CCW during exercise?


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JamisJockey
January 17, 2003, 11:27 AM
I've asked this in a few places, and am curious to see some more answers.
If you exercise regularly, do you carry while you're exercising?
Whats your weapon and method?
I cycle and run, and am leaning towards a belly band for my Taurus Mod85 .38spcl

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incursion
January 17, 2003, 12:18 PM
I don't carry while I exercise, but I will after I get a mouse gun.

Smoke
January 17, 2003, 12:40 PM
Normally I don't.

But I do have a Colt Gov't 380 that I can put in a fanny pack if I feel it's necessary.

I live in a VERY low crime area.

4v50 Gary
January 17, 2003, 12:52 PM
Close to the body, close to the sweat. Clean your gun daily.

TheFrontRange
January 17, 2003, 02:36 PM
I carry a Kimber Custom the majority of the time, even while exercising. When jogging I usually opt for a Galco fanny pack. For biking or walking, I usually go with my "normal" carry method, a strong-side pancake-style holster.

Correia
January 17, 2003, 02:40 PM
Makarov in a fanny pack. I keep it slathered in Tetra just because of sweat.

JamisJockey
January 17, 2003, 02:46 PM
biking or walking, I usually go with my "normal" carry method, a strong-side pancake-style holster

I guess I should have mentioned I'm what you'd consider a 'serious' road cyclist. Yes, that means spandex and cycling jerseys. Regular type holsters stand out with spandex!
I think a belly band might be my best option for cycling. I'm often the target of road rage....I avoid riding in the lane of traffic as much as possible (despite the fact its LEGAL), but sometimes it can't be avoided. I've had **** thrown at me, I've been cussed at, and nearly run off the road...this would be my main concern for carry while cycling.
:cuss:

As for
I live in a VERY low crime area.
So do I. Yet someone was carjacked two blocks from my house recently. And for some reason, exercise enthusiasts are often singled out by thugs and hoodlums.
:scrutiny:

10-Ring
January 17, 2003, 03:01 PM
Indoor activities (gym, health club) usually no. Outdoor activities (like trail running, mountain biking, hiking etc.) usually yes.

Jesse H
January 17, 2003, 03:07 PM
Wen I'm joggy it's usually a fanny pack slung over my shoulder. At the very least I'll have a folder.

TheFrontRange
January 17, 2003, 03:12 PM
I guess I should have mentioned I'm what you'd consider a 'serious' road cyclist. Yes, that means spandex and cycling jerseys. Regular type holsters stand out with spandex!

I wondered about that after I'd made that post :) I'm definitely a "casual" biker...on an old Cruiser-style bike while wearing jeans and an untucked flannel shirt hahaha!

I also meant to offer an "amen" to the comments on wiping the weapon down after exercise due to sweat...my Kimber's not a stainless one so I'm ultra-paranoid about the same thing!

Blackhawk
January 17, 2003, 04:09 PM
No.

Don't have much need to in my exercise room.... :D

dance varmint
January 17, 2003, 05:44 PM
I've run with my De Santis belly band with a small revo or Glock 26, positioned above the strongside hip. The gun is perfectly balanced there. This belly band is made of strong black nylon with lots of velcro, so it's sturdy, but itchy and scratchy if worn on the skin.

Bainx
January 17, 2003, 06:26 PM
go for a new Keltec 380 due out in May.
It just may be the ultimate mouser.

Hey dance varmint welcome aboard!

Jaegermeister
January 17, 2003, 09:26 PM
There have been times I would liked to to have been packing when on my road bike, and even on my Specialized Comp mountain bike. Not for drivers, but dogs.

I've outrun them all so far, but I'd hate to drop a chain whilst being chased by the "Robert's Lake Rottweillers." Actually, Rotts put up a good sprint but tucker out quickly. The fastest dog I have seen was a really mean boxer mixed with a Dobermann that was missing a front leg. That boy could fly on a dead run. He pushed with his back legs and hopped on the front one in stride.

I actually stopped one time as he was waiting by the trail next to the Mississippi River bottoms (I lived in Hastings, Minnesota then) and stood my ground with an extended ASP. He backed down. Since it was out in the county, I could have had my Ruger 22/45 exposed in a nylon holster and it would have been legal.

Keep a few rocks in your bike jersey pockets for A-hole drivers.

"Gee officer, a truck must have picked up that rock and dented his fender."

blades67
January 18, 2003, 01:40 AM
I carry my gun in my CamelBak when mountainbiking. I usually run on the track on the College campus, so I can't carry there legally.

The CamelBak isn't a fast draw, but it doesn't need to be. The idea is to have a gun if I need one, nobody needs to know I have on a ride unless it's needed. Just as importantly my gun doesn't get exposed to sweat.

Prodigalshooter
January 18, 2003, 01:54 AM
I'm another one of those funny looking guys in Lycra, road & mtn bike. Don't race anymore, but can hold my own;)
We can't carry here, but I always have a knife on me at the very least. I wish I could carry legally, usually don't worry, but I have carried on a few mtn bike trips that were very long and very far out there. No-one knew, it was in my Camelback and I didn't tell anyone; no need unless we had some extreme problem. I only felt the need to carry when out back of beyond on the mtn bike, have run into some questionable types out in the middle of nowhere.
I won't get into the road bike vs. automobile arguements.:neener:

roscoe
January 18, 2003, 02:31 AM
P32 clipped in my running shorts at ~5:00 position. Even after 5-6 miles it is doesn't bother me.

Lancel
January 18, 2003, 03:49 AM
When running, a Seecamp in a first aid pouch clipped to a reflective belt (looks harmless;)).

When biking, like others, I put something larger, Glock 20, in a Camelback. Sometimes I also run with a Camelback but haven't carried there since I prefer a faster draw when I'm on foot.

For dogs I carry pepper spray as a first choice to show I'm the alpha. :)

PeacefulWarrior
January 18, 2003, 08:32 AM
For the gym no I don't carry.
Outside hiking,running,biking etc. sometimes I will carry.I travel frequently and sometimes I just don't want to leave the gun in the hotel room.
For jogging I opt for a bellyband, I've tried fanny packs and they are not comfortable to jog in.
For biking I'll either use a belly band or a fanny pack worn on the small of the back. Sentry Solutions Tuff-Cloth has always kept my gun and blade rust free.

Marko Kloos
January 18, 2003, 09:35 AM
I carry a Kel-Tec P32 in a pocket holster, both at the gym and while running.

Jeff OTMG
January 18, 2003, 03:54 PM
Depends on what activity. When I had a beach condo and would jog on the beach I wore a belly band with a S&W SS DOA single stack 9mm auto (3953?, 3954?). When biking or rollerblading I wear a small fanny pack with a Kahr K40 Covert. If in the gym in close poximity to other people I wear the same fanny pack with a S&W 342.

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