So, I asked a few of our guys to go on the record about what they're carrying on them right now (or on a daily basis). This is always good to know because it gives you a bit of insight into the lives of folks who are actively participating in the concealed carry lifestyle. I also included myself, though I would take anything I say with a grain of salt, because the other three guys on this list are way smarter than I am.
Let's take a look at what some of us carry on a daily basis:
Gun. P365 currently. Glock 19 sometimes.
Brave response appendix or Brave Response original
SOG Reactor (Knife and multi-tool)
Wilderness Tactical Belt with money pouch
511 Defender Flex J eans (almost every day)
Not everyday but trying to build up to everyday:
Wilderness Tactical Ankle IFAK with Chest Seals and SWAT-T, and other medical gear
I also always have a lock pick set, a handcuff key, and a USB drive
My typical EDC right now consists of:
Benchmade Griptillian 551 Knife
Fenix RC05SE Flashlight
Wilderness Tactical Ankle IFAK (SOFTT-Wide Tourniquet, Celox Rapid Z-ribbon, H&H Mini Compression Bandage, Duct Tape, Trauma Shears, Nitrile Gloves, Handcuff Key)
L.A.G. Tactical Business Card Holster (for identification and credit/debit cards)
And either of the two setups:
Sig Sauer P365
Gray Guns/Phlster Classic Holster (2-loop design only available for Gray Guns)
Spare mag in 5.11 Defender Flex Jeans magazine pocket
Phlster Classic Holster
Phlster Flex (modular carry system)
Q-series Mag Carrier
There may be sometimes where I deviate from what I typically carry, but for the majority of days I go pretty light compared to most. I carrya a black, Sig P365 in a Police Blue, Blackpoint Tactical Dualpoint Holster with side pouch. I have two 12 round magazines filled with Federal Premium 124 grain hydra-shok JHP. And yes there is one in the chamber. I also carry a SWAT T soft tourniquet in my back pocket and an O-Light S2R. When I carry a knife, I carry the Colonel Blades NCO knife. And most importantly I never leave home without a sober mind and situational awareness.
Josh (me) —
I have two different setups that I usually use. One for home because it's where I spend most of my time, and one for whenever I go out.
Snubby revolver in .38 Special that I pocket carry in a Sticky Holster, 5 rounds of Hornady 110 gr FTX Critical Defense hollow points. I'm usually in gym shorts and the light-weight gun helps me remain comfortable where I'm at, and I'm never far from a long gun (or other higher capacity handgun) where I can defend the home.
My outside rig consists of an FNS9-C in FDE, carried with the short mag in a JM4 Tactical Hi-Ride Holster. I have the extended mag sitting in an LAG Tactical mag carrier, a pen or two, and a Schrade pocket folder all being held up by a Double Shot Gun Belt. Like Matthew, both magazines are filled to the brim with Federal 124 gr Hydra-Shok hollow points, with one in the pipe. Finally, I have a heavy set of car keys that everyone makes fun of me for, and a handcuff key just in case.
Why the pens and heavy keys? In the Marines we were taught to hope for the best but expect the worst. That means that if I'm for some reason unable to defend myself with my gun and knife, I can still use something to defend myself with. A pen, ya know, just in case I need to write something down. Or, stab a straddling attacker in the throat who is poking me with a knife.
Either way, my main goal in life is to make it back to my wife and kids.
Now it's your turn. What comprises your EDC kit? Lay it out for us in the comments below.