My most vulnerable time...

My most vulnerable time...

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    My most vulnerable time...

    Is when the Mrs. and I are in the hot tub. She has arthritis and it helps her a lot. It dawned on me the other night that this time is when I am most open. I am usually "commando" or at most have a bathing suit on and leave my weapon in the house due to cold, this time of year, and humidity around the hot tub. How do you folks handle this situation?

    My wife - great woman - wants to devise some sort of veclro holster, but I can't figure out where to put it to be accessable and protect the weapon.

    Any and all ideas are welcome.
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    I'm thinking that a stainless pump shotgun just within your reach would do nicely.

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    Velcro pad on outside wall of hot tub ... stainless type firearm.

    Other alternative - ziplock baggie holding non SS firearm ... but kept within reach. Baggie of size enough to hold weapon from outside and still operate... maybe twice dimensions of gun.

    Won't catch me in a hot tub without ''Mr Friendly" at least within reach
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    Lay a towel on the edge of the HT and slip the gun in between the folds. Or pull up a chair for same purpose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Won't catch me in a hot tub without ''Mr Friendly" at least within reach

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    Lay a towel on the edge of the HT and slip the gun in between the folds. Or pull up a chair for same purpose.
    Now that makes sense to me. Thing is---we have Glocks and tend to not worry as much as some about corrosion, cold, warm, humidity, etc...........now I'd tell you that a stainless firearm needs just as much care as a regular blued or parkerized firearm. I've seen stainless rust. Duracoat might be an option--don't exactly know how much cost is involved in that. Or---take any pistol out with you and when you return to the environmentally controlled home---let it sweat out a bit, then give it the wipe down and rust prevent treatment. I highly recommend the Shooter's Choice 'rust prevent' especially for that. Where there's a will, there's a way and there need not be much to stand in your way.

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    Placing it in a folded towel will help keep some of the moisture off. A pistol with a corrsion resistant finish will help a lot. Stainless will rust if you let it sit with moisture on/in the weapon. A finish like the tennifer on a Glock or other after market finishes would work much better.

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    I like Mac's idea. A stainless shotgun like a Remington Marine Magnum would do well - especially if you are dealing with arthritis and 'getting on target' might be a problem quickly. Good odeas otherwise!!!

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    +1 for the gun in a towel. I have also sometimes used a zip lock bag in the shower. doesn't take that long to remove the gun from the bag. no longer than reaching over the edge to a chair with a towel.-Jay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixBravo View Post
    A stainless shotgun like a Remington Marine Magnum would do well - especially if you are dealing with arthritis and 'getting on target' might be a problem quickly.

    Not so fast there, under 10' the pattern of a 12 ga. shotgun is about 4", its really easy to miss when things are happening fast. Best to put a laser sight on it.

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    Use a gallon size freezer Ziplock. Drop your gun in and zip it shut with plenty air. Then you can let it float around in the hot tub with you. I guess you could leave it on the edge of the tub, but that wouldn't be as much fun. Besides, no one would suspect a floating Ziplock in a hot tub to have a gun in it. Enjoy.

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    How do you folks handle this situation?
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    FAST may be your solution. Disreguard the sterotypical gun music and the appeal to popularity fallecy that is the 1st sentence in the movie "everyone person is looking to hide guns and ammo all over there house"

    Not sure where your hot tube is or anything, but keep in mind you mount it lower than the hot tub all the heat/humidty rises, so if you keep it below it (assuming its an out of ground tube) it will be just fine. Just a thought.
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    Towel works for me.
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