Carrying while running

This is a discussion on Carrying while running within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I normally run on a treadmill at home but have started running outside and have tried a few carry methods without much success. Any suggestions?...

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    Carrying while running

    I normally run on a treadmill at home but have started running outside and have tried a few carry methods without much success.

    Any suggestions?


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    I thought the reason we carry is so we didn't HAVE to run!?! (Just kiddin'). I don't know what CCW you're carrying, but the Ka-Bar Tactical Series has a nice fanny pack I use for some pretty intense hiking.
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    Smartcarry might be a good option.

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    Sounds like the fannypack might be a good idea, IMHO!

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    Of my options the XD9 Sub Compact would be the lightest. I tried to carry it in a smart carry type holster already and it was bouncing around way too much. I imagine it would be the same with a fanny pack.

    I was thinking of maybe a super tight shoulder holster???


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    Hawkepak makes a couple of fanny packs that would work for running... Camelbak also makes the Goblin fannypack, which has a hydration bladder. I've used them for hiking and they are pretty good for carrying...
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    When wearing a fannypack and running, try moving the holster over to your side, it will flop less and not be irritating.

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    If you are willing to open carry, use a thigh rig. That's the most efficient way to carry while running for me.
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    I am a avid runner and I can honestly say that if your are even remotely serious about it you are going to need a new carry gun for running. A XD is WAYYYYYY to big. Get a ruger LCP. And then get one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    Smartcarry might be a good option.
    I use smartcarry for activities including running and tennis, keeps the pistol from bouncing, works on my full-size G21.

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    I'm into running too, and it's darn near impossible to carry a big gun and be a runner. As Rollo suggested, don't look to other modes of carry, look to different guns. There's no way to carry a large gun and run. Period. A fanny pack is not going to cut it, especially with a heavy handgun in it. The ankle holster is also out, just because of it's location. You're going to have to give up some firepower.

    Look to .380's, .32's and yes, even .25's. I'm a big guy but still go running about a 2 miles once a week. When I go jogging I tote a minimag light (one of the keychain variety), my ID and $20 cash with a paperclip holding them together (sometimes with my gym door pass too) and my Beretta 950B in a Jay-Pee IWB. Even in my jogging pants, with the drawstring tight I can deploy, and it doesn't make my pants fall due to it's broad and deep clip.

    Sure, you'll probably have to leave the IPod and cell phone at home or in your car to cut weight, but that's the price you're gonna have to pay if you want to run a marathon with a gun on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlejon126 View Post
    I'm into running too, and it's darn near impossible to carry a big gun and be a runner. As Rollo suggested, don't look to other modes of carry, look to different guns. There's no way to carry a large gun and run. Period. A fanny pack is not going to cut it, especially with a heavy handgun in it. The ankle holster is also out, just because of it's location. You're going to have to give up some firepower.

    Look to .380's, .32's and yes, even .25's. I'm a big guy but still go running about a 2 miles once a week. When I go jogging I tote a minimag light (one of the keychain variety), my ID and $20 cash with a paperclip holding them together (sometimes with my gym door pass too) and my Beretta 950B in a Jay-Pee IWB. Even in my jogging pants, with the drawstring tight I can deploy, and it doesn't make my pants fall due to it's broad and deep clip.

    Sure, you'll probably have to leave the IPod and cell phone at home or in your car to cut weight, but that's the price you're gonna have to pay if you want to run a marathon with a gun on.
    I know it's bad to double post but I forgot a big part - my brother is a runner too, and runs very frequently - he's literally a marathon runner. He carries his DL (as in MO our CCW endorsement is on DL) and some cash with the paperclip like me, and carries a Kel-tec P3AT in a nylon IWB that he's taped "grip tape" (the stuff on skate boards that's like sandpaper) onto both sides. It helps adhere the gun to his running pants. Gotta wear your undies high and your undershirt or "wife beater" tucked into them, otherwise you'll scrape your side up with sand paper.

    I hope this helps.

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    Smartcarry might be a good option.
    How do you keep the gun from bouncing while you're running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlejon126 View Post
    I'm into running too, and it's darn near impossible to carry a big gun and be a runner.
    I used to carry a full size 1911 while running. The key is a thigh rig. But I wear cammie trousers and a rigger belt when I run as well.
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    might try thunderware or a shirt with holster built in. smaller compact gun might work best in running. I have a glock 27 which is nice and light but has a little bulk to it.

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