CC update - long over-due (pic heavy)
Well, it's been too long since I've updated everyone on my carrying lifestyle, so I thought I would fill you guys in.
I got my XDM after the 2008 election results, and have been carrying since about Dec 2008. I promptly got a Crossbreed Supertuck and loved it.
I gleaned tons of helpful information from this forum, kept learning, practicing, and researching.
Well, here's my gear, and how I carry it.
First, the Crossbreed.
I carry around 8:30 or 9, slight forward cant. Ammo is Pow'rBall 9mm, my winter ammo. I've heard good and bad about it, but for now that's what I have.
My EDC knife is a CRKT M16-13LE. Holds a pretty decent edge, great handle, good weight. It's no Spyderco or Benchmade, but I like it and it's what I could afford at the time.
The light is a Quartz 123², regular head with a momentary on/off cap (I initially bought the tactical head, but it was awkward, so they sent me a regular one). Super bright! I love this thing! Use it every day for random stuff. I didn't think I would use it very often, but many here said to get a good light as part of an EDC system. Good advice!
They look like EDC, don't they?
(random gun porn)
Here's my SmartCarry. Definitely my favorite and most versatile holster, I wear this to work (grocery store, lots of physical activity), church, everywhere. It is awesome, and to those who are uneasy with this system, give it a try before you knock it.
For those familiar with the SmartCarry, you might be wondering "Isn't that gun on the wrong side?"
Technically, it's on the right side :wink: I can carry the extra magazine no problem, just some bunched up fabric in the bottom of the pocket so it sticks up a bit.
Here's the deal: If I wear the gun on the left side, it sticks out like a sore thumb, making this noticeable bump on my left pocket side.
So my idea was to stick it in the right side, then the butt of the gun rests right under my belt buckle.
Disappears pretty well, if you ask me. No one has ever noticed it, except the wife, but we won't go into details here! :ahhhhh:
(the hole is from the rear sight. bummer, but a shirt usually covers it.)
Well, that's all for now folks!
Any questions or suggestions are appreciated, as always!