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Old 04-13-2018, 05:01 AM   #1
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What do you guys do? Stow it in the car, a locker? Carry while working out? If so, how?

I recently joined a gym and have been pocket carrying my lightest gun- a Ruger LCP, but it's still cumbersome in light gym shorts. Keeps shifting and banging around. Belt or waistband carry is not an option (due to my significant muffin top/belly) plus I don't want to sweat all over it.

I recently purchased a small Maxpedition type edc pouch that can hold the gun, wallet, and phone. I'm thinking of just carrying that around the gym like a murse.
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:20 PM   #2
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When I was at a gym working out, my carry weapon was either in a locked locker or left in locked truck.

IMHO, I can't imagine I'd ever place a weapon in a pouch and set the weapon down in any public setting. Carrying in a gym workout atmosphere doesn't seem reasonable.

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Old 04-13-2018, 02:28 PM   #3
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What do you guys do? Stow it in the car, a locker? Carry while working out? If so, how?

I recently joined a gym and have been pocket carrying my lightest gun- a Ruger LCP, but it's still cumbersome in light gym shorts. Keeps shifting and banging around. Belt or waistband carry is not an option (due to my significant muffin top/belly) plus I don't want to sweat all over it.

I recently purchased a small Maxpedition type edc pouch that can hold the gun, wallet, and phone. I'm thinking of just carrying that around the gym like a murse.
...try Smartcarry.com
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...try Smartcarry.com
Do you have one? How is the retention?

Also, if carrying at the gym it might depend on what you are doing. If running, a belly band holster might be a good idea. They are cheap to try anyway, $10-$15. I have a couple and like them just fine.
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Do you have one? How is the retention?

Also, if carrying at the gym it might depend on what you are doing. If running, a belly band holster might be a good idea. They are cheap to try anyway, $10-$15. I have a couple and like them just fine.
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I will never leave a firearm in a car unattended. Not a secure option for me. Way too many cars broken into.
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I like the murse idea. If you can find a water bottle carrier type thing with a big enough attachment for wallet, keys, etc that also fits the gun then you’d be set.
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"I can't imagine I'd ever place a weapon in a pouch and set the weapon down in any public setting."

Legitimate concern. I'd never have it out of reach or sight really, but there's always the opportunity for someone to snatch it I guess. Plus I already carry my water bottle, headphones, and a towel. So, an extra small bag is just one more thing to keep track of.

"try Smartcarry.com" "a belly band holster might be a good idea"

I've checked out a variety of holsters, they all have issues. Mainly it's my weird body type. Maybe after I lose what I need to in my mid-section. I have a belly band and it just wouldn't be comfortable in the gym. The best option for me is pocket carry and in light gym shorts it's not a good one either.

"I will never leave a firearm in a car unattended."

I have a lock box tethered with a cable in my trunk, so I'm not too worried about a smash and grab. They'd have to spend some time to get the box free.

I left my gun in the car last visit and may continue to do that. I hate being unarmed any time I'm out, but realistically gyms are low risk areas. Just have to deal with it.
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https://www.511tactical.com/select-c...tol-pouch.html

It will just barely fit a double stack 9mm sub compact. Single stack fits much better.
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I use a man purse as my wife loves to call it. I never set it anywhere someone will beat me to it.
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