Do You Even Lift? – Gym Concealed Carry

Spolier Alert: Tactical fanny pack:

The-Yankee-MarshalI figured this was going to be another colon carry vid.

In open carry states it would be pretty funny to wear one of those Galco miami classic shoulder holsters.  I’d recommend swapping the dual mag pouch for another gun holster though. I can’t see any type of holster at the gym being comfortable. I’m not too fond of the idea of off body carry either, but keep a gun bag close you probably wouldn’t have to worry about theft… only delayed presentation if you need to get at it.

Thoughts?  Do you guys even lift?

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Nick March 23, 2013 at 01:28 am

Mike…I’ve gotta be honest with you. Yankee Marshal’s videos have lately been a let down. He’s gotten so excited with his new “intro song” that he’ll put that 45 second introduction in a 2:25 minute video….i’m like come on dude. But as far as carrying at the gym….fanny pack is definitely the way to go. But it’s hit or miss….I try to stay disciplined and practice responsible conceal carry wherever permitted but for me i usually just put my piece in its secure box in my car while i’m working out. Body concealment is too tricky because you wouldn’t be comfortable working out having to worry about the gun falling out of your holster or printing every time you did a crouching tiger in your yoga cla….nevermind. Fanny pack isn’t my first choice.

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Nick March 23, 2013 at 01:32 am

oh and PS….they have those body band or belly band holsters or whatever? I would always think that a smaller piece like a J-frame revolver or even a Glock 26 or something of that nature would hide pretty well in one of those and maybe even tend to stay a bit more secure to the body rather than flopping around with every movement of your body like a fanny pack….especially on a brisk walk or light jog? Anybody have any experience with those?

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fxhummel1 March 23, 2013 at 06:14 am

I don’t mean to sound harsh, but taking advice about doing anything in the gym from someone who looks like….maybe I shouldn’t go there. I mean…after all… nobody asks me advice on how to be normal. Perhaps fanny pack carry is ok for the casual ‘exerciser.’

I like YM, but I hate intros on general. And outros.

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mattv2099 March 23, 2013 at 09:09 am

I would agree about the intro/outro’s. But now that my vids are getting stolen and other people taking credit for them I think that intro/outro’s are a good idea.

I don’t lift :(

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Joe March 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

Yankeemarshall ISN’T openly gay?

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Walpurgis March 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

Would it matter if he was? Grow up. Sexual preference has nothing to do with self defense. Openly gay men/women usually have more to worry about self defense wise if the news out of the heartland is anything to go by.

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Bill March 23, 2013 at 02:27 pm

Um, he has a wife and two kids.

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Paul February 25, 2015 at 02:17 pm

So did my dad’s dad, and he was as gay as a three dollar bill. But in the 40s…well, things were different.

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Regulus March 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

Well I can see carrying a pistol in your gym bag…but when u find yourself not being able to workout without having a pistol on your hype that’s becoming border line paradoid. Lol.

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SittingDown March 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Home gym FTW.

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harry sucio March 23, 2013 at 01:24 pm

I live in CA so I can’t carry guns. However, I do carry three knives at the gym when lifting, 2 clipped in the waistband one clipped to right pocket. When I do cardio I carry one knife clipped in the front waistband. I lift at a big chain gym and no one cares if they have noticed. There are a few LEO-types where I do martial arts, and I suspect they have guns in their bags. It’s a small studio and your bag is in sight and no one’s going to steal it. If I could carry a gun at the gym I would, my gym’s clientele looks like a prison yard (though everyone is quite nice). You could pocket carry or carry something small clipped in your front waistband. Normal regular weight lifting is not as strenuous as you might think, I normally wear casual shorts and t-shirt for lifting, no special outfit, as opposed to cardio or cross training which get really sweaty.

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Johnny Bravo March 23, 2013 at 03:15 pm

If I saw someone wearing a fanny pack in my gym located in Northern Virginia, I would think one of three things….old, gay , or carrying. Just saying….

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Walpurgis March 24, 2013 at 01:13 pm

Could be an old, gay, carrying person. Who cares. The gay community needs protection sometimes MORESO than the so called straight community. Seem’s that it is always the gay guy who gets his ass beat down, or beaten to death. Why would sexual preference have anything to do with ability or desire to protect ones self?

Or are you 15, and gay is the insult of choice for the cowwadoody kids.

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Johnny Bravo March 24, 2013 at 09:36 pm

Actually I don’t give a flying f*** if someone is gay or not , its an observation nothing more, try not be so butthurt for once and pick up a sense a humor, laugh you will live longer. Never said anything about gay people being able to not defend themselves. Overall using a fanny pack as concealment died in the late eighties, or at least that is what I observed. In this area (urban/suburban environment) if you are wearing a fanny pack, fishing/photography vest, maxpedition bag or any other tacticool gear you stick out, if you want to advertise please feel free.

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Francine July 14, 2015 at 06:05 am

Fuck off and go back to tumblr

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Wolf March 23, 2013 at 03:20 pm

Gym + Gun Free Zone = Safe ?

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Church March 23, 2013 at 06:10 pm

I almost peed my pants when I saw the screen cap. As for the video, it was waaaayyyy too long.

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Walpurgis March 24, 2013 at 01:16 pm

I don’t get it. I carry a fanny pack with a Glock 19. I’m neither gay nor European. I do spend time in a wheelchair tho, and the fannypack works better than bolting a holster to the side of the chair.

But hey… fannypack. Guess I’m advertising that I have a gun, I’m homosexual, Metrosexual, European, or really old.

Some of you need to spend some time in other people lives before you get all up in there and mouth off.

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