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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2009, 11:19:26 PM »
I was wondering what you guys who ccw your pistols do with them while you are at work? Do you not carry on you work days? Do you lock them in your car? This is something I've been thinking about for myself while I look into getting my wife and I our ccw permits.

On the days when I am on university property I leave it in my car. For now, a bill is working its way throught he Texas legislature that will end that practice so I can carry at work (one of my jobs anyway)

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2009, 08:21:02 AM »
Let's hope that the bill makes it through so that you and the students around you will be in a potentially safer environment.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2009, 09:28:03 PM »
that is a great bill. 

the only people who carry guns into areas that are illegal are the nuts who want to kill people and not take controlled aimed fire in return.  when was the last time one of these jerks invaded a police station?   what kind of elected official can't see that logic?? 

sorry to go off topic.  bad Homeshow no donut.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2009, 01:52:39 PM »
I have noticed a few people carry USB flash drives.  Do you have special documents such as contacts, backup maps, evac routes,  etc... on them?  It might not be a bad idea to keep a backup copy of your BOB documentation on the USB or even a SD card than can be put in a computer, phone, or media device in the case that your paper copy gets damaged.  Just a thought...

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2009, 02:45:01 PM »
There were some good thoughts on doc preservation here.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2009, 12:02:16 AM »
Every day, where-ever I go, whatever I do, this stuff is always on me



Pistol is an NP3'd HK USP45 Expert w/ 2 spare NP3'd mags
Flashlight is a Surefire CombatLight (pre-Z2 designation) w/ 120 Lumen incandescent lamp and shock-resistant bezel
Leatherman Wave
Custom Emerson Folder
Basic Zippo
Crackberry w/ Bluetooth Jawbone

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2009, 06:23:23 AM »
remember to check the front doors of  businesses for anti-gun or no guns allowed signs.  What do you do when you see one where you are not allowed by law to enter carrying your sidearm?   what i do is i put my weapon in my vehicle.  go in the store.  ask for the manager.  politely i say  "hi  i'm a concealed weapon permitted gun owner.  all my friends are also legal gun owners. we will not be shopping here anymore.  you see i will not do buisiness with any one who does not support all of my Constitutional rights.  We will be happy to take our business elsewhere"  Please do this in a very polite way.  some businesses will actually take these signs down.  get your friends to go to these stores and say the same thing.  everyone please help to politely enforce our 2nd. ammendment rights.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2009, 07:46:06 AM »
homeshow, that actually worked here in Austin.  Alamo Draft House used to have no-concealed signs up until the people at Texas CHL Forum all banded together and wrote letters.

Now, they're CHL-Friendly.  =-]

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2009, 08:38:56 AM »
Every day, where-ever I go, whatever I do, this stuff is always on me



Pistol is an NP3'd HK USP45 Expert w/ 2 spare NP3'd mags
Flashlight is a Surefire CombatLight (pre-Z2 designation) w/ 120 Lumen incandescent lamp and shock-resistant bezel
Leatherman Wave
Custom Emerson Folder
Basic Zippo
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Wow seems that you are carrying one of the largest pistols I know of. What kind of rig are you using to tote that monster around?

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2009, 12:48:37 AM »
Wow seems that you are carrying one of the largest pistols I know of. What kind of rig are you using to tote that monster around?

Josh

Josh,

I have two methods of carry:

Typically, the Pistol, Spare Magazines and Surefire light are all carried in a custom-made Milt Sparks 55BN Holster (had to ship them the pistol to have it made), a D4C Dual Magazine carrier and a special flashlight holder that no longer seems to be on their site.  These are then carried on a 1 1/2" Model 1B belt.

The second method of carry is a Galco waist bag.

This is my daily carry rig.  I carry it everywhere with me.  I own several businesses so I can carry when I'm "at work," as well.

I am a firm believer in carrying a large gun. . .and not just because I'm a big guy (6'2", 230 lbs).  Before I had the Expert, I carried one of the first generation USP45's.  My wife caught me ogling the Expert and bought it for me for our 10th Anniversary.  I started shooting it in USPSA Limited and IDPA Stock Service Pistol(with one slight modification) competitions and got to liking it so much I made it my daily carry piece.

Carrying a large gun is not for everyone, though.  You have to make a commitment to lack of convenience.  A big pistol is not difficult to conceal, as long as you modify your habits. 

For example: You don't sit in openbacked chairs that are not against the wall.  If you do, you'll most likely "print" some part of the pistol.

