Author Topic: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.  (Read 9124 times)

Offline 9mmMaster

  • Senior Survivalist
  • ****
  • Posts: 202
  • Karma: 6
  • New TSP Forum member
Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« on: June 26, 2016, 11:39:14 AM »
Hello
So avid CCW carrier leave house gun goes on.
Also work out and run often.

But don't have a great solution.

Any one have advise?

Offline 9mmMaster

  • Senior Survivalist
  • ****
  • Posts: 202
  • Karma: 6
  • New TSP Forum member
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 11:45:33 AM »
Here is what I have found to work ok.
Running trails there there are few people.
Wear shorts that work for exorcise and have belt loops with sterdy carry belt. Wear a workout style shirt micro fiber under armor and tuck it in between skin and shirt to reduce chafing.

Also running in town I'll put a pocket size gun in a holster and run with it in my hand. Small black looks like phone or iPod.

But there should be a better way!

Offline RitaRose1945

  • Survival Veteran
  • ********
  • Posts: 5526
  • Karma: 403
  • Asking the uncomfortable questions since 1964
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 03:07:50 PM »
They have holsters that attach to your bra but...


 ;D


Personally, I would likely go with some of form of self defense that isn't quite so large and heavy, unless I was going on a really long run where I would be carrying a pack anyway.  But that's me.

Offline Jack Crabb

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 774
  • Karma: 39

Offline 16onRockandRoll

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 519
  • Karma: 19
  • Prepper Wannabe
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2016, 10:48:20 PM »
I've had good luck with a belly band. I tend to carry something small when running, for me a Kahr P380 and an extra mag or two. Conceals fine under a t shirt or even the lightweight workout shirts as long as they're not too tight. I prefer at least a tank top underneath it so it's not directly on my skin.

Offline 9mmMaster

  • Senior Survivalist
  • ****
  • Posts: 202
  • Karma: 6
  • New TSP Forum member
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 09:38:10 PM »
Thanks Rock and Roll
I was wondering about those belly bands?
Does it move around at all?

Also as to carrying something smaller my S&W .357 Mag is only 11oz most other options I would think are not much smaller. But if anyone knows anything specific please let me know.

Thanks for the help.

Offline Carl

  • Mr HamTastic!
  • Forum Veteran
  • *********
  • Posts: 13105
  • Karma: 715
  • COW?...No ,I haven't seen your cow.
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2016, 04:25:20 AM »
A belly band or a sleeveless vest to keep the gun stable OR a bank bag/organizer pouch carried in the hand.
My state has OPEN CARRY so even a visible shoulder holster is legal...though a belly band is most secure.

Offline aBUNCHofHOOPLAH

  • Fledgling Prepper
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Karma: 0
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2016, 04:55:10 AM »
Fanny pack, yo. Not even joking. It makes the most sense because it can't fall out while you're bouncing around. You can also carry other things as well. (phone, knife, etc)

Personally, I hate jogging so I wouldn't do it. But if I did, fanny pack all dayyyy.

Offline theBINKYhunter

  • Does not fall well with plastic guns...
  • Moderator On Leave
  • Survival Veteran
  • *
  • Posts: 5915
  • Karma: 181
  • Not a tactical baddass
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2016, 10:19:16 AM »
Second the fanny pack. I bought one made for running and it wired great. Held my phone, TCP, and SAK no problem. It also had a pouch made to carry a water bottle but I ditched that as the whole load was to heavy and I ran a large circle around my house.

You can tighten it up so it doesn't bounce around and its very easy access to get to everything.

Offline 9mmMaster

  • Senior Survivalist
  • ****
  • Posts: 202
  • Karma: 6
  • New TSP Forum member
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2016, 10:50:08 PM »
Thanks guys haven't rocked a fanny pack since my lime green parachute pants of the 90s
But hey if it works :) :)

Offline 16onRockandRoll

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 519
  • Karma: 19
  • Prepper Wannabe
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2016, 11:26:59 AM »
I didn't notice it moving around at all. I have a waist pack for running too, but mostly to carry 2 small water bottles. The pack part is probably too small for even my P380, and I like the draw with the belly band better. Much faster than navigating a zipper.

