Today I have decided to share my 2017 Everyday Carry.
As some of you may know, I recently moved from Southern California to Oregon. This move was a big change for my so I figured I should updated my Everyday Carry.
There’s a significant different between Southern California and Oregon.
The lifestyle is different, the people here are different, and the weather is a major difference. I actually experience seasons here and, to be honest, I wasn’t prepared for the snow.
I do have to say, even with all these changes, I am loving it here so far!
THE EDC BASICS
So let’s just start of with the basics, the things everybody carries.
I am currently using an iPhone 6s Plus with an Apple Leather Case. The leather case is fantastic and I have no regrets about it. It is very slim, fits like a glove and it puts on a great patina over time. If you are into leather like I am, you will appreciate the quality of this leather case.
Next up is my leather wallet from Teranishi Studio. This is a very simple designed wallet handcrafted with quality full grain leather from Horween. The craftsmanship of these wallets is top notch and the design is perfect for me.
Of course I have to mention my watch. I do have a small collection of watches that range from fancy watches to more durable watches like G-Shocks. However, the watch I choose to everyday carry is made by MVMT. This is a great casual watch for me as it looks really sharp but is not overly dressy. This watch compliments pretty much any outfit that I would wear on a daily occasion.
That about covers the basics of my carry system which means we can move onto the more tactical side of my EDC gear.
TACTICAL EDC GEAR
The pocket knife that I choose to carry is the Benchmade Mini Griptilian.
This is a fantastic little knife that has super quick deployment and a very solid lock. If you haven’t experienced Benchmade’s Axis Locking System, it’s going to blow your mind. I Absolutely love this knife!
Another great knife that I use to carry was the Spyderco Delica 4. That knife is a little cheaper than the Benchmade but its also a very high quality blade. I would still be carrying that knife if I didn’t lose it.
New to my Everyday Carry system is a flashlight. I recently added an Olight S2R LED Flashlight into my system and I’m very happy I did. I never knew how handy a flashlight could be until I actually started carrying one everyday.
You start to appreciate flashlights during even little tasks such as finding something underneath a car seat or getting the mail at night. This was a great addition for me!
CONCEALED CARRY WEAPON
So I won’t go over the reasons as to why I decided to carry a firearm in this article. I did some explaining in the video and you should give that a watch.
But what I will go over is my CCW setup and how I carry it on a daily basis.
To start, the weapon of choice is a Glock 26 with a Pearce Pinky Extension. The G26 is a subcompact pistol that has a decently small footprint which makes it easy to conceal.
I do realize that with the pink extension, the grip size is very similar to the size of a Glock 19. In fact, I originally had planned to purchase a Glock 19 but came upon a great deal on the G26.
Alongside the firearm, I also carry a spare backup Glock 26 magazine however I did decide to modify the capacity of the spare mag with a Barracuda Tactical Extension Plate. This essentially adds an additional 4 rounds of ammunition into the factory 10 round G26 magazine.
Now with any modification to your magazine, it is highly recommended that you thoroughly test it before you carry it. The last thing you want is to have a malfunction during moments of high stress. With that said, I have tested the extension plate and feel confident about carrying it on the daily.
My preferred method of carry is appendix. This is a personal choice and I do accept the risk and required training needed to carry in this fashion. The holsters I have chosen to use is the Light Tuck by Vedder Holsters.
These are really great holsters and I would highly recommend them. They are perfectly molded to the firearm and has a very satisfying retention.
That about wraps it up for my main carry items in my EDC system. I did mention a few additional odds and ends towards the end of the video but what I have mentioned above are my primary items.
I believe the key to a good Everyday Carry system is to be minimalist as possible while being able to handle everyday tasks. Your EDC items should not be overly bulky and definitely should not impede on your daily activities.
Let me know what you think of my system and feel free to share what you carry everyday!