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    EDC gear must haves

    I just turned 21 and decided not to get my CHL because I am applying to a police department. Their academy starts in late May so I would only have a few months, at the most, to use a CHL. But I have found several items that I have started to carry everywhere and use every day.

    1. Utility HAK knife. This is my main self defense tool at the moment, when not at home. I really love this knife and feel more comfortable with this knife, for self defense, than I do with larger folders.

    2. Leatherman WAVE multitool. I find myself using this almost on an hourly basis. I save alot of time going to find screwdrivers, sissors, and pliers. And I love that the knife blades are on the outside of the handles and I don't have open it to get to a knife. I gave all of my wedding party and my father a Leatherman Kick as wedding gifts. My dad remodels homes and he uses his all the time too.

    3. Small flashlight. I carry a Surefire E1L Outdoorsman and I always find a need for this little guy too. I am always digging through dim closets, looking for something in my truck, or using it while walking the dog at night. And it bright enough to be used to ID a threat and disrupt their vision at self defense distances.

    So, besides gun/holster/spare ammo, what to you carry every day.
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    Gun, Holster and ammo plus!

    Two spare mag's

    One of three light's I like to carry depending on what I am doing/wearing.

    Benchmade pocket knife

    Sometimes a multi tool


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    knife, gun, flashlight, cellphone.
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    Besides, Gun/Holster, Spare Ammo?...

    I usually have a cell phone, a Ken Onion/Leek, a small DPS spray, and a SureFire E2e...that's about it!

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    Yep, I forgot the cell phone thingy.



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    Extra mag, pocket led flash light, pocket knife and pepper spray. I wear cargos every where, even church so it's like not having all that on me.

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    I have the following on me at all times;
    Pistol
    Spare magazine
    E2e
    benchmade folder
    cell phone
    small trauma pack

    In the car or in my brief bag I have:
    Slightly larger first aid kit
    more reloads
    short wave radio
    usually a rifle in the car/truck
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    Primary gun
    Backup gun
    Spare mag
    Folding knife
    Small OC
    Small LED Light
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    Kimber Ultra Raptor carried IWB
    2 spare mags for above
    P3AT in a pocket holster
    Cold Steel Tanto styles blade clipped on pocket
    Surefire G2
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    AK-47 underfolder for trunk.

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    S&W 642
    6 rd. speed strip
    CRKT pocket folder
    Cell phone
    And I Always carry my head up & eyes scanning

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    Gun
    Reload (at least one)
    Flashlight
    Multi-tool
    Folding knife clipped to my right pocket
    Cell phone
    Carry permit

    Those things are with me at all times.
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    Off duty carry.

    Glock 23/one glock 22 spare mag,spyderco native,NAA mini mag.
    small led flash light, cell phone,wallet with badge and credentials.
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    Don't forget a extra set of batteries!

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    I don't have it all yet. Yet being the key word. I plan on having the following:

    Hideaway Knife (Midnight Hideaway Straight)
    Shivworks Lil Loco
    Leatherman (Replacement for the Wave)
    Sure Fire E2E
    Liger Belt Blk with Silver Buckle
    Mil-Tac TDP-1 Pen
    ASP Key Defender, Keys, Photon LED
    CRKT M16
    Holster w/Pistol (still looking for what I want)
    Ammo carrier w/spare ammo (Two reloads)
    Cell Phone
    Wallet.


    I am picking this stuff up peice by peice.

    I had carried for a while before a G19 with +2 mags (52 rounds 124gr +P GDHP) Sure fire 6P, Leatherman super tool, ASP Key defender, ASP LED, Benchmade AFCK, Smith 60 with hammer bobbed off and two speed strips.

    Keep safe,

    Matt

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