You will have to wear a concealing garment.  In winter, this is not usually a problem.  But when the temperature hovers near 100 degrees, you still need something.  I usually wear a sweat-wicking T-shirt and a lightweight, short-sleeved shirt untucked and unbuttoned.  You must practice presenting the pistol often with this type of carry since the fabric of the covering shirt is much lighter than a vest or jacket.

But this pistol is exceedingly reliable and superbly accurate.  The longer barrel with it's polygonal rifling maxes the potential of the round's velocity.  The heavier slide with it's 3/4" added length and double recoil spring makes follow-up shots fast.  The trigger is phenomenal.

This particular pistol has about 20k rounds through it and I've only had to tweak the trigger once and replace the operating rod/recoil springs once.  It has a truly ambidextrous safety that, if done properly, doesn't require you to shift your hand to release the magazine.

The magazines are shaped at the top like a pyramid which, when combined with the almost cavernous beveled magazine well makes tactical- and speed-reloads lightning fast.

BUT, this is the same set-up I use when I compete.  Rapid close proximity shots with fantastic accuracy, even for those 50m targets set up by the most sadistic course designers are a snap.

As long as I do my part, that is.

The only real modifications to the pistol away from it's original design is the addition of Meprolight night-sights, a slight modification to the contour of the ambidextrous safety (right side reshaped drastically with the left side modified slightly (primarily to fit inside the IDPA dimensional requirements), the reshaping of the hammer (the original USP Expert has a hard-rubber spur which was "ground" down and smoothed to prevent dragging on cloth) and the screwing in of the trigger's overtravel screw).

And, of course, the addition of Robar's NP3 nickel-teflon finish on all metal parts.  This means I only have to slightly lubricate the pistol as opposing surfaces treated with NP3 need no lubrication (normally, I only lubricate the metal reinforcements on the polymer lower where the slide travels).

Let me know if you have any more questions!

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2009, 09:32:28 AM »
Thanks Professor for the very detailed explanation.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to explain. I think I'll be going with something lighter and a touch smaller for my daily carry once my wife and I get our ccw permits. For me it's still a toss up between a Glock 19 or a  XD subcompact. those are my choices so far but I'm sure there will be couple more pistols in the mix for me before all is said and done.  the wife is pretty settled on a snubbie revolver. So either one of the S&W shrouded one or and this looks to be what she will go with the new Ruger LCR.

Back to your carrying the HK45 I like the idea of carrying what you compete with. Seems to be a very piratical way to get lots of practice running your pistol in an accurate, effective, and fast manner.

As for carrying a full size pistol I don't think I'm cut out for but I definitely see the merits in doing so. I would like to go with 45 but to try and keep my HD pistol CZ SP-01 and CC pistol on a standardized caliber I'll probably stick to 9mm.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2009, 10:06:06 AM »
I carry an XD .45 compact (4" barrel) in a Crossbreed Supertuck.  I wear a plain black leather belt with a nice buckle and a nice smile.  No reason to carry a shorter barrel like a subcompact.  XD subcompact is really no benefit IMHO in concealment over the Compact.  The grip with compact mag isn't difficult to conceal and the 1" barrel difference is no impediment either.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2009, 03:53:38 PM »
My daily basic:



It's supplanted weather permitted by one of these rigs:



A triple mag XD .45, or HK 9mm fullsize/compact with fullsize reload shoulder rig.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2009, 08:39:00 PM »

. . .snip. . .


As for carrying a full size pistol I don't think I'm cut out for but I definitely see the merits in doing so. I would like to go with 45 but to try and keep my HD pistol CZ SP-01 and CC pistol on a standardized caliber I'll probably stick to 9mm.

You mentioned in your post the Glock 19 or Springfield XD.

Both are excellent pistols with my preference leaning towards the Glock, mainly because of the lower bore axis and grip angle.  Both are easy to conceal, as well.

Unfortunately, both are in 9mm. . .(oh, 9mm advocates, don't get your knickers in a twist, I'm not going to discuss the efficacy of the round. . sheez).  That means you're going to have a VERY difficult time finding ammo.  Even top-of-the-line personal defense ammo.

Once you get them, I'd recommend that you look into any local IDPA or IPSC matches.  With either pistol, you can compete in IDPA Stock Service Pistol  or USPSA Production Class with the gear you wear (you may have to add a couple of mags  for USPSA).  After a bit of training, nothing helps you find out the quirks in your pistol faster than competition.

Please keep in mind, however, that games are not training. They are just a cool venue through which to practice your skills.

Hope it helps.

The Professor.




