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Folks really carry all that stuff?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nightcrawler, Jun 18, 2003.

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  1. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

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    On various threads here and on TFL, I've seen people describe the things they carry on a daily basis, and offering up lots of tips about what are "must-haves" in terms of personal security.

    Now, one's personal security depends on one's environment. In my little town of 1,000 or so people (total about 5000 if you count the surrounding small towns), especially in my little neighborhood on the end of town, we haven't had a home invasion...well, ever, that I can recall. One might have occured when I was young that I don't remember, but certainly nothing recently. People don't lock their doors at night around here. Nearly everyone has a gun, if nothing else, a shotgun or rifle for hunting, and any potential ne'er-do-wells know this full well.

    As such, the threat is low. My home defense gun is a single shot 12 gauge I keep taped to the back of my dresser, easily accessable from my bed, with extra shells on hand.

    However, when I was staying with a friend who lived in a more, erm, exciting neighborhood in another state, I kept a loaded .45 close at hand at night. Didn't feel too safe without it.

    On the same token, here's what I've heard some people describe as the stuff they take with them when they go out. This is an amalgamation of sorts, but I swear to God I've seen people say they carry all of this at once.

    -The usual stuff. Wallet, keys, etc.
    -SureFire Brand Flashlight. (Always a SureFire...you're not tactical without it.)
    -Sidearm w/ 2 reloads (usually a semiauto, either a Glock or a jazzed up 1911).
    -OC spray
    -Cell Phone
    -Expensive Folding Knive
    -Multitool
    -Baton (some people carry 'em...usually a collapsing one)
    -Back up gun (some prefer the New York Reload)

    Okay. I don't have a cell phone, so my normal load is my wallet and my car keys. That will be supplemented when I get my CCW, but since I live on campus most of the year and guns are illegal on campus...I'm not in a big hurry.

    So, how much of this type of stuff do you folks carry on a day to day basis? How on earth do you cover it all up? And do you need suspenders to keep your pants up? :p
     
  2. Rob96

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    I carry a sidearm amd spare reload, knfe or multi-tool, cell phone.
     
  3. swingset

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    I carry the following:

    Keys
    Wallet
    Cell Phone
    Wet Wipes
    Multi-Tool
    If Ohio gets it's act together, add a .40 to that!

    Very little I've come across yet these won't take care of! :D
     
  4. Feanaro

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    Many large pockets my friend. :)
     
  5. LiquidTension

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    Cargo pants are my best friend :D I practically have to have cargo pockets just to carry my wallet (it is HUGE because of the size of one of my IDs - FBI size). So here's what I carry daily -

    keys
    big wallet
    CRKT M16-13Z
    cell phone
    commander frame 1911
    spare mag
    gum or mints
    sometimes a surefire G2, depending on whether I will be out at night

    All of these things are required, especially when I'm working. Sometimes I have to talk to people, and they're generally more receptive when they aren't being knocked down by bad breath that accumulates when you've been away from home for 6+ hours. No OC spray or handcuffs or anything like that. Sometimes there is a Mossy 500 in the trunk if I have to go to a particularly "exciting" part of town.

    [edit] Oh yeah, forgot about the Oakley M Frames (no Skunk, I don't have the carbon fiber Oakleys), swiss army knife on the keychain, and bottle opener.
     
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  6. LiquidTension

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    Oh yeah, I just use a good belt to hold my pants up. Everything is easily concealed beneath an untucked shirt.

    [edit] I carry nothing in my back pockets, everything is in front pockets and cargo pockets. I would carry my wallet in a back pocket, but it is way too big. Everything else would break or hurt if I sit on it (phone, keys).
     
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  7. Ol' Badger

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    Wallet (Slim. Have no Money)
    Keys
    Watch (Timex)
    Swiss Army Knife (Front Right Pocket)
    Benchmade Mod. 650 (Right Back Pocket)
    Muti-Tool (Lift Hip)
    Those items are daily. When I think I need it...
    Colt Govt. Mod. .380 (No Spare Mags)
    Boy Scout Motto: Be Perpared!

    Oh yea. One Condom in Wallet. The expiration date on it is still good for a few more years before I have to throw it out.

    ;)
     
  8. Matt1911

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    Wallet
    Keys
    Folding knife
    Tauras tracker in 357
    2 speedloaders
    cell phone
    Yes, it's a pain,and i 'm still trying to fiqure out the best way to haul all this around:D
     
  9. RCS

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    Nightcrawler,

    Think Royal Robbins 5.11 pants or shorts w/wilderness nylon belt. If you need more carry room, add a RR 5.11 vest.

