What's your daily load?


October 8, 2006, 09:24 PM
I finally got the bugs worked out to where I can upload pictures in a reasonable amount of time, so I'm kinda having fun with it.


Witness Compact 10mm w/ spare mag, Coast LED-lenser V2 (3x AAAA model), Kershaw Blur and a Gerber Diesel multiplier. Also a Sabretool M4 and another small LED light on the keychain. The Witness rides in a DeSantis strapless OWB that was made for a G19 (the only one that fit well with my modification to the triggergaurd)

No electronic leash for me, though. I hate cell phones. If I'm not at home or work, I'm busy and it can wait.

How 'bout ya'll?

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October 8, 2006, 09:29 PM
Bersa Thunder Ultracompact 9mm in a Graham holster for a P99. One 13 rnd mag with a spare 17rnder from my Bersa Fullsize.
Spyderco Endura (left pocket), Spyderco Scorpius (right pocket).
Dorcy Super 1 Watt flashlight in 5th pocket of jeans.

Doug S
October 8, 2006, 09:40 PM
Here is my EDC, althought the 6P is sometmes switched our for the E1e. Also, I carry a can of Fox pepper spray and a Leatherman which aren't in the picture.

October 8, 2006, 09:51 PM
Besides this, I guess I have my keys, wallet and family jewels... all of which I aim to protect!


October 8, 2006, 10:03 PM
Something along these lines.


Might be something like this.


XD Fan
October 8, 2006, 10:07 PM
How do you guys carry all that stuff?

cslinger, the wedding ring is a nice touch.

October 8, 2006, 10:13 PM
Right Pocket - Gun
Left Pocket - Keys, flashlight and Leatherman
Right change pocket - knife
Left Rear - Speedloader(s)
Right Rear - Wallet
Finger - Ring
Belt - Phone

Wearing cargo pants or shorts makes it much easer.

Doug S
October 8, 2006, 10:18 PM
G26 in a Galco Pocket Holster. Extra mag, flashlight in opposite side front pocket. Knife clipped to pocket. Pepper Spray and Leatherman on belt.

October 8, 2006, 10:23 PM
*For work I'm unarmed due to Company policy, but when I'm not at work:

keys on a 'biner
cellphone (only the kids and SO have the number)
Leatherman (Super Tool at work, Wave off hours (you can open the knife with one hand))
Leatherman Micra
Coast LED lenser 1AA (larger LED light for work)
at least 1 folding knife (several to choose from)
*extra 17 rnd mag
*Taurus PT99 IWB in Galco NSAII

two other threads closely related to this one:

October 8, 2006, 10:29 PM
How do you guys carry all that stuff?

Light, multi plier, spare mag and pistol are on the belt. Knife and keys in pocket, along with lighter and wallet.

You think this is a lot of gear, you should see what lives in my car;) .

Green Lantern
October 9, 2006, 11:39 AM
I'll bite:

First of all, my "light" gear (minus the P3AT while at work)
(the MiniMag has the 3-LED Nite-Ize upgrade)

And more "heavy" gear - the P3AT is replaced with a G19 (RM Low Rider IWB rig) and extra magazine of Silvertips:

Most of it is self-explanatory, but as for the rest:
"matte" wallet = throw-away wallet.
plastic tube = glucose tablets (low blood sugar)
contact lens rewetting drops
the keyring in the upper right corners has a photon micro-light, Leatherman Squirt P4, and a pill-holder fob with some basic meds (ibuprofen, claritin, ect)

I agree with the OP about the "electronic leash." The times where I carry my cell are few and far between, 99% of the time it's in my car, turned off.

October 9, 2006, 11:47 AM

October 9, 2006, 11:53 AM
Good to see so many people consider their cell phones as part of their daily stuff.


October 9, 2006, 11:57 AM

CZ P-01 in either a Fobus or a handmade leather rig and a spare mag
As many knives as I can carry
Cell phone
Streamlight TL2 or MiniMag with the LED upgrade

Dirk Pitt
October 9, 2006, 12:46 PM
What's a throw away wallett??:confused: :confused:

Green Lantern
October 9, 2006, 12:58 PM
Ah, the throw-away wallet. A handy "just in case" tool that bridges the gap between two extremes:

1) Give the mugger your money, DL, credit cards, CWP, ect
2) Blow the mugger away

It's a cheap wallet with a few dollar bills and some assorted worthless cards (old video card, fake credit card from the daily deluge of applications) - NOTHING with my name on it, btw. If confronted with a mugger, this can be taken out and thrown to the ground at the muggers feet. Preferably at an awkward angle, so he's distracted and I can either run or draw, depending on what's appropriate.

