What Gun for Steamy Shower?

I’m actually serious. From time to time I’ll hop in the shower or take a long soak in the tub and a firearm will be nearby. (Not in the shower, but rather in a cubbyhole, or on a shelf, where the air around it gets unavoidably steamy.) Without question the guns used for this purpose are stainless steel; I’m not stupid.

However, the question is: should I avoid a stainless revolver (easy to wipe down any condensation from the major parts, but it’s definitely not sealed) in favor of a stainless semi-auto (theoretically no condensation would get into the chamber with a closed slide)?

Does it really matter?

FWIW, every time I’ve done this, by the time I exit the shower and towel myself off, the guns appear to be dry and free of condensation.

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4 Responses to What Gun for Steamy Shower?

  1. Derek says:

    If you’re doing routine maintenance on the firearm in question, I would suspect that it shouldn’t be a problem.

    The only guns I worry about rust are the ones I’m not actively using.

  2. emdfl says:

    Take whatever you want to use and send it to Birdsong for his Black-T finish. Hang it in the bathroom(or even the shower) and as long as it doesn’t have wood grips you will not have any problem…

  3. guy says:

    I just take my normal carry pistol into the bathroom, shower, dress and carry it back out.

    Since it gets a regular rubdown with Eezox during the week and a thorough cleaning on the weekend the little extra humidity from the shower doesn’t matter much.

    I’m sweatier than the average bear, so for my pistol a few minutes sitting in the bathroom is nothing compared to living in my pocket or waistband for hours on end.

  4. Rivrdog says:

    If you’re worried about condensation, either raise the temperature of the gun by putting an incandescent lamp near it, or put it in a plastic baggie of some sort.

    My greater worry while showering, relaxing in the Jacuzzi, etc, is how to detect intrusions. If the baddies made any entry quieter than coming though the front door in an M1A1 tank, I wouldn’t hear it. We don’t set the alarm wile in the home. If I don’t know entry has occurred, how do I respond? The short answer is that I don’t, so that is why I try not to bathe except when the gudwife is home and alert.

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