The Cattle Farmer Electrician EDC: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

DB, a cattle farming electrician from the Lone Star State brings us his “Sunday Carry” via Everyday Carry.

I am not sure how his “Sunday Carry” varies from his weekday carry.  But the important thing:  he still has a gun because bad guys don’t rest on Sundays.

I like the classic brass pocket level.  And DB apparently likes the brass color because he’s got it in most of his stuff.  Which, with the leather field notes wallet, looks quite classy.

Even his SIG P938 has a complementary tint to it.

Can anyone identify the holster?  Is that a Bladetech?

It doesn’t say at his Everyday Carry page.

 

 

comments

  1. avatar Mack The Knife says:

    Looks like a Case Sod Buster. Be careful it doesn’t lock.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      true dat but good for cutting dirtbombs.
      nice sig.

    2. avatar Truckman says:

      its a sod buster but cannot tell brand to many out there that look alike

      1. avatar Specialist38 says:

        He lists it a Great Eastern Cutlery on the EDC website.

        They make good stuff. A little pricey as they do limited runs.

        They do a lot of old patterns.

  2. avatar strych9 says:

    Mildly amusing that this is “Sunday Carry” since “God, Family and Guns” YouTube Channel reviewed the Sig P938 and basically said God hasn’t blessed that gun.

    Of course, as with most YouTube reviews, I’d take that with a grain of salt. Or maybe a pillar. I forget how that works.

    The rest of this I just find odd. Field notes clad in leather and brass everywhere, an antique level for no apparent or stated reason, and old timer style of knife and all that mixed with a modern handgun.

    Nothing wrong with any of that IMHO individually I just find the combination of specific items kinda strange.

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      “Mildly amusing that this is “Sunday Carry” since “God, Family and Guns” YouTube Channel reviewed the Sig P938 and basically said God hasn’t blessed that gun.”

      It’s obviously his “Sunday go to shootin’ ” carry.

      I like that knife…

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        Nothing wrong with the knife. It’s new steel just an old style which seems to be the manufacturers thing: updating old styles with new materials. I am still waiting for the day the pen knife comes back into style though. That will either herald the the return of civility or mean AOC got her way.

        Sunday is a good day to go shooting IME. Same with riding around. People are all in church or watching sports. Low traffic on both roads and at the range unless you’re near a mega-church or a bar in the evening.

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “I am still waiting for the day the pen knife comes back into style though.”

          Does a 30 year-old Schrade ‘Old Timer’ qualify as a pen knife?

          https://www.knivesplus.com/oldtimerknife-sc-18ot.html

        2. avatar strych9 says:

          Generally pen knives are small and sharp, folding or fixed, their primary use is to sharpen quills and nibs or pencils. Technically I don’t think there’s a “definition” of what makes it specifically a pen knife other than that it’s fairly small and capable of pretty fine work.

          This is like how there’s no truly good definition of what differentiates a sword from a big-ass knife or dagger or the difference between a dagger and a dirk. A dirk being considered a “long” dagger for thrusting as opposed to a dagger which is for stabbing… which is really the same thing. But a dagger is supposed to be double edged and the dirk, a subset of daggers, is not always double edged. Which means that, technically since there is no length definition given and they could really be single edged or double edged a Spatha or a Xiphos could be called both a dagger, because they’re double edged, and a dirk because they’re for thrusting. So they’re both something you could call a “dirk” or a “big fucking dagger” but they’re considered a sword. The Xiphos gets really confusing because they’re all considered to be swords but they vary in length anywhere from a bit under 12″ all the way up to 2 feet in length. So is the Spatha or the Xiphos a big dagger, a dirk or a double-edged short sword? All three maybe? Once we figure that out then we’d have to start asking where Japanese Tantos and Wakizashi fit in and even the Japanese don’t really know. They even have different names for the Wakizashi based on the length of the blade on the one in question. Those names are, even more confusingly, based on how close the blade length is to either a Tanto or a Katana, neither of which is strictly defined either.

          Anyway, blade definitions get weird and it’s sort of a general set of rules based on time and place where we just kind of say, like Justice Potter Stewart looking at a dirty website, “I know it when I see it”.

          So… yes, that could be a pen knife but some purist might get on you for calling it that.

        3. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

          i think at this point penknife or jackknife are acceptable terms for traditional pocketknives. after that generic term it really fans out; your sword definitions scratch the surface of styles, just a list of types might be as long as your post.
          i draw enough of my own blood with lockblades, slipjoints are not my friends.
          whittling? always thought russlock styles seemed interesting.

        4. avatar strych9 says:

          “i think at this point penknife or jackknife are acceptable terms for traditional pocketknives.”

          The use of the terminology you mention here has been used in the UK for a long time and still is today. So yeah, I would say that works as well. As I said, it’s all about time and place. Being that the time is now and that usage has been around a while, sure, go for it.

