So E.C. carries an M&P .40 S&W pistol in an IWB rig I don’t recognize. The link takes you to a no-name $50 link that’s supposedly made in the USA.
With a spare mag, light (little Streamlight Microstream), and blade (Spyderco Paramilitary 2), he’s got the bases covered. And given how he says he’s a suspicious fisherman, he might just be retired. Or he might still be working.
Which reminds me of a classic story from one of my best friends who is now an FBI Special Agent retired. Early in his career, old timers told him about agents who got in trouble back in the 50s and early 60s would get detailed to some FBI office in Montana.
Ol’ J. Edgar considered that the worst form of punishment as he was a big city guy. However the agents, when they got there, soon found and enjoyed the slower pace of life. To say nothing of some great fishing just a few minutes away from the office. And fantastic hunting.
The agents there reportedly considered it the best kept secret that Hoover’s punishment assignment was the best thing that ever happened to them.
Those days have passed, along with J. Edgar.
Happy fishing E.D.