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SoCal Jack, an electrical engineer from California, sends us his “Home Carry.”  Home as in when at home with the kids.  The this well-done submission comes via Everyday Carry.

Jack writes this about his stuff and the customization’s he’s made.

This is my EDC when at home with the kids. The Glock slide milling and ODG Cerekote was done by JagerWerks. I did the black paint worn-out look and the frame work: double undercut, grip reduction, finger grooves removal, scalloped mag release and mag well cuts. I don’t carry one in the pipe while inside, but as soon as I know I will go outside for a few minutes, I chamber it. That’s why I keep my CCW lic on me. Could not fit my phone in the pic so didnt include it this time. Ammo is Hornandy Critical Defense. POTG, show your holsters in your EDC submissions!

I’m not all that keen about the empty-chamber carry, even at home, but it is what works for him at home with his kids.  I know, from recently joining the fraternity of dads, that my decades of firearm storage practices will be changing soon.  Gone will be the M1 Carbine and 870 from under the bed and the guns in the nightstands.

Meanwhile, every bit of Jack’s stuff looks well considered and used.

Personally, I prefer factory mags to aftermarket (ETS here) ones when it comes to personal carry, but everyone’s got their own thing.

Love that Olight compact weaponlight with the magnetic charger attachment.  That has proven really handy for the little Olight baton light that I carry.

Check out all of Jack’s stuff here.




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    • “Re: empty chamber, I hope that he doesn’t need it in a hurry.”

      Yeah, the only weakness I see in that configuration is the changing from chambered to not and back again, the less handling, the better. I suppose ideally, he could have another Glock and just swap the two when home, but he has a family, and having a family means money concerns rank highly.

      And by the looks of his pic, I wouldn’t wanna mess with him… 🙂

  1. No thanks on red dot sight, but that’s just me. Appendix carry is the only time to have holster and mag pouch as one unit. On my person? Round chambered.

    • I’m finding, no matter how much I practice, I forget to turn it on when initial targets are less than 5 yards, I end up using the irons. For targets 15 yrd or greater, I do turn it on ON. I shoot once a month and dryfire weekly, but I must be a very slow learner. I’m going to give it more time.

      • With a 5 year plus battery life on the micro red dots i leave mine on all the time. That way i don’t have to try to turn them on in stressful situations.

  2. re the author saying being he just became a dad his guns around house will change that is wrong guns being seen buy kids and you showing them very early in life will stop them from messing with them the only time I put my guns up high is when there were going to be kids around that I did not know if they had been raised like Mine were now most of my grand kids know about guns and the ones I have not had out shooting Put them up if they are around until I can get them here long enough to carry them shooting and most of my guns stay loaded even in safe my carry is a DA revolver so one is always in the pipe like wise my wifes and others stuck around because if its not loaded its no good

    • I hear you, my 7yr old maturity wise is acts like a 5 yr old. The 2 others are a few years older and can climb up anything. When I’m outside, I have one in the pipe. Inside the house, I have a tentaive dog and perimeter cameras that alert my phone app. Is it perfect? No. But I do appreciate everyone’s comments.

  3. SoCal Jack,

    Try out one of the ZoreX gun locks. I picked up a couple of them and they work!

    It does not replace responsible parenting…however, it certainly adds a huge safety margin for firearms available for quick access in homes that have minor children present.


    • Thanks, I’ll research this one. Between the prepping and gun related stuff, the wife has be on my ass about money. Between guns, ammo, holsters, training classes, gun safety cost money too…been learning it the hard way for decades!

    • Funny thing is there’s a shit ton of gun owners in CA, but everyone’s prioritization on 2A is different. We can still enjoy what CA has to offer and still fight for our 2A rights…fighting behind enemy lines.

  4. Absolutely to people showing your holster in these EDC pics. I do not care about your phone or keys. Show the gun, holster, and ammo of choice. All the rest is of little interest for the most part.

      • Last time he showed the rig, with belt and pants for reference.

        I actually thought it was a nice touch considering the loadout/situation. An effective explanation for obvious and common questions but without typing it out.

        • I too would like to learn how other folks carry (owb/ibw, appendix, strongside) and stage stuff like 2 or more knives on/off body. We see and know how most LE and Mil carry, but what about civilians.

  5. How much do you think all the modifications on that glock cost? Seems like a lot of effort to make your gun look worn out. All so that if you use it the police will take it for evidence and maybe never give it back…

    Admittedly I’m not a glock fan. If you need to modify the gun that much, consider buying a different gun.

    • I’m not a glock guy, hated the ergonimics and grip angle. Then I discovered I can mod the frame with a dremel for free (reduced grip for better angle, removed finger grooves, double undercut..). It now fits my hand better! The gun was $500 (that’s on sale in CA), Jagerwork milling and cerekote was $160 (black Friday special), Vortex Viper was $200 and sights were $40 (on sale opticsplanet). So around $900 total. Losing a gun in a DGU to the cops would be the least of my worries if I had to shoot. How does the saying go, there’s a lawyer behind every bullet you shoot? BTW I have insurance and CCW Safe.

  6. Unchambering and chambering like that such that you might forget one way or another seems like a recipe for some kind of oopsie but to each his own.

    • Roger that. I always chamber or unload, in the garage and in a safe direction, but most of the time I change out with one of my Shields, my prefered carry gun.

      Makes me wonder how many of the TTAG commenters actually home carry? I vaguely recall a few folks don’t and actually have guns staged through out the house and/or next to their recliner, all with one in the pipe.

      • “…makes me wonder how many TTAG folks home carry…”

        I work from home. When I get dressed, my holster goes on the belt. No exceptions. Knife in a pocket, multi-tool in a belt holster, flashlight in another pocket. That gun stays with me when I work out (on the table near my weights and treadmill). When I shower, it sits on the sink. Always there, always ready. I committed to this lifestyle.

        • That is the way to do it! An accessible(on body preferred)LOADED firearm in case of confrontation ALWAYS.

  7. How exactly does he have a standard capacity magazine in CA? Correct me if I’m wrong, but that clear one isn’t from before the cutoff date (1989?).

    • I have young kids, one of them is simply not mature enough to understand gun safety no matter how much I drill it in his little head. I admit it is not optimal for inside the home, but the inside home situation is different than say in a transitional space (I.e. car to house, gas pump to car, mailbox to house). Just chillin’ at home, with security cameras a dog, hardened entry points, a layered approach, affords me the time to assess a potential threat and at rhe same time chamber that round.

      • Invest in a rapid access safe(do your research) so when your firearm isn’t on your body it can be left loaded. The way you train is how you will respond when it is time to fight. Good job taking your families safety into your own hands and not relying on others to do so.

    • I guess the idea is that if he puts his gun down for a moment- i.e. a brain fart- where a small child can get it it affords him a little additional time to react since it’s much easier to pull a trigger than rack a slide for a kid that has not done it before. Or maybe it’s just for peace of mind?

      As noted in an above post I don’t like the idea of chambering and unchambering like that, I prefer keep my guns in a safe when they’re not on me (and if they are on me no one is fingering them); pretty much the only time I unchamber is to clear the gun for some reason (cleaning, letting someone see it, etc)- but then again I don’t have small kids at home.


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