Carry while Running?

Carry while Running?

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    Carry while Running?

    The topic of carrying at the gym has come up here before, but what about carrying while running/jogging? I am not sure about anyone else, but wearing a belt and holster while running is less than comfortable. Pocket carry is awkward as well, since the holster and gun are constantly slapping your thigh as your legs move.

    Does anyone here carry when they run, and if so, what are the preferred methods?


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    The last time I ran...it was for public office...
    It seems to me that the various brands of belly or chest bands with a small caliber weapon would work quite well...others, who run, may have some 'exact' examples.
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    Sam - I gave up running long ago ..... but the only viable option I can think of would be a band such as fed_wif_a_sig promotes - the UC Comfort.

    I can imagine that round the chest would keep things well controlled, even if perhaps making things a bit hotter..
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    Carry while running is a tough one. I suspect an old military (leather) shoulder holster could be cinched down enough to work. The chest strap should help hold things from flopping too much.

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    I run with my gun in my hand! Just kidding...Depends on what kind of equipment you're looking to run with. I bought a kel-tec specifically for this purpose. I tight waistband and the belt clip do the trick. It doesn't move at all and it's never come out accidentally. If I can't throw up a pic I will but you can see what I mean at the kal tec website.
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    I got a gun so I wouldn't have to run.

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    It does work like Chris says, but occasionally I also use an J-frame 38 in a fannypack not designed as a holster, or a Survival Sheath chest rig. Am contemplating getting a bellyband and a KelTec P3AT for just that reason.
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    Sam I experienced the same thing when I run. What I did is buy a cheap fanny pack and put the weapon in their then I just put the pack towards my back and have had no problem. I carry my XD9sc no problem. At first I thought maybe it would jump up too much but with the belt kind of tight it was o.k.. Just make sure you get one that is sewen pretty good on the ends and wont rip if you decide togo this route. I had one that the end sewn to the bag started coming apart and then just bought another one. Hope this helps.

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    I run in a bad area at a local park track, usually around dusk. I chose the kel-tec with the belt clip because I don't know if I'd have the time to go for a fanny pack or any other dohicky while running. Personally, my situational awareness goes to crap when I run because I listen to music. Also, because it's a track in a park, there are usually hoodlems hanging around, smoking under the bleechers, etc... So I prefer to have the kel-tec sitting right where I can get it at a moment's notice.
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    Fanny pack. I have one with a built in holster. I wear it snug at the waist or more toward my left hip. Doesn't bother me when bike riding or jogging.
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    I got a gun because I can't run, at least not well, fast or far....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLeather View Post
    I got a gun so I wouldn't have to run.
    Quote Originally Posted by randytulsa2 View Post
    I got a gun because I can't run, at least not well, fast or far....
    I run for exercise and to vent after a long day at the office. Usually the location is a pretty civilized residential developments. But you never know when a rabid 'coon, an overly territorial dog, or the drugged-up village idiot might lash out.

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    Normally I run on base, but when I'm on leave (and away from the base) I use a cheap leg holster underneath my shorts.
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    Can't wait for Bark'n to chime in and tell us how he packs his 2 guns, 4 spare mags, surefire, and OC for his morning jog.
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    When I'm running I usually carry my gun in my hand so I can shoot at who's chasing me! I mean... why else would you be running?
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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