View Full Version : Exercising while carrying?

February 18, 2009, 01:39 AM
I like to run outside later at night because it is the most convienant time for me. Even carrying a small tactical flashlight and knife is somewhat cumbersome. I do realize that because my only pistol at the moment is a springfield xd subcompact it is very unlikely I will be able to carry this. What I really want to know is if there is something out there that makes it possible to carry something like a small Kel-Tec or J Frame.

February 18, 2009, 05:58 AM
I forget who makes it but there is a company making a "belly band", essentially it is an elastic wrap that goes around the stomach with a built in holster for a small auto or revolver. Should be pretty secure and is snug enough not to hinder running. You might try googling it or look at Midway.

February 18, 2009, 07:45 AM
just wear your belt under your sweats with your holster.

thats what I used to do.

February 18, 2009, 09:10 AM
I wear my fanny pack when exercising outside---walking mile and half to starbucks and back weather permitting.

The Great Mahoo
February 18, 2009, 09:17 AM
You could go with a fanny pack-holster. Not sure how secure it might be, though, with all the bouncing up and down.

February 18, 2009, 09:38 AM
When I go jogging, I use a belly band with a Kel-Tec P-11. Works great but I feel it constrict my belly a little and slightly effects by breathing. I did try the fanny pack but if you run, it will slap up and down (even when pulled tight) and really causes a distraction.

February 18, 2009, 09:44 AM
I got a clip for my LCP just for jogging. I just clip it inside my jogging pants. I tried the Seecamp in the pocket for a while but all the banging against my leg started to hurt after a while.

February 18, 2009, 12:57 PM
How about a holster shirt? There are a few manufacturers...

511 Tactical (http://www.511tactical.com/browse/Home/Fire-EMS/511-Undergear/Tops/Holster-Shirt/D/30100/P/1:100:20000:20600:20601/I/40011#)

A Better Holster (http://www.abetterholster.com/products.htm)

It looks like something you could wear under a running shirt, sweatshirt, wind breaker, or the like. Only problem I see is that it wouldn't provide a moisture barrier for your firearm. Though I would think a good wipe down with a lightly oiled gun rag would be all you need to protect your firearm.


February 18, 2009, 01:55 PM
+1 on a fanny pack and a small auto.

February 18, 2009, 02:17 PM
Kel tec with a belt clip.

February 18, 2009, 02:19 PM
Unable to google it right now, but there's a manufacturer that makes a pack specifically for exercising. Straps across the center of your chest with straps top and bottom to keep it from flopping around. It has a velcro enclosure for quick draw.

February 18, 2009, 02:23 PM
I try to make it to the gym at least every other evening. When I go I am always armed My current method of choice and firearm is a Kahr CW9 inside of a leather fanny pack with built in holster. It really makes everything easy.

This pic is from before getting my Kahr but you get the idea.


February 18, 2009, 02:31 PM
Can't much carry here in Cali, so I have to get my exercise at home. I keep carrying the Mosin back and forth from the sofa to the refrigerator and it seems like a lot of exercise.... but I just keep getting fatter!

February 19, 2009, 11:43 AM
It was very similar to that, but it was an enclosed fanny pack so you could wear it openly without a gun showing.

Apparently, I never bookmarked it so I'm having trouble finding it again. I'll keep looking. I know I wasn't imagining things!

February 19, 2009, 11:53 AM
Found it! Finally! (bookmarked it this time)


February 19, 2009, 02:31 PM
Awesome thanks Croz. Bookmarked it myself as well!

February 19, 2009, 10:32 PM
Try running in your everyday jeans and leather work boots or running shoes. Exercise in what you wear most often, and carry what you carry most often. Laugh or scoff, but try it first.

February 20, 2009, 07:00 AM
Try a "Smartcarry" the belt/band rides on your hips not your belly.
This prevents your breathing from being restricted as the belly bands do.
If your wearing sweats the elastic will make drawing easy. It also has a sweat proof layer in the back to keep your gun dry, not that it matters to an Keltec.

February 20, 2009, 07:54 AM
LeopardCurDog Try running in your everyday jeans and leather work boots or running shoes. Exercise in what you wear most often, and carry what you carry most often. Laugh or scoff, but try it first.

I agree. When you are really pushing the envelope exercise wear is good but ?? What does the armed forces train in. What they wear every day.

I like the jogging holster. Thanks Croz.

February 20, 2009, 01:25 PM
What does the armed forces train in
Little grey cotton shorty shorts and grey cotton t-shirts. Even the military knows it is not a good ides to exercise in full clothing when it is not necessary. Especially in warm weather or during fast paced activities. It is a great way to suffer dehydration, overheating, and give yourself a major rash and blisters. :)

February 20, 2009, 10:36 PM
The shorts are plastic now. they double as swim trunks and dry quickly if you have to hand wash your cloths if you happen to be in a place with no running water.

Get a small fanny pack from a sports store. I found one that holds a j frame revolver money clip keys and a cell phone. You will actually look like a fitness nut as opposed to a giant tool :p Your pockets are on your legs and any repetitive movement will cause the contents of your pocket to tear up your upper thighs.

This is not a train as you fight thing guys.

February 20, 2009, 10:43 PM
Little grey cotton shorty shorts and grey cotton t-shirts.

Not anymore ol' timer. :p

As stated the military (Army anyways) has "updated" it's PT uniform a while back. I still like the old sweats better myself though.

I think I'm gonna have to get a little fanny pack to try it myself....seems like the way to go on a joj. The LCP with the belt clip clipped IWB on the pants/shorts digs into my skin a little.

February 21, 2009, 09:29 PM
Try one of those fanny packs made just for running. They are meant to be carried small of back, and have pockets for a pair of water bottles.

February 22, 2009, 04:13 AM
Does that mean I have to start going to the gym in a dress shirt, slacks, and a tie!? That would be awkward :)

February 22, 2009, 10:08 AM
Yeah, and it's tough to keep your Cole Hahn's from sliding around on the treadmill, too.