Offline jhull87

  • Survivor
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
  • Karma: 3
  • New TSP Forum member
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2016, 07:09:50 PM »
Belly band all the way. In fact Bryan Black on the Expert Council had his wife post an article on itstactical.com recently on jogging with a bellyband recently.

Offline Alan Georges

  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 4593
  • Karma: 210
  • Still trying to reason with hurricane season.
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2016, 07:29:55 PM »
The problem I have is that a summertime run here is essentially a sweat bath.  Any holster that's up against my bod will get a full sweat-rinse, necessitating the whole cleaning thing Every. Single. Time.  Ugh, who's got time for that?  Not me.  Fanny pack's the only answer I've heard of that prevents soaking.  Any other ideas?

Fanny pack, yo. Not even joking. It makes the most sense because it can't fall out while you're bouncing around. You can also carry other things as well. (phone, knife, etc)

Probably going to start doing the fanny pack thing, unless somebody's got a better idea.  Just... gonna draw the line at running in parachute pants.

Offline Carl

  • Mr HamTastic!
  • Forum Veteran
  • *********
  • Posts: 13105
  • Karma: 715
  • COW?...No ,I haven't seen your cow.
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2016, 04:09:14 AM »
The problem I have is that a summertime run here is essentially a sweat bath.  Any holster that's up against my bod will get a full sweat-rinse, necessitating the whole cleaning thing Every. Single. Time.  Ugh, who's got time for that?  Not me.  Fanny pack's the only answer I've heard of that prevents soaking.  Any other ideas?

Probably going to start doing the fanny pack thing, unless somebody's got a better idea.  Just... gonna draw the line at running in parachute pants.

I still say that you will get much more mileage from a belly band  as the fanny pack flopping around and chaffing will quickly spoil your desire to run.
TIP...a sandwich bag will keep your weapon "fresh" without the need to clean every time you run. Also you may find a Charter Arms Bulldog or Smith 'Air Weight'
as capable firearms...I carried my COP 357 magnum ,4 barreled derringer for years while I lived and worked in New Orleans.

Offline 9mmMaster

  • Senior Survivalist
  • ****
  • Posts: 202
  • Karma: 6
  • New TSP Forum member
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2017, 05:45:17 PM »
Not a gun but just got 3 cold steel Urban Pals
It's a small but capable knife/ dagger
Light weight good for sheath
Not a bad alternate

Offline Alan Georges

  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 4593
  • Karma: 210
  • Still trying to reason with hurricane season.
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2017, 06:06:10 PM »
Not a gun but just got 3 cold steel Urban Pals
It's a small but capable knife/ dagger
Light weight good for sheath
Not a bad alternate

Yes, that's been my usual solution.  Just as soon as I get back on my running...

As far as the bike goes, there are all kinds of frame-mounted bag solutions.  Different problem though, different parameters.

Offline SteadyD

  • Fledgling Prepper
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Karma: 0
  • New TSP Forum member
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2017, 08:47:23 PM »
The pistol wear holster works great for jogging, particularly with a light gun such as a 642 j frame.

Offline Alan Georges

  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 4593
  • Karma: 210
  • Still trying to reason with hurricane season.
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2017, 06:17:15 PM »
Gary Collins was on Jack's show as part of the expert council a couple of weeks ago, and was asked this same question.  His answer: fanny pack.

 :P

Offline Josh Rand

  • Fledgling Prepper
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Karma: 1
  • New TSP Forum member
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2018, 03:02:31 PM »
Thanks Guys for Information

Offline The Professor

  • Tactical Skittle Assassin
  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 2753
  • Karma: 385
  • All we have to do is create another universe
Re: Runners running with a handgun Tips Tricks.
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2018, 02:27:33 PM »
Fanny pack, yo. Not even joking. It makes the most sense because it can't fall out while you're bouncing around. You can also carry other things as well. (phone, knife, etc)

Personally, I hate jogging so I wouldn't do it. But if I did, fanny pack all dayyyy.

This. . .completely unubtrusive. Tighten it down and don't carry a full-size gun and you won't have to worry about getting. . .um. . .whacked in the hoo-hoos.

The Professor