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Flashlight. Knife. Gun.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CmdrSlander, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Participating Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Disputed Western Missouri
    It was once said that every man should have these three things at his disposal, should disaster, man made or otherwise, strike.

    So, what are your go to flashlights, knives, and guns. These don't have to be EDC, they can be the tools you keep in your home or car or workplace, etc.

    My three:

    In "Emergency Kit":
    -Maglite, full size, with extra batteries.

    -Rock Island Armory M1911, 9mm, with a loaded mag and an extra box of 124 Grain Winchester 9mm NATO.

    -Gerber 4" folder, given to me by my grandfather, very old and therefore unmarked except for brand name so I couldn't tell you the model. This is also me EDC blade.
  2. 76shuvlinoff

    76shuvlinoff Senior Member

    Jul 6, 2007
    Not sure I can call it an emergency kit but closest at hand:

    Surefire Aviator.
    Benchmade Mini Barrage.
    The gun is a variable.
  3. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    Oct 6, 2009
    ill just name my EDC, because i keep far to many of all of those to name them all

    • 5.11 ATAC PLx for durring the day
    • Streamlight Scorpion X for when i go out at night

    • Emerson A100
    • Spyderco Endure SS
    • Benchmade 5500

    • Ruger SP101
    • Polish P64
  4. Fast Frank

    Fast Frank Participating Member

    Feb 17, 2007
    Houston, Texas (Woodlands)
    Well, I don't know what "They" say, But I tend to pretty much have those very things on me, most of the time.

    For the light, I have a small rechargeable LED. It's about five inches long and one inch diameter. It says "Eagle Sunlight Turbo" on it.

    It has a 2600 MAH lithium ion battery, and it's stupid bright. 300 lumens? not sure, but I think that's correct. It is supposed to have a four hour run time. I have ZipTied this thing to the barrel of my .30-30 before and I have shot and killed a raccoon at ~65 yards that way. I had no problem seeing the raccoon through the scope.

    It absolutely hurts to be flashed in the eyes, and at night it's a weapon in it's own right.

    For my Knife, I rotate between two, depending on the situation. I Do not use them for opening boxes or whatever. The reason for that is because I keep them shaving sharp and it's just too much work to keep that up if the knife is used to strip wire or cut cardboard.

    The most common carried is a Kershaw "Needs Work". It's not very large, and doesn't look as much like a weapon as it does a tool. The cutting edge has no curve to it at all, and it stands a pretty good chance of being ignored. It's what I put in my pocket if I can't have a weapon. I have never been challenged on it, but I think most folks would just see it as a pocket knife...

    Of course it does have the spring assisted open, and it's sharper than most straight razors. It will do the job if needed.

    For more serious situations, I have a Columbia Knife and Tool M-16.

    It's the "1*" version. (That's pronounced "One Ass To Risk").

    This one is a big, mean looking knife with a tanto point and a big, wide offset bevel edge. The blade is made of thick sturdy metal and the pivot and lock is big and strong. I've never tried it, but I believe this thing is stout enough to stab it right into the hood of a car.

    There's no mistaking what that blade is for, and shame on the mess if anybody makes me carve up their ham hocks with that thing.

    My most common carry is a Kimber TLE2 in stainless.

    It's a full size Government model 1911. I use a Blade Tech Kydex "In the pants" holster for CCW.

    On other occasions, I have a Ruger Speed Six. It's a six-shot .357 revolver with a three inch barrel in stainless. I use it when my clothing doesn't allow a full size pistol.

    On the beach, a fanny pack carries the Ruger nicely. It also serves as Truck Gun sometimes.

    Obviously, I keep at least one reload for whatever I'm carrying. (Usually)

    I'm not in the habit of being attacked, or stranded, or nuked, or whatever.

    I also don't believe in Zombies. (Yet:D)

    But having a few basic supplies like the ones mentioned above assures me that in the event of any unpleasant situation from a flat tire in unknown territory on up will at least find me in a better-than-helpless condition.
  5. smalls

    smalls Senior Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Macomb County, MI
    Yeah, it's the same as my EDC. STI Spartan IV 9mm, spare mag, Remington folder, and Cokeman LED light. I don't always carry the flashlight on me, but usually in my daily carry around bag.
  6. Iramo94

    Iramo94 Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    South Florida
    I have a very cheap LED flashlight (I think the company is called Brinkmann?), a Zero Tolerance 0350, and a Smith and Wesson 5906. These are currently my EDC, and I like 'em quite well. I may get a nice light one of these days.

    I think multitool or Swiss army knife should be added to the list of the bare necessities.
  7. smalls

    smalls Senior Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Macomb County, MI
    I was going to, as well, but I got my Coleman for free. It's plenty bright enough for me and small enough to fit in any of my pockets. It's been dropped tons, and barely has scratches on it. For my needs I can't imagine dropping $150 on a flash light.

