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Jim, a “retired professional,” sends his EDC Pocket Dump.  From Everyday Carry.

No doubt Jim certainly hits the high notes of a professional.

He writes:

Springfield Armory XDE .45ACP 3.3″ and spare mag, loaded with standard pressure 230 Grain JHPs.

Galco Underwraps Belly Band, the most versatile, comfortable rig I’ve ever used for deep, concealed carry, tucked or untucked, in any mode of dress, in any climate, especially under a t-shirt in hot, humid weather. And No Belt Required.

HK Mini Folder

Beretta Mini Folder Money Clip

SureFire E2E Executive Elite Flashlight

Streamlight Key Chain Light

Will he reconsider the XDE .45 pistol in light of Springfield releasing the new Hellcat pistol?  That’s my question.


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    • Good scene, where the good guy has stuffed an explosive up the bad guy’s ass and interrogates him. Then tells him he is out of time and just walks away, lets the bad guy be blown apart like that, a well deserved end for a miserable brutal thug.

      I liked that movie a lot right up to the ending. When the good guy decides he’s had enough and simply trades his life, gives up, knowing he will be tortured to death. That ending was some sort of Hollywood bullshit, pissed me off.

  1. Another repeat.

    Damn, it’s time to just start throwing up conversation pieces on the EDC website so that TTAG has content for this post.

  2. Not much larger or heavier is the Mod 2 double stack .45. Without a spare mag, a couple of extra rounds are always nice to have. But the XDs do seem to be reliable and accurate.

  3. Solid carry. I like the idea of the belly band for occasions that require a tucked in shirt. I may have to invest and try one out.

    • The website these EDC post comes from, my observation, is that most new looking items were recently acquired and the owner just wants to show it off. Earlier this year, when the Leatherman Free P2 and P4 came out many folks were anxious to show it off.

  4. No non lethal?
    No multitool?
    Why 2 utility knives?
    Ditch the reload then can carry above.
    First aid kit too if really bold.

    • Can’t tell if sarcasm or not.

      But if not… no. Most people are not intervening in situations that require force unless it is very serious. And if it is serious you’re putting yourself at a real disadvantage pulling out something ‘less lethal.’ I recently reviewed a video where two hoodrat women were having a scratching fight until one of them pulled out pepper spray and, I believe, got the other in the face. The other woman pulled out a knife- although you couldn’t see it on the camera. A couple seconds later it was over. Both women were still standing but the one that had tried to spray the other one was a dead woman walking leaving a blood trail down the subway platform.

      When I was 20 and getting into bar scuffles it was one thing. Now that I’m a bit older I mind my business but anyone who attacks me is not getting half-measures. If I can’t defend myself with my hands against someone I’ll take extra ammo over half measures.

  5. Good kit (although I’m not an XD fan). Pistol, Magazine, knives, flashlights is all there. Though I add an IPOK to my daily carry. I should clarify that my dislike of the XD line is strictly an ergonomics one, not a functional one, and I think grip safeties over complicate the process.

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