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  • Remove from holster and place in pants between legs

    40 33.61%
  • Remove from holster and place on TP holder or other device in stall

    16 13.45%
  • Leave it in the holster (can't see that much of it anyway)

    35 29.41%
  • I carry in a shoulder rig/belly band

    3 2.52%
  • I carry in a pocket

    8 6.72%
  • Don't use public rest tooms

    15 12.61%
  • Like you PM, wonder what to do

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    What do you do when . . .

    Asked this on the KS forum; thought I would get a bigger sample.

    Was in a Public Rest Room the other day and noticed that if I had been carrying (can't, still waiting on KS AG) that my gun would have been seen by any one walking into the can. Belt line below the stall wall. What do you all do when nature calls in public and one must use the public RR?

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    Option 2 for me. I figure it is quick access if needed and there is now way I would forget it there. Checking holster before leaving the stall is as natural as putting on shoes before leaving the house. It just happens, no ifs ands or buts.

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    Depends on what holster I'm using. If I'm off duty them I place it between my legs, but if I'm on duty and using my UC Comfort then its not an issue.
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    Only if I really have to use a public restroom, I place my weapon in my pants or on top of the TP dispenser if it's big enough!
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    Have never had to actually sit outside of office or home, but would leave it in the holster as I carry IWB, so it it naturally going to be sitting inside the jeans if that ever happens.

    At home or the office, I just simply place it on the counter in the bathroom, leaving the holster where it is, then reholstering when done.
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    usually just keep paddle holster on and keep a hand on it so it doesnt make the trip down.

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    My first thought and most accurate answer is I try not to use public restrooms, as a general rule.
    Beyond that though there have been rare times when I've just had to go and am too far from home to hold it. With times like that I'll most often leave the gun holstered because it's safest that way.
    If though for some odd reason I'm in an area where the floors are very visible then I will unholster the mag and sidearm then place them both behind me on the lid of the commode at dead center position.

    Removal has been necessary I'd say less than 10 times in just over 15 years of on and off concealed carry.

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    All of the above depends on the terrain and the situation.

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    I Never...

    let the gun leave my person, ie., set on toilte, sink, tp roll, etc...
    I take the weapon from its holster and put it my pocket.

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    If I'm out and caught in such an indelicate situation the IWB bends in towards the inside of my pants and I put my ball cap over it.
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    I carry in an IWB at about 3-3:30 so when I drop trau, the gun sits by my right knee.

    I usually hold on to it while I'm going (not because I'm afraid I'll need it, but to support the weight to keep the pants from sliding down more).

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    I try for a stall that is out of the line of site of any one walking into the restroom and leave it in the holster. I would realy hate to walk out of a stall with it still on the TP holder.
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    I sat and looked at where in the world I would place a gun so as to be out of sight. I thought of the white hammack between my legs. I also thought about the tp holder in that it was large enough to have support the gun I will EDC, when ever the AG gets around to saying I can carry. The only problem I see with the TP holder or the back of the toilet is forgetting

    I also thought about the handicapped stall; usually to the back of the room and has less visibillity.

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    I ask someone in the room to hold it for me when I need to use the commode.


    Just kidding. I hook my belt in the first hole and keep my belt just above my knees. I would never leave my gun on the TP holder or anywhere else because I am an idiot and would forget it.
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    If you can take the stall next to the wall on your strongside it helps a lot. Otherwise, rebuckle your belt to hold your pants at knee level. I don't like the idea of removing the gun from the holster.
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