          My OP was however referring to “pen knife” in the traditional sense of something meant to sharpen a writing instrument.

  3. avatar tdiinva says:

    My Sunday carry is a RAI 1911/10mm. The 10mm round is going to at least briefly incapacitate a shooter in body armor giving people a chance to escape or take him down.

  4. avatar Truckman says:

    my sunday is the same as my daily a taurus ultra lite 38 with +p hp in it with 2 speed loaders but if I can not stop 2 with 5 I need to quit

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      Did you change the grip out on that 85? When I first picked up an Ultralite I hated that thing because of the factory grip. It’s the only grip I’ve ever changed but damned if it didn’t turn that thing from uncomfortable to shoot 5 rounds out of into something you can shoot 50 and think about doing it again.

    2. avatar Cloudbuster says:

      If .38 +P is unpleasant for you to shoot, you really need to take a look at your recoil control. I don’t mean that to be mean, I really mean it constructively.

      I have a Ruger LCR .357 magnum and it is, admittedly about an ounce and a half heavier than your Taurus Ultralite, but I can shoot .38 +P in it effectively all day, until I get bored. My hands aren’t excessively large or strong. I think I’m pretty average.

      Maybe your hold on the grip isn’t tight enough and it’s snapping back into the web of your hand, or maybe it’s the grip itself — the Hogue grip on the LCR is really comfortable.

      With the little LCR, my comfort limit comes at .357 magnum. I get a painful snap from it. It goes away if I wear even very thin lycra gloves, which I take to mean that *my* grip technique could use more work. I honestly don’t even practice much with .357 in the LCR, though, because .38 +P is what I carry.

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        It doesn’t have much to do with technique or weight. It has to do with the fact that back in the day the grips that came stock on a 85 Ultralite were too small for my hand, way too small for a revolver especially an Ultralite, something I didn’t understand with my first revolver purchase. The grips were actually significantly smaller than any of the other snubbies I compared the gun to in terms of thickness, taper and length.

        At the time Hogue made a grip they called a “Monogrip” that extended and widened the Ultralite’s grip while also changing the taper at the bottom. The result made the gun about the size of a S&W 10-7 or 42 or a Rossi R35. (See link below for both grips, side by side, on that Taurus.)

        Taurus obviously figured this out and redesigned the grips to be basically the same size as what Hogue sold back in the day as a “Monogrip”. About 7/16″ longer, with a different taper and slightly thicker makes all the difference with basically no compromise in concealability. Like I said, it jumps “up” to the size of most other companies snubbies when you change out that grip.

        Photo explanation of the difference between the stock (right, off the gun) and replacement grip: https://ibb.co/j60xM9M

        1. avatar Specialist38 says:

          I think it has most to do with hand shape.

          I wear large gloves but shoot best with a Jframe that has the small grips and a TGrip adapter. I bought Spegel boot grips in the early 90s and did not like them. The grip shape seemed to amplify the recoil of my 042.

          To me, the LCR grips are not a good design. They are OK bit dont have enough of a pronounced hump to wedge the web of my hand against.

          Ruger should offer a grip frame that copies the rear profile of a Smith Jframe. The LCR was designed by the same gone that developed the High Standard Sentinel. Since it was 22, the grip design mattered little. Jumping up to 38 and 357 pushes recoil into your palm instead of spreading it over your whole hand.

          Your hand may be different. Never liked Colt grips for the same reason ….not enough hump.

        2. avatar strych9 says:

          It could be hand shape, or one could say “grip design” if they want to blame the manufacturer. LOL.

          Truth is that for me, outside of bear country, a wheel gun is a range toy for me. As such I’ve never put a ton of thought into what makes them work for me. I just changed the grips on that one because having a gun you want to put away after a few rounds IMHO isn’t worth having.

        3. avatar Specialist38 says:

          Yeah kinda takes the fun out of it.

  5. avatar Specialist38 says:

    My Sunday carry is adding a G43, LCR, or G48 to my normal LCP.

    I’m on the Safety Team at Church.

    I think he just likes brass. The pocket level may be a momento.

    Kind of like a challenge coin, except useful for some things.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      all the framed wall hangings in my home have torpedo levels on them (had many from my screen/ window days, gets a chuckle from most). i know what i’d be doing if i carried a pocket level…

  6. avatar possum says:

    Maybe the flashlight goes with the electrician part. Cowboy?where’s the cattle prod, pairi of pliers with leather scabbard complete with bailing wire wrapped around it , a laariete( fckn rope) and can of Skoal,,,an an a Blue Heeler

  7. avatar Southerner says:

    Cocked and locked single action carry – with the safety immobilized by the fitted holster! Full external hammer control during re-holstering is far safer than many striker fired guns w/o external safeties or a Striker Control Device.

    https://taudevgroup.myshopify.com/products/striker-control-device

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