Runners, how and what do you carry?

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  1. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Yesterday on my run just a block from the house I experience an interaction that bothered me. Needless to say it got me thinking about getting myself squared away with a carry for running. In lieu of gun I'd often take the pocket knife clipped to my waistband. But really, I'd like to move to a gun instead.

    How do you runners carry?

    I anticipate I'll need a "running gun"...something light weight, small and it will probably get beat up and sweat on. But the gun is the easier of the two components to find, the holster is the challenge.

    Belly band? Some kind of outdoorsy shoulder/chest rig?

    I don't like the idea of a strap of anything on my when running because of the heat. These cooler months aren't bad and it might actually help to stay warm without excess clothing.

    I don't want to try out a million different gadgets but I might have to.

    Ideas?
     


  2. navyguy

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    That for sure is a challenge in the summer. I usually wear a ligjht shirt and athletic shorts, most without pockets. It's next to impossible to carry anything other than a very small light Keltec. (which I don't have) even my ex - Khar PM9 was to heavey to stuff in my shorts. So, summer I simply don't carry unless I'm going out after dark which is rare.

    Winter time, when the time changes in a few weeks, I'm always in the dark (hmmm not sure that came out right) and wear pants with pockets, so I used to carry my PM9, but I just sold that. I'll be getting a J frame to take it's place, and that's what will tag along.

    I have a friend that carries one of these (or similar) day in and day out in back pocket of jeans.

    http://www.pocketholsters.com/Kel-Tec_Pocket_Wallet_Holster/kel-tec_pocket_wallet_holster.html

    That could work if you have shorts/pants on with a pocket.
     
  3. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Hmm, good thought. I was thinking of the Jframe/KelTec/Kahr type for the gun.

    My nicer wind pants are lined and have pockets and they are what I wear for cooler weather. I've been hesitant to carry anything of significant weight in my pockets just because I don't want them flopping around. Would a pocket carry act the same? Currently I only carry my keys (3 keys total) in my pocket and they're not noticeable.

    Summer clothing would definitely be the challenge.
     
  4. CALI

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    I use this product from RunTex http://www.runtex.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=91.

    Pros:
    I carry my S&W 642 in the main pocket and it's very tight. I use the outside pocket for my CHL ID and my car key. I've tried everything but this one is the most comfortable and you can position it to your back or front. I find the front a lot more accessible. I use it during the summer and cold weather. It's made out of neoprene and very stretchable for fit/comfort.

    Cons:
    Can't deploy the gun easily due to the zipper. But with practice you should be good...

    Recommendation:

    I use a large type of keychain and hooked it on the main zipper tab that way it's easy to access and unzipped when needed.

    This product from my experience is the best for this application. It will easily house any hand gun that is smaller than a S&W 642. You will never have to worry about your gun in your pocket bouncing around and it's very LOW PROFILE.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Fisherman777

    Fisherman777 Well-Known

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    I'm wearing running shorts (sort of, same size) right now with a full size 1911A1 and an extra mag in a Smartcarry. It's comfortable to walk or run in if you wear it at 11 o'clock and no one ever sees it. My shorts have a pattern and hides the slight bulge of the grip. The tie strings hanging in front help a lot too.
     
  6. Maxpower

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    I thought about trying my LCP in a smartcarry but decided against it - I just run unarmed:gotme:
     
  7. Big country

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    I would think that a fanny pack likie this would be the best idea.
     
  8. BurkGlocker

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    My buddy carries a NAA .22 Mag. Better than nothing I guess...

    Brad :texas:
     
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  10. radioflyer

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    twin ankle holsters could double as leg weights.....:lolz:
     

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