CC with athletic shorts?

CC with athletic shorts?

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    CC with athletic shorts?

    How would you do it?

    Especially with a compact 1911

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    I probably wouldn't, especially not with that weapon, it is a bit heavy. A S&W j-frame might be do-able with a good holster, or in the pockets.

    But Smartcarry, or a fanny pack come to mind.
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    Smart carry or a belly band. Maybe a fanny pack?
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    I've been carrying a S&W 442 (Airweight) as well as my Taurus PT709 (not both at same time) IWB in a nylon clip IWB with drawstring athletic shorts. Works fine. I wouldn't try it with a larger or heavier weapon.
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    Tigers,

    I agree with Buckeyelcpl that a a compact 1911 is too heavy for a Smart Carry or Belly band. However, if you are determined to carry that weapon, I suggest that you go with a good belly band (I have a Galco but DeSantis makes a good one, too). I also have a Smart Carry and it is my opinion that the belly band conceals the gun better (provided that you have a large T-shirt or sweat shirt), has better retention if you are running and doesn't flop (or bounce) like the smart carry will. I also suggest you consider getting a mouse gun (Ruger LCP, KelTec P3AT, etc) or a Kahr PM9 if you need to carry when you work out.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by healedknee View Post
    Tigers,

    I agree with Buckeyelcpl that a a compact 1911 is too heavy for a Smart Carry or Belly band. However, if you are determined to carry that weapon, I suggest that you go with a good belly band (I have a Galco but DeSantis makes a good one, too). I also have a Smart Carry and it is my opinion that the belly band conceals the gun better (provided that you have a large T-shirt or sweat shirt), has better retention if you are running and doesn't flop (or bounce) like the smart carry will. I also suggest you consider getting a mouse gun (Ruger LCP, KelTec P3AT, etc) or a Kahr PM9 if you need to carry when you work out.

    Good luck!
    Thanks for the reply, my son showed me this site and it has been a great tool since then.

    I ask because I often make runs to the convenience store or places around town (I live in a big city) and usually just throw on some athletic shorts because its easy. I feel better carrying around the big rig in the city and was just seeing the best options as I dont want to give up my athletic shorts!

    Thanks again!

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    Just this morning, I carried my H&K USP in a fannypack holster with my grappling shorts/sweatpants while on my way to the mixed martial arts/boxing gym for training.

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    Given that you are trying to support a lot of weight in athletic shorts, I would try an athletic supporter. :)

    Seriously, I doubt you can do it with just the shorts. As others have said a smaller gun would work.
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    +1 Smart Carry. It can ride anywhere under gym shorts.
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    At the gym, I have used an IWB/SOB holster with a KelTec P3AT (not my normal Glock) in my gym shorts...draw and tie the short's strings and the gun stays put.
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    Take a look at http://www.remoraholsters.com/.
    I bought one for my Glock 36 specifically to carry in shorts or sweats with no belt so I can carry during my daily walk.
    I cinch up the draw string and tuck it in. Works great and is only about $30 bucks shipped.

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    For the gym, I carry a Taurus 85UL in a fanny pack.

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    G19 in a Remora holster works "ok" in my drawstring gym shorts. The holster sticks to skin and the drawstring holds it all in place during movement. I wouldn't run or go rock climbing, though.

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    I wear compression shorts over a jock strap and then my "gym" shorts. I carry either a Colt Mustang (a very easy carry this way) or my Kimber Ultra II. I use Don Hume IWB clip holsters and it seems to work very well.

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