A Very Simple EDC? Or Too Simple? You Decide! Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

MJ Grant, a teacher from Minneapolis, sends his very simple everyday carry ensemble.

Simple?  Or too simple?

No keys, no wallet, no phone?   If Mr. Grant wants to leave his doors unlocked that’s up to him.  But last I checked, Minnesota was not a Constitutional Carry state.

He likes Maratac products.  Both the flashlight (which is more like a floodlight than a tactical light or traditional flashlight) and the watch.

The Ruger LCP II pistol in a Concealment Express IWB holster might qualify as “deep cover” to some.  However, if I was determined to carry on a daily basis in a non-permissive environment like a school (in most states), I’d want something a little deeper cover than IWB.  But that’s just me.

Besides, the LCP II is good enough and small enough that it just begs for general carry in a better hiding spot than a beltline!

Thoughts on deep cover concealment?  How do you carry a gun in “deep cover?”  Or do you just say screw it:  Concealed is concealed and don’t worry about it.

 

comments

  1. avatar Kevin says:

    “How do you carry a gun in ‘deep cover?’”

    I put my LCP2 in the holster that comes with it and stick it in my front pocket (by itself, of course). Folding knife gets moved to back pocket.

  2. avatar daveinwyo says:

    His carry is WAY to heavy for a school in Mn.
    But most every where else just right. Probably leaves it in the car.
    Moderately deep, Cross breed mini tuck, for LCP or LC9.
    Very deep? Don’t laugh! A NAA min-mag in a pocket holster or in an ankle holster.
    I leave my LCP , carried in a OWB holster, in the truck with the empty holster on my belt, I, of course, am “disarmed”. My empty holster says so!

  3. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    Spare mag.

    1. avatar SoCalJack says:

      No spare. That reminds me of this DGU in Brazil. The off duty cop ran his carry gun dry, no spare mag, but was able to pick up BG #1’s gun just in case the BG #2 was still a threat:
      http://concealednation.org/2019/09/graphic-warning-this-is-one-of-the-craziest-gunfights-youll-see-on-video/

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

        Holy crap!

        Now *that* was intense! And he wasn’t long from bleeding out, himself. Glad he survived.

        He had the speed and presence of mind in that one…

  4. avatar strych9 says:

    “Thoughts on deep cover concealment?”

    When in deep cover bring DEET and wear long pants.

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

      And a ‘skeeter hat…

      https://www.amazon.com/MILITARY-MOSQUITO-INSECT-HEAD-NET/dp/B0002BS112

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

        And thanks for the heads-up on the tiny Fenix E-12 single AA light, it fills the role I have for it *perfectly*.

        And I scored the Fenix E35UE, it throws a *ton* of light for a single 18650 LiPo…

  5. avatar Kman says:

    Looks good to me.

    My short trips find me with original LCP, spare mag, knife, keys and minimal wallet.

    Carry what you want or don’t carry.

  6. avatar ChanceMcCall says:

    Deep Cover?

    a Seecamp .380 in a groin holster…
    a Boberg in an armpit holster…

    Real Deep Cover:

    a NAA in my shoe under my toes…

    no house key – electronic lock

    I’m not sure how he gets by without a wallet or car key.

    1. avatar Jr says:

      Really Really Deep Cover:

      … Well nevermind

  7. avatar tdiinva says:

    The only time you need deep concealment is when you plan to break the law or policy.

    I don’t get the dig at Minnesota. As far as handguns go it’s slightly more permissive than Texas.

    1. avatar ChanceMcCall says:

      >>tdiinva says:
      September 23, 2019 at 21:10
      The only time you need deep concealment is when you plan to break the law or policy.

      I don’t get the dig at Minnesota. As far as handguns go it’s slightly more permissive than Texas<<

      This is not necessarily true. Many law enforcement officers work in situations where the bad guys would expect them to be unarmed.

      Further, some people do break the law or policy in the furtherance of their jobs or missions. DEA agents are often armed in countries that prohibit them from possessing or carrying arms as are, I suppose, CIA agents. Army CID often carry firearms where prohibited. Yes there are consequences if they are caught with a weapon, but there are also consequences if they need a weapon and don't have one.

      Frankly, if I were a school teacher, which I am not, I would carry every single day at school. It might not be legal and I might get fired and/or arrested if discovered, but I would do it anyway and count on deep cover to prevent discovery.

      1. avatar L says:

        >Frankly, if I were a school teacher, which I am not, I would carry every single day at school. It might not be legal and I might get fired and/or arrested if discovered, but I would do it anyway and count on deep cover to prevent discovery.

