Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Donald Gatlin


Donald describes this as his “church carry” EDC load out, calling it “simple and effective.” Word. See what he’d carrying at Everyday Carry . . .



  1. avatar strych9 says:

    Palabra. I carry the same flashlight.

    1. avatar James69 says:

      Hows the battery life on those? Seems like all the mega bright ones drain the battery quick. oh also like the simple carry, again no phone?

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        It has four brightness settings and a strobe feature.

        The max output at 210 lumens gives you around 2 hours of straight out use from one 123A. I use my light pretty often but usually not for long periods of time, I’d say I swap out that 123A battery on it every six months on average so a 72 pack from Surefire would run the light for 36 years if the batteries stayed good that long (they’re guaranteed for 10 years). I run a bunch of lights that use these batteries though so I don’t worry about the shelf life. I’ll run through a couple 72 packs of them in 5-7 years regardless.

        Really the reason I got this light was because it’s cheap and runs on Li-Ion batteries. Around $50 so if it grows legs I don’t care as much as one of my $250+ Surefires wandering off. The bonus of the Li-Ion batteries is that they are not affected by cold the way alkaline pile batteries are.

        I’ve had the light for three years and it still functions flawlessly even though it looks a bit beat up. Considering how badly I beat up most of my tools and that this thing spent years being used in a dirty welding shop as my EDC light I’d give it five out of five stars across the board.

        1. avatar James69 says:

          PD-22 ? Thanks for the info. I need a good quality brighter light than the mini-mag that I normally have. I have an older poly scorpion light but it devours batterys, also melted the lens for some reason after using it to change a tire in the dark. (on too long?)

        2. avatar strych9 says:


          Yes I was referring to the PD22. It’s no Surefire but it’s a nice, light, bright little LED flashlight with a good spot (no dark circle in the middle) for the price. Aluminum body, quality switches, etc. Rock solid as far as I’ve seen. Fenix discontinued this flashlight but a quick Google search shows numerous companies still have them in stock. She weighs in at 2.15oz with battery and pocketclip. I don’t remember if they advertise it as waterproof, but I’ve dropped it into five feet of water while it was running and retrieved it with no problems other than getting myself wet.

          If you melted the lens on a light then the light was cheap shit that ran too hot for how it was built.

          These guys have them in stock for: $48.


  2. Wow, a pocket dump that might actually be real.? What, no full size XDM, laptop, five other knives, and the kitchen sink?

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      If you’re not carrying a full sized gun there’s something wrong with you.

      1. Sorry, I meant in addition to the XDS.

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          Oh. My bad. Apologies.

    2. avatar jwm says:

      Field notes.

  3. avatar Frank says:

    Dude carries a Gatlin gun.

  4. avatar Ebby123 says:

    I see that you’re not using a holster.
    I also like to live dangerously.

    1. avatar Ryan says:

      Hardly. It’s an XD which means it’s not going off unless you have positive control of the firearm and intend to depress the trigger. This aint no glock leg waiting to happen.

      Grip safety firearms are some of the safest out there to carry.

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        Um… wow. Just wow.

    2. avatar BDub says:

      Its unchambered (see trigger and James69’s comment below this one.).

  5. avatar James69 says:

    Anybody else notice the trigger? I do this with my glock (G17L) at a glance I know without touching it that it’s not loaded and “safe”.

    1. avatar BDub says:

      Yes, I noticed. I don’t carry my XDS that way, as I don’t want to have to rack it to fire, but if he is carrying without a holster (as the pic seems to indicate) that would be the way to go.

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