Question of the Day: What’s the Best Gun for Shower Carry?


“The man shot by a Clovis police officer Wednesday had just raped a woman at gunpoint and was threatening officers with his pistol,” reports. “Investigators said [Paul] Villanueva broke into his ex-girlfriends home on Wednesday. As she was attempting to take a shower, Villanueva approached her with a firearm and threatened to murder her . . . Villanueva held the alleged victim against her will for at least an hour before police arrived.” Me, I turn the alarm on when I shower, keep my gun close by and gin-up the Schnauzers. But let’s say a paranoid pistolero wanted a gun IN the shower. Which one and how would you secure it? (Alfred Hitchcock fans need apply.)


  1. avatar Ralph says:

    A spear gun.

    1. avatar APBTFan says:

      You stole my thunder. As soon as I read the title that was my first thought. Second thought was a claymore by the sink, towards the door.

  2. avatar Garynyer says:

    I always have a gun in the shower 😉

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      A one-shot derringer?

  3. avatar Tom says:

    Squirt Gun.
    Oh… where is my doggie shower alarm? Mangy Mutt!

  4. avatar Tom says:

    On a serious note:
    A good knife with Jaques and Squeaker going ballistic would be a decent combo.

  5. avatar Elliotte says:

    Obviously it’s a Glock, everyone knows they’re made entirely out of plastic.

  6. avatar Ted says:

    Walther PPQ NAVY

  7. avatar Tim McNabb says:

    Mossberg 500 stainless

  8. avatar SD3 says:

    Titanium Heizer .45


  9. avatar Blackout says:

    Colt on a rope?

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Or just a good old Colt Nay, right?

  10. avatar Guardian says:

    Detatchable shower head. Hot water @ highest temperature then let ’em have it.

  11. avatar cmd says:

    I too turn on the alarm. I have an HK 45 in the bathroom but not in the shower.

  12. avatar Dan says:

    Mosin Nagant. If it can survive 80 years in a Russian Gulag, it’ll be fine in the shower.

  13. avatar Paul says:

    Sig MK25, it can take a little water.

  14. avatar Bob says:

    How will the powder in your cartridges survive several steamy showers?

  15. avatar Brody says:

    Double-barreled Coach Gun. If it’s good enough for The Duke it’s good enough for me.

  16. avatar Sean says:

    I have a Charter .44 Bulldog in the bathroom, just a arms reach away from the shower. Stainless, wrapped in a oily rag to prevent rust.

  17. avatar Rich Keagy says:

    1911.. Anything. Just FrogLube it.

  18. avatar Eric says:

    Remington 870 SuperMag.

  19. For shower protection, I say a basic revolver. Keep it simple.

  20. avatar Mogg says:

    The perfect shower carry weapon
    is any handgun you wish
    as long as you can find
    a ziplock bag to fit it.

    1. avatar Kelly in GA says:

      Glock on a gun magnet bolted in the top corner away from the shower head. Less metal, less rust.

  21. avatar bob says:

    HK416. Over the beach capability. Or, HK M27 IAR with the Armatac SAW Mag.

  22. avatar Roadrunner says:

    Next you’ll need to decide on a holster.

  23. avatar Aaron says:

    Mossberg Mariner.
    Of course, my Wet Tunes Shower Radio would be turned to the most annoying station possible, now THAT’s a deterrent…

  24. avatar DJ says:

    I believe this has already been tackled over at ARFcom; I think this was a photo of the solution:

    1. avatar Don says:


    2. avatar John says:

      It would be a challenge to rip that open with slippery, soapy hands. You’d better keep a knife or a pair of scissors nearby if you go that route.

  25. avatar Chas says:

    I’m one of those kooks who takes my weapon in the shower with me using a Safepacker holster that I wedge in between the towel rack and the tile wall. Works for me.

    1. avatar Mark says:

      Safepackers are great!

  26. avatar virtualjohn says:

    I sing in the shower. My voice is so beautiful that human ears con not tolerate the exquisite tones and dazzling melodies. At least I think that’s why my friends all turn on the radio when I start singing, … or throw things at me.

  27. avatar Alan Rose says:

    A little research reveals that the SEALS and DEVGRU use the Sig 226 Navy (phosphate corrosion resistant internals) and the HK45CT. If they are good enough for beach assaults, they should be good enough for the shower. I also understand that there is a Glock mod for firing underwater. Still, high maintenance to ensure peace of mind.

    1. avatar Buzzy243 says:

      Yeah, get the marine spring cups for the Glock:

  28. avatar Ropingdown says:

    An AWC Ruger Amphibian integrally-suppressed 22LR seems an appropriate choice. Singing is bad enough in a shower, but large-caliber pistol fire? The Amphibian was designed to endure repeated submersion: A few shots at 1 meter should suffice. Take a beach ball into the shower and you can work on both kinds of seal training.

  29. avatar RobinGoodfellow says:

    This question has been around for some time …

  30. avatar Michael says:

    I think a simple magnetic bar placed high up out of the waters path, attached with some sort of adhesion would be easy enough to do. If fact… I might just go ahead and do this myself.

    Something like this:

  31. avatar jimf says:

    maybe move to a different neighborhood where you don’t need a gun in the shower…so that one nearby out of the shower will be close enough…

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