Originally Posted by Old_Crow
Most people would use a gun magnet or a holster fastened to their desk when they are expecting trouble. Otherwise the unsecured weapon is a liability not an asset. I am speaking in generalities - I am sure there are circumstances that create a need for a weapon to be stowed in such a fashion all the time.
Being the only one in my shop most of the time, I feel I am prepared with one in the holster 80% of the time. Sometimes it is impractical to keep my gun in the holster due to positions I have to get into while working on a car, or due to the likelihood of getting a coolant or ATF bath. So for these times I place my gun on the magnet under either the desk or tool cart to keep it in reach. Once I have finished that part of the repair back in the holster she goes. The majority of my business is done in cash, and you just never know when someone will get stupid on you. Then I keep two friends in different places around the shop, a Mossberg 88 and a SP 101.