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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2009, 08:53:30 PM »
I'm still in school so i cant EDC much survival gear but the stuff i do carry is better than not carring anything
i carry
1. my pocket knife
2. all the pens paper you would expect in a school bag
3. lighter
4. cell phone
5. pliers
6. matches
7. wallet
8. keys
9. etcetera

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2009, 02:33:19 PM »
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Unfortunately, both are in 9mm. . .(oh, 9mm advocates, don't get your knickers in a twist, I'm not going to discuss the efficacy of the round. . sheez).  That means you're going to have a VERY difficult time finding ammo.  Even top-of-the-line personal defense ammo.


I wouldn't let a temporary shortage of a caliber determine the weapon that i chose to purchase. Ammunition is available, it is a little pricier at the moment (9mm $26.99 for american eagle last i saw) I really don't expect this to go on as it has. Eastern Euro surplus is availabl if you don't roll your own but otherwise hang tight. I would almost choose to hold off on buying a firearm at the present time, its a seller's market out there you will most likely pay top dollar and if you wait for the demand to decrease and let dealers have some guns in the case for a while then wait for them to try and start moving product themselves, thats when you'll get a better deal.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2009, 02:59:54 PM »
1. Keys - Truck, Home, Wife's Car, PO Box (Front, Left Pocket)
2. Wallet - Thin Super Skinny Wallet (Rear, Right Pocket)
3. Cell - Samsung Epix (Front, Right Pocket)
4. Concealed Carry Firearm - Glock 19, Federal HST 147gr 9mm, Bladetech IWB Holster (Right Side, 2:30 Position)
5. Knife - Kershaw Groove (Clipped to Front, Right Pocket)
6. Knife - Kershaw Leek, Stainless, Serrated (Clipped to Front, Left Pocket)
7. Flashlight - Nightcore D10 (Clipped to Front, Left Pocket)
8. Multitool - SOG Powerlock (Front, Left Pocket)
9. Entertainment Device - iPod Video, Gen 5, 60gb (Front, Right Pocket)
« Last Edit: May 13, 2009, 03:19:34 PM by BigDanInTX »

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2009, 06:12:58 PM »

    * The wallet is a decoy. All the cards are the fake ones that come in the mail with offers.


gigaJack you are one clever mofo. I am gonna start doing this myself.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2009, 03:27:56 PM »
I'm permitted and encouraged to carry at work.  I work for a "green" real estate investment company.  Daily, I have a S&W Airweight .38spl, Leatherman, cell phone and assorted other personal effects.  If I have to travel, I also have my M&P 9 stowed in the car with me.  Luckily, I don't travel much alone.  I'm getting better at having my pockets and purse stocked as well as my range bag.  In it, I have sunscreen, bandages, antisceptic spray, chapstick, extra muffs, extra safety glasses, etc.  One day I realized that I wasn't nearly as prepared at work as I was at the range. 

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2009, 08:56:53 PM »
Heres some of my EDC items. Playing with my lensbaby on the digital slr 8)





« Last Edit: May 19, 2009, 09:02:48 PM by yrone »

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2009, 09:41:06 PM »
gigaJack you are one clever mofo. I am gonna start doing this myself.
I have traveled all over the world with work and have been carrying a drop wallet for ages.
Old credit cards and a few dollars make it look real.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2009, 01:19:39 PM »
R.F. Pocket - Lone Wolf, William W. Harsey design T2 Hunter and Kimber LifeAct Guardian Angel
R.R. Pocket - Wallet - Black leather cards and I.D. (no cash)
R. Jacket Pocket - Primary set of keys for everything
R. Hip - Glock 23 with Crimson Trace in DeSantis IWB holster
L.F. Pocket - Lexar 4GB Secure II Plus USB drive, cash, secondary set of keys for car, truck and house.
L. Jacket Pocket - Cell Phone LG CU720 Shine
L. Wrist - Watch Luminox Marine Series 1594


I recently switched to a Crossbreed Super Tuck Deluxe holster and like it much better than the DeSantis. Ordered it  in horse hide with the Kung Fu grip, um… I mean combat grip.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2009, 03:42:03 AM »
i carry a springfield gi .45. and a small gerder pocket knife.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2009, 05:41:29 AM »
Survival Kit Contents Check: "Dr. Strangelove"

