Here's the deal.
I am a 40 something year old Dad of two very little boys going through a divorce. I moved into an apartment complex that promoted itself to be hard core on security and to run background checks on all tenants / neighbors only to discover that more and more of the tenants moving in have criminal backgrounds / drug problems. Its not a bad looking complex but things have decidedly been going down the toilet here since shortly after I moved in when the management changed.
A couple of weeks ago two young white thugs were out screaming their brains out in the parking lot off and on during the night. I tried my best to ignore these two, called security, etc... until they woke up my kids and then moved their antics into the stairwell outside my doorway.
I asked these two to quiet down and one of them decided to flash a "weapon" he had stuffed into his waistband at me and get mouthy.
I called the cops. They came out. Found the two thugs...new neighbors apparently just evicted from their old complex for doing the same stupid stuff. The weapon turned out to be one of those airsoft guns made to look like the real deal.
Because of their stupidity / general thug attitude and the fact the police didn't really do anything to these guys (maybe they couldn't really) I figured it was just a matter of time before they started acting stupid again.
Tonight they came round to knock on my door and just generally let me know they remember me.
I'm not really too scared of these two thugs. They are young, small, stupid. I am more nervous for my two little boys. I don't need the added drama of a couple of gang banger wanna be's coming around to play pretend bad boy when I have my kids here.
I own a handgun. I've had a solid amount of training both with it and with self defense. I'm a big guy. I've been around the block more than once in some pretty hard knock parts of the real big city...like major metro areas not a big small town like Topeka.
Anyway. At this point I'm thinking I'll probably start wearing a concealed holster while I am in my own home. I don't want my kids spotting me wearing a weapon around them. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for something that works pretty well for them. Again...this would be strictly while I am inside my own dwelling so I know I have the weapon -on me- and secured, not where the kids might stumble on it when I have it out of the gun safe and where I can puts hands on it.
Honestly I don't think I'm over reacting considering these two punks seem to think its ok to come knocking on my door. I don't plan to interact with them or even open my door when they come around. I'm not looking for any kind of confrontation but I don't want to see warning signs and get caught with my pants down around my ankles should these two decide to try and let themselves inside uninvited.
Any feedback is appreciated.