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planning to start running to get in better shape.
I live in town and some areas aren't the best. what would you all suggest to use to carry while running?
I checked out the Pistol Wear holsters and they look pretty good.
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Regardless of the sneers and jeers and giggles, when I used to run I wore an Uncle Mike's fanny pack, and if I ride my bike I still use it. It is in front of my body, extremely accessible and easy to use, and not in the way of the exercise nor is it moving about.
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Fanny pack? I used to use one w/a small STAR semi-auto. Efficient 'cause it also held my car keys, & ID, as well as some cash.

A friend of mine who is a major walker (4-8 mi. per day) carries a Ruger LCR in an ankle holster when wearing long pants or in his pocket w/shorts on.

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A guy I used to work with is a serious runner. He carries using an elastic belly band rig (don't know the name). Says it works best for him as there is no holster / fanny pack bouncing around when he runs.

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A guy I used to work with is a serious runner. He carries using an elastic belly band rig (don't know the name). Says it works best for him as there is no holster / fanny pack bouncing around when he runs.

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It's from Australia and touts comfort for Air Marshalls. I just can't think of the name right now. I'll get back to you...

I'm not sure how secure it would be for running but it is light and comfortable and doesn't hook onto your clothes. It's inexpensive but well made from very good materials. (Mil type Velcro and super duper elastic) It would be great for wearing a suit, like at church because it doesn't cramp or hurt. It just rides around your waist with a strap over your shoulder.

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Regardless of the sneers and jeers and giggles, when I used to run I wore an Uncle Mike's fanny pack, and if I ride my bike I still use it. It is in front of my body, extremely accessible and easy to use, and not in the way of the exercise nor is it moving about.
I also use an Uncle Mike's fanny pack with my 642. I do have to snug the belt down quite a bit, though, to keep it from bouncing too much. But not enough to make it uncomfortable.

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I use an Activeprogear conceal jogging holster. I got the large size. It fits my FNS40 perfectly. The Velcro starts popping with my Five-seveN, Governor or P320 though.

It will also accommodate your phone and maybe your keys. I got it from Amazon. I'd provide the link but I think it's a no-no.
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Regardless of the sneers and jeers and giggles, when I used to run I wore an Uncle Mike's fanny pack, and if I ride my bike I still use it. It is in front of my body, extremely accessible and easy to use, and not in the way of the exercise nor is it moving about.
None other than Ed Lovette CIA paramilitary trainer recommends the uncle mikes belt pack.

Jim Cirillo used to carry his Glock 20 in a Wilderness Safepacker or somesuch. By then of course he was an old man with nosehair.....

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A guy I used to work with is a serious runner. He carries using an elastic belly band rig (don't know the name). Says it works best for him as there is no holster / fanny pack bouncing around when he runs.

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I have a well armed woman 4 inch bellyband that I really like.

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It's from Australia and touts comfort for Air Marshalls. I just can't think of the name right now. I'll get back to you...

I'm not sure how secure it would be for running but it is light and comfortable and doesn't hook onto your clothes. It's inexpensive but well made from very good materials. (Mil type Velcro and super duper elastic) It would be great for wearing a suit, like at church because it doesn't cramp or hurt. It just rides around your waist with a strap over your shoulder.

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I have both versions. Didn't like it. Grip or cylinder poked out. Usually worn under armpit. If you have a small flat semi-auto it could work.

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I have some REI shorts that have belt loops in them, so my little .38 goes in a holster on the belt. I start out concealed but tuck my shirt behind the gun once I get going.
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Too old and tired to run for fun. I just carry like I always do.

Did run the other day when a panic alarm went off in the City Council Reception Area. Up 4 flights of stairs and fifty yards of hallway in well under a minute wearing body armor and a loaded duty belt. Someone's chair arm hit the button. Took a few minutes of heavy breathing (not the good kind) before I could reset the alarm.

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Hill People Gear make kit bag chest holsters that won't bounce around.

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You didn't mention in which city you live. The carry alternatives above sound good, but if it is a truly dangerous area your best carry option may be a fitness club membership card.
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PT-1 Concealment Holster @ Comfortable concealment holster that does not bounce – Carry your full size handgun. | Pistol Wear.

I bought one of these a few weeks ago and use it for running and biking. Very comfortable and almost unnoticeable under my PT gear.

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I have one of these and I really like it but in an urban area with lots of corrupt butt hurts and paranoids it's probably not the best. If you live in an area without corrupt butt hurts and paranoids or there aren't a lot of stringent no go zones according to the law this would be a great solution when exercising. Plenty of room I carry the Springfield range officer compact with extra mags in this bag.

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I'm nowhere near as high tech as others here. I run a few miles each day, and carry a Kel-Tec .380 in a cheap Uncle Mike's IWB nylon holster. I replace it every few years. The sweat tuns the nylon into a tougher material after awhile!

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My knees are worn out, so I can't run anymore, but I do a lot of hiking and walking. I try to get in at least 3 miles a day. I usually carry a j-frame in a DeSantis pocket holster. For trail hikes, I pack a Smith 10 snubbie on my hip. I do have the Belly Band, and it's a great holster, holds your firearm firmly in place, but my only complaint is that it makes me feel like I'm wearing a corset or girdle.
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I started jogging a few months ago and bought a Trumpcard from Pistol Wear. It's very comfortable and conceals well. If you can find a Cabela's they have been putting them on the shelves and you can see which one fits the gun you want to carry best. I found that the way they size their different holsters and list what guns they are for online was not very accurate.
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according to how bad the area is or at what time your able to run is less then a desirable time period (Middle of night ) it might be worth while to join a fitness club with a indoor track !! cross training is always better to get in shape anyway .. so weights and other cardio would be available ..
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It really depends upon what I'm running from. If it's a bear or a big boar hog, I would want to have my 375 H&H Magnum with me and it would be right in my hands.
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Njr, have you looked at some of the female specific hydration packs or ultra packs advertised in the ultra running mags? They usually have a fairly accessible pocket, and you don't print as someone carrying. I run marathons, but won't start ultra or trail runs until I retire and can mile up properly. I know a couple of ladies who run their long runs in them and they have tried several until they found the one they like. They are light but I don't know how big the pocket would be. I also see folks running with lightweight canny packs too. Best, Bill S
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Fat fingered canny, meant "fanny". Bill S
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Someone needs to say a word about running with scissors. There.
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I don't really run. I should run a bit morebut I follow a combatives program, most yuppies in gyms don't like me. I don't trust the soccer mom's in the parks- the parks are GFZ. Bellyband and a j frame or single stack would probably be best in my area of liberal-machine-mafia hate and corruption.

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planning to start running to get in better shape.
I live in town and some areas aren't the best. what would you all suggest to use to carry while running?
I checked out the Pistol Wear holsters and they look pretty good.
anyone have any other opinions?
You might consider finding a better area to run in for starters.
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Undertech Undercover shirt is what I use. Carry a J frame .38, License, and speed strip. Has built in holsters and pouches each side. Works great. I wear a running shirt on top of it. It doesn't rub and the shirt is actually good at cooling.

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I have a Ka-Bar (the knife people) fanny pack that does a fair job of hiding it's purpose. The Uncle Mikes FP I use with a 4" .44 magnum is an ugly, baggy affair but it has seen many miles on a mountain bike.
My wife likes her elastic belly band holster.
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