    Works for me;)

    regards
     
  10. 280PLUS

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    wallet with ccw

    hopefully some $

    .32 snubbie

    keys

    uh, thats it!

    :D

    ol' badger said,

    "Oh yea. One Condom in Wallet. The expiration date on it is still good for a few more years before I have to throw it out."

    LMAO...mine expired :(

    :neener:
     
  11. Tamara

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    The following stuff, plus the usual impedimentia of day-to-day life (Leatherman Juice kf4, PDA, cell phone, assorted toiletries & cosmetic stuff, purse debris, a wallet-like thingie...)

    [​IMG]

    The P-232 (or other small pocket gun) goes in a vest or jacket pocket, 1911 on strong-side hip IWB, 296 in purse, Sebenza and Commander in pockets, Bitterroot on keychain.
     
  12. TarpleyG

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    Here is what I usually carry. The exception is when I go to work and while at work for the guns.

    -Wallet
    -Keys
    -SureFire 6P or E1 depending
    -Kimber Pro Carry or Kel-Tec P11
    -Cell Phone
    -INExpensive Folding Knive (CRKT M16)
    -"Tactical" Luminox Captain's Field Watch (had to throw tactical in there somewhere)
    -American Flag lapel pin

    GT
     
  13. jthuang

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    I guess I'm one of the guilty ones. But, in response to your question, here is HOW I carry all that stuff.

    - Right front pocket: S&W M342 in Kramer pocket holster

    - Right rear pocket: 2 HKS speedloaders. Clipped to this pocket is a Spyderco Delica/Endura.

    - Left front pocket: wallet, money clip, Eclipse flash strips. Clipped to this pocket is a Spyderco Delica.

    - Left rear pocket: keys, Brunton Helios lighter, Buck Mini-Bucktool. Clipped to this pocket is a Surefire E2e/E2 (E2e in HA green for days when I'm wearing brown shoes/belt, E2 in black when wearing black shoes/belt).

    Cell phone is usually on one of those plastic belt holsters. Yes, I know it looks dumb. If in a pinch, I'll put it in my left rear pocket (Startac is small enough).

    Advantages:

    NO cargo pants required.

    NO cover garment required.

    Business casual dress code COMPLIANT.

    SATISFIES "one gun, one place, all the time" requirement -- because this method is good in 100+ degree weather (change to dress shorts with pleated fronts and roomy pockets) down to below freezing (can get to gun without going through bulky cover garment). NO need to switch guns/carry locations due to weather.

    Secret is to buy dress khakis/shorts with pleated fronts and roomy pockets. Prefer khakis from LL Bean and Structure. Avoid J. Crew chinos.

    Justin
     
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  14. sorny

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    For now I have my wallet in left, back (I'm a lefty btw), pocket watch, mints/gum, and pen in left, front, and keys/change in right front. My cell phone is sometimes on clipped to my left/front pocket as well, when I carry it.

    Of course I don't have my TN carry permit yet (on its way), but when I get it I'll be carrying a Kahr P-40 and probably an extra mag on a single mag pouch. I'm considering buying a mini maglite or something to have on my belt, but nothing that gets in the way, because there's many times I've been out walking the dog in almost pure darkness, stumbling around.

    For some reason I don't carry a pocket knife. I need too because I'm always needing one and I never have one, but I just haven't gotten around to getting a pocket sized knife yet.
     
  15. Kentucky Rifle

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    I'll play too..

    Clipped to left pocket-SS Spyderco "Cricket". (If I'm doing the flying.)
    Clipped to right pocket-Sebenza. Or, if I'm flying (myself)--Spyderco Ti 50/50 Salsa. (Dedicated flying knife. Those serrations will cut a stuck seat belt.)
    Cell Phone
    keys w/Photon Micro Light
    Windmill Lighter (I'm not spending a cold night under the wing again! I'm going to build a fire!)
    Small leather pouch in my watch pocket contains-nail clippers, Leatherman "Squirt", metal pill vial, AAA Arc light.
    Wallet
    Handkerchief
    Comb
    Folded large bandanna (Many uses)
    .32 H&R Mag/.38 Special on my hip or my ankle and a Seecamp in a RJ Hedley "Back Pocket" model holster.

    KR
    That's what's ON me. My flight bag contains a Marlin "Papoose", first aid kit, extra ammo, MRE, "Space Blanket", SOG "Seal Pup" knife, another Windmill lighter, tinder for starting the fire, a little water, and a PALight with a great "strobe" feature. All this stuff was born from the stuff I promised myself I'd carry during that long, cold night after being forced down in the middle on nowhere. Had a lot of time to think. (And shiver.)
     
