How do you carry while running?

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    How do you carry while running?

    I run in deserted areas in the deserts of the southwest and I have never been able to carry my gun with me on my runs. I'd like to for obvious reasons: coyotes, mountain lions, jabalina, snakes, smugglers, etc, but I haven't really found an acceptable method of carry.

    My SW642 airweight would be the most obvious choice since is the smallest and lightest gun I have. Pocket carrying it is pretty ridiculous because it smacks against my leg incessantly and inside the waistband doesn't really work because I don't wear a belt when I run, and I don't trust my running shorts to keep it in place.

    I'm sure some of you run. I was wondering what solutions you came up with to my problem.

    Any help would be appreciated. :)

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    Maxpedition bag.
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    Running and trying to carry can be a problem, therefore, I refrain from running as much as possible.

    For runners: A fanny pack may be the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arko View Post
    Maxpedition bag.
    those all look pretty big/uncomfortable. I have a camelbak that I COULD run with/put a gun in, but I don't really like running with a pack on all that much. Though, I think you make have stumbled on my new range bag.

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    http://www.511tactical.com/browse/Ho...:10905/I/58604

    This 5.11 fanny pack looking thing works good for this. It looks really small, but I can fit my Kimber Pro II in it.

    You can also use it as a regular fanny pack too.
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    You mentioned you wear shorts, the best way I could think would be to use an ankle holster and switch to pants or wear tall socks to cover it. One of the belly bands might work too but I haven't ever tried one so I don't know how well it would hold while running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coder View Post
    http://www.511tactical.com/browse/Ho...:10905/I/58604

    This 5.11 fanny pack looking thing works good for this. It looks really small, but I can fit my Kimber Pro II in it.

    You can also use it as a regular fanny pack too.
    I'll look like a total dork, but that looks like it could be a decent option. Whats the word on it flopping around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie1826 View Post
    You mentioned you wear shorts, the best way I could think would be to use an ankle holster and switch to pants or wear tall socks to cover it. One of the belly bands might work too but I haven't ever tried one so I don't know how well it would hold while running.
    Ankle carry would mess up my stride and probably get me injured having one foot weighted and the other not.

    The more I think about those maxpeditions bags and that 5.11 fanny pack the more I like that idea. I need a place to put my keys and cell phone too. I was leaving my cell in my car and just holding my keys. Something like a small maxpedition bag or that 5.11 thing could solve all of those problems.

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    Uh.... I have a truck


    When I jog, I usually wear cargo shorts, as they have belt loops and are more rigid and supporting than warm ups., sweat pants, or basketball shorts.

    Then, I just carry a lightweight gun IWB... a Kimber Ultra in a Milt Sparks VM2. I know that seems a little bulky, but if you're wearing a solid enough shorts/belt combination to support it, its not bad, at all.

    ...and it carries .45s! They're my own personal 'mugger-be-gone' repellant.
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    Blackhawk Fanny Pack with a Glock 26.

    There's a pocket in the front that is good for a wallet and phone.

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    In a camelback. Firepower vs mobility etc. I don't know how you guys do it holstered, I can barely handle running in sweats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavity View Post
    I'll look like a total dork, but that looks like it could be a decent option. Whats the word on it flopping around?
    Since I just got my permit last week, I haven't tried it yet. I have worn the pack and it is very comfortable. Might be warm though if it is hot out. I do run regularly with water carried on a belt and that rides fine and does not flop around.

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    I have had no problem carrying either a Glock 27 or a Smith 642 (both with extra ammo) in a Smart Carry while running. I keep the pouch off center to the left so the pistol is resting against my left leg. If the waist strap is tight the pistol doesn't bounce.

    This works well and I've had no trouble walking, running or doing a gym work out with a Smart Carry holster worn off center.

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    hmm run faster!

    Great question. I run in the desert too and there are always low life or questionable people hanging about for god knows what. Not to mention cougars (not the human kind) and dogs.

    The constant bounce drives me crazy! I have been thinking about wearing a lightweight leather belt over my sweats and a holster in a side ways SOB position, shirt untucked over it all.

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    I run with one of these

    http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpage-NE2VPWBC.html

    Ruger LCP goes in the zip up pouch.
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