What's Your Daily Load Out?

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  1. Obturation

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    G20 or g30 in an iwb holster, usually black rhino but use a galco king tuk sometimes .
    One spare mag in a single mag holder on my off side.
    Benchmade 940 or opinel .
    That's about it.

    If it's really hot or I'm going to a pajama party I'll put my g42 in a pocket or something . sometimes it goes swimming. Spare mag in a pocket loose.
     
  2. Varminterror

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    I have started carrying two knives. I have carried a clip folder in my right front pocket for nearly 20yrs, but organically found myself carrying two. I was carrying a small Kershaw Scallion for about a year (replacing a Kershaw Kuro I had carried for 3-4yrs, which replaced an old Spiderco, which had replaced a Schrade Cliphanger which I carried for around 5yrs, and another 5 about a decade before that), but then bought a Benchmade Pardue - intending to swap. However, for some reason I began carrying both. The scallion was pushed to my back right pocket with my wallet, displaced by the Pardue in my front right pocket with my keys.

    So... Front left is chapstick, small bottle of saline drops, and my work cell phone. Rear left is my personal cell phone. G19 or LCP IWB typically 6 o’clock or more often, appendix carry. Left ankle is a spare mag. Although much of this year, I worked around carrying a SilencerCo Maxim strong side OWB or left armpit holster under a light jacket.
     
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  3. Armored farmer

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    I learned that habit years ago.
    First it was his and hers. Then we had kids. They always are in need of being wiped down. That's it started.
    Tears and rears.
    Mud and blood.
    Etc.
    I've been known to us one as a "mandatory face covering " lately.
     
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  4. JR24

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    That is the ONE good thing about all the face covering demands lately, it's been encouraging me to remember a hanky in my pocket which, as you say, is extremely useful.
     
  5. Bcwitt

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    J frame, right front pocket holster, wallet & phone left front, key in hand. The 638 is the only daily carry gun for me. Anything bigger makes work more difficult. A pocket holster is just about the only option for me. Of course, I keep a bigger gun in the vehicle.
     
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    I'm not so sure. I now live in an open carry state but in Florida, concealment is a requirement and printing can be considered brandishing. So when I lived there, I was more concerned about the ignorant busy bodies with the cell phones spotting my piece and going hysterical than thugs with ill intent.
     
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  7. herrwalther

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    Maybe it's an old military habit but I hate using my phone while walking. Or even standing. My phone stays where it belongs unless I am using it for something fast and put away. I am looking around for weapons, but it is more a curiosity. Oh that person is carrying too. What kind of gun in what holster kind of curiosity. General situational awareness is sorely lacking in modern society.
     
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    I agree. I see the utility in many things a cell phone can do. Like being able to take and view pics from your pocket but if I didn't have to check email and be available for work purposes, I'd probably leave mine in the vehicle. I'm actually still fascinated by the concept of the "car phone".
     
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  9. bearcreek

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    Not if the "printing" is unintentional and brief. Look up Florida statute 790.053. Anyway, I was talking about free-er states where both open and concealed carry are legal.
     
  10. Nuclear

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    Hmm, let’s see. A holstered Kahr P9 plus a spare mag, a folding knife (1 of 4 in rotation), cell phone, wallet, reading glasses, pen & money clip.
     
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    Glock 23 + spare mag
    Leatherman micra
    cell phone
    keys
    lip balm
    hand sanitizer
    unused dog poo bags
     
  12. Vern Humphrey

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    I carry a Kimber Custom Classic .45 ACP in a tuckable IWB on one side, two spare mags in a multitool carrier on the other, a swiss knife, a lighter, a tube of Carmex (aside from being good for chapped lips, it makes a good fire starter) and an Irish Penal rosary in my left pocket. I carry my keys -- with a tiny flashlight and a P38 can opener in my right pocket, along with a bandanna. Cell phone goes on the left hip, behind the spare mags.
     
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  13. Mikhail Weiss

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    Glock 19, sometimes with a spare magazine.
    XL Cold Steel Voyager, clip point.
    Keys with a SAK on keychain.
    Cell phone.
    Wallet.
    Watch.
    ...
    Sometimes I’ll tote the CRKT Pangolin, too, just because.
    Or I’ll clip the Microtech Cypher in a back pocket.
    Or I’ll carry both of them, too, just because...
     
  14. Howland937

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    I remember the exact reason for my carrying 2, one clipped in each front pocket. A stuck right hand and a left hand that couldn't reach the knife clipped onto the right pocket. I needed that knife to cut the serpentine belt my right hand was stuck in.

    I carry IWB (officer size 1911 .45) at 3:30/4:00 on a buckle-less mechanics belt, all day every day, regardless of temp or attire. Kershaw Bareknuckle on right front pocket, Leek on LF pocket. 2 spare mags are in the console of the Cherokee when I'm at work, one goes in my LR pocket, one in LF pocket when not as work.
     
  15. joneb

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    What is a daily load out? is it opposite of a daily load in?
     
  16. Rock185

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    I hope I'm not overdoing it with my daily "load-out";)
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  17. kidneyboy

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    Interesting contrast throughout this thread.
    What are the odds that any of us will be in a situation where your carry gun printing will be an actual concern? Don't think to long - it's very, very small.
    What are the odds that someone you don't know, with intentions you can't fathom, is tracking you because you carry a cell phone? It's huge.

    My "carry out" doesn't include a phone. It does include a handkerchief. I worry more about my wallet printing than my carry piece.
     
  18. sean m

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    During my work week
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    When I'm goofing off
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  19. commygun

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    Here’s everything. Carried in my jeans or khakis pockets. So I’m a bit bulgy and, depending how full the nicotine lozenge tubes are, may be prone to rattle a little.
     
  20. frogfurr

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    I have experimented on carry guns and holsters for a couple of years now. This is a Dan Wesson Vigil Commander in a Milt Sparks Criterian. Doesn't get any better.

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    Interesting thought for anyone who clips their keys to a belt or belt loop. A guy I work with does this. I can always hear him coming a mile away. Jingle jingle. I always think, what if you need to be quiet? To this end i make sure nothing clanks or jingles when I walk. Just food for thought.
     
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  22. V-fib

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    642,speedloader, speedstrip, Naa mini .22lr, schrade knife, pepper spray, flashlight, cell phone , keys, wallet, Aspirin/Pepcid, Just in case and the Stupid Freakin Mask that I use infrequently as I can.
     
  23. bluejeans

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    Cargo pockets: Wallet, phone
    Front pants pockets: benchmade knife, flashlight
    Belt: m&p full-size w/ tlr-1 and apex trigger, spare mag w/ taran tac. +6 baseplate. Belt is an hsgi inner/outer hook and loop setup.
    No keys.
     
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  24. JR24

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    Decided I wanted to get back to carrying .45 for ... reasons. Still debating one or two spare mags, about 9 oz more than the Glock setup I shared earlier on this thread, but spread out enough that it doesn't bother my back (like the steel commander 1911 I'd probably rather be carrying does).

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  25. Mike J

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    My usual carry consists of a M&P 2.0 Compact in a IWB holster on my right hip with a spare extended magazine on my left hip. I carry a Kershaw Link clipped on my right front pocket that also contains my keys. My lighter, change and some screw tips for work are usually in my left front pocket (unfortunately I still smoke). Wallet is in my left back pocket. I carry 2 key rings so that if someone borrows the key to the gang box they don't have my truck keys (I don't want to get stranded).

    Edited to add: I do not carry a firearm while working as I believe it would be more of a liability than an asset.
     
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