    I stopped spending more than $40 on knives, because they all end up at the bottom of the lake, anyway. Lake St. Clair now owns 3 of my Benchmade's :D
  8. hurld

    hurld New Member

    Apr 8, 2012

    Flashlight= Nitecore EA1
    Knife= Benchmade mini griptillian
    Gun= Beretta Nano or Glock 27
  9. WC145

    WC145 Senior Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    FNP45 Tactical
    Surefire G2X Pro
    Benchmade HK auto

    The FN is my duty piece and the light and knife are EDC items. If the SHTF and I have a choice I'll grab the FN, if not I'm fine with any of my off duty guns. My patrol rifle is a SIG 556 Classic, it'll be tagging along as well.
  10. Sgt_R

    Sgt_R Active Member

    Apr 12, 2010
  11. hq

    hq Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Flashlight: XM-L T6 based 18650 Li-Ion lens/zoom flashlight + spare rechargeable batteries
    Gun: Para 16-40 @ 10mm and/or a 1911 double stack in 9mm, plenty of magazines
    Knife: Marttiini Condor Timberjack (hey, I am a finn, it MUST be a puukko; I have these laying around everywhere)
  12. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    Customized Hi Power LW/Detective, PF9, or P3AT (clothing dependent).
    Fenix PD10
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  13. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    May 27, 2007
    I have become a big fan of head lamps for general utility because no matter how 'tactical' your trendy flash light is, it still ties up one of your two hands when you use it. A head lamp leaves both hands free and always points right where you look. Sure, I have the TLR and Surefires but the head lamp is usually my first choice.

    Emerson 11

    Full sized 1911.
  14. Trent
    • Contributing Member

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Dec 6, 2010
    Headlamp (have three)
    Ozark Trail 5" full tang (great for cleaning fish and everything else I need to cut, including veggies)
    Glock 21
  15. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Elder

    Aug 11, 2005
    Elbert County, CO
    Flashlight: Streamlight Microstream

    Knife: Kershaw Needs Work or Blur Tanto

    Firearm: Kel Tec P3AT, Kel Tec PF-9, CA Bulldog .44, S&W CS-45, Glock 20. One of these is always with me away from home.

    I don't carry at work or worry about a car gun while at work, though. Of course, work and home are separated by a door..........
  16. HorseSoldier

    HorseSoldier Mentor

    Jul 13, 2006
    Anchorage, AK
    I'm never too far removed from a Wilson 1911, a Benchmade 710, and a Surefire E2D.
  17. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2002
    Centennial, CO
    Swiss Army Knife Lockback Evolution.. though I've been eyeing upgrading to the Patagonia or Fireman's one handed knife. A pocket knife to me is far more useful a tool than the average 'fighting' knife.

    Lenser LED flashlight I got at Home Depot... this converted me to LED for the long haul. Compact, durable, 1/4 the cost of 'tactical' lights. Silver in color but fits your fist like a roll of quarters.


    Home depot had these in red, blue and silver for around $20.

    FEG hi-power clone.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
  18. rozziboy18

    rozziboy18 Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    knoxville tn
    i love it!
    read the heading to this post and looked down on my right side and was very pleased with myself!

    my daily carry items

    streamlight protac 2aa: bright as i need it to be and runs on easy to find AA's
    spyderco deca vg10: best all around blade for me, holds a edge for freakin ever too
    kimber super carry pro hd: running 230g hornady xtp +p's and 2 extra mags.

    on a side note:
    i carry a "man purse" ie a edc maxpedition or as i like to call it "my bag-o-mysteries".
    its contents include.
    kimber super carry pro hd
    2 extra mags
    extra box of hornady tap 230 +p xtp's
    8 AA batterys
    sharpening stone
    small vial of bleach
    small first aid kit
    550 cord
    3 power bars (replenished daily)
    1 5hour energy
    hand wire saw
    small vial of fp10 gun oil
    hand sanitizer
    3 or 4 small zip lock bags

    you would be amazed how much these things come in handy! since the bag goes everywhere with me work, woods, caves, rivers ect.. its not surprise its full of stuff, i want to add a "spot" locator but have put it off so long i doubt it will happen.
  19. Snowdog

    Snowdog Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Hendersonville, WNC
    I used to carry a knife (Stryker 910), but while out and about, carry a multi-tool with one-handed accessible blade these days (Leatherman Wave). I carry the Benchmade still for yard work though.

    When out at night, I always have a XenoE03, M&P40c and Leatherman Wave. If I'm planning on being outside at night, I'll typically have a spare 14500 battery as well. I have yet to run into a situation where I felt I needed more flashlight, knife or pistol.
  20. Inebriated

    Inebriated Senior Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    4Sevens Preon (until I recently lost it... looking for a new light now)
    Benchmade Adams, SOG PowerLock, and Leatherman Style CS
    Glock 19

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