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Old March 19th, 2017, 12:47 PM   #16
 
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Old March 19th, 2017, 02:11 PM   #17
 
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I cast my ballot for "C". When I'm somewhere where concealed carry is near impossible, I lock it securely in my car safe. That way it isn't totally out of the realm of accessibility.
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Here is a patent for a waterproof holster from 1948. For swimming I would prefer a chest rig. Since the gun is full enclosed and can't be seen would it be considered open carry or concealed carry. It has a spring clip to quick release the cover and allow access to the fire arm.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 03:00 PM   #19
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Years ago I used to actually camp out on the beach on occasion. If I wasn't set up to swim that day, I carried the gun on me. I usually camped in the cooler months when the summer hoards weren't present, so I wasn't likely to swim anyway.

By the way, if you do this I recommend a stainless gun with stainless magazines. Back when I did carry during those times, I had a parkerized gun with standard blued magazines. The magazines would develop rust in a day. The parkerized finish would go a little longer.
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I see no reason that a poly gun could not be carried in a band holster under swimsuit. Ammo if pretty much sealed, and the gun can be cleaned afterwards. Unless in the ocean saltwater though, then a fanny pack with gun in plastic bag. I have accidentally washed ammo, go through full cycles in the wash, and still function. It just is not that easy to get water in ammo. I also fell in a creek several years ago with a 1911, after taking it apart and drying it functioned just fine with the same ammo from the creek.
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I always carry a water pistol when I go to the beach with the grand kids, my wife ,who refuses to swim anywhere but our pool, carries a 9mm.
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Thanks everyone for the responses. I appreciate the candid comments, the personal examples, and the humor. It's all good. Cheers!
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Interesting question - I'm going to go with D) - but I'd have to buy a little NAA .22 5-shot revolver. Then, I have a couple of ... ahem ... rolls that I could hid it in ... The only scary thing is I might not notice if it falls out. But, back on topic and serious, I would seriously entertain one of the NAA Mini's if I had to make an occasional beach trip. Put it in little snack baggie and ... uh ... well ... place that baggie in my shorts...
Its what I carry at the beach, but all I do is walk maybe wade a little looking around and rarely go to a pool. Have seen some strange people on the beach over the years. Will get another for my wife for the beach while I am offshore fishing.
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I would say bring it and lock it in the car. There are just some places that carrying just isn't in the cards. I do carry a stainless knife though.
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I'd say locked in car, unless you are definitely not swimming.
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"C" enjoy your day at the pool or beach
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I don't carry a gun into the pool or the beach, but I sometimes take an assisted opening folding knife I don't like (it can be locked so it can't open from being bumped or jostled) and carry it in the cargo pocket of my swim shorts. I don't even bother with putting it in a bag or anything. I don't really care for the knife so if it rusts, oh well. It's not a cheap knife, I didn't get one of those el-cheapo one from a gas station, I bought it for like $40 or whatever and didn't care for it so now it just gets the crap carry jobs. I don't even carry this knife for defensive purposes, I like having some sort of blade on me.

I have flirted with the idea of pool and beach carry, but I'd never do it. If I were to carry in a pool or into the water at a beach, I'd carry a revolver, in a holster, in a condom or ziploc bag.
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If you expose ammo to salt water I would suggest rinsing with fresh water and drying with a cloth and then letting it totally air dry.

Only issue would be exposing and then leaving.

A real mentally challenged person would come up with some good ways to dry. (never try any of these at home or anyplace else)

1: By the camp fire
2: In the Oven
3. In the microwave.
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I would be very uncomfortable leaving a firearm unattended at the beach or pool (or anywhere for that matter).

I've never brought a firearm to the beach or pool. I've left it locked up in my vehicle. But, if I felt I HAD to bring it with me, I think I'd only do it if someone I could trust would keep a close eye on it while I'm in the water.

Besides, when I'm at the beach or pool, I'm usually having an adult beverage or two. Guns and alcohol don't mix.
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First my answer is C.

For those that feel there is any place that they feel a need to carry, I would suggest not going there. If it's unavoidable then you should take a long gun.
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