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Very Minimalist Carry

Discussion in 'Where, When, & How Do We Carry All This Stuff?' started by irnstad, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Glockinmypocket

    Glockinmypocket Loaded Pockets

    May 12, 2016
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    With some practice you can carry alot more than you think and still acquire Grayman status.

    I daily carry:

    Glock 19 2:30-3:00 Position, IWB

    Left front pocket:
    Olight S30R Javelot
    Zebra F-402

    Right Front Pocket:
    Credit Card Wallet
    Kershaw Cryo

    Watch Pocket:
    Reayman EDC Tool (Knuck)

    Back Right Pocket:
    Leatherman Wingman
    Standard Wallet

    You just have to find what works with you. I carry this setup all day, everyday. From my job, to hanging out with friends and family. Most of my friends and family don't even know that I carry a gun, or anything else really.

    I typically wear just a plain jane black tshirt, and standard jeans. Nothing special.
  2. F-Bobby

    F-Bobby EDC Junkie

    Jun 6, 2014
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    Hmm. OK Well my Daily Carry is ususally nothing too crazy anyway.

    RF CRKT M-1
    LF Streamlight ProTac AA
    RR Wallet (with tool logic card, knife blade included)
    LR Nothing (or cell phone if it's not in it's holster)
    IWB at my 3 ESEE 3-MIL

    Right wrist G-shock
    Left wrist Paracord bracelet with built in usb drive

    Leatherman Micra
    Swisstool Key Tool
    Ac/DC bottle opener
    All on a climbing rated carabiner

    If needed I can totally put my Small Anker and USB cable in my other back pocket and fill my other pockets with a lot more stuff.Also I can always Ditch the ESEE if needed.

    It would be surprising to me if I was searched for any reason. I've carried what I currently carry for years and no one has even blinked at me. Only time I've ever had to remove anything was when I had to go into a government building and I didn't realize they had metal detectors. I openly told the guards what I had and told them I had no problem leaving everything with them. But Knives are so common that I don't think even someone searching you would even care.
  3. charlie fox

    charlie fox Loaded Pockets

    Jun 4, 2006
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    My daily carry:

    Kahr CM9 either IWB or OWB at 4 o'clock

    Wallet (Big Skinny front pocket model), SAK Rambler and a 3-4" folder (currently my ZT 0566) in my right front pocket.
    Handkerchief and Leatherman Juice S2 in my right rear pocket
    Usually nothing in my left rear pocket.
    Spare magazine and Nitecore MT1C flashlight in a homemade pouch in my left front pocket.
    If I'm wearing cargo pants of shorts I'll slip a small "BooBoo kit" into the right cargo pocket (cargos = weekends = activity)
    My phone goes in non-descript pouch clipped to my belt at 11 o'clock
  4. Maave

    Maave Loaded Pockets

    Dec 25, 2015
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    I like how this thread from 2010 got revived 5 years later. Fun thread anyway. Here are my thoughts, based on the OP's quote "If searched, would be almost completely normal"

    I think there are 3 questions to ask yourself

    1) where are you?
    In some places it's normal to carry a gun. In other places you'll catch flak for having a pocket knife. Carrying either in the backwoods is normal, carrying either of those into a court house is a no-no.

    2) what is "normal" or inconspicuous to carry?
    If it's not a weapon it's prob good to go (multi-tool, lighter, cigs, chapstick, bottle opener, etc etc all that jazz). Gun and knife depend on the location. Pepper spray is usually OK anywhere. A really tacticool knife or tactical pen might get an eyebrow raise. Knuckle dusters are obvious.

    Poorly disguised weapons are more shady looking. Don't carry them. Examples:
    the Benchmade and Cold Steel tac pens are really tacky and obvious
    most 'disguised' dusters are obviously dusters
    (if you have to explain "it's a bottle opener, officer" then it looks like a weapon, not stealthy)

    Very well disguised weapons are ... well, well-disguised. Examples:
    CRKT James Williams tac pen. Very plain and looks like a regular pen
    flashlights that double as weapons
    A hidden pen knife or comb knife might get by but if they're found it's very shady

    3) what are you wearing / using to carry?
    Plain jeans hold a lot. Basketball shorts can't carry squat. A little leather pocket organizer can hold items neatly. I mean the slim wallet-looking organizers, not those huge nylon bags.

    ok, enough blather. Here's the most I'd every carry while trying to be inconspicuous
    Left pocket
    -card wallet
    Right pocket:
    -leather or fabric pocket organizer
    -multi-tool, flashlight, and choice of SD weapon (probably spray), all in the organizer
    -keys (clip em on my belt loop to save space in pockets)
    -keytools: mini flashlight, bottle opener
    -any extra stuff loose in the pockets (flash drive, chapstick, whatever)

    I'm sure you guys would have other misc items. I don't smoke or wear a watch or carry fidget tools. You could put some "bonus" items like lock picks tiny blades on the belt or hidden on a shoe.
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  5. Fragarach

    Fragarach Loaded Pockets

    May 16, 2016
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    As soon as I find a holster. .. this guy is genus!
  6. dmattaponi

    dmattaponi Loaded Pockets

    May 1, 2010
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    [​IMG] This is about as basic as I edc

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  7. severdhed

    severdhed Loaded Pockets

    Jul 25, 2016
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    I generally only have two EDC configurations. Most of the time, I wear cargo pants/shorts and go with a full set. (if i'm not leaving the house, i don't carry the water bottle)


    If I know i'm not going to leave the house, i will sometimes put on a pair of comfortable shorts or even pajama pants. Due to the lack of pockets, i switch to my minimal carry config which consists of my cell phone, Leatherman skeletool and a UltraFire 300lumen flashlight.

  8. DakotaWoodsman

    DakotaWoodsman Empty Pockets

    Jul 13, 2014
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    A $1 flashlight, rock sling, sewing scissors, can of chew, lighter, lock picks, padlock, knowledge & training.

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  9. soundlessnut

    soundlessnut Loaded Pockets

    Jun 26, 2014
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    This is pretty much my carry now

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  10. Weko

    Weko Loaded Pockets

    Nov 11, 2011
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    I have one made by Bianchi, it was made at the start of Desert Storm and came with a copy of the MRE cookbook
  11. soundlessnut

    soundlessnut Loaded Pockets

    Jun 26, 2014
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    Only these two today. Loving the minimal carry


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