It's pretty obvious these days that I'm kind of into fitness. I love lifting, but I pulled the ultimate in
goobertastic great ideas, and signed up for a 5k the first weekend of bow season in Oklahoma. Yup, I might have just committed a cardinal sin. I'm always bitching, moaning, and whining when people get married during deer season, but my crazy butt signed up for a 5k during deer season? I've lost it, but I do have every intention of making it back to the stand for an evening hunt.
Signing up for a 5k means I have to start running outside. Running outside means I have to find a way to carry while not having a heat stroke, and not having random pistol shaped bruises from a holster bouncing around. I haven't found the perfect option yet, but thanks to Oklahoma law I don't have to worry about concealment as much as I used to. However I prefer to conceal carry over open carry, since I want the element of surprise on my side. I've created a "want to test out" list that I wanted to share with my readers and see if anyone had any expert opinions out there.
Obviously carrying a full size pistol in these shorts while attempting to run might not be in your best interest, I think these would be pretty awesome with a smaller gun (I.E. a SIG SAUER P238 Lady). Just not sure how comfy it would be in the lower back area.
I have expressed my skeptical thoughts on the original Flashbang here. However the Marilyn seems like a better fit for running. Secured inside the bra it would move less, but still might need some home-made engineering for comfort, and to try to keep sweat off your precious carry weapon. It would also stay out of the way of heart rate monitors like it's predecessor (the original Flashbang).
Currently my bodyguard (aka The Hubs) is running with me, and he's using a similar belly band to carry his smaller carry weapon. It seems to work well for him, but I hate the jarring that would come from carrying a gun strapped like a corset to my waist. The belly band he uses is handy in the fact he can store his phone, keys & ID in it as well.
So all you fitness gurus out there, if you do carry how do you do it safely & comfortably while getting out and being active? I know The Hubs won't always be able to run with me, and I will not run outside alone without a gun. So I'm left with trying to find the best option for me, and my carry weapon of choice.