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I am not sure if this has been discussed before, but honestly, I was too lazy to do an archive search. 馃槉 Griz posted this picture in the humor forum and it got me thinking...

...what do you do with your gun when using a stall in a public restroom? Do you just let it hang, use the top of the TP bin/shelf, other?

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For me, after I am seated, I will buckle my belt, raise up the holster and position my legs to hold tension on the belt so the gun/holster stays out of view from the bottom of the stall.

The other thing I will do is unholster and slide the gun down a pant leg.

What is your tactic? Do you do things differently based in the type or size of the gun you have with you?
 

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I am not sure if this has been discussed before, but honestly, I was too lazy to do an archive search. 馃槉 Griz posted this picture in the humor forum and it got me thinking...

...what do you do with your gun when using a stall in a public restroom? Do you just let it hang, use the top of the TP bin/shelf, other?

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For me, after I am seated, I will buckle my belt, raise up the holster and position my legs to hold tension on the belt so the gun/holster stays out of view from the bottom of the stall.

The other thing I will do is unholster and slide the gun down a pant leg.

What is your tactic? Do you do things differently based in the type or size of the gun you have with you?
It's gotta be such an emergency for me to do a sit-down job on a public toilet, that anyone brave enough to try to swipe my gun is taking their life in their hands by even being within the blast radius.
 

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Many of the tissue holders have a flat on top, so I unholster & lay it there until I get seated. Then, I place it in the crotch of my pants, in front of me, until ready to leave. If no flat surface, I grasp gun & pants to keep it from hitting the floor, until seated. My main concern is leaving it in the stall, so I keep it where it'll be a reminder when I'm ready to leave.
 

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I carry my Ruger EC9s IWB on the belt. Usually I slip it off and place it in my pocket then do my business at the urinal. I try to wait until the bathroom has cleared enough so that it won't be a problem if it gets exposed. The gun, that is. If I need to do a sit down it's easier and sometimes I'll just leave it on my belt till I get in the stall but I have to make sure that when I stand back up I don't let it slip off the belt. I wear a Kore Essentials TrakLine belt either leather or their woven nylon Tac Belt. Great belts.
 

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I have mine in my purse/fanny pack and it can hang on the back of the door on the little hooks they have for that purpose, or stay on me.

I never actually sit on public toilets. I was taught to only squat over them with none of my skin actually touching the germ-ridden throne. After finding out the sheer filthiness of most public restrooms I have never wanted to break with that teaching.
 

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I have mine in my purse/fanny pack and it can hang on the back of the door on the little hooks they have for that purpose, or stay on me.

I never actually sit on public toilets. I was taught to only squat over them with none of my skin actually touching the germ-ridden throne. After finding out the sheer filthiness of most public restrooms I have never wanted to break with that teaching.
Speaking as someone who worked retail management*, and therefore had to clean public restrooms hundreds, perhaps thousands of times**, the main reason restrooms are filthy IS BECAUSE PEOPLE HOVER. Well, that, women who try to toss used tampons across the room and into the trash can, and creepy semi-homeless men who pee or release other bodily fluids everywhere except the toilet.




*(It was easier to do it myself than to talk teenage snowflakes into it, and the one time I insisted an employee do it, I got a write-up from upper management for "bullying".
They made me watch the camera footage of the incident as proof. My exact words were, "hey, can you get the restrooms tonight, (employee X, who worked cafe) or I usually do it for night shift, but we have a problem with his countdown and need a few minutes." Less than 10 minutes later I found the bathroom filthy, and found the employee playing with LEGO at the kids' Lego table. They told me they didn't want to clean it. I told them I'd do it, but we were going to talk on the next shift when another manager was there. They showed up early to file a complaint before me. Despite the evidence, I still got the write-up, and I was told that (despite the evidence) I couldn't give them a write-up because it would be considered "retaliatory". Corporate retail sucks.)

*(at least once per day, 260 days a year, for 3.5 years, and as often as ten times in one day during the holidays)
 

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I have mine in my purse/fanny pack and it can hang on the back of the door on the little hooks they have for that purpose, or stay on me.

I never actually sit on public toilets. I was taught to only squat over them with none of my skin actually touching the germ-ridden throne. After finding out the sheer filthiness of most public restrooms I have never wanted to break with that teaching.
Shhhhhh, you aren't supposed to let the guys know our bathrooms are sloppy because of our hover peeing!!! 馃槀
 

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I was hired as a "gofer" shortly after my army discharge. One of my duties was to clean the restrooms. Guess that's one of the differences between then & currant times. You didn't ask someone to clean the restrooms. They were told that was part of their reason for being hired. The women's restroom was always the nastiest! This was in that era when women came to work dressed to the hilt (no sloppy Fridays in those days), so I always wondered what their homes looked like.:rolleyes:
 

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I was hired as a "gofer" shortly after my army discharge. One of my duties was to clean the restrooms. Guess that's one of the differences between then & currant times. You didn't ask someone to clean the restrooms. They were told that was part of their reason for being hired. The women's restroom was always the nastiest! This was in that era when women came to work dressed to the hilt (no sloppy Fridays in those days), so I always wondered what their homes looked like.:rolleyes:
Home is different, no need to hover馃槑
 

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Same thing here.
When we travel I carry a tiny gun always in addition to my carry gun. The LCP 380 , 10.5 ounces, or KelTec Pf9-12.7 ounces or J Frame 38, 14.5 ounces, and even the Glock 43 or 42 will fit completely in the front pocket of my jeans or baggy shorts. In the RV parks I might wear jogging pants, the LCP does not show or pull the pocket down. So, always a small pocket gun goes to the bathroom when traveling.

I have had full size steel guns fall out on the floor, not good.
 

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I have not had any issues when making a necessary pitstop, however what I found on a military base restroom was a Defense Investigative Agency Badge on the floor, picked it up, got the name of the agent and there was a phone number. I called the number, got a woman at the agents office, told her the name of the agent and she responded he is in the field so I said the name of our base and whe said yes, how did you know, and I told her what I had and needed to return his badge. I also told her there should be finders fee and I said he owes you lunch when he gets back because you have been so helpful. So she called the agent, told him where I was, we met, he was not happy I called his office - told him that was the only number available and he owed the woman a nice lunch and it would have been worse for him if I had turned it in to the Security Forces here on base.
I was glad it wasn't a firearm, that would have changed everything especially on a military installation.
 

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I don't recall zombies drilling holes in the stalls.
Alos, zombies won't tap their feet to let you know their intentions. They'll just barge right in. (...also lived in SF for a few years)
 
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