Sure, you can do this with your REAL wallet, but the difference is this way if I throw it and run, I WON'T have to deal with cancelling my cards, and getting a new DL and CWP, and whatever else is in there.:cool:

Black Majik
October 9, 2006, 02:13 PM
My usual EDC

- Kimber Series I Classic Royal 1911 in Milt Sparks #1 Heritage IWB holster
- Comptac mag carrier with spare mag
- Benchmade 942 SBT
- Benchmade 960 SLV
- Tag Heuer watch
- Surefire E2L
- Keys
- Cellphone
- Wallet

Days I want to go lighter

Everything the same except HK P2K

October 9, 2006, 02:46 PM
It must take some of you guys forever to get ready to go out...

October 9, 2006, 03:38 PM
Too many loadouts to take pics of. Some days it could be a P-3AT, half my keys, and a wallet. Depending on where I'm going or what I'm doing it could be any or all of the following things:

MK9 + extra mag, P-3AT + extra mag, Multi-tool, small multi-tool with scissors, semi-tactical folder*, glasses, sun glasses, contact case, rewetting drops, wallet, keys, small tin with assorted meds, bottle of water, Streamlight, the Streamlight's lanyard, cell phone, cell phone headphones, work cell phone, Laptop, a book or 2 to read, PDA, SD cards, flash drive, Zippo, strike anywhere matches in a case, and/or ear plugs (not job related just for if I'm sick of listening to anyone or everyone).

All of this is carried, depending on the loadout, clipped on to a belt/waist band (P-3AT's belt clip is such a nice feature), in pockets, in holsters, in a fanny pack, in a murse, or in a back pack. The murse and back pack ONLY have a gun if it's a BUG and ONLY if I know I'm not going to be setting them down any place I can't control.

Grant you, the larger loadouts are less likely to happen... but they do. ... and no, it's not very comfortable. But 'tis comforting.

*It's semi-tactical because it might be tactical in the hands of someone who can use it as a weapon... for me, it's just a really sharp knife I can get to if something needs opening. My wife refers to the 3 knives as Level 1 through level 3 tech support and I have to carry all of them to birthdays and during Christmas.

October 9, 2006, 07:19 PM
I currently resemble some of the too crowded pics.

I am working on cutting back to just ccw firearm, license and ccw and credit cards, money, one knife.

Not sure I will get all the way cut back, but working on it.

October 9, 2006, 08:16 PM

* CZ-75 Semi-Compact with hogue grips
* Galco combat master holster
* Queen Cuttlery Large swing guard; D2 tool steel blade, cocobola grips

My standard kit is this pluss wallet, keys, and the cellphone I took the picture with. :D

Back when i carried a 5 shot J-frame, i used to carry 2 speed loaders. With the 16+1 capacity ont he CZ, I dont feel the need for a spare mag.

October 9, 2006, 08:34 PM
stdlrf11,Whats the knife in the kydex holster? I have got to get me one of those!

Green Lantern
October 9, 2006, 10:10 PM
It must take some of you guys forever to get ready to go out...

Not at all! The time-consuming part, at least for me, was/is figuring out the best way to arrange everything in my pockets as I add/remove gear for the occasion.

Cargo pants help a bit, but in a pinch I can carry it all in jeans, with only my knife clip and maybe the tailcap of my Minimag poking out of my right and left back pockets, respectively, to break up my "smooth" outline! ;) :p

Norm - looks to me like a Ka-Bar TDI Law Enforcement knife with belt holster - Item # DBA-811 in the Cheaper Than Dirt catalog I used to verify my guess! ;)

I currently resemble some of the too crowded pics.

I am working on cutting back to just ccw firearm, license and ccw and credit cards, money, one knife.

Not sure I will get all the way cut back, but working on it.

To each his own, but while I don't think you should fill all of your pockets just because they're THERE...