        Good man.

        1. avatar OldProf49 says:

          I’ve met a couple of school employees (teacher & night custodian) who eventually admitted they “had carried at some (unspecified) time in the past”, but swore they no longer carried on school property. This was after we got CCW in AZ (1994). I didn’t push for any more information lest I become an accessory after the fact.

          if you review the statistics and ignore the mainstream media hysteria, you’ll discover that your lifetime odds of dying of a mass shooting anywhere in the USA are very low, (1 in 11,125 according to Business Insider, 10/29/18). As a teacher in the ‘70’s, ‘80’s and ‘90’s, I think my odds were even lower. I believed the risk of detection, arrest, loss of my job and teaching certificate was unacceptably high. I did keep an unloaded semi auto in my vehicle, which was/is legal. If discovered, it might have cost me my job, but probably not my certificate and definitely not my freedom.

          I am in favor of training and arming school employees who volunteer and meet reasonable qualifications. I really wish school boards would ignore the deadly “run and hide” advice that is getting people killed and focus on providing employees with the training and tools to protect themselves and their students.

  8. avatar Will Drider says:

    Minimal but if it works for him: great. A lot more honest than a lot of EDCs posted here.

    Note: Some States like Fl require you carry another Valid form of ID in addition to you CC permit/Lic when you CC.

    1. avatar Doc says:

      I believe we do in Texas too.

  9. avatar TheOtherDavid says:

    Smartcarry or similar holster is surprisingly not-uncomfortable with LCP, Glock 42/43, even a Glock 26. Can hold a spare nag too.

  10. avatar Lt Obvious. says:

    Of course he carries keys/phone/wallet.

    Not everyone feels the need to show off the obvious stuff we all carry daily.

    Cmon man.

  11. avatar WI Patriot says:

    K.I.S.S.

    “How do you carry a gun in “deep cover?”

    Hard to “deep cover” a .41 Magnum wheelgun, but it does conceal nicely with the right holster…

  12. avatar Hannibal says:

    When I need deep concealment I have a .25acp Chekhov that can be placed in such a way that someone would have to do a pretty good search to get to it.

  13. avatar OldProf49 says:

    As a teacher in AZ for over 40 years, I “carried” almost daily. BP (before CCW permit), it was locked in my vehicle, loaded or unloaded as required by law. AP, no change. Wardrobe permitting, the concealed, empty holster remained on my body as it made disarming and rearming easier. I know several active and retired teachers who do the same. However, comments about this not being “deep cover” are accurate. Real DC would not be revealed by a simple “bump frisk”.

    Not everyone puts every piece of pocket lint in their EDC post. When I read these posts, I assume the addition of “normal” pocket items, e.g. keys, wallet, etc. I think this example and similar ones are much more realistic than some of the “tacticool “ piles of stuff so often shown.

  14. avatar Imayeti says:

    I’m surprised at how often these include a watch. Are they a place holders for smart phones or are these old pics?

    1. avatar tile floor says:

      dude I cant not wear a watch it drives me nuts

    2. avatar ChanceMcCall says:

      I assume you are an ageist?

      Very few military or LE types rely on phones to tell the time. It ties up your hands and takes too much time to see what time it is. Maybe that is why the military still issues watches.

      For some, a watch is the only piece of jewelry we wear. Granted the watch in this instance is not a great example of jewelry, but for many who wear other more expensive watches it is. From my single days I can tell you a gold Rolex was very helpful. It was also helpful in business situations as well. Now that I’m well established business wise and happily married, my son has the Rolex and I have a Seiko. I also have an iPhone that I use to make and receive phone calls.

  15. avatar Chuck says:

    Simple? Yes. No spare magazine with a gun that has a 6+1 capacity in .380 ACP? Not for me. When I carried my old PPK/S, I carried 3 spares (2 in an IWB Mag Holder an one in my left front pocket). 6 cartridges is not sufficient IMHO, especially with a round that requires better than average shot placement to be effective terminally. Even though I quit smoking a few years back, I still carry a mini Bic lighter. A pen and notepad, in the absence of a cell phone, would be a must have. Also my Swat T bleeder kit goes everywhere I go.

  16. avatar jonndoe says:

    I always carry a spare 17rnd mag or two with my Glock 26 and a standard mag In the gun….hey rather have It and not need It than need It and NOT have It.

  17. avatar teespring says:

    Thanks for finally talking about >A Very Simple EDC?
    Or Too Simple? You Decide! Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – The Truth About Guns <Loved it!

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