Extra Clips VS Tactical Flashlight?

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    Extra Clips VS Tactical Flashlight?

    Ok guys, I am looking for some input...I normally carry 1 extra clip but no flashlight but took a intermediate tactics and shooting class a couple of weeks ago, they taught us we should be carrying 2 extra clips, a flashlight and a folding knife. How much is enough?? I might as well wear a SWAT vest!! What are you guys carrying???

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    Quote Originally Posted by arffdog875 View Post
    Ok guys, I am looking for some input...I normally carry 1 extra clip but no flashlight but took a intermediate tactics and shooting class a couple of weeks ago, they taught us we should be carrying 2 extra clips, a flashlight and a folding knife. How much is enough?? I might as well wear a SWAT vest!! What are you guys carrying???
    I carry two magazines for my PT140 and a Kershaw Blur.

    BTW, semi-auto pistols have magazines; a clip is used in an M1 Garand.
    An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert A. Heinlein

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    I am bad, I was working on my buddys M1 Garand mistake noted
    Thanks

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    My EDC is a G26 OWB strong side 3 o'clock w/2 xtra mags weak side 9 o'clock and Spyderco Endura weakside front pocket. I only carry a Tac Lite if necessary at night. JMO
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    Carry what you feel is needed, if its just a single gun and thats it then learn to use that to its fullest. If you want to go fullbore and carry 2 mags flashlight defensive knife and BUG then do that, after a few years of getting told "You're doing it wrong" Im kinda in the point of Ill do my thing you do yours. So do what makes you comfortable.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

    Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.

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    I carry a gun,2 xtra mags and unless there is a power outage...crap I gotta start carrying a flashlight
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    I agree with TerriLi. I'm far from a tactical expert (on the ground, anyway ;), but I feel comfortable with what I carry. I've got my EDC and a folder that are always with me. At night, I sometimes slip my Olight Warrior in a cargo shorts or jacket pocket if I think I'll need it. I also might carry a spare mag in a cargo or jacket pocket, too, but that's about it. I've got a messenger bag that doubles as my diaper bag (two little ones), and that has 2 spare mags in it along with a first aid kit and some other odds and ends. Sometimes there's just too much to carry. Do what you feel comfortable with.

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    EDC, one mag, keys, phone, and usually chapstick.

    Might add a light at night, Santa's bringing me a Fenix PD30.
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    I carry a folder a EDC, and one extra mag. and a flashlight. I carry extra mags in the door space on each side of my truck. If I cant fight my way back to my truck with 27 rounds I aint gonna make it. My heavy flashlight is a Surefire
    E1L. For suit and tie days it is a Streamlight Microstream, the size of a medical penlight. My folder clips to my pants pocket all of this is doable, in a suit and tie EVERYDAY by me. Its not impossible...you just have to plan a little before you load your pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    I carry two magazines for my PT140 and a Kershaw Blur.

    BTW, semi-auto pistols have magazines; a clip is used in an M1 Garand.
    +1
    different type of firearm and knife though.

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    That is what we in the Army call a "geardo" kinda like weirdo. I mean really!!!
    primary carry. 2 mags, BUG, knife, flashlight, pepper spray, cell phone wallet, car keys I do have an old assault pack that I willl sell cheap if any geardo needs it


    Did I forget any equipment

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    Handgun (P345 or S&W 637), 2 Mags (1 Speed Strip) , small maglite and Crkt Folder.
    To each his own, I usually carry all this stuff but not 100% of the time.
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    1911, two spare mags and an assisted opener.
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    I carry knives, even before, perhaps because we didn't have CCH, for work, pleasure and defense.
    I carry a Spyderco Worker 3-1/2 blade right front pocket, mostly with the idea it is my animal defense weapon. It is of course a one hand knife and if a dog attacked me I would guard with my left arm and cut the dog's throat with the knife. I have knives I carry for cutting boxes, drywall and scraping battery terminal, don't want to use that knife for cutting my food.
    Gun, carry a Colt Officer's ACP and always 4 spare magazines, maybe as many as 8 spares if it is winter and I'm wearing a coat with lots of pockets. In cool weather I'll have 6 mags, and a vest. Those mags are weights too to keep the 40 mph Kansas breeze from blowing my cover [pun intended, is it a pun?]
    Cellphone, keys, sometimes a multi-tool and if I'll be out late, a 7-C Maglight, or maybe just a MiniMag with 3 LED conversion.
    I'm way over equipped, been carrying 20,000 hours last three years and have never come close to needing 90% of the stuff. But then I haven't need the car insurance either.
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    At home, EDC...it's a spare mag, flashlight (either E2D or G2 LED), a folding knife, and a CELL PHONE. If I carry, I always have my cell phone.
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

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