Firearms Instructor’s Butterfly Knife, Snake Gun and a Stack of Hundreds: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Timothy Miller, a reported firearms instructor from the Golden State offers his Everyday Carry.  Via Everyday Carry, of course.

So, gee.  Where should we start.

A firearms instructor who carries a 6″ Colt Python that looks brand new, with a shiny nickel finish without a hint of holster wear.  And no holster.  Concealing a 6″ full-size revolver would be a nice trick for most folks.  This, he says, is his EDC.   I do see a Streamlight Stylus.   No reload.  Must be Dirty Harry.

And eight hundred dollar bills, and no wallet.  No credit cards, IDs, debit cards, or a carry license.

And the butterfly knife (Balisong).  Does this guy carry on a movie set all day long?  I haven’t seen anyone carry a butterfly knife since high school.  And that was…  thinking…  thirty five years ago?

And then there’s the red crayon.  Someone help me with that.   Is that to do the coloring pages restaurant hand out for young kids?  And the grip strength trainer.  Because nothing says you’re glad to see me like a double bulge in your pocket from your grip trainer.

I know I’m probably not supposed to call BS on any of these EDCs, but if I could, this might be a contender.  The main thing that did it for me was the hundred dollar bills.  Because I don’t know any firearms instructors, aside from the national guys, who make that sort of money teaching classes.




  