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  16. Trisha

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    Nightcrawler;

    It's because I live in a somewhat remote area that I regularly carry the tools I do. A Sheriff's Deputy is at least a half-hour away (if nothing else is going on), and about the same for an ambulance!

    A .45 of some sort (+P+ loads and at least two reloads)
    My pet .357mag with 5 reloads (you read that right)
    Usually two knives
    Multi-tool
    Flashlight
    ASP baton (more often than not)


    And what is in my purse is quite a list - and no , I'm not going to go into that!

    How do I carry all that? I'm fashion-conscious, dear - didn't you know... ?

    Trisha
     
  17. Norm357

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    My turn

    ON my belt
    Glock M23 at 3 o clock
    small can of Fox labs OC at 3:15 or so
    spare mag at 8 o clock
    cell phone at 10 o clock


    pocket knife in my front left pocket

    Smith hammerless .38 in my right rear pocket.(I know,bad Norm no holster)

    wallet in right rear pocket.



    Thats it
    Norm out
     
  18. themic

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    always always always in pockets:

    keys
    wallet (Old Navy)
    cell phone (LG)
    CRKT Apache III folding knife
    pen

    often:

    bookbag with the latest Atlantic, Economist, current book, and water bottle

    sometimes:

    RAP 401 IWB on right side

    on occasion:

    Leatherman on belt

    rarely:

    flashlight


    don't mindcarrying stuff too much. being a medic for 4 years actually changed the way i walk/stand a bit... even new belts dip on the right side after a few days. i don't carry the CCW often because i'm frequently finding myself going to dc or possibly the GW parkway.
     
  19. Kharn

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    I'm in MD (and at college when outside the state), so I'm pretty much disarmed. I've got:
    Right front pocket:
    Keys with carbiner clipped to belt loop (I have a leather loop on the keychain that lets the keys ride down in my pocket while still clipped on, thus no jingle when I walk)
    Chapstick
    Right rear: Wallet
    Left rear: Comb
    Left front: CRKT M16-012Z, maybe a cellphone
    Bookbag: 18" ASP and cellphone if its not in my pocket.

    I cant wait till I get out of school (1 year!) and can move to a free state. :(

    Kharn
     
  20. Mikul

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    (1) CZ-75: in a bellyband behind my right hip.
    (2) Gerber EZ-out: clipped to my waistband behind my left hip.
    (3) OC Spray 1/2oz: inside my left pocket
    (4) Surefire E1: inside my right pocket

    My keys are separated into two pockets and all cutsey keychains had to go (too bad, I collect them). My jeans are all 2" larger at the waist than I am.

    I am seriously contemplating a Kahr P9 for pocket carry.
     
  21. firestar

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    I hate bulk. My goal is to carry as little as possible and make it as light as possible.

    My EVERY day carry is:

    * single fold wallet
    * keys, just the basic ones I need, car and house.
    * Benchmade medium folder. Titanium and carbon fiber, light!
    * Kel-Tec P-32 (8 ozs)
    * Swiss Army watch

    Thats it!
    The whole assortment weighs less than two pounds. I can carry the above everyday and almost anywhere.

    I laugh at people who claim to carry 16 pounds of gear enveryday. Where do they put it? Do they have bad backs?
    :D I guess if you know exactly what your day will be, it is not a big deal to carry a bunch of stuff but most people have to do many different things in a day and they can't have guns falling out of pockets everytime they bend over.

    When I feel the need to carry a real gun, I carry my 9mm Star Firestar in addition to the P-32.
     
  22. Tamara

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    firestar,

    Seems most folks here have explained where it all goes. :)

    On none of the occasions I've needed a gun did I recieve an engraved invitation in the mail beforehand. I reckon you have a more genteel class of criminal around there. ;)
     
  23. brownie0486

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    sak left front with chapstick, change, folded bills on money clip
    edc tactical right front
    NAA 380 right front or right rear
    wallet left rear
    right rear empty
    emerson lagriff necker
    ocasionally a bladerigger kwaiken on shoulder rig
    g-2 sure fire at 9 oclock on the belt
    beeper behind the g-2
    manrikigarrote and belt

    at 4 oclock the 640-1 357 for summer
    at 4 oclock the glock 30 for winter

    speed strip in watch fob pocket

    Brownie
     
  24. 4v50 Gary

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    Talk about carrying a lot of stuph. Saw a picture of a Civil War soldier who had two full sized revolvers tucked into his vest and had a special leather belt that held a deringer (or some sort of small pistol). In addition, he was fiercely displaying a huge knife or sword. Clearly early war because by the first march, a lot of the extra weight was discarded.
     
  25. Kharn

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    4v50 Gary:
    Might he have been a cavalry soldier?

    Kharn
     
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