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I'm curious if anyone has any insights on the best way to carry while your walking/jogging? I'm starting to jog at nights, and I'd like to carry my 1911 but where? If I'm wearing sweats and a couple of shirts...

Is a fanny pack okay for jogging?
 

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Just finished my jog. I take a fanny pack filled with beautiful things (firearm, ID, CCW etc..) every time I go. I have an Lightweight Officers ACP or a Glock 26 that goes with me. Fanny pack with a full size may be difficult with the weight and all.

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Fanny pack is the only way to go while walking/jogging. I use the Coronado for my Wilson CQB Compact, and have another fanny pack that I had rigged up for my Lightfoot Pitbull custom blade, in case I want to take a knife instead of gun. Can clip my cell phone to it, take ID. Very convenient, comfortable and the price is right. Also works when on vacation to the beach or boating.

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Here's the approach I've taken...
My pistol is normally worn at my hip in a holster on a belt. When I'm wearing sweatpants, I will wear my belt, not on my hip, but up higher on my waist, right where it's the narrowest. Now, I have to cinch my belt tighter, of course (if you can't do it tight enough with your existing belt you could always get a slightly smaller one). So, what I end up with is the pistol secured in its holster under my t-shirt or sweatshirt, and its profile is minimized. And, if necessary, I tuck the bottom portion of the holster in the sweatpants to ensure it's concealed. High and tight, that's the key.
 

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Originally posted by CCPD:
Here's the approach I've taken...
My pistol is normally worn at my hip in a holster on a belt. When I'm wearing sweatpants, I will wear my belt, not on my hip, but up higher on my waist, right where it's the narrowest. Now, I have to cinch my belt tighter, of course (if you can't do it tight enough with your existing belt you could always get a slightly smaller one). So, what I end up with is the pistol secured in its holster under my t-shirt or sweatshirt, and its profile is minimized. And, if necessary, I tuck the bottom portion of the holster in the sweatpants to ensure it's concealed. High and tight, that's the key.
Or you could just get a fanny pack.

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I've never carried a firearm while jogging -- only a knife and/or pepper spray. I would think that a snubnose .38, Kahr, or mini-Glock would be adequate, though I understand and appreciate your love of a full-sized .45.
I guess if I had to carry it would be a fanny pack, though athletic and outdoor stores often sell those waist packs that carry two bottles of water and have a small, zippered section for energy bars, a first aid kit, or the like. I imagine a small handgun could be tucked in there, too. Not the fastest draw, but at least you've got it with you.
 

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Interesting rig. How does it "breath" against your chest when jogging? Seems like it might cause you to sweat even more across the chest when excercising. Your thoughts on that?

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Well, yes it does cause a little extra sweat, but I have found it to be the most comfortable spot to carry while running. It's also great when sitting in the car for long periods. (Like waiting for a skip to show.) It's along the same lines as the chest packs some LEO use for raids etc. just more civvy friendly.
 

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A Kel-Tec 9mm clipped to sweats or shorts, using their frame clip. Vey light, with 10 rounds of 9mm HP. geegee
 

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I use to use the Galco Escort when walking or biking and if I still owned a gun I'd be using the Escort.



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Wally--You don't own a gun???

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The chest pack sounds to be right on. I have tried to jog, run, and walk long distances with the fanny pack (Galco) in place. Kinda tears the old back up. Make sure your chest pack is snug, not tight, and is slung high, with no loose or bouncy items.

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Originally posted by Paladin:
Wally--You don't own a gun???
I know, I'm a sinner. I haven't owned a gun for some time now(bills,$$$$). I did finally come up with the $225 I owed(it's been a year) on my Caspian custom singlestack .45, but I'm waiting for it to get hard chromed. I'm real tempted to go to a show and put a 590A1 on a card today.


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I did not carry a gun while jogging untill I read "Unintended Coniquences". Where the main charater gets raped while running. I found it difficult to carry the 1911 with comfort. the weight just bounces around. Can't stand fanny "***" packs. So I carry my ankle gun- S&W 642 airweight with hip grips stuck inside my waistband. I just tighten the string on the sweatpants and go. in summer, my boxers have a string too. The hipgrip is a grip with a clip on it to be able to slide into your waistband. Works great. It keeps the gun close to the body so it doesn't have a chance to move around.
This is what works for me. It may for you too...give it a try, but I advise not to bother with a shoulder holster rig...not smart.
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Originally posted by Danomite 45:
The hipgrip is a grip with a clip on it to be able to slide into your waistband. Works great. It keeps the gun close to the body so it doesn't have a chance to move around.
Hip Grips are great. Makes it very hard to have an excuse for not having a gun. I have been using mine for many years. The only problem I ever had with it was when I was on crutches and fell down in The Home Depot. The gun came out of my waistband and slipped into my pants. A cop was right there and tried to help me up but I had to fish around in my pants to get my gun so it wouldn't slide out of my pants. :-( I'm sure he wondered what I was doing but I just said I needed a minute to regain my composure. Then I got up and was on my way.

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