Need a Concealed Holster for Running? Pistol Wear May Have What You Want

Who here carries absolutely everywhere? And I mean everywhere… I try my best to do so (obviously I’m not carrying at SHOT), but while exercising, I’ve never really found a solution that works for me. I’ve tried everything from belly bands to fanny packs (don’t say it) to ClipDraw (which I love and will discuss in another article) to the Hill People Gear Recon bag. The best I’ve had for running and hiking to date is the HPG Recon, but even that says “Hey, I may have something in this bag attached to my chest”. Concealed options have always been a challenge for me to find (I would like to think I had exhausted all available options).

Enter Pistol Wear.

For just under $50 you can have a comfortable holster (all of their models are under $50) that doesn’t print, is breathable and heat dissipating, and highly adjustable. The material is pretty soft to the touch. I haven’t run in one (yet) but I think this might the solution I have been seeking for awhile.

They have five main options (two are more for exercise, the other three are more for casual wear), and three colors (black, white, nude). The difference between the models is basically the size of weapon they hold. Some of the models are specific right- or left-handed, and all will accommodate a waist of 40″ (larger waists will need an extension they offer). Pistol Wear also offers a number of additional pouches to hold magazines and cellphones (yes it will stretch to fit the iPhone 6+).




Different color options


Around the waist


This was actually a running mannequin that demonstrated the way it carries and hides the printing.


It can be worn anywhere around the body. The strap is optional for support.


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Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


  • Chase Buchanan

    Look at that strap. They’ve made a concealed Sam Browne belt! 😀

  • USMC03Vet

    Dual propose colostomy bag holder?

  • andrey kireev

    I think they might have created another solution without realizing it… INTRODUCING A conceal carry Fanny pack ! (for those moments when you’re just too embarrassed to wear one in public)

  • wetcorps

    (obviously I’m not carrying at SHOT)
    Wait, what? Is SHOT Show a gun-free zone? 😀

    • Andrew R

      Yeah… You didn’t know that?

  • mps

    A sweat soaked shirt gets pretty clingy…

  • Quiver

    I run with a Pistol wear holster several times a week (BG 380). It is EXTREMELY comfortable. Light weight, stays in place, doesn’t get hot and no matter how much sweat I pour out, my firearm stays dry.

    • Quiver

      Oh, and I never use that over the shoulder strap, but its nice that they give it too you as an option.

  • poverello

    If this is comfortable as a running holster, would be good as a comfortable everyday CC holster? What do you say, Quiver?

  • john

    This definitely addresses issues. I hate appendix carry in my car since it jabs my leg the entire time and removing it to drive is a pain. I love the fanny pack approach buy hate the stares of either “is that a gun?” or “are you carrying extra maxi-pads in there?” This looks comfortable and, more importantly, easily movable/re-positionable. Add durable and you’ve got a sale.