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EDC Key Carry Methods

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by sween1911, Jun 16, 2006.

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What method do you carry your keys with?

  1. In Your Pocket

    93 vote(s)
    51.7%
  2. On Keyring from belt/belt loop

    60 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Off-body (bag/purse)

    6 vote(s)
    3.3%
  4. Lanyard

    11 vote(s)
    6.1%
  5. Other

    10 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. EODtech

    EODtech Loaded Pockets

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    OK - here a home grown Polish special...... The "pouch" is a Blackie Collins ballistic belt sheath that I put a slit in the flap so I could attach a snap hook on to the knife split ring. Inside a carry my lock pick set and a Victorinox O/H Rescuer #54869 - which features a partially serrated locking blade with thumb slot, seat belt cutter, bottle opener with screwdriver tip and wire stripper, can opener with screwdriver tip, Phillips screwdriver, reamer, toothpick, tweezers and key ring. Looks big however the pouch lays flat in my pocket and the key, remote, etc hang loose on the outside of my jeans.

    Complete Rig

    Pouch Contents

    Any ideas on how to improve this rig and maybe some "key ring" toys I need to add - open for suggestions....

    thanx for looking.
     
  2. seawolf69

    seawolf69 Empty Pockets

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    In the pocket suspended on a TEC P-7 suspension clip (this thing is GREAT!)
     
  3. LightChaser

    LightChaser Empty Pockets

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    My keys are on a split ring that is attached to a carabiner. The 'biner goes on my belt loop, and the keys hang out in my pocket. I guess that falls under other, right?
     
  4. johnnytest

    johnnytest Loaded Pockets

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    [​IMG]
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    Note the brass clip. It is well secured. I yank on the little black cord to retrieve the keys. It allows them to hang and not bunch up.
    --Johnny
     
  5. echo63

    echo63 Loaded Pockets

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    my keyring lives in my front right pocket, although i really should try the Tec accessories clip again, i liked it when i used it a while back.

    the keys to the Work car (picked up at the office, and handed back at the end of the day) ride on a clip i built, basically a 1" strap that holds a grimlock to my belt
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    (sorry for the average pics - they are from my iphone)
     
  6. P35

    P35 Loaded Pockets

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    keys are carried in my pocket, on a key ring
     
  7. jag-engr
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
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    I don't know if I should contribute to a thread this old, but I suppose it's already been bumped and it's better than just starting a new thread, so...

    I voted for pocket, though I actually carry them clipped to the edge of my pocket on an awesome kydex pocket clip that another member sent me for free (I'm not advertising his name, since I don't know if he wants me to do so).

    I'm seriously considering converting to a paracord loop, but I need to first figure out a way that I can easily take keys on and off, since I change keys out fairly often.
     
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  8. StealthChaser13

    StealthChaser13 Loaded Pockets

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    I voted "On Keyring from belt/belt loop"..but I have mine hanging into my pocket from a claw carabiner, which is hooked to a normal carabiner which is on my belt...
     
  9. Votekinky06

    Votekinky06 Loaded Pockets

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    I prefer pocket carry, never liked the way keys looked hanging from the belt.
     
  10. oldsarge

    oldsarge Loaded Pockets

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    Long lanyard with an nautical style brass self closing hook
     
  11. Polygeist

    Polygeist Loaded Pockets

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    I now carry my keys (among other things) in a Maxped Rat Wallet. I had the same problem with my keys poking my leg while in my pocket. That annoyance was what led me to move my pocket carry to the belt-mounted Rat Wallet.
     
  12. GRIFFINHAWKS

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    Hung from belt loop ,)
    [​IMG]

    BE WELL .. GH
     
  13. justin44

    justin44 Loaded Pockets

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    front trouser pocket, is it just me or do you feel lost if they are not there, even if i go out with the wife in her car i still have to hold the keys or i keep panicing i've lost them!
     
  14. localguy

    localguy Loaded Pockets

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    I carry in my pocket, but sometimes there are issues to the keys bunching up inside there, especially in jeans. I usually let the keychain hang outside a little but so I can easily pull it out if needed. I really want one of those D22 carabiners for carry purposes. :)
     
  15. fisk-king

    fisk-king Loaded Pockets

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    for the past year it has been on the belt loop attched by a mcgizmo clip
     
  16. aphex2k

    aphex2k Loaded Pockets

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    3 Keys, NiteIze glow stick, Swiss-Tech 6 in 1 attached to a olive Grimloc and a loop or olive paracord with a Chris Reeve snake not.
     
  17. Redneck Bear

    Redneck Bear Loaded Pockets

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    I'm currently testing two clips:
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    And guys, maybe an off-topic, but ... the keychain lighter on my keys (new with new ring) keeps getting released from the lighter. Any idea how's that even possible? When I try to remove the ring by myself it's pretty stiff ...
     
  18. Cheeser
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    Cheeser Hey Bub!

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    It might be bunching up against your keys. My keys do that. I've nearly lost my wife's car key a few times
     
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  19. Mumbojumboo
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    Mumbojumboo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Back from the dead.... in pocket on suspension clip.
     
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  20. NickMach007

    NickMach007 Loaded Pockets

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    Still working on this one. But I'm going to try a Scout Hook. Hopefully it will work well for me, cause it is in the mail.