This is a discussion on Swimming within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ninpo28 LOL, I used to be a pool boy. There's not much brain power involved when skimming a pool, so the mind ...
Time to buy a spear gun and have them on a underwater gun rack!
"In those days, there was a lot more respect for other people and it showed in peoples values.... Today the word value means nothing more than something you get on the $1 menu at McDonald's." -BARK'N
No one has mentioned the speedo holster?
sorry but I don't have any pictures..
My backyard is pretty secure (7' block wall, locked gates) so I don't worry about it when we're in the pool. If I was, I would probably put it on a towel beside the pool with something over it. We are not "splashers" so getting it wet wouldn't be a problem and the dog would probably keep them busy for a while....
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
Good, secure gates and a large dog (preferably two) like a Doberman or Rotwieler should be enough to discourage all but the most determined criminal and then he'd have to make some racket to get into your back yard. While he tangles with the dog you're fetching your Roscoe.
I have a swim suit that I got at Walmart that has a zippered pocket on the thigh.
If you have a pocket gun like a Kel-Tec or a Ruger LCP it would fit perfectly in the pocket. Just stick the gun inside a Zip-Lock Freezer Bag to keep it dry and you should be good to go.
Also Aloksak Waterproof Bags are quite a bit more durable than the regular zip-lock baggies (6mm PVC type clear film with zip closure.) They are certified waterproof and maintain waterproofing for 2 weeks at a depth of 200 ft.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
BG can't swim. In general, they are scared of water. Why motes are so successful. If you are still worried, remember swimmer 101, the buddy system. Take turns manning the turrents.
Honestly, I go unarmed (but take a pocket knife). I think about it often when I go swimming (my house is not on a lake but I have access to swim lots). If I had a pool, Dogs are always a good option. I have thought about storing a gun in a hidden safe or have a shotgun rack in my shed. I have not, as I'm not sure of the legal issues.
If the pool was in my back yard, I guess covering with a towel is an option, but just sounds like the start of a "some guy's kid shot themselves" story. At the same time, without the gun it sounds like a "if only I had my gun" story.
Tough call. Interesting reads on this thread.