The retired Heraclitus has settled on what works for him after 18 years. Bravo to him. I know mine’s constantly evolving, as is a lot of folks I know.
You know the drill, you get something you think is better than what you’ve got. You try it and either incorporate it or discard it. Sort of like techniques from firearm training classes.
Not sure why he calls it “A different river.”
You be the judge. In his words:
After carrying a handgun daily for over 18 years, I have finally arrived at an EDC setup that I am comfortable with. I only carry one handheld flashlight at a time (usually the Olight during the day and the Streamlight at night). I carry my spare magazine at 9 o’clock and the TQ just behind it. In my vehicle I carry four extra magazines, a large Trauma Kit and a Sabre Red MK-4 OC spray (stream).
GLOCK 19: A great carry gun. I’ve carried it for close to twenty years. For me, it’s a perfect blend of size, capacity, and feel. And I’ve shot about a gazillion and a half rounds from various GLOCK platforms, so they are as natural to me as walking.
He’s got lights, and a blade (Benchmade 710), along with a TQ. That’s something I don’t carry on my person, but there’s on in the car. Yeah, someone might *really* need one someday, but someone might also *really* need a fire extinguisher, but I don’t carry that on my person either. (But I do in the car…)
Notice the ASP keychain miniature OC spray. He likes it. Obviously. More power to him. Me, not so much. Yeah, I gave up chemical sprays after a couple of leakers inside my car (on hot summer days) and one in my pants when I bent over almost 30 years ago. Oh, that was a memorable day.