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Work Out Carry

Postby cmgee67 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:56 pm

Hey guys I have a problem I have been dealing with for a while that's having my gun with me when going to the gym to work out. I don't have anyway to carry it when I work out so I leave it in my lock box in the truck. At my previous gym you could only get inside by having a pass key otherwise be doors stayed locked so I wasn't as worried by not having it with me but at my new gym they doors are unlocked and it's in a new part of town so I am not sure really what to do. I don't know if off body carry is a good idea because somebody can just come up and grab my bag while I'm running or lifting weights and take off. I carry Shield 45 so it small enough and light enough to maybe belly band it but I'm not sure how comfortable that would be especially while sweating. Any suggestions ?
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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby aaangel » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:50 pm



i have the old version and i use it for mountain biking, thinking of getting this one cause mine is worn out
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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby Sport Coach » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:56 pm

I've thought this one through for years and unfortunately have no good conclusions for you. The only/best way I've figured it is to wear a fanny pack to absolutely ensure a bag does not get stolen (you should be concentrating on safely challenging yourself rather than paying attention to your bag). You look like a wimp and likely these days people would have a good guess at what's in the bag. I also sweat quite a bit so ruining the pistol is a reality. I ultimately decided to roll the dice and leave the gun in the car or locked locker. As far as running/biking with concealed carry you can try Hill People Gear kit bags but sweating continues to be a problem.
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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby AJSully421 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:51 pm

Lcp with a pocket clip.
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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby dawgfishboy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:35 pm

I've been carrying a p380 in a Cook's holster with a ulticlip at the gym for a couple of years now. Worn next to skin and clip it to both underwear and gym shorts for a little more support. Also wear it for mountain biking as well as a little road riding...Even taken a few painful tumbles without any issues. Not sure that would work for your heavier shield though.
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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby jb2012 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:44 am

Been looking for a solution myself, and I've come up blank. I refuse to use a "belly band", I refuse to wear a fanny pack, I'm not lugging a backpack around the gym, and I obviously can't put a belt holster on gym shorts. A shoulder rig underneath a sweatshirt could work, but I don't want to wear a sweatshirt everytime I hit the gym. I've just decided if something happens at the gym, it's just my time. Not to mention, I have zero SA at the gym, as I usually have my headphones as loud as they will go and I usually stick to myself.

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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:50 am

My solution is to not work out. :mrgreen:

.......mostly because I'm very limited in what I actually can do. (My range of motion in my spine is pretty limited now.) So I go for walks instead, and when I walk, I usually carry one of my smaller guns - usually a G43, but if I'm walking at night, a G26. I usually carry the gun in a fanny pack because (A) I don't care what anyone else thinks they know; and (B) it's an open carry state, and (C) see (A) & (B).
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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby Abraham » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:03 am

Simple: W.O. at home.

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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby Steamboat » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:32 am

I have an IWB (Uncle Mike's) for my XDS and works ok for me at the gym. I don't do a the running thing on treadmills so I'm not worried about it falling out.
I've noticed a couple of guys that occasionally wear a fanny pack. Pretty sure they have their weapon with them when they do.
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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby Bitter Clinger » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:55 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:My solution is to not work out. :mrgreen:

.......mostly because I'm very limited in what I actually can do. (My range of motion in my spine is pretty limited now.) So I go for walks instead, and when I walk, I usually carry one of my smaller guns - usually a G43, but if I'm walking at night, a G26. I usually carry the gun in a fanny pack because (A) I don't care what anyone else thinks they know; and (B) it's an open carry state, and (C) see (A) & (B).


Ditto for me. and here's a bonus... Since I have stopped working out, I do have a lot fewer aches and pains :cheers2:
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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby parabelum » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:03 pm

Bitter Clinger wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:My solution is to not work out. :mrgreen:

.......mostly because I'm very limited in what I actually can do. (My range of motion in my spine is pretty limited now.) So I go for walks instead, and when I walk, I usually carry one of my smaller guns - usually a G43, but if I'm walking at night, a G26. I usually carry the gun in a fanny pack because (A) I don't care what anyone else thinks they know; and (B) it's an open carry state, and (C) see (A) & (B).


Ditto for me. and here's a bonus... Since I have stopped working out, I do have a lot fewer aches and pains :cheers2:


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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby MadMonkey » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:54 am

Depending on the exercises being done it might not be perfect, but for running I use a Hill People Gear recon kit bag with a stabilizer strap. It's very comfortable and holds both my G19 and my wallet (and phone if needed).

https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products ... roductID/5

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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:47 pm

MadMonkey wrote:Depending on the exercises being done it might not be perfect, but for running I use a Hill People Gear recon kit bag with a stabilizer strap. It's very comfortable and holds both my G19 and my wallet (and phone if needed).

https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products ... roductID/5

They make very good quality stuff.

OK, now I really LIKE that thing. I'ma hafta buy one. :thumbs2: That strikes me as a lot more comfortable than a fannypack.
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Re: Work Out Carry

Postby bblhd672 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:19 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:My solution is to not work out. :mrgreen:

.......mostly because I'm very limited in what I actually can do. (My range of motion in my spine is pretty limited now.) So I go for walks instead, and when I walk, I usually carry one of my smaller guns - usually a G43, but if I'm walking at night, a G26. I usually carry the gun in a fanny pack because (A) I don't care what anyone else thinks they know; and (B) it's an open carry state, and (C) see (A) & (B).


:iagree: But especially (A).
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