A Criminal Investigator and His S&W Model 442: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Big Todd, a criminal investigator from Tennessee sends us his “Working EDC” today.  Via Everyday Carry.

He writes:

This is my 9-5 EDC. I carry all of this everyday. Looks a little bulky but the belt loop organizer really frees up pocket space. Everything stays in the same place so I always find what I’m looking for on the first try.

How about that:  A S&W Model 442 revolver.  Yeah, I remember those days when S&W came out with a new revolver or three every month.  At one point, a retired cop gave me a poster with about a hundred S&W revolver models on it.  Yikes.

And then, twenty years later, revolver sales have fallen off a cliff and everyone’s shooting semi-autos.

Heck, I know some fairly serious gun owners (defined as having a dozen or more guns) who don’t even have a revolver.

And here’s Big Todd with a wheel gun and no reloads.  Hmmm.  He does have a Field Notes notebook and pen.  Along with a Leatherman tool (Signal model) for fixing things.

And I’ve got that same model of DeSantis holster, only for a Beretta 84.  It offers little in the way of retention when taking one’s pants down to change or visit the restroom for business.  Making lowering and hitching up one’s trousers a delicate operation.  One false move and Mr. Gun visits the pool.  No bueno.

comments

  1. avatar enuf says:

    Nothing wrong with carrying what you can shoot well with. If that’s revolver, well okay then!

    Reloading does not appear to be addressed here though. Could be an issue someday.

  2. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    I carried a 442 every day on my ankle in a Galco Ankle Glove. Along with a full size 1911 for 23 1/2 years. Uniform and plain clothes investigations. Reloads for both. Loose the rubber grips. Great revolver. Within arms reach now. Only one to have is an early one. Couldn’t give me one with that lock crap on it.

    1. avatar Victoria Illinois says:

      Why do you say “lose the rubber grips”? Is it harder to handle? It doesn’t cushion well?

      1. avatar ‘liljoe says:

        Because what works for me must be the right way for everyone!

      2. avatar James Campbell says:

        Rubber grips snag and hang up on clothes, fabric slides on wood or plastic. This make rubber a poor grip material choice for conceal carried weapons.
        But, his gun, his choice. Might be an investigator at a nudist colony, who knows.

    2. avatar Centralvirginian says:

      Smith makes at least 4 j frame models with no lock currently, including the 442.

  3. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    Heck, I know some fairly serious gun owners (defined as having a dozen or more guns) who don’t even have a revolver.

    Cool story, bro.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Youngsters don’t know how to work a clutch, either. A lot of skills are being lost in the race to soy boy all of us.

      1. avatar Hoodlum says:

        Yeah but it’s been proven that vehicles with manual transmissions are less likely to be stolen since the younger generation don’t know how to operate them. 😁

        1. avatar Dude says:

          That’s hilarious and probably true. Plus, it’s nice to be able to roll start your vehicle when jump starting isn’t an option.

    2. avatar Squiggy81 says:

      Serious or not, they’re missing out. Not just fun, but I don’t know of many semi autos packing more than 1000 ft lbs per shot. There may be a couple, but pretty niche. Besides nostalgia, that’s the real selling point for a revolver, in my opinion.

  4. avatar SoCalJack says:

    The Leatherman Signal pops up in those EDC pocket dumps every once in a while, looks very useful. I’m not impressed with the new Free P2 amd P4. The skeletool fits most urban related functions, but I can see the Signal being perfect for hiking and camping.

  5. avatar Specialist38 says:

    The only Jframe I carry iwb is a Chief Special in a Bianchi pistol pocket. Otherwise, it’s a Kramer or Mika pocket holster.

    If someone doesnt own any revolvers I dont consider them serious gun people.

    Hey Boch….the holster has a J clip. Take it out before you drop trou to crap. Lay it in the crotch of your pants.

    And this guy should at least have some slow strips for a reload.

  6. avatar Hannibal says:

    “criminal investigator” that carries a wheelgun without a reload and a weird notepad that looks like he’s had it for years without filling it up with notes… sure buddy.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      (everyone I know who works out in the ‘field’ taking notes gets notepads from their employer or at walmart and fills them up so they never look quite so worn and photogenic- the pen looks legit, though)

  7. avatar "keep yur paws off ny dead guy" possum says:

    ..revolver vs. pistol. “So did I fire 16; or was it 17 , do yah feel lucky punk?” Bad guy counts emptys laying on the ground. ” 17 Westwood, so ffffffck u *Blam*”,,,,rollin rollin rollin keep them doggies rollin

  8. avatar Bill says:

    5 rounds will protect you as well as 17 in 98% or more of scenarios. You don’t have to be prepared for everything, but you do have to be comfortable with what you’re not prepared for.

  9. avatar Blkojo says:

    B-I-N-G-O

  10. avatar James A. 'Jim" Farmer says:

    Heck, I know some fairly serious gun owners (defined as having a dozen or more guns) who don’t even have a revolver. My response: Well…..I guess I must be very old fashioned, traditional, and set in my ways because I remain a staunch revolver person. I hold the classic historical venerable K-Frame Smith and Wesson .38 Special and.357 Magnum revolvers in high esteem, especially those that are pre-1982, pinned barrel, and have counter-shrunk chambers (in the magnum calibers). I especially laud the Smith and Wesson Model 10, 15, and 19, and their stainless steel versions: Models 64, 67, and 66, respectively. Since the 1970’s I have always had an emotional, historical, personal, and nostalgic attraction and preference for these older revolvers. Not that there is anything wrong whatsoever with Colt AR-15 type rifles, Glocks, and other so called “tactical” firearms. But with a six shot revolver it’s still “six shots for sure!” My personal choice to have next to the bed resting inside a nightstand, top dresser, or bureau drawer when abruptly awaken at the sound of breaking glass or forced entry at 2:00 A.M. Or even a nocturnal intruder knocking “banging” on the door at this same ungodly hour.

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