Swimming

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    Swimming

    Not sure if this has been asked before. I searched and didn't find anything, but if there's a thread on it already just point me in the right direction!

    I was swimming in my backyard the other day and while relaxing I wondered what would happen if someone were to come into my backyard uninvited. I don't take my gun outside with me because I don't know where I would put it. There's no kids around, but I still fill a little uneasy about leaving a gun on a table or something by the pool. If a BG were to come back there, he'd get to it before I could.

    So, this leads me to ask those of you who have a pool in your yard, what do you do with your gun while in the pool?

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    Glock in the skimmer maybe?

    Actually, I put my holstered pistol in a chair directly at poolside & cover it with a shirt/towel.

    This does not apply if we have guests or if my 15 yr.old son has friends over however.
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    Seriously though, I'd put it as close to the pool as possible underneath a towel.
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    Covering it with a towel/shirt was the best idea I could come up with as well, although I feel a little uneasy about it for some reason. Maybe I need to buy a new table/chair that sits a little lower and is easier to reach from the pool,
    but not on the ground. In this AZ heat I'd burn my hand by touching the gun! Plus, don't want to get it soaked by pool water!

    Thanks for the idea.

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    I use a cut out concealment book to keep a handgun concealed in my living room near my recliner (less than 2 feet from it). This should work well in your situation too. I have had difficulty finding one lately when a Friend asked me to help her get one, and it is no longer available from Masters of Concealment where I got both of mine (I use another in the bed room for my wife's use if needed). These books have titles that would make anyone immediately look for something else ( the living room book is titled "Sheppard's Northwestern Reporter Citations"). You may want to keep looking, or enough emails to Masters of Concealment looking for something that they have discontinued may make then think about bringing it back.

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    Might get a small quick access safe if you want to be conservative about it.

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    Under a towel...out of sight, first thing you grab when getting out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post

    Under a towel...out of sight, first thing you grab when getting out.
    +1
    No BG will get it if he dosn't know it's there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post

    Under a towel...out of sight, first thing you grab when getting out.

    +1 That is what I do.
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    This is really a good question and a tough predicament to be in.

    I think early warning system is crucial here. Dog, locked access, or motion activated sound alarm would help to give you a "heads up" and time to prepare. Of course the gun hidden nearby (book, towel, etc) would be helpful, but if a BG suddenly appeared out of no-where, he might be wary of allowing you to get near a towel or book. Pretend you met him online and invite him in the pool while you ease toward your towel.

    If it happened to be two BG's then one of them will cover you while you're in the pool, the other will go inside your house and help himself.

    Good question-tough situation
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    I don't have a pool...problem solved
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    Mine is on the person of a trusted designate, who maintains general overwatch duty. We take turns on overwatch. The neighbors think it's nice that we are lifeguarding the pool.
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    it stays rapped in an extra towel.

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    Large Zip Lock with air in it and in the pool with you. It is nearby, dry, and should float pretty well. Gotta get a real big bag for the shotgun though
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    Camping World has small (short) tables, that would be ideal for a towel, and weapon. This would eliminate any possibilities of someone wanting to sit in the chair, and they are shorter than a card table.

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