What Do You Do With Your Gun When You Use The Restroom?

by Michael W Loos

Bathroom Concealed Carry
What Do You Do With Your Gun When You Use The Restroom? Carry gun in the basket.
New Gunner Journal
New Gunner Journal

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- What Do You Do With Your Gun When You Use The Restroom?

It depends on where I carry. In my shoulder holster? It stays where it's at – unless you're George Costanza. If I pocket carry, I usually leave it in the pocket.

But if I carry on the belt, IWB or OWB, then it goes in the basket.

What is the basket? Well, you take off your gun (preferably with the holster attached, though in many instances this may not be possible or realistic) and put it in the crotch of your pants.

Why this guy on the above is not wearing underwear is beyond me, but carefully placing the gun here assures two things. The gun is safe from others and you won't forget it.

What you don't do with your gun while you're in the bathroom is more important.

Don't leave it on the back of the toilet. Don't put it on the sink. Don't hang it on the back of the door. Don't place it on the floor at your feet. Don't leave it in your holster without making sure it won't fall out, clattering on the floor or possibly outside the stall.

Some people leave it in the waistband holster, but re-fasten their belt at their knees, keeping the pant taut, the holster perpendicular to the ground. But in the end, the bottom line is – You are responsible for your gun at all times. Don't be the guy who leaves it on the commode “just this one time” and then realizes twenty minutes later that his gun isn't with him.

Not only do you hurt Second Amendment supporters everywhere with your stupidity, but immeasurably worse, you could cause injury or death to an innocent, for which you would be held responsible – both with jail time and with lawsuits.

As gun owners we claim to be trustworthy and responsible, and there you are doing your best Barney Fife impersonation.

Barney Fife
As gun owners we claim to be trustworthy and responsible, and there you are doing your best Barney Fife impersonation.

Stay Safe and Carry Responsibly,
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Alan

Keep the thing in view, at all times, what else?

Colonialgirl
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Colonialgirl

Sure and wearing a Dress and panties DOES NOT leave much of a sling for a pistol. I keep it in my purse and the purse hanging from the lowest hook on the door; If I’m wearing jeans, it STAYS in my IWB holster which is secure and it is never visible below the wall of the toilet stall. When I pull my jeans up, I grasp the holster/pistol to yank that side up.

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Marc, there’s one hell of a good reason why you should NEVER hang your gun on the back of the restroom stall door!! If you give some thought to how easy it would be for someone to literally walk by each stall and do a “sweep” over the tops of the doors to check for pants or weapons hanging there, you would not have made such an impulsive statement. This action has cost more than one man his wallet and pants while he is “meditating” and the pants are disappearing over the door. It’s bad enough to offer a free… Read more »

marc disabled vet
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marc disabled vet

outdoor guy
the stalls I use have low hooks
I’m chair bound so the ,
handicap stalls are a little
different. But I do see your
point & view.

OutdoorsGuy
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OutdoorsGuy

Yeah Marc, I had a feeling after I posted ….. but I think you knew that I meant nothing on a personal level by my remarks. It’s a situation that, 30 years ago, would never have been an issue for anyone. but times change and people have little respect for other people’s property today. I would go back to that “earlier time” in a heartbeat if it were possible to climb onto my DeLorean and jump start my flux capacitor and get it on ….. but it’s not and so here I am. Don’t ask me which time period I… Read more »

marc disabled vet
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marc disabled vet

If you carry it becomes a part of
your wardrobe that stays on or with,
you at all times….drop in the pants,
or hang on the door, not the floor.

Roger Eckstine
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Roger Eckstine

For more on bathroom and other carry concerns refer to Chapter Safe Handling Practices in Awkward Situations in the book from Skyhorse Publishing Watch Your Back How To Avoid the Most Dangerous Moments in Daily Life

Randall Anderson
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Randall Anderson

Exactly why I switched to a shoulder holster.

durabo
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durabo

In the CCW classes I teach, I call it the “skivvy sling.”