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  • Another angle on the 'bare minimum' subject

    So, let's try this, and see how long before it turns into a train wreck:

    IF you don't mind sharing on a public forum, what is your usual EDC load-out; that is, on a normal regular routine day in the life of [yourself], if somebody had reason to 'inspect' your daily defensive carry equipment, what would they most likely find? No need to belittle others' choices (although at least one here probably will--if anybody responds; but he don't count), no right or wrong answer, just friendly net-site sharing.

    I'll start: Generally, you'll find me with a XD 9mm, one (sometimes two) spare mags, a bright little flashlight on the belt; a snubby .38 BUG in the weak-hand pocket, and a pretty sharp ~3-3.5" knife clipped in the strong-side pocket. The knife is more intended to cut things instead of people, but if it came down to that......
    On occasion, it might be a GP100 .44Spl on the belt, with a pair of speed strips or speed loaders in a cell phone pouch, and the flashlight, on the belt, with the same knife and BUG in the pockets.. On fewer occasions, it might be Two Gun Pete day, with a Security Six and Speed Six, and a couple of speed strips or speed loaders, along with the flashlight, on the belt, with of course the BUG and knife in the pockets. That would be the 'general' EDC; things can change or be adjusted depending on travel, locations, activities, etc.

    Anybody else care to disclose? Ace2
    Sometimes the term 'Idiot' is a description and not an insult.

  • #2
    No. I don't disclose, ever.
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    • #3
      I spend a goodly amount of my free time either at Tai Chi or the gym and a lot of stuff get's in the way, I carry a phone, folding knife, pepper spray a single of Quickclot

      When out and about with friends, a couple who couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper sack I add a pistol, flashlight and a TQ
      "I suppose it's tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail...." ~Abraham Maslow~

      "Skill makes you harder to kill" ~ Unknown

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      • #4
        It depends on where I'm going. Sometimes a vest with soft plates under my blouse, G34, 7" fixed blade in a Kryptic sheath to match the Glock, 3 - 30 round spares, a snub for my pocket because if the primary goes down and I'm in a fight for my life the pocket is the best place to have a defensive tool.
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        • #5
          Wow, mjkeat changed tactics...

          I have lowered the payout to a 9mm, knife, and phone. In the car and house, I have all the other stuff available. If I plan to be out at night or going to an indoor event, I may add a flashlight to the payout. Stopped carrying the spare mag and flashlight every day not long ago after doing my own risk/reward assessment, which is an ongoing process and could change based on the next assessment.
          Its Dave, open up....Dave's not here!

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          • #6
            Just to clear up

            I think carrying some stop the bleed stuff is important

            The chances of needing an IFAK for injuries received in a fight are for all practical purposes nonexistent

            The chances of needing some med stuff for accidents is more likely

            For seniors this is even more important then for young people

            Same for flashlights, while lights have a SELF DEFENSE use, for seniors even with the wonders of cataract surgery old eyes just don't work as well as young eyes and a poorly lighted stairway can be just as dangerous as a BG
            Last edited by ricco; 06-05-2019, 14:16.
            "I suppose it's tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail...." ~Abraham Maslow~

            "Skill makes you harder to kill" ~ Unknown

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            • #7
              Well, I live in rural SC Kansas, so the likelihood of being attacked by a group of ninjas, or a terrorist, is so close to zero as to be, well, zero. Likewise with gang attacks; I don't go there. This is an amazingly safe society, for the most part, but not entirely utopia. Thus, daily carry.

              Daily carry is a single stack 9mm (Honor Guard, and I like it, but sometimes a 1911, if I'm feeling vintage that day!), a knife (a tool, not generally a defensive weapon, though it could be that), and the ubiquitous phone. Rarely carry spare mag as a daily carry, though if we're travelling, I'll take it along. I don't feel unprepared. Try to keep a good flashlight in all the cars.


              As to the generally safety of this society, see this: https://crimeresearch.org/2017/04/nu...s-69-1-murder/
              "In Heaven there will be no law, and the lion will lie down with the Lamb... In Hell there will be nothing but law, and due process will Be meticulously observed". - Professor Grant Gilmore, Yale Law School

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              • #8
                Is this your BTDI work carry? You wear a blouse at work?


                [QUOTE=mjkeat;n1109915]It depends on where I'm going. Sometimes a vest with soft plates under my blouse, G34, 7" fixed blade in a Kryptic sheath to match the Glock, 3 - 30 round spares, a snub for my pocket because if the primary goes down and I'm in a fight for my life the pocket is the best place to have a defensive tool.[/QUOTE

                Originally posted by kscardsfan
                Grain of salt hell, I'm taking it with a salt block from the feed store. Thats a big bunch of crap there.




                QUOTE=mjkeat;n1101496]****ing stupid.[/QUOTE]

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                • #9
                  I carry a S&W 9c in a super tuck at 5 o’clock. And my SOG fast2.

                  Thats is it for every day carry

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ace View Post
                    Anybody else care to disclose? Ace2
                    I could tell, but then I'd have to kill everyone on the internet...so...I don't think I better.
                    Last edited by Goodtime Charlie; 06-07-2019, 00:16.
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                    • #11
                      Would take a lotta ammo, if you do it that way. Probably good you're not telling. Ace2
                      Sometimes the term 'Idiot' is a description and not an insult.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ace View Post
                        Would take a lotta ammo, if you do it that way. Probably good you're not telling. Ace2
                        The only way I can figure to make it happen would be with the Soviet's Doomsday Machine from the Dr. Strangelove film. But, not being a nuclear power, it is an impossibility. So, my only option is secrecy.

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