In addition to our friend Slim Pickens' gear I haven't started my EDC kit yet but you guys have given me some great ideas.  I work in a large operation with a couple of hundred other employees.  I'm not in any way paranoid but I try to maintain a situationall awareness at all times.  There's a high turn over in the workforce as a lot of folks can't handle the daily grind and quit or are "termed" on the spot.  I know where all the emergency exits are and I try to never have my back to the front entrance.  To keep from getting bored and make it through each day more than anything else, I run through scenarios in my mind as to how I would react if someone does go postal.  The office is directly below the airport glide path as well so I keep that in mind in the one in a million chance there's an air emergency.  I carry a nylon briefcase with shoulder strap on me anyway which has many unused pockets. It's perfect because everyone is used to it so it won't attract any attention if I gradually add to it.  I'm thinking of starting with a good LED flashlight, a Multi-tool, some para-chord, and pepper spray then I'll add to it bit by bit.  I don't own a firearm yet but I'm researching them.  When I do get my concealed permit, I'll leave the weapon it in the ThorMobile and not take it in the office. 

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2009, 12:56:05 PM »
- Springfield 1911 GI model with Combat Trigger mod and Kimber mag in a Galco SOB holster
- Backup Wilson Combat 8rd mag
- Leatherman Wave
- Benchmade Griptillian knife
- 2GB flash drive
- Seiko Chronograph waterproof watch with Tritium dials
- EpiPen (bad pollen allergies lol)
- Keys
- Wallet
- iPhone with Survival Podcast... :)
- Pocket Constitution

My bag that I usually have on or near me at all times:
- Bible
- Two Moleskine notebooks
- Bose headphones (for listening to the Survival Podcast)
- First Aid kit
- Couple of energy/protein bars
- 32 oz of water
- Water purification tablets
- Allergy meds
- Contact solution
- Glasses
- Used to carry an ultra portable laptop, but the mother board just fried, so am working on that replacement...

I didn't realize just how much I actually carried on me for EDC... Wow.

Pistol is a Springfield XD Subcompact in .40 calber
Holster is a CrossBread SuperTuck Delux.

SwampMonster - How do you like that combo? I've been thinking about getting that exact gun with that exact holster, especially for summer carry... Do you carry that with a tucked in dress shirt/slacks, and does it work well for that if you do?

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #55 on: July 07, 2009, 06:03:16 PM »
Glock 30 (subcompact .45) or S&W 642 (snubby .38 sp) when the Glock is not concealable + Kabar TDI on the ankle always.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2009, 08:18:48 AM »
My daily carry includes
- Keys
- Either Glock model 30 (compact .45) or Walther P22 if size and weight are an issue
- Gerber 3 1/2 in lockback knife with combo cutting and serrated edge.
- Mini butane lighter
- iphone combo electronic device (great space saver as it combines ipod, cell fon, computer)
- Wallet
- Lip balm
- Eye drops

On a separate key ring I carry the following

- Maglite mini 1 AAA battery light
- small multi tool , will be replaced with a better one now that have proven that I will carry daily and not loose it. I hate to buy something and never use it
- P38 can opener. What the heck it weighs nothing and a clever person can use it for more than just opening antique C RATS
- mini 1 1/2 in Gerber lockback
- Fingernail clippers

I plan on adding a SAW when ammo is more affordable !! LOL


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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #57 on: July 30, 2009, 11:49:59 PM »
I carry an XD .45 compact (4" barrel) in a Crossbreed Supertuck.  I wear a plain black leather belt with a nice buckle and a nice smile.  No reason to carry a shorter barrel like a subcompact.  XD subcompact is really no benefit IMHO in concealment over the Compact.  The grip with compact mag isn't difficult to conceal and the 1" barrel difference is no impediment either.

This is the same gear that I use for my every day carry. Throw in a Gerber assisted opening folder, a 3w led flashlight and a SOG microtool and it is a pretty well rounded kit. I am a huge fan of the XD 45 Compact. In addition to carrying it daily I shoot it in competition (production class) and it perfroms flawlesly.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #58 on: August 01, 2009, 01:30:28 AM »
Yall make me feel jealous my EDC isn't nothing spectacular infact i need to go through it and straighten it out and add a few things to it. Great stuff everybody I will get some pics of mine after I go through it and straighten it out.

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Re: What is your EDC...Every Day Carry
« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2009, 03:16:16 PM »
- Normal stuff: keys, wallet, pen, watch
- Gerber Multi-Plier 400 Compact Sport
- Kobalt brand knife/box cutter combo
- enV 2 Cell phone (would be a smart phone but we've cut expenses to get debt free)
- iPod Classic 80Gb filled to within 5gb of podcasts (not much on listening to music)
- Note pad with post-it note type paper in four sizes.

Once I get my Tech license I'll either have a auto mounted ham radio or a hand held.