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Best way to carry while out on a run?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by buckslayer, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. buckslayer

    buckslayer 3 x Combat Vet

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    I am just getting back into running again after breaking my ankle last summer and was wondering how some of you carry while out on a run. I am looking at getting a G26 or 27, but for now the smallest I have is the 23. I’d like to think the areas I run at are fairly safe, but the reality is they are not. I guess that’s what I get for living in a large city.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    belly bands are good for jogging with a light gun.
     

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    In the pants holster draw the waist strings tight!

    Can carry a Glock that way.:wow:
     
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    A lot of people say who are runners also, grab your smallest gun and wrap it up in a nice white towel and there you go. You have both benefits carrying your gun and working out your hand muscle/ strength.
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

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    Man, I wouldn't want to do that... it removes any chance at hand-hand.

    I know some don't like it, but I still like the fanny pack in these situations. :).

    IGF
     
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    I plan to start running outdoors once the weather becomes a bit nicer. I just picked up the 5.11 Holster shirt so I can bring my G26 along. I haven't been on a full run with it yet, but I tried it out for a short distance in front of the house. You definitely know the Pistol is at your side (as you likely will with any setup), but it holds it nice and close to your person and is quite comfortable. Its a bit pricey, but well worth it in my opinion and likely the best solution for anything bigger than an LCP sized pistol. Here is the link to it.

    http://www.511tactical.com/browse/H...irt/D/30100/P/1:100:10000:10800:10801/I/40011
     
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  7. skyjumpr

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    One gun in each hand. It keeps your guns secure and scares away potential muggers. :)
     
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    :rofl:
     
  9. buckslayer

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    I have a 5.11 undershirt holster and I think the G26 will bounce too much inside the holster since it is large enough for a full size gun. It's OK while walking and holds the gun snug but there's nothing to keep the gun from bouncing up and down. I run w/P3AT and a bellyband.
     
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    If it's not cocked, chambered, and in your hand with the safety off, you might as well leave it at home.
     
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    SmartCarry....nuff said
     
  14. xcrewman

    xcrewman Desk Jockey

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    ...depends.

    3 to 10 mile run its a 340 SW in a small fanny, bottle of water in hand or a camelbak small bladder waistpack that'll hold G23 and gel packs for distance of 15 to 20ish miles, water breaks at local stop n rob or starbucks.

    have attempted smart carry, 5-11 shoulder holster shirt very uncomfortable and will chafe any greater distance of 2 miles.
     
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  15. buckslayer

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    The smallest thing I'll be carrying right now is my G23, and if the 5.11 shirt is built more for larger sized firearms than the G26, I am thinking I'll try it. If all else fails it looks like I'd have another reason to buy another new Glock in a different size :whistling:

    For now the longest I'll run is about 5 miles until I am sure my ankle has been fully healed.
     
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    :supergrin:As much as I hate to say it the cheapest, easiest option is a small revolver or auto in a fanny pack. It's only allowed if you're exercising though.
     
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    I have thought about that option until I seen a guy with one the other day, and to be honest with you, I don't know that I'd have what it takes to wear one of those. :dunno:
     
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    Like I said the only way to get by with it is to put it on immediately before the run and take it off immediately after. Any other use is prohibited by man law #4117.
     
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    I'm starting to think I like the option of running with a gun in each hand. It would be more acceptable! :supergrin:
     
  20. IndyGunFreak

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    Don't know if this even remotely interests you, but I was looking on Ebay yesterday and saw several "Medium" Tommys Gun Packs for $20 + shipping. I think the medium is the size you'd need for your 26, but you could check their homepage for sizing directions.

    IGF