As much as I hate bathroom threads....

As much as I hate bathroom threads....

This is a discussion on As much as I hate bathroom threads.... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The other day while "finishing my business" I was hiking up my pants in a hurry and managed to catapult a magazine right out of ...

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    As much as I hate bathroom threads....

    The other day while "finishing my business" I was hiking up my pants in a hurry and managed to catapult a magazine right out of my mag carrier and into the commode, thankfully I had all ready flushed and all I had to do was empty, strip, and clean the magazine and ammo.

    I have also rotated that mag carrier out of duty and replaced it with two single Blackhawk CQC mag carriers, which if you haven't checked them out are pretty neat and do a really good job of retaining the magazine yet allow it to drawn easily.

    Now I must admit that I knew that the Wilson mags fit a little loose in the mag carrier, but I'd never had an issue with a mag coming free previous to this.

    Thankfully this all happened at home and not in a public bathroom as it would have been a great follow up story to when my Fobus roto holster dumped my gun on the floor of the mall, this time it could have been my mag skidding out from the stall...


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    Look at it this way. You already flushed. Two days ago, one of my co-workers flushed his car keys. Down they went, never to be seen again. Please don't ask how he managed to accomplish this feat. It hurts to explain it.

    Live and learn, right? Dumb things can happen to the best of us.
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    Here I thought only cell phones end up in the bowl. I'm very careful when I use the facilities and I can’t imagine a mishap as described. Still, if it happens I would do the unthinkable in order to retrieve it. In fact, its that very thought that keeps me vigilant!
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    That just reaffirms the fact that any time you think you might find yourself in deep doo doo...always have at least one extra magazine on your person.

    BTW...that would probably be this one that JD is talking about:

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    Better to drop the mag in the bowl and not the firearm! Been there, done that. Will never do it again!!!

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    Good thing you had already flushed. That could have been a "crappy" situation otherwise.
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    No need to clean 'dropped' mags, just put them in the gun and "shoot the crap out of 'em".
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    Sorry - I use a Smartcarry or pocket carry...I don't have those issues.

    Great story though!

    Gives a whole new meaning to "dumping your mag"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    Better to drop the mag in the bowl and not the firearm! Been there, done that. Will never do it again!!!
    Oh noOoo... that just sounds wrong on so many levels.
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    I've never dumped a mag, but a few years back I did end up launching a revolver out of a Fobus belt holster and into our tub at home. I was trying it out, so luckily the revolver was unloaded.
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    One should never casually drop a load, ah, loaded magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Good thing you had already flushed. That could have been a "crappy" situation otherwise.
    I'm glad you said that first LOL.
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    I would have loved to seen the expression on your face. Thanks for the laugh.

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    ARGH! What a crappy thing to have happen!

    But I did it once with my Glock.
    Stood up, turned a little to my right as I raised my britches and "clunk - SPLASH"! Ugly I tell ya, just ugly!
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