Thanks for all the concern, but I really don't have a problem carrying it the way I do when I go out there to turn the water on or off or whatever.
I don't normally carry it on my belt, moyler, heck, I don't usually even wear a belt. Away from home I carry it in my pocket. If you were my neighbor and saw me out there, number one, you would recognize me and number two, with the way I carry it and it being dark, it is highly unlikely you would have a clue that I have anything in my hand, much less chance that you could tell what that item is if you did. If it were on my hip, you would know what it was so I am not sure why that is better for you. However, quite frankly, considering the times that I am out there, I am okay with it being seen. As for the two hands thing, many people who carry in a holster on their belt still need two hands to use their gun since you need two hands to be able to rack a slide if there isn't one already in the chamber and not everyone carries with one in there. I don't have a slide to rack.
Don't worry gravedancer, in the pocket or not, I won't plax myself
It is always in the holster and sometimes I do drop it into my pocket, but not always cause it really doesn't fit all that well into the pocket of my robe, which is what I am usually wearing when I go out there late at night. Besides, since it doesn't fit all that well in that pocket, I think it would be a little hard to get out should the need arise.
I don't mind blunt DinTex and it is okay that it sounds silly to you, it doesn't to me and I know my circumstances and such. It is always in the holster and yes, it would be very inconvenient to wear it on a belt. Also, I really only need one hand to turn the water on or off and if for some reason, I did need two, I can slip it into my pocket. Btw, I might just be out in my own driveway, but is that really any different than anywhere else most people here carry, especially late at night? As to the gun being on me inside my house, I am looking at it right now, it sits right by me all the time, I barely ever have to move to grab it.
YoZUpZ, I am not walking around the back or side of someones house, I am right out in front of my duplex out in the open on the other side of my duplex just long enough to turn on or off the water, five feet from my own lawn that I have to water. If the neighbors are paying any attention at all, they are use to that by now. The only ones who could possibly see me that have any right to care are the neighbors that live in the two duplexes here and every one of them would recognize me. As to someone seeing me carrying my gun, it is a lot less conspicuous cupped in my hand than it would be the way many of you here want me to carry it. Honestly, on my property, I see no difference between me carrying a gun in a holster on a belt or shoulders, or in a holster in my hand, other than the one on the belt or shoulders is soooo much more obvious. If, like you asked, I see someone out there with a gun on them anywhere, it's not going to matter to me what part of them has the gun and I am going to feel much better knowing I also have a gun, regardless of where that gun is, but if they are carrying in their hand the way I carry mine, most likely, I will never know they have one.
I always take my gun with me when I leave, but I don't always carry it on me while I am gone, a lot of time I am forced to leave it in the car. If I can't carry it on me while I am gone, I don't hide it in my pocket when I leave or when I take it to the car or when I bring it in the house from the car, and I really doubt most people do, so really, I don't see the need to hide it any other time that I am out and about on this property.
There are many ways to do just about everything in life and the conventional way is not always the best way for everyone nor is it the only appropriate or acceptable way. For me, wearing a gun on my waist or in a shoulder harness just won't work, it isn't me. When I am out in public, I carry in my pocket, when I am home, including in my yard, I will carry whatever way works best for me at the time. Whatever makes it easier for me to take my gun outside with me late at night, will make it more likely that I do and that makes it the right way for me.
Like I have said, I really just wanted to make sure what I am doing is legal, that's all.