What items did you carry with you every single day?

What items did you carry with you every single day?

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  • Pistol

    125 87.41%
  • Back-up pistol

    16 11.19%
  • Second back-up pistol

    3 2.10%
  • Spare magazine and/or speed loader

    83 58.04%
  • Flashlight

    68 47.55%
  • Knife

    114 79.72%
  • Multi-tool

    19 13.29%
  • Pepper spray

    20 13.99%
  • Kubaton

    3 2.10%
  • First aid item(s)

    17 11.89%
  • Cell phone

    129 90.21%
  • Other

    30 20.98%
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    What items did you carry with you every single day?

    I'll be the first to admit I don't carry the exact same gear every single day, due sometimes to convenience, laziness, urgency to get out the door, etc. For example, I do carry a second pistol, pepper spray and a tourniquet on my person usually two days a week. On the other hand, I do carry a pistol, spare magazine, flashlight, cell phone, and knife 99.9999% of the time.

    How about you? What items do you carry every single day?
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    I carry a pistol, spare magazine, flashlight, folding knife, cellphone, wallet and keys. Same pockets everyday. Creature of habit am I.
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    I don’t attempt and try to lug a bunch of crap everyday, never have and never will.

    I carry a pistol, and depending on capacity a spare mag in the rear left pocket. A pocket knife in the front left, along with a small flashlight.
    Keys on a D-ring, wallet in front right pocket.
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    As one ex-SEAL said on a YouTube video, "Sorry if you're disappointed in me, but I have a flashlight on my phone, so I don't EDC another one." As for first aid items, I was taught trauma first aid in the Navy and in a later civilian course at the NRA HQ. Both emphasized being able to do trauma first aid using common clothing items. It is not ideal, but it works. Your only purpose is to keep someone alive for around 25 minutes until paramedics arrive, not to be a paramedic. Besides, my plan is for the other guy to need first aid, not me or my loved ones. And I don't plan on giving him first aid. I might get sued for malpractice! Just MHO.
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    Pistol, spare magazine(s), wallet, pen, comb, cell phone, nail clippers, and a knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backpacker57 View Post
    I carry a pistol, spare magazine, flashlight, folding knife, cellphone, wallet and keys. Same pockets everyday. Creature of habit am I.
    Exact same for me, though the flashlight is mainly when I'm at work.
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about the cell phone flashlight and the fart app.
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    Does my wife count as a backup pistol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPGunther View Post
    Does my wife count as a backup pistol?
    Depends on the wife......
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    My edc

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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    Depends on the wife......
    ^^^ I thought the same.

    My wife and I do carry the same type of weapon and our ammo interchanges...just sayin :)
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    My EDC consists of a RIA Compact in .45ACP,Spare 7rnd mag,4" Folder,Kimber Pepper Blaster,Cell Phone w/Lawyer on Speed Dial {Never Know?},and a good Hank`s Amish gunbelt. All is Good!.
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    Normal is cell phone, wallet, keys....Glock + 1 reload (either G19 or G43). Sometimes a Benchmade & Olight go along, but can't say I carry those daily. YouTube Operators would be disappointed in my "pocket dump " !!
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    Am I the only one who doesn't routinely carry a spare mag? If I can't get it done with 15+1 I've got a bigger problem than another 15 is likely to solve. And yes, I know, magazines can fail, weakest link, etc. But I shoot twice a week (HK VP9) rotating between eight mags (four are just a few months old) and have never had a malfunction in the five years I've had the pistol. Never.

    If I have the pocket space I'll carry one. I have several mag carriers but can't get used to having something else shoved in my pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NECCdude View Post
    Oh yeah, I forgot about the cell phone flashlight and the fart app.
    There's a fart app? I gotta get that!

    Although at my age, I am the app!
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