Off to the gym and some weight training

Off to the gym and some weight training

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    Off to the gym and some weight training

    Okay......so......say you're off to the gym in your sweat pants and skimpy t-shirt to do some weight lifting and such. Any of you do this? What sort of holster/carry options you all have for this? SmartCarry immediately comes to my mind, but I'd like your opinions. I'll be doing this in the next week or so. P.S. anyone who would like to part with a right handed SmartCarry for a G27 let me know.


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    Not sure what you are getting at...working out while carrying??? Don't think LEOs even do this...lots of issues I see...least of all, weapon security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Not sure what you are getting at...working out while carrying??? Don't think LEOs even do this...lots of issues I see...least of all, weapon security.

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    Actually carrying while working out. In sweat pants and a skimpy old t-shirt. I have access to the gym until 10pm at the apartment complex clubhouse. Weapon security? It's going to be on me. This would probably be close to jogging while carrying in the appropriate attire.

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    I used to just leave my weapon in my car when I go to the gym, but there have been several break-in in the parking lot so I just dont take it any more
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Not sure what you are getting at...working out while carrying??? Don't think LEOs even do this...lots of issues I see...least of all, weapon security.

    Rick
    I know many people that carry while working out.

    When my P3AT returns from Kel-Tec, I will be putting a belt clip on it and clipping it to a belly band.

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    When I carry at the gym, it's my P3AT pocket. anything on or in the waistband will show as the shirt rides up regularly enough. I actually have a smartcarry that 've never used and haven't gotten around to listing for sale...my xd9sc doesn't quite fit (trigger guard exposed)...how big is the '27?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    I know many people that carry while working out.

    When my P3AT returns from Kel-Tec, I will be putting a belt clip on it and clipping it to a belly band.
    I guess it depends on what kind of workout...riding the bike, eliptical training, rowing...I could see carry ease. Weight training, sit-ups, stretches etc. are not ones that I would put in that category.

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    Yeah, this is one of those occasions where I simply don’t carry. Your physical movements are more likely to print or display in a threat level that may be quite low. Still, to each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    I guess it depends on what kind of workout...riding the bike, eliptical training, rowing...I could see carry ease. Weight training, sit-ups, stretches etc. are not ones that I would put in that category.

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    Cardio and weight workouts, just to clarify. As mentioned above, to each their own.

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    A KelTec .380 in a Fist #5 kydex pocket holster gives you something to rely upon and fits flush againt the leg in regular shorts...or...the little NAA Mini .22LR in a rawhide holster is easily tucked into my gym shorts and 'stays'. Something is better than anything left at home or in the car.

    Now anything bigger is gonna' be a problem. Now in fairness, I've yet to read about a BG going into the gym to rob weightlifters, but I'm sure it's been done.

    Anyway Ram Rod, with your 'serious, and nasty look', I'm not sure that a predator would pick you out of the pack for attackin'...
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    I leave it in the gym bag and always keep it close.

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    depending on what you're carrying, and if you're wearing long sweatpants or sweatshorts....I'd suggest ankle carry. The elastic at the bottom of the leg will keep the pants below the gun/holster. It shouldn't give you any problems for your workout either.
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    If you are going to the gym for a real work out and not the social worl out then leave it home or locked in the car!

    Come on squats, leg press, rows, ect would not work!

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    I'd think if you are wearing sweatpants, ankle carry would be your best option if you have to be armed.
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    I think you're on the right track with SmartCarry. There is very little in the way of a workout that I cannot do while wearing the SC.

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