise!

There is at least a 50% chance I made all that up.

April 26, 2005, 10:07 PM
I put my gun in a ziploc bag and leave it on the counter next to my shower. You don't get to decide when a home invasion is going to occur, it's stupid not to have access to a gun whenever possible.

April 26, 2005, 10:43 PM
That's just another reason I love my Galco shoulder systems.

April 26, 2005, 10:55 PM
Seriously, if I am showering it means either I am just starting my day or ending it. Either way that means the door is barred and will take a lot of pounding and noise to get through.

I'm sure I could get to my gun in time.

Tom Servo
April 26, 2005, 11:03 PM
I put my gun in a ziploc bag and leave it on the counter next to my shower.
Sounds like too much work. I've got an alternate method of taking the gun into the shower with me, but it's not comfortable. At least it's concealed, and retention's great, since even if they could get it out, I doubt anyone'd want to touch it.

Tends to work best with compacts, though. :D

April 26, 2005, 11:06 PM
Well, I don't take my gun into the shower, nor is it always within reach while I'm showering. However, I must admit that sitting on the pot and showering are two times when a person is more defenseless than usual...

April 27, 2005, 12:20 AM
I put my streetsweeper 12ga. in a nylon hip holster and my custom double-stack 1911 in a ankle holster. Then I put my SOG special-ops 14" double sided survival knife in my teeth. I am able to shower that way. Oh, make sure you have plenty of washcloths as they tend to get frayed when using them to wash your face.

Sadly, I have that beat. :uhoh:

I was watching a stack of full auto's, including a number of large belt-feds, while my buddies were off doing something else. I really, really, REALLY had to hit the bathroom.

Well, I'm taking care of business when my battalion commander walks into the latrine. He does not acknowledge the fact that I have over a dozen rather large weapons on me while I am using the facilities. Doesn't say a word or change expressions. He washes out his coffee mug in the sink, and then walks out. Come to think of it, he avoided me for the rest of the time I served under his command. :evil:

April 27, 2005, 03:09 AM
Erick F

Now THAT was funny!

Gentle winds,

Otherguy Overby
April 27, 2005, 03:28 AM
The only time I ever had to draw and confront someone in my house was shower time.

I heard noise, got out of the shower, put some shorts on so's not to wave hello. A small hello cause your package tends to, shall we say, minimize itself somewhat during this kind of excitement.

I got a full sight picture on a kitchen remodeler who I'd most explicitly told to call before coming out to the place.

Sheesh, that one gave me about 15 minutes of delayed adrenaline reaction...

April 27, 2005, 10:40 AM
Dang it Elkslayer, I tried showering with my K-Bar in my teeth but I kept cutting my arm every time I tried to wash my hair. What's your secret? Do you shift your holsters and slings when you wash? I haven't been and I'm starting to get this funny rash in those spots.

April 27, 2005, 01:32 PM
Hey Erick F, I guess we can take that as a "gun in cheek" statement. :D

April 27, 2005, 01:51 PM
Buy several police trade in Model 65s, put'em in ziploc bags and stow in toilet tank, spa filter housing, etc.

April 27, 2005, 02:05 PM
Sounds like too much work. I've got an alternate method of taking the gun into the shower with me, but it's not comfortable. At least it's concealed, and retention's great, since even if they could get it out, I doubt anyone'd want to touch it.

OMG. That was SOOOO wrong. On several levels. ew.

Ala Dan
April 27, 2005, 02:21 PM
Greeting's All-

I knew of a deputy U.S. Marshal who left his sidearm on the back of the
throne. When he went back for it, it was right where he had left it! :D

April 28, 2005, 02:44 AM
Forgive me if I snicker just a little at the sight of "wet, naked fat men" sitting on the Throne, holding on to their Glocks with one hand, and the Family Jewels with the other.

Seriously, where do you live, East LA, or the Fisher Project in New Orleans, or Baghdad? I may have led a sheltered life by always having lived in Semi-Rural small towns where crime is low as regards Home Invasions. I don't live in a gated community with armed security either, just an average middle class neighborhood where if you forget to lock your doors, or run off with the garage door wide open, nothing is going to happen.

From the precautions taken by some, I have the distinct impression that hoards of Mongul invaders are encamped just outside the door awaiting their chance to pillage and plunder.

Am I the only member who does not shower or Poot at home unarmed? Surely there mst be at least one more somewhere.

I invite you to come to West Central Florida(excluding Tampa-St. Pete) and buy a house in a moderate sub division, then when the urge strikes, you can leave the hand cannons in the drawer and concentrate on the job at hand.

I mean no disrespect to any of our members, I just found the whole subject amusing

April 28, 2005, 05:11 AM
When I got home from Baghdad, I vowed to never take my guns into the bathroom again. I also vowed to never go outside to go to the bathroom again. We'll see how those vows hold up. ;)

April 28, 2005, 10:29 AM

"Forgive me if I snicker....

Yeah, I was pretty amused too. That is why I posted about having a streetsweeper in the shower.

Seriously, where do you live....

Really ! ! ! If it is that bad, MOVE!,, Duh! :(

... hoards of Mongul invaders are encamped just outside the door....

Sort of reminds me of the commercials they ran during Christmas about using a card other than the one being touted where the hoards of Mongul raiders were racing through the mall !! :D

I invite you to come to West Central Florida(excluding Tampa-St. Pete)

Or Wyoming or Montana or Kansas or.....

... concentrate on the job at hand. :rolleyes:

Yikes! that conjoures up a whole other image I'd rather not do a visiual of! :uhoh:

I just found the whole subject amusing...

Really, I was pretty much ROFLMAO!

Paranoid is the work that comes to my mind when I read the original post and some of the "armed to the teeth" responses. I don't carry into the shower or the head but I do have firearms stashed around the living quarters as there are home invasions even in Wyoming by hopped up druggies.

But the Shower? Guess if I was alone, and didn't have a dog, and lived in a war zone, believed what I saw on TV, yadda, yadda and so on I might have a firearm within reach of the shower/head while I was in that area. But really, just HOW MUCH TIME AND HOW LONG ARE THEY SPENDING IN THERE? GOOD GRIEF, git in, git it done, git out!

April 28, 2005, 12:07 PM
Kel Tec or the Kahr itty bitty 9mm go with me :) .

Too Many Choices!?
April 28, 2005, 01:35 PM
I guess this could be funny. I think the between two towels idea has the most merit as far as accesibility/metal friendly bathroom shower-time storage goes . Remember folks, just because you are paranoid does not mean they are not out to get you:scrutinize:! I think it would be prudent when you have reason to believe that you could be in danger(even in the shower or on the potty), you should be armed and prepared. Situations that could require being armed in the bathroom do occur, as it has been pointed out. What if someone has made a threat to you? How about if you/neighborhood has been having a rash of break-ins in your area? What if it just makes you feel better having one in the bathroom, rather than not? How about a woman that is being stalked? I consider all these to be valid reasons to have a firearm or weapon close at hand. Having said that, some guys here do seem to take it to the extreme and are full of machismo...But like my latin teacher used to say,"Sturcus Accedit", or S**T Happens(especially in the bathroom :) lol)

April 28, 2005, 02:03 PM
Quote from Alien Vs Predator (paraphrasing) "A gun is like a condom. It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

If your going to have guns in the house and those firearms are not secured at all times, its silly to not be prepared at all times. Criminals are waiting to catch you unawares, and love to attack when your most vulnerable. Murphy's Law anyone???

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