This is a discussion on Need to use a stall...while carrying a fullsize pistol in summer... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by DS99 If you are using an IWB holster, why do you need to do anything with the gun or holster when using ...
Like everything else related to carry, folks should be practicing this condition at home to master the technique (while of course using an EMPTY gun).
This is not a difficult item to work around...I'm amazed at how often this subject comes up.
Drop yer pants/shorts/overalls with gun remaining holstered, and lace gun to the side with material of clothing pulled over to cover the gun.
When finished grab the holster and clothing material then pull up as you stand.
Easy....Simple...No brainer....No removal from the holster necessary.
But if I have to sit down, I'm in trouble. I always (when I'm hip carry) carry OWB so if I pull my pants down, my hoster will show even if I have my gun in-between my legs. I can pull my pants half way down so it can go just to my thigh but then my gun will pull my belt out of its loop and I don't like doing number 2 with my pants there.
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Thanks again for all the responses.
I prefer to carry a large or medium pistol. IWB, even in the privacy of a public restroom stall is not private.
I was just looking for ideas and this forum has been great in giving several suggestions.\
Thanks again, Later, Lumpy.
Number 1...DON'T take a "wide stance"...we saw what happened with Sen.Craig....Seroiusly, though, I try to use the handicap stall(usually at the end ,bigger etc)and then I balance my Glock 26(my usual warm weather EDC)on the top of the TP dispenser. Finish,reholster and go. If that isn't practical and the handicap stall is the last in the row..I stash the piece on the floor behind my left foot. No handicap stall..I "hammock" it.
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I was at my grandson's baseball game, went to go to the restroom.... the friggin restroom was "POSTED". That made a lot of sense and a new challenge.
If its a matter of just peeing I usually go to a stall instead of a urinal just because its more private especially when you have a gun and I dont want to get caught vulnerable with my back to someone.. Then I just use the zipper and leave my pants buttoned. Its something I have mastered because with a duty rig on its even harder to do because you have more weight on your hips. Now a good #2 gets somewhat more difficult.
In my original case, the kids were laying on the ground and looking into the stall. That is what made me think there is not much one can do while one's privacy is being violated but have a teacher on a field trip have a student (or students) yell gun while coming out of a public restroom at an Interstate rest area. Well, it just seems to me, even if the local LEOs are CCW friendly, that this is going to be an uncomfortable situation, at least until all the paperwork is shown as valid.
My point is, I shouldn't have to wait. The kids shouldn't be looking under the stalls (except for shoes, perhaps) but an entire bus load got out and was looking to pee or #2. They had no qualms about looking under the stall. If I would have been OWB, I am sure one of them would have yelled GUN.
I always try to be smart and situationally aware, but with school age kids, I have learned, there is a normal expected response but rarely, if ever, does that actually happen in reality.
Personally I just dont care lol. If its in the shoulder holster it obviously doesnt neeed to move. If Im IWB The holster and gun go as one into the hammock if I have to sit on the bowl. If Im OWB, it can stay there. Now depending where I am I might opt to remove holster and gun from the belt and place it in the hammock but either way it works for me. If im standing up, its no problem just use the zipper.
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