I *do* think you should live by the words "BE PREPARED," and that extends to more mundane things than just being able to shoot a bad guy before he shoots you...! :uhoh:

October 9, 2006, 11:24 PM

GLOCK 19 in UM Kydex OWB + spare mag
Surefire Z2
Victorinox Super Tinker

October 10, 2006, 12:54 AM
It is a KA-BAR TDI plain edge knife. My wife bought it for father's day. It is a great knife with AUS8 steel for only $30. They are easy to find.


October 10, 2006, 02:09 AM
Looks like Green Lantern is driving a Subaru. :cool:

here's my load

CCW came in a week or so ago so that picture will soon have either a kimber ultra carry or an xd9sc, iwb holster & spare mag.

W Turner
October 10, 2006, 11:19 AM
I cannot carry at work due to safety restrictions so you can add a SW 642 in an Azrael pocket holster to this load whenever I am not in the building.

small cheap Kershaw folder ($10 a WalMart)
Benchmade red box special
Streamlight LED tasklight
cell phone (company leash)

Sometimes I will add a 5" alloy framed Springfield Gov't. Model and a spare mag or a 3" barrel SW model 13 with a couple of speedstrips.

October 10, 2006, 12:09 PM
GL- Where do you keep your wallets? Is the "real" wallet hard to get to if you need to pay for something? Wouldn't you be revealing your hidden wallet at the registar when buying something?

Green Lantern
October 10, 2006, 10:25 PM
The real wallet is where I've always carried it, my back pocket on my right side. The "fake" and folded bandanna, and sometimes Maglight (don't wanna risk breaking my Brinkmann by sitting on it! ;) ), go in the back left.

BTW, someone mentioned that their load varies, and mine does too...not "hardcore" enough to pack ALL of my stuff just to go a few miles to see my brother or cousins, or another short trip. Sometimes it's just the 3AT and wallet. Add car keys if I'll be driving instead of walking, and since it's getting dark earlier now, add the MiniMag or Brinkmann in the evenings!

October 11, 2006, 12:51 AM
I cannot carry at work due to safety restrictions

Don't you mean criminal safe zone regulations;)

October 11, 2006, 01:10 AM
Just was a bit confused by some guys carrying two and even three knives. One, I can see, but why more?

Black Majik
October 11, 2006, 02:57 AM
Just was a bit confused by some guys carrying two and even three knives. One, I can see, but why more?

I use both my knives. One is serrated andthe other isn't.

My black 942 is used around the warehouse when I receive shipments to open boxes.

I use my non serrated BM for other simple tasks such as opening letters/bills. Reason I dont use my black 942 for these tasks is because I dont want to get tape all over my letters when I open them up.

Simple as that. :)

October 11, 2006, 04:01 AM
GLOCK 30 Open Carry right side 4oclock
Extra 13rd Mag :evil: Front Right pocket
Keys Front left pocket
Two pocket Knives right & left front pockets:evil:
Cell Phone rear right pocket
Wallet rear left pocket

some times i ditch a knife or two at home
and some times i ditch the ten round mag and just go with the 13rd mag somtimes i go with 3 mags
all depends how long i'm going to be gone and where i'm going

October 11, 2006, 09:47 AM
I wear jeans.

As they appear on my belt.

Weak Side:
Keys (yes I know, I have too many ;) )
Cell Phone w/ Belt Clip
Zippo In Belt Clip/Holster
9 LED Brinkman Flashlight

Strong Side:
Ultralight Days - S&W Airweight .38 Spl
Light Days - SIG .380
Normal Days - S&W Chiefs Special .45
Small folder clipped on right front pocket.
Wallet in right rear pocket.


October 11, 2006, 10:00 AM
Green Lantern,

I noticed the pepper spray in your pic. I was taught (in my CCW training class) if I'm going to carry both I'd better use the pepper spray first or in court I'll be facing the "Why didn't you just use the pepper spray instead of your gun?" question. I realize each has it's own application, but I was wondering if that thought ever crossed your mind? I also realize I'm just another paranoid resident of MA, so what happens here doesn't represent the rest of the country.

If the question comes across as cocky I apologize as that's not how I mean it. It's an honest question with no disrespect meant.

October 11, 2006, 12:03 PM
Each knife has a specific function.
One is for cutting boxes, etc. It is a cheap knife that doesn't need to be too sharp.
Another is for hard use, like prying, chopping, sawing through a car roof, etc.
One on each side is for backup if I can't get to, or don't have my CZ. These are shave sharp and wouldn't dare see hard use.
I have a 18 month old son, so sometimes in some places I go with him, guns aren't a good idea. They aren't easy to conceal while chasing him. Plus the soccer moms would freak. Knives are seen more as tools than weapons around here.


October 11, 2006, 02:38 PM
To each his own, but while I don't think you should fill all of your pockets just because they're THERE...

I *do* think you should live by the words "BE PREPARED," and that extends to more mundane things than just being able to shoot a bad guy before he shoots you...!

Above a quote from green lantern.

Yup, can't disagree there. That is why I said I might not get to bare minimum.

I did lay everything on the coffee table and go through it all. I removed a lot of keys that I don't have to carry every day, they can live at home and in the truck and be nearby when I need them.

Basically I was coming close to some of the old "batbelt" threads on this subject I remeber reading and I decided it was high time I take a good look at things and figure out how to lighten the load and get rid of some bulk that makes sitting in my truck all day uncomfortable.

This is about like when I had a wallet, the wallet would always accumulate "stuff" and every few months I would empty it and throw most of the junk out because I never used it. I guess it was time to empty my pockets and check the key rings and go over everything.

Green Lantern
October 11, 2006, 06:44 PM
StuckInMA - you raise a good point...

I mainly carry it as a bridge between my empty hands and the deadly force of a gun, for a situation that does not call for lethal force.

Hmmm....I do have to question it more after seeing some examples of how ruthless lawyers can be. If it came down to it I'd hope that I could convince a jury that my life was in danger, and that OC is never 100% effective on all people - thus I used the most effective tool for the job.

I think this calls for a new topic...!

October 11, 2006, 07:00 PM
Right Front Pocket:
Comb, Pen, Measuring Tape, Binaca, 2" blade Pen Knife, Paper Money

Left Front Pocket:
Keys, Coins, Utility Folder

Right Rear Pocket:

Left Rear Pocket:
Throw-down Wallet, Handkerchief

Kel-Tec P-3AT, Spare Magazines (2)

Also: Wristwatch (not shown)


October 11, 2006, 08:18 PM
I pick from one of the three guns. I do not carry all three at the same time...LOL I carry and shoot all three on a regular bases. Each shoots a different type bullet best, so each has a different load and three mags for each gun.

October 11, 2006, 08:24 PM

All that heavy duty protection......

and not even one condom?



October 11, 2006, 08:31 PM
Mine changes depending on the weather.

In cold weather it goes something like this.

Para-Ordnance P14
Spare mag
Gerber folding knife
Streamlight LED flashlight

In warmer weather where its harder to conceal the Para its
Ruger SP101 357 mag or Glock 27
2 speed strips or spare mag

In very hot weather and I'm going running
Keltec 32
spare mag

In cold weather the gun can change to
H&K VP70Z or CZ52

looking to get a Springfield XD45 or Kahr P45, any suggestions?

October 11, 2006, 09:04 PM
looking to get a Springfield XD45 or Kahr P45, any suggestions?

Those are about a world apart. One is a full-size, hi-capacity combat auto and the other is the smallest, lightest semi-auto .45 on the market.

October 11, 2006, 09:08 PM
Glock 36 with 185 gr Speer GDHP GoldDots


October 11, 2006, 11:17 PM
I finaly got around to taking a picture of my load. Here it is.

Light dress HK 2000 SK

For days where I dress a bit more I carry my Kimber.

October 12, 2006, 01:47 AM
I generally carry the following:

* Gerber folder.
* Leatherman PST-II
* Pen
* Mechanical Pencil
* Keys
* Wristwatch
* Wallet

* All of the above
* Springfield XD-45 4" in a cheap Uncle Mike's OWB paddle holster. Isn't open-carry in Arizona great?

With 14 rounds of .45 ACP 230gr Federal HSTs on tap, I don't bother carrying an extra magazine. Too bulky, and I don't feel it necessary to carry on the belt. I think if I need more than 14 rounds of .45, I'll a) be deaf, b) be dead, or c) be in way over my head...all of which are bad (some worse than others) and all of which are pretty unlikely.

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