Gun in gym bag when working out

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    Gun in gym bag when working out

    I'll try to keep it short and simple. I'm a coach at my CrossFit gym, (not interested in this turning into a CrossFit discussion). I don't like leaving my gun in my car. I change in the restroom. How does everyone feel about unholstering my weapon, unloading the chamber, reholstering, and putting the gun in my bag. The bag is never out of sight and I know and trust all my members. What do you all think? Thanks for your time and opinions.

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    Personally that's where i keep mine once i get in gym.I have it in the bottom of bag with my towel and a couple of other things.When i move from one machine to the next i just move the bag.I don't worry much about it.I've been doing this for the last few years.I know most of the members if not by name,by face.

    The one thing i like where i go it's a private gym.You have to have a keycard to drive thru a gate and get inside gym.If it were public i may would do things differently i don't know.Sometimes i go at night so i feel better having mine with me.
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    I just keep my BUG in my pocket at the gym. I wear an oversized t-shirt over my gym shorts.
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    It's more secure in your car or a locker (with an additional lock). In your bag out where anyone could take it is definitely not the place for it. All it would take is for a thief, not one of your members but one of those real thieves out there trying doors sneaking into buildings with foot traffic and just passing through, to see your bag while you're chinning yourself and it's gone. Real thieves are crooks of opportunity, not safe crackers. Also, all that needless upholstering and clearing multiplies your chances for a negligent discharge. Leave it the holster, lock it in your glove box, lock your car, or place your gun, holstered, in your gym bag and lock it up in your locker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slambars86 View Post
    I'll try to keep it short and simple. I'm a coach at my CrossFit gym, (not interested in this turning into a CrossFit discussion). I don't like leaving my gun in my car. I change in the restroom. How does everyone feel about unholstering my weapon, unloading the chamber, reholstering, and putting the gun in my bag. The bag is never out of sight and I know and trust all my members. What do you all think? Thanks for your time and opinions.
    The only thing I see wrong is emptying the chamber. Why?

    Possibly also having it across the room from you. Would it be possible to keep it closer to your person at all times?
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    Sounds very similar to the purse carry argument for the ladies.

    Obviously on the body carry is the ideal situation. Unfortunately we live in the real world, not the ideal one.

    You can go through all the things in your scenario just as easily as we can. But just because a mugger could rip a purse from a ladies arm doesn't mean she should leave it at home. Weigh the benefits and risks and make your own decision.

    Also keep in mind there are ways to secure a firearm in a vehicle if need be.

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    I would keep it in body but I understand. No locker or locked drawer available?


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    I'd rather leave the pistol locked up somewhere than chance it in the open. If nothing else, I like to keep a large folder (Cold Steel Recon 1) clipped in the waist of my gym shorts. It is light enough not to drag them down, but it's a plenty big knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by connsolo View Post
    It's more secure in your car or a locker (with an additional lock). In your bag out where anyone could take it is definitely not the place for it. All it would take is for a thief, not one of your members but one of those real thieves out there trying doors sneaking into buildings with foot traffic and just passing through, to see your bag while you're chinning yourself and it's gone. Real thieves are crooks of opportunity, not safe crackers. Also, all that needless upholstering and clearing multiplies your chances for a negligent discharge. Leave it the holster, lock it in your glove box, lock your car, or place your gun, holstered, in your gym bag and lock it up in your locker.
    +1!

    All it takes is a moment of opportunity. When you're doing sit ups, or chin ups, or any other exercise, the bag will invariably be out of your sight at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slambars86 View Post
    I'll try to keep it short and simple. I'm a coach at my CrossFit gym, (not interested in this turning into a CrossFit discussion). I don't like leaving my gun in my car. I change in the restroom. How does everyone feel about unholstering my weapon, unloading the chamber, reholstering, and putting the gun in my bag. The bag is never out of sight and I know and trust all my members. What do you all think? Thanks for your time and opinions.
    IMO, it's a bad idea to leave an unmonitored gun in a spot where you're relying simply on trust for it not to get stolen. All it'll take is an enterprising thief, or someone who knows you carry to spill the beans. Bad juju, on principle. You never know what folks will do, when given an opportunity to do so. Trust or not, in a gym with open membership I'm presuming there are many whom you don't know sufficiently well.

    If you don't happen to be working out during such times, why not simply go with a belly band and remain armed? Better to remain capable and protected, it seems to me, and avoid the risk of theft. Or, if you're going to go unarmed anyway, why not simply store the gun in a locked locker for the duration? Leaving it out in a bag seems the worst of all possibilities.
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    I've been wondering something similar when working out too. With a gun in your gym bag at what point (distance from you) do you go from "concealed carrying" to "leaving an unattended weapon lying around"?

    On the other hand:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happypuppy View Post
    I would keep it in body but I understand. No locker or locked drawer available?


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    Your description leaves me with an uncomfortable feeling. If there are no lockers available and you can't comfortably leave it in your car, how about this: Enter the gym, go to the men's room, pick a stall at the end of the line so there is at least one blind wall, unholster and put either a trigger lock on the gun or put it in one of those mini gun safe thingys and then put it in your gym bag (perhaps in a sock or zippered case of its own).

    I use the men's stall to unholster, put it in my Gym bag then put the gym bag in a locker (the gym bag also has a quick combo lock on the zipper). I reverse the procedure when leaving.

    What do you do with your gym bag when showering??
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    Keep nano vault bolted under seat for the rare times I need to take off gun when out an about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slambars86 View Post
    I'll try to keep it short and simple. I'm a coach at my CrossFit gym, (not interested in this turning into a CrossFit discussion). I don't like leaving my gun in my car. I change in the restroom. How does everyone feel about unholstering my weapon, unloading the chamber, reholstering, and putting the gun in my bag. The bag is never out of sight and I know and trust all my members. What do you all think? Thanks for your time and opinions.
    I will simply offer that if you choose to secure yoour firearm in your gym bag, please consider a trigger lock, so if the bag is somehow stolen, the gun will not be, at the least, readily accessible or useable by another individual.

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