When in the course of Human Events, it becomes necessary for humans to visit, uh, the lavatory, the loo, the washroom, the bathroom (other than to bathe), the refresher (for all you R. Heinlein fans!), the question then becomes: If one needs to be seated, what does one do with one’s sidearm?
This matter was addressed marginally back in the 70′s, in an article/letter in Guns Magazine (I think). And has made a couple sparse appearances in the Internet.
Sometimes, there is a level toilet tank top, or even a shelf (!) where one may unholster. Many times not.
Women shooters tell me they don’t wish to place their purse on the floor, so sometimes it remains in their arms, or in their lap. If the firearm is in the purse this may be the most reasonable solution for them.
For the men, unless you’re carrying a man-bag (Safepacker?), chances are the piece is on your waist or in your pocket.. The pocket may not be an issue, but I have heard of items falling from pockets, clattering to the filthy tile floor, especially if heavier than a key chain.
Holsters are a whole different matter. If a somewhat clean, level, appropriately-sized surface doesn’t present itself in the stall, what to do?
I’ve used the coat hook on the back of the door, presuming it’s not broken or missing. Of course ready access may be problematic from that location.
The other option is either to leave it secured in the belt holster, hoping the trousers don’t invert from the weight and lose it (or have it pointing at you while you are occupado). The other is to unholster it and place it in the crotch of the descended pants.
Quick, handy, off-the-floor, hidden from the prying eyes of creepy neighbors.
I’d be interested if any readers have other solutions to this problem? (PLEASE – not too specific!)