Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Cameron St. Peter

Ruger LCR revolver snubbie EDC

Cameron says, “This is my typical ‘pants and a t-shirt, running to town for a few hours’ loadout.” See all of his gear at Everyday Carry . . .

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  1. avatar S.CROCK says:

    Is it just me or does carrying a 1.28 inch thick revolver and two reloads seem less concealable and less practical than carrying a .9 inch thick semi with one reload?

    1. avatar Eric in Oregon says:

      Not just you, but much respect if he shoots that with full house 357 – the LCR is an absolute bonecrusher on both ends of the muzzle.

      1. avatar DrewR says:

        He doesn’t specify the ammo, but it looks like either Remington Ultimate Defense or Golden Saber 125 grain .357 Magnum, judging by where the crimp is. There is a lot more bullet showing on the .38s in those two brands.

        1. avatar Cameron S. says:

          Bingo on the golden sabers, you have a good eye. The gel “tamer” portion on the boot grip makes them doable, but clearing a cylinder is a labor of love.

      2. avatar Cloudbuster says:

        I have one. It stings, but I wouldn’t call it a “bonecrusher.” Personally, I only carry it with .38 +P, but I imagine if I was defending my life, I’d be distracted from the .357 magnum recoil.

        1. avatar Eric in Oregon says:

          Yeah exaggerating a little with “bonecrusher”, but a box of 357s through mine put a nice bruise on the palm of my hand. Of course I work in an office so that might not mean much.

      3. avatar Ryan says:

        “Of course I work in an office so that might not mean much.”
        I work with my hands outside a lot and my little .357 LCR leaves my hand feeling like horse stepped on it after shooting full house loads. But it hurts so good I keep shooting em anyway.

    2. avatar Setarip says:

      I used to own a Beretta Nano that was less than an inch thick, with no external feature to snag. I also own a S&w 642. I still have the 642. It’s weird, but the j frame conceals significantly better than the nano.

      I also own a full size USP 45 and a 627 pro series. Guess which one is easier to conceal? The big ole’ N frame. I think most of it is that only the cylinder is large. The frame and barrel are extremely thin, and even the grips don’t protrude as much as a semi auto. Carrying at 4 o clock, when sitting in the car the revolvers are more comfortable as well.

      1. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

        Internal hammer revolvers such as the 642 also seem shaped to pull out of a pocket more smoothly; semi-autos seem to hook into the fabric at the rear of the slide. And, of course, they don’t absolutely need to clear the pocket to fire without jamming.

    3. avatar Cloudbuster says:

      I carry mine with just one speed strip, but honestly, I’m not expecting to have time to use the speed strip in an emergency. I’m not preparing to fight a gang war with a 5-shot .357, and I plan accordingly.

      I find J-Frames and Ruger LCRs much more comfortable to carry on the belt or in the pocket than a 9mm sub-compact, because raw maximum thickness/height/length measurements simply don’t tell the whole story. The LCR is round everywhere. It simply conforms to my body and my pocket much better.

      Also, I live in a pretty rural low-risk area where a revolver is more practical. It’s nice to be able to quickly swap out the next round for snake shot, for example.

    4. avatar joel says:

      I have tried to pocket carry small revolvers AND mini 9mm’s. The revolvers more organic shape is way easier to conceal.

  2. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    The main part of that carry setup I won’t duplicate is the knife. It’s a purty knife, but it’s $230 or more. I’m just too careless with my knives and too hard on them. I use them as actual tools, and I’ve lost them out in the field before. I don’t want to be kicking myself because my $230 knife is lost somewhere out in the mud where I’ll never find it.

    1. avatar Ed says:

      I carry two knives, one for a up close last ditch self defense and one to beat on and cut and pry. The defense is a $250 microtech similar to above and the “beater” is a kershaw ken onion. The beater has been with me almost 7 years…and still in decent shape…the Microtech is a 05/14 dated ultratec, thats probably been fired 1000+ times and is still ticking. Love me some knives too….

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        I want one of those knives but the fact that carrying it is a crime in my state, a felony IIRC, keeps me from getting one.

        1. avatar Snatchums says:

          Is it just OTF knives you can’t have, or any automatic knife?

          I’m grateful I do live in a state that puts no restrictions on either the guns or knives I may carry.

          Personally I’m not down with OTF knives, just gimme a fixed blade or my Balisong for a defensive knife.

    2. avatar Cameron S. says:

      Full disclosure – I carry the Ultratech as more of an offensive EDC blade. For “using” I have many others, but typically fall back on my Benchmade RSK. I carry it on duty (ems) because I can’t carry a gun but we’re allowed as many non-fixed knives as we please. Of course I don’t advertise that I have it on me… my leatherman is what people see me use for polite tasks on duty.

      My philosophy is that I have no problem carrying my guns that are worth 800/500/300, so it’s not a huge deal to me to carry knives worth 250/150/80.

      The Microtech is also far less fragile than you’d imagine. It’s a real knife.

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