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Concealed at public bathrooms.

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by jbarnes85, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. jbarnes85


    Feb 3, 2012
    I just got a new G27 for my conceal everyday gun and picked a Galco IWB holster for it. (not the best but all the gun shop had.) Was at a store and had to go to the bathroom, it was a sit down job. When I was finished I went to pull up my pants and got them almost all the way up when my glock fell out of the holster onto the concrete floor. Didn't hurt the gun and I was fortunate I was alone, but it could have been worse. I also realized that if i'm in a small stall with my pants down there is easy access to my gun from the stall next to me. I carry at 3 o'clock. I may just be that I am being paranoid but if someone did grab then I world literally be caught with my pants down.

    Wanted to get others opinion on what they do in the event they have to use a public bathroom.
  2. I would simply remove it from the holster and let it rest in the crotch of your pants since they are right in front of you.
    It does take being careful not to let it fall or forget when you get up.

  3. Beretta92guy


    Nov 15, 2011
    LOL.....i hate to laugh but that is just funny....

    seriously....Galco is GOOD STUFF....i have several of their holsters that i use for CCW, and if the gun just "fell out" you most likely did not have it seated properly in the holster....

    what i do when im in the bathroom, with 'sit down' drop my pants to just above my knees then buckle my belt around my legs and keep it taunt while im doing "business".....

    keep it that way when you stand up to finish your business, then pull up your pants...

    been doing it for years that way with no issues :)
  4. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    You might be interested in [ame=""]Carrying a Gun in a Public Restroom - YouTube[/ame] . Of all things, it's done by a woman, and I thought she did a good job.
  5. jbarnes85


    Feb 3, 2012
    I did have a good laugh about it after and have to thank glock for making such a reliable gun because there was one in the chamber. That would have been a tricky one to explain. "Sorry officer it fell out and went off."
  6. saxconnection

    saxconnection Run 'n' Gunner

    Mar 8, 2011
    I'm a boxers kind of guy. When I'm in the stall, I fold the top of my boxers over the butt of the gun. When you're done, pull them both (boxers and covered gun) up at the same time. The only holster I've ever lost a glock out of was a Bianchi clip on (model 100). IMO Galco is good stuff. Not the best, but I've NEVER had a dropped gun out of a Galco.

    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  7. XPerties


    Jan 24, 2012
    Owasso OK
    That video was excellent. I can't believe it took a woman to actually put something together. I love it when she says "if it falls out you don't have good gear".
  8. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    She obviously put some work into it -- she took the time to type up a couple pages of points that she wanted to make during the video. And she evidently discussed it with men in advance. One thing she could have added about men standing at a urinal -- it is one time that you are very vulnerable to having your gun taken away if it is carried at 3:00 or further back.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  9. It is obvious that at some point during the job you must expose your pistol IN the public bathroom, but good heavens, just make sure your pistol is fully concealed when you LEAVE the public bathroom!

  10. The Pirate

    The Pirate HARRRRR!!!

    Nov 7, 2006
    Walltown, KY
    There is a flat topped trash can in ours at work right in front of the toilet. I set whatever I'm packing on it when I'm "taking the browns to the super bowl". Anyway, a few months ago I ran out and left my 36 on it. Soon realized and nothing bad happened. But it is something else to think about when deciding what to do with your carry piece. Could have been bad.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine, on a toilet as I type this.
  11. whiteymin


    May 16, 2009
    At work I set mine on the back of the toilet. Nobody going to be back there. When Im done, that means pants up and buckled etc, then I put my gun back in holster. I have not yet forgot mine there. I did discover my boss had left his gun there one day. I immediately took it to him. The bathroom is an employee bathroom only in the back. Thank God you are one of the ones like me that actually spins around to pull up your pants. Don't know why. I guess as a kid mom must have spun me to her to pull them up and I have always turned around where Im facing toilet to pull up pants. Imagine the opposite, and I was so afraid you were going to say it, that you pulled them up and the gun slipped out and into the toilet... That would be hilarious and I imagine it has happened.
  12. The Pirate

    The Pirate HARRRRR!!!

    Nov 7, 2006
    Walltown, KY
    That is exactly why I started setting mine on the trash can in ours at work. It almost happened to me. I bet there has been a small percentage of pistols in toilet water over time.

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  13. michael e

    michael e

    Nov 20, 2010
    Don't poop in public, problem solved. If the rare case I have to I leave it in the holster, never had an issue, as for someone trying to reach under and take it, well you have never been in the same bathroom as me. Getting the hell out would be the top thing on your list .
  14. kodiakpb


    Jan 12, 2012
    Exactly this, or remove the entire holster with weapon in it & stick it in crotch of pants if your worried about the holster being seen
  15. frontier2011

    frontier2011 Give Me Brass

    Sep 26, 2011
    East Coast
    Rule#1: Never smash a deuce in public.
  16. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    I take my right shoe off, take my right leg out of my pants and lift gun and all up onto my left lap while I answer the call of nature. This way, my gun never leaves the holster, I remain in control of my gun at all times, and it leaves my right hand free to the necessary duties.

    When done, I simply reverse the process. This process hasn't failed me yet!

    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  17. MonsterB


    Dec 18, 2009
    Words to live by. Lol:supergrin:, but true. Pocket carry is starting to sound good for the first time.
  18. Rev.357


    Jan 14, 2012
    Heath Springs SC
    I carry my G32 in a Leather Blackhawk IWB holster 90% of the time. It only took a few weeks to break the holster in & it holds my EDC very well. I've had to take a dump or 2 & never had a problem just letting it HANG:rofl:!!
  19. jmathis84


    Sep 15, 2010
    South GA
    Don't drop your glock when you cop a squat:rofl:. On another forum I frequent another forum member dropped his glock in the crapper after he finished his business. :rofl: I personally try not to drop a duce in public and if unavoidable I just put the holster in the crotch area of my britches until im done.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012