This is a discussion on The Official "Restroom Thread" within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by bfr57 I thought of this the other day as I was at a restaurant using the urinal. It's a really bad situation ...
#1 just slide it over a little(I carry AIWB at 12:00.)
#2 It gets unclipped and set on top of the tp holder.
Although, it is pretty rare to need to #2 in public. I'd rather do it at home or even better at work where I'm getting paid for it!
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Glock 17, Dale Fricke Archangel, Wilderness Tactical belt.
I wasn't concerned about this until I got pick-pocketed a couple months ago while using a urinal in a men's restroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. Now whenever I make pee pee while armed my situational awareness is maxed out!!
I wasn't armed in Chicago, by the way. The "police state" of Illinois doesn't recognize my Michigan concealed pistol license. When I filed the police report, the cop asked me if I had my gun on me.
Shoulder carry would have prevented this.
Actually, in my view, a restroom is no different than any other location. You must be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant as to the opportunities provided for any bad guys. Then act accordingly. For instance, a small rest room in a restaurant may pose a lot less threat than a restroom in a rest stop area along the expressway. etc.
"Failure to plan is planning to fail."
If you really do have a plan, I'd like to hear it. I take carrying a firearm as serious business, and that means trying to think ahead about what I would do in different scenarios. "winging it" or trying to sound tough by saying that I'll handle all the bad guys as the situations come up is not something I would do. Another thing that I remind myself is that if I think I'm tough, or can handle "anything" I'm dead. Pride kills.
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Thats why I go to the very last stall of a row of about 16 stalls. That way, there are about 31 layers of metal (and maybe other people) between me and someone that comes in shooting. But seriously, I'd rather be in a stall than standing at a urinal where I can't really see behind me anyway. The stall has many advantages in my opinion, esp since I think most attackers in bathrooms are going to either attack a person out of anger, or be trying to steal from someone, or both. As far as the mass shooting scenario you seem to be talking about (someone firing into stalls randomly) I haven't heard of that happening too often. (of course it could happen) Seems rare compared with the number of thefts/beatings that occur in bathrooms.
You can stop washing your hands at any time (such as when someone walks behind you that you are suspicious of), and your pants aren't open either (I hope)
Actually, an easy solution if this is still a problem: Back up against the wall and "hit the trigger" on the top of a little bottle of hand sanitizer that you have in a little holster next to your firearm. (or reach in your pocket with a dirty hand and pull the bottle out)
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