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Home carry

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by VMFA 314, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. VMFA 314

    VMFA 314 Member

    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?
  2. jobu07

    jobu07 Well-Known Member

    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:
  3. hightech

    hightech Well-Known Member


    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:
  4. bpisler

    bpisler Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. TallPine

    TallPine Well-Known Member

    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:
  6. jobu07

    jobu07 Well-Known Member

    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! ;)
  7. Blue Jays

    Blue Jays Well-Known Member

    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 ~
  8. Elkslayer

    Elkslayer Well-Known Member

    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!
  9. TonyB

    TonyB Well-Known Member

    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.....

    DSRUPTV Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    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.
  12. williamcrane

    williamcrane Well-Known Member

    Shower? We don't need no stinkin shower. :neener:
  13. jwhisler

    jwhisler Well-Known Member

    Hey Elkslayer,

    dont forget to get the camo stick out. :)
  14. DarkKnight01

    DarkKnight01 Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. mack69

    mack69 Well-Known Member

    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
  17. fjolnirsson

    fjolnirsson Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Well-Known Member

    New tagline for Skunkability...now we just gotta beef him up a little bit! :neener:
  19. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    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!
  20. Seraph

    Seraph Well-Known Member

    Get this...

    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.

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