I always carry, period. But I absolutely hate having weight bearing on my hips in a belt. So I carry off body. My everyday EDC was over the years (in order starting 50 years ago), Browning Hi-Power, 1911 in various flavors, S&W M&P 9c and still is the 9c. But now I go to the gym and still carry. How? I won't leave valuables in the car or the gym locker so that means I bring them with me onto the gym floor. I decided on a cheap fanny pack to test the concept. It works and I can see me sticking with it. I also considered a one strap slung pack. But I also sling the fanny pack cross body.
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The pocket looking at you on the front left side is the perfect size to hold a SIG 938. So at the gym that's what I carry along with the ear buds to listen to my music, the phone to play the music, wallet, money clip, keys, small water bottle, yada, yada (too much "stuff"). But the pocket for the SIG holds only the SIG and nothing else. I need to get a "holster" made to prevent the gun from wearing through the fabric of the pack and to cover the trigger. It'll never print even w/o the holster.
When we are going to spend lots of time in the auto (in state) I've been known to bring along home defense away from home. Today that means a 10" 300BLK AR handgun with a 30 round mag. Our state law prohibits mags inserted in rifles, but since it's a handgun (despite it's looks) it's OK. Will a LEO know that it's a handgun? They had better to prevent misunderstandings since they wear blue. It wore an arm brace up 'til a month ago, but that's been done away with.
I'm presently serving on a Grand Jury and I can't do anything about the following (I wish I could), I'm not allowed to carry in the courthouse. Ticks me off, but it is what it is.