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Title: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: 9mmMaster on June 26, 2016, 11:39:14 AM
Hello
So avid CCW carrier leave house gun goes on.
Also work out and run often.

But don't have a great solution.

Any one have advise?
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: 9mmMaster on June 26, 2016, 11:45:33 AM
Here is what I have found to work ok.
Running trails there there are few people.
Wear shorts that work for exorcise and have belt loops with sterdy carry belt. Wear a workout style shirt micro fiber under armor and tuck it in between skin and shirt to reduce chafing.

Also running in town I'll put a pocket size gun in a holster and run with it in my hand. Small black looks like phone or iPod.

But there should be a better way!
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: RitaRose1945 on June 26, 2016, 03:07:50 PM
They have holsters that attach to your bra but...


 ;D


Personally, I would likely go with some of form of self defense that isn't quite so large and heavy, unless I was going on a really long run where I would be carrying a pack anyway.  But that's me.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: Jack Crabb on June 26, 2016, 08:55:37 PM
take your pick

https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/tabid/762/CategoryID/1/Default.aspx (https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/tabid/762/CategoryID/1/Default.aspx)
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: 16onRockandRoll on June 26, 2016, 10:48:20 PM
I've had good luck with a belly band. I tend to carry something small when running, for me a Kahr P380 and an extra mag or two. Conceals fine under a t shirt or even the lightweight workout shirts as long as they're not too tight. I prefer at least a tank top underneath it so it's not directly on my skin.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: 9mmMaster on July 01, 2016, 09:38:10 PM
Thanks Rock and Roll
I was wondering about those belly bands?
Does it move around at all?

Also as to carrying something smaller my S&W .357 Mag is only 11oz most other options I would think are not much smaller. But if anyone knows anything specific please let me know.

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: Carl on July 02, 2016, 04:25:20 AM
A belly band or a sleeveless vest to keep the gun stable OR a bank bag/organizer pouch carried in the hand.
My state has OPEN CARRY so even a visible shoulder holster is legal...though a belly band is most secure.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: aBUNCHofHOOPLAH on July 02, 2016, 04:55:10 AM
Fanny pack, yo. Not even joking. It makes the most sense because it can't fall out while you're bouncing around. You can also carry other things as well. (phone, knife, etc)

Personally, I hate jogging so I wouldn't do it. But if I did, fanny pack all dayyyy.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: theBINKYhunter on July 02, 2016, 10:19:16 AM
Second the fanny pack. I bought one made for running and it wired great. Held my phone, TCP, and SAK no problem. It also had a pouch made to carry a water bottle but I ditched that as the whole load was to heavy and I ran a large circle around my house.

You can tighten it up so it doesn't bounce around and its very easy access to get to everything.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: 9mmMaster on July 02, 2016, 10:50:08 PM
Thanks guys haven't rocked a fanny pack since my lime green parachute pants of the 90s
But hey if it works :) :)
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: 16onRockandRoll on July 05, 2016, 11:26:59 AM
I didn't notice it moving around at all. I have a waist pack for running too, but mostly to carry 2 small water bottles. The pack part is probably too small for even my P380, and I like the draw with the belly band better. Much faster than navigating a zipper.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: jhull87 on September 05, 2016, 07:09:50 PM
Belly band all the way. In fact Bryan Black on the Expert Council had his wife post an article on itstactical.com recently on jogging with a bellyband recently.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: Alan Georges on September 05, 2016, 07:29:55 PM
The problem I have is that a summertime run here is essentially a sweat bath.  Any holster that's up against my bod will get a full sweat-rinse, necessitating the whole cleaning thing Every. Single. Time.  Ugh, who's got time for that?  Not me.  Fanny pack's the only answer I've heard of that prevents soaking.  Any other ideas?

Fanny pack, yo. Not even joking. It makes the most sense because it can't fall out while you're bouncing around. You can also carry other things as well. (phone, knife, etc)

Probably going to start doing the fanny pack thing, unless somebody's got a better idea.  Just... gonna draw the line at running in parachute pants.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: Carl on September 06, 2016, 04:09:14 AM
The problem I have is that a summertime run here is essentially a sweat bath.  Any holster that's up against my bod will get a full sweat-rinse, necessitating the whole cleaning thing Every. Single. Time.  Ugh, who's got time for that?  Not me.  Fanny pack's the only answer I've heard of that prevents soaking.  Any other ideas?

Probably going to start doing the fanny pack thing, unless somebody's got a better idea.  Just... gonna draw the line at running in parachute pants.

I still say that you will get much more mileage from a belly band  as the fanny pack flopping around and chaffing will quickly spoil your desire to run.
TIP...a sandwich bag will keep your weapon "fresh" without the need to clean every time you run. Also you may find a Charter Arms Bulldog or Smith 'Air Weight'
as capable firearms...I carried my COP 357 magnum ,4 barreled derringer for years while I lived and worked in New Orleans.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: 9mmMaster on April 16, 2017, 05:45:17 PM
Not a gun but just got 3 cold steel Urban Pals
It's a small but capable knife/ dagger
Light weight good for sheath
Not a bad alternate
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: Alan Georges on April 16, 2017, 06:06:10 PM
Not a gun but just got 3 cold steel Urban Pals
It's a small but capable knife/ dagger
Light weight good for sheath
Not a bad alternate

Yes, that's been my usual solution.  Just as soon as I get back on my running...

As far as the bike goes, there are all kinds of frame-mounted bag solutions.  Different problem though, different parameters.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: SteadyD on May 07, 2017, 08:47:23 PM
The pistol wear holster works great for jogging, particularly with a light gun such as a 642 j frame.
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: Alan Georges on May 08, 2017, 06:17:15 PM
Gary Collins was on Jack's show as part of the expert council a couple of weeks ago, and was asked this same question.  His answer: fanny pack.

 :P
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: Josh Rand on April 04, 2018, 03:02:31 PM
Thanks Guys for Information
Title: Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
Post by: The Professor on April 05, 2018, 02:27:33 PM
Fanny pack, yo. Not even joking. It makes the most sense because it can't fall out while you're bouncing around. You can also carry other things as well. (phone, knife, etc)

Personally, I hate jogging so I wouldn't do it. But if I did, fanny pack all dayyyy.

This. . .completely unubtrusive. Tighten it down and don't carry a full-size gun and you won't have to worry about getting. . .um. . .whacked in the hoo-hoos.

The Professor