Any runners on here? What do carry (if anything) on those early AM or late PM runs? Im looking for something light, reliable that packs a punch. Any ingenious suggestions on how to carry a handgun whilst running would also be appreciated. Thank you highroaders.
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December 31, 2007, 07:48 PM
Kel-Tec PF9 or P-11. I carry mine in an ankle holster with the loop snapped over the grip. Note that you should practrice unsnapping and drawing it.
December 31, 2007, 07:51 PM
Kel-Tec PF9 or P-11.
Dont know much about the keltecs. Are these reliable ?
December 31, 2007, 07:55 PM
Look into the Smiths or the Taurus in airweight 38 special. Plenty of threads on these lightweight pistols on this forum.
December 31, 2007, 07:55 PM
CZ PO1 in a fanny pack, http://www.patriotoutfitters.com/scripts/z.exe/sbproc?action=showproduct&productid=1735 , http://www.desantisholster.com/r76.html
or some other light pouch, one that can be secured. Or, this odd looking thing, which might actually be useful for a runner.
December 31, 2007, 08:51 PM
A fanny pack and a S&W 442-642 should be just the ticket....................
December 31, 2007, 09:06 PM
I go jogging quite a bit, I think the most comfortable gun I have ever carried ANYWHERE @ ANYTIME is my glock model 27 with a FOBUS paddle holster with a thumb strap to hold it secure while jogging......... SOmetimes I forget I have this thing on my side..........If the weight feels too heavy just load a couple rounds????? I wear sweat pants when jogging and the paddle holster stays secure with out pulling my pants down..........
And if you want something with some power to protect against man and beast (vicious dogs, etc), go with the same gun in .357 SIG
December 31, 2007, 09:40 PM
Not a big fan of them personally, but I gotta admit for sweaty active work it's hard to beat the Glockens. They're light weight, reasonably well balanced and of course tough. I prefer my sixguns but only because their triggers are so much nicer and I can shoot faster and more accurately with them.
December 31, 2007, 09:57 PM
More important than gun choice is holster choice.
Get something that is secure, won't move around and safe from sweat.
With the right holster you could pack a longslide, doublestack all steel 1911 comfortably.
January 1, 2008, 04:00 AM
It is not that powerful, but I have clipped my P32 inside the waistband of my UnderArmor using the factory clip. It never moved through runs of up to eight miles.
January 1, 2008, 08:35 AM
Please forgive me for a stupid suggestion, I was on pain medication at the time. :what: I guess an ankle holster wouldn't work out too well if you're jogging. :banghead:
Yes, the Kel-Tecs are known for reliability, that's why owners tend to be fanatics about them. Like any other manufacturer sometimes a "bad" one escapes the factory, that's what the lifetime warranty is for. You should test any gun/ammo combination with at least 100 rounds before carrying it for self defense.
A revolver will weigh more and carry half as many rounds.
I think the idea of a fanny pack is a good one. You might also consider Mace (tm) or pepper spray if they're legal in your area. A cannister will fit on a belt holster, on a key-chain or in your front pocket.
January 1, 2008, 09:24 AM
If I was the jogging type who didn't wear tight clothes I would go for a system that tied down a polymer gun with a neck strap and something to restrain it's movement like a super strecthy torso cord. In an emergency you would reach into your shirt from the bottom and grab the gun. Shoot if needed.
My second guess is a small of back holster, but those are dangerous if you fall backwards.
January 1, 2008, 12:21 PM
The best solution in my experience is a lightweight 5-shot .38 revolver in a neoprene fanny pack such at this:
The wide neoprene belt doesn't chafe or shift around, the pouch protects the gun from sweat, rain, whatever, and when it gets gunked up you just wash it. My personal choice of gun is a S&W Model 38 (the alloy-framed Bodyguard), but the Model 442 Centennial is also a good one. In a +P loading, the .38 Special is plenty powerful for people and dogs. If you want to up the ante power-wise, try the Smith Model 296 in .44 Special. Same deal, just bigger.
I mostly do pocket carry...sometimes IWB...and wouldn't be opposed to fanny pack.
Pocket carry is usually a S&W 442 in .38 Special. Depending on what you consider "packs a punch," you can get same/lighter guns in .357 Mag. I prefer the .38s.
IWB, I've gone as heavy as a 2" SP101 in .357 Mag (even a 3" at times). Was concerned that the weight might negatively affect my back or other body areas, but I've found it doesn't...for me.
Light polymer semi's would probably work too.
January 2, 2008, 12:30 PM
Smith and Wesson 351PD. 10.5 ounces, 7 shot 22 magnum.
Mine is easy to carry, easy to shoot.
Lots of ammo choices from shotshell to 50 grainers.
January 2, 2008, 12:34 PM
My Kel Tec P11 goes everywhere with me, though I don't run. Probably SHOULD run. Well, my knees ain't in great shape, maybe a bicycle would be better.
January 2, 2008, 12:53 PM
Another suggestion for the Kel-Tecs. I recently purchased a PF-9 in hard-chrome to serve as a bike/hike/pack-all-the-time CCW pistol. Admittedly, it has a couple of FTS(omething) issues I think lie with the magazine, but I suspect a new mag and another 100 or so rounds will solve the problem.
It's lightweight, reasonably powerful, accurate, slim, corrosion-resistant and not terribly expensive. With a belt-clip it's light enough it SHOULD stay in place on a waist band without many problems. While a bit large for a true pocket carry, it will go just about anywhere else depending on your body shape and need. And it has 7 +1 rounds of 9mm on tap.
Alternatively, I think a baby Glock is tough to beat, but it is not as easy to pack.
January 2, 2008, 01:05 PM
Bersa CC380 is my vote. I have run over a 1000 rounds thu mine and never had a problem with any kind of ammo.