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Expose your concealed carry hangun in the toilet while sitting down.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Benny503, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Couple days ago I had a really bad stomache. So I went into the bathroom to do my thing. I have a IWB and I carry my P99, I dropped my short and took care my business. (I normal dont do this in the public restroom, but like I said I had a bad stomache). My dad walked into the restroom and saw my firearm stick outside my belt and half of my handgun exposed.

    Now the question is... if it wasn't my dad. If some anti-gun &#&#& and decide to call the cops.... how much trouble do I get for exposing my firearm in the public?

    What do you do with your concealed handgun when you are not in the public restroom?
     
  2. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    I either set it in the crotch of my pants, or drape my hat over it. Another solution though is to use a single restroom, where you can just lock yourself in alone.
     
  3. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I wish there was a single restroom but this is was a restroom along I-5. Due to the weather I was wearing short.
    Do you remove your firearm out of your holster and use your hat to cover it up?
     
  4. wakeadrian

    wakeadrian Beaverton Member

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    From what I've gathered reading other threads, exposing is completely legal. As long as you aren't doing it in a threatening manner. If the crazy guy called the cops, the dispatcher would likely ask what you were doing, how it was presented, and if they actually felt threatened by you for a specific reason (Other than -having- the firearm).

    I believe my husband said in a previous thread that he just holds it in his lap.

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11586
     
  5. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    I would ask why he's watching me on the toilet. :)
     
  6. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Thank you wakeadrian... I guess I will be safe if someone see it. I would not hold it in my hand or remove it from my holster in public unless its a life threating sistuation or at the range :)
     
  7. wakeadrian

    wakeadrian Beaverton Member

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    I completely understand! Usually he removes his holster and all, I think. But his IWB is very easy to remove and put back on.
     
  8. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Oh I see what you mean... he removed the holster he he he all this time I thought he remove the handgun and hold it on his lap. Sorry for the misconfusion.
     
  9. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Only when I need to defend against people peeking at me on the potty!
     
  10. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    If I use my hat, I just hang it over the gun. If not hat, I just set it in the crotch of my pants/shorts and close my legs a bit.
    Sometimes in the holster, sometimes not. It all depends on what/how I am carrying.
    Most of the time anymore, I am pocket carrying, so I just leave it in the pocket (one of the reasons I like this type of carry).
     
  11. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Ah I see, thank you all for your respond ;-)
     
  12. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    Boy ! This site is really headed for the cr--per. Sorry, somebody had to say it. :bluelaugh:

    Regardless of your intent for exposing your weapon, it's never a good idea if you can prevent it, which means prior planning.. If you carry concealed alot, you should consider this a part of safe weapon handling and develop your own technique to keep it concealed.

    This raises a second issue that some may not consider at the time. Weapons retention.

    Originally Posted by Benny503
    I wish there was a single restroom but this is was a restroom along I-5. Due to the weather I was wearing short.

    In this example, you were carrying on your waistband and because of your condition at the time, your weapon probably wasn't top on your things to think about list. When the trousers hit the ankles, everything is visible. More importantly, if left on your waistband, for a period of time, your weapon will be out of reach and therefore out of your immediate control ! If seen, someone can quite possibly reach under the stall and be gone in the time you jump up, grab your pants, hit your head on the stall, and make your pursuit leap out of the rest room. (Many of us have probably heard stories of something like this happening)

    Here are some thoughts:
    1) When possible, avoid public restrooms, they're icky anyway
    2) I wear shorts when it's hot too. Take it off your waist band and wear a light weight vest with good sized pockets. No more problem.
    3 If you dont like putting it in your pants at your ankles, consider the coat hook on the stall door or the seat tissue cover dispenser (aka cowboy hat dispenser) Maybe not a good idea though if you are prone to forgetting things.
    4) Holster carry at the urinal. A. Pass up the urinal and use a stall. B. If you carry on the right side of your waist, pick the urinal on the far right side and vice versa


    .HAPPY WHIZZING ! :thumbup:
     
  13. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I just put mine (holster and all) in my pocket. It's a Kahr MK9, small enough to put in my pocket but a little too large to comfortably carry there.
     
  14. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ob1, yup you are right, prior planning would do.... sometime I am tend to forget. I will try to keep this in mind :)

    cyclesarge, good idea. Another perfect excuse to tell my gf buy me another dream firearm :)
     
  15. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    I remove my holster from my belt and set my Glock on the toilet roll dispenser or other flat area.
    If you have time to take out and lay down a "butt gasket" on the seat, you have time to conceal your carry weapon.

    If it's that much of an emergency and you really gotta go, people are not going to hang around once they hear and smell the carnage.
     
  16. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    people are not going to hang around once they hear and smell the carnage.

    You owe me a new keyboard! :laugh:
     
  17. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    There's nothing illegal about this. Remember, though, not to let it fall. It seems to be extremely common lately for people to let their handguns fall on the ground and go off while in public restrooms. (Of course, I don't know what kind of junky handgun goes off after a fall from a foot, but that's a different conversation.)
     
  18. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    This is why I love my button-up shirts, my shirt pocket becomes an impromptu holster for my S&W 908 in such situations. Prefer to avoid these situations altogether but 500 I-5 miles a week have made it a touch more common
     
  19. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    Without doubt, the number one quote from this site for the week


    .. :worship: :thumbup:
     
  20. RainbowBob

    RainbowBob North Seattle Member

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    Open carry is not illegal in Oregon.

    What's the problem?