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Old 03-01-2020, 07:51 AM
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Do you carry when exercising??

I'm going to be doing some long run/walks, bicycle rides on a trail that can get off the beaten path. While I've never heard of anything happening along the trail, we all know that doesn't mean it can't. So for those that go for long run/walks or bicycle rides what and how do you like to carry?
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Old 03-01-2020, 08:01 AM
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I carry when I work around the farm. I also exercise when I shoot. Not really what you asked, but I use the 2aholster.com chest rig when I do either of these activities.
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Old 03-01-2020, 08:54 AM
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It's your call, but I carry any time I'm outside my home. What I carry depends on how concealed I have to be. If I have to be tucked in I carry my LCP II. Otherwise, I carry a CCO in .45acp. If I'm just out in the yard mowing grass or other yard work, it's the LCP II.
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Old 03-01-2020, 10:28 AM
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If you’re in a rural area, open carry and biking works well.

For concealed carry, I have a pouch on the strap of one of my backpacks that perfectly holds a Glock 27.
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Old 03-01-2020, 10:47 AM
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DB380 with Desantis U7 IWB
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:54 AM
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At the gym it's very annoying to carry, so no. It says in my truck vault. However, I'm currently improving the gym in my new house. When it's done I'll be quitting my Chuze Fitness membership.

My gun will sit there on the fridge while I work out.
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:22 PM
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I would if it was legal just because I am getting older...I go hiking and do some running down by the bay...Well SC case pending for carry here. It is going to happen within the next 2 years...And it would be the only time I carry anything smaller then a 4" gun...A 3.3" XDs is fine because they have to catch me first (did I say I do some running?) :-)

I do my weight-lifting at home where I have a full-blown gym. Use to go to the public gym a lot say 15 years ago, but taking daily chemo pills best to avoid crowds.
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Old 03-01-2020, 02:08 PM
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Not while swimming anymore. Will still have a knife.
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Old 03-01-2020, 02:28 PM
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I thought carrying WAS exercise!
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Old 03-01-2020, 05:17 PM
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yup, Colt Gov't in either a Milt Sparks VM2 or SS2 or if in the water a G26 in a new fancy plastic holster
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Old 03-01-2020, 05:53 PM
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It doesn't work for me.

I box/spar for an hour every MWF and lift T and Th.. Taking a punch to the kidney is bad enough. Taking one and having a 1911 driven into my ribs......nope.
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Old 03-01-2020, 07:48 PM
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I've done quite a bit of running with a Pistol Wear belly band type holster, it's got quite a few miles/years on it. It's carried a PF9, currently a P365.
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Old 03-01-2020, 10:21 PM
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On a bicycle I would look at a bag attached to either the crossbar or handlebars. For running/walking probably a fanny-pack...which could work on a bike too.
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Old 03-01-2020, 10:37 PM
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Exercise to me is either hiking or bicycling. In both cases I use a small fanny pack and a SIG P365. I can actually fit a larger handgun (like a Glock 19) in there but I prefer to keep the weight down.

And no, in all my years using a fanny pack (25+) I have never encountered anyone who even suspected that I was carrying.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:29 AM
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I wear jean shorts or cargo shorts at the gym with a Sig P938 9mm in my pocket.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:57 AM
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Walking/jogging it's a DeSantis fanny pack with a Glock 36 and 1 spare mag. Hiking here in S.E. Ky I belt carry my TRP and also usually have my M4(as a LEO I'm aware of the marijuana plots that spring up in the mountains and they are usually guarded by some heavy hardware carrying thugs). I try to avoid trouble areas stuff happens!
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Old 03-02-2020, 05:53 PM
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Yes.

I use a fanny pack. Made by Blackhawk. The walks and runs with biking thrown in once in a while, it is very comfortable. I tried it while lifting weights but it did not work.
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:22 PM
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I used to carry IWB while working out crossfit style workouts. It caused muscle problems in my carry side back and hip. I only carry off body in a Dillon Plan B. Just put it in a duffle bag with towels and water and move it from station to station.

OWB may work out for you.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:14 PM
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There are a few times when carrying a gun on your person simply isn't practical. Working out in a gym, swimming at the YMCA or doing a bunch of heavy lifting in a warehouse are among those times. Personally I'm willing to take a chance that a psychotic twit with an AK-47 isn't going to suddenly attack me while I'm lifting weights at a 24-Hour Fitness.
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Old 03-03-2020, 10:20 AM
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:26 AM
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I used to drill where I would have people try and hurt me.

And it was for real. As in if they connected, it would hurt. I learned quite a bit from those days. Firearms were not a part of this training. I am older now. And I certainly miss being able to do certain things that I could accomplish with ease a couple of decades ago. However more importantly, I am really glad that I was not forced into a set of circumstances, where things would have meant otherwise.
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Old 03-04-2020, 04:01 PM
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Yes but the majority of my exercise is limited to walking both outdoors and on a treadmill.
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Old 03-04-2020, 06:11 PM
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I'm going to be doing some long run/walks, bicycle rides on a trail that can get off the beaten path. While I've never heard of anything happening along the trail, we all know that doesn't mean it can't. So for those that go for long run/walks or bicycle rides what and how do you like to carry?
EXERCISE!! Son, I try not to exert myself!!

really- look at a belly band..
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Old 03-04-2020, 06:55 PM
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I used to carry IWB while working out crossfit style workouts. It caused muscle problems in my carry side back and hip. I only carry off body in a Dillon Plan B. Just put it in a duffle bag with towels and water and move it from station to station.

OWB may work out for you.
Ouch, I've done CrossFit workouts and couldn't imagine carrying IWB.



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EXERCISE!! Son, I try not to exert myself!!

really- look at a belly band..


I appreciate all the opinions. I'll have to look into different things further. I do all my weighs at home. Cardio gets boring inside though.
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:19 PM
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FWIW, I carry my 1911 and other gear (spare magazine in horizontal belt carrier, flashlight, and pocket knife) everyday, practically everywhere regardless of what I am doing. Holster is OWB at about 3 o'clock. 99% of the time it is uncovered. Health issues don't allow for running but I walk a lot and generally walk to my destinations far more than I use a vehicle. I have lived back in my hometown for a few years now. It is an inner city area and I live in a high crime neighborhood. The only thing that has changed about what and how I carry is the change from my Ruger Vaquero in 45 ACP to my 1911 when I went from rural to urban.

The whole open carry is for rural and concealed carry is for urban is complete nonsense. Open carry has been more important to me in the city as it has been an excellent deterrent to violent criminal attack. The deterrent was less important when I spent my decades in the country. If I concealed most of the time here in the city, I would've already been in more than one defensive gun use situation or dead.
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