In the past week, there has been a plethora of stories popping up in the traditional media, much to the delight of anti-gun groups, of Glock owners/users having bathroom malfunctions with their guns. To address this and make sure we are all on the same page keep reading.
If you conceal carry outside the home, which if you live in every state except New Jersey, California, Hawaii, Maryland, Delaware and a handful of other may-issue territories, is fairly easy to do, you owe it to yourself and those around you to observe the ten commandments of going number 1 or number 2 while armed.
1. Try to go before you go
2. If you find yourself having to go while on the go, try to hold it until you get back home.
3. Should #1 and #2 fail you, locate an actual restroom if possible.
4. Look for a single-person room if available.
5. If you can’t, pick the stall with your strong hand (weapon side) against the wall. Wait for it if you can.
6. Get in touch with your holster options to help ensure that you don’t always have to draw your firearm in public to disrobe.
7. There are always shoulder holsters…one of the best reasons to rock the Miami Vice look. I know a gentleman CCW carrier who has IBS/Crohn’s and carries in a shoulder rig specifically for this reason
8. If you have to unholster, remember your trigger discipline and muzzle control. Also, consider if you prefer Condition 1 or 2 carry.
9. Before leaving the stall, always physically touch your holster and grip, verifying that both are in the same place as when you entered the stall.
10. Visually check the stall as you are leaving, while rechecking commandment #9.
Open carriers largely have the same list of commandments, but also pick up the luxury of being able to use a Level II/III (or higher) retention holster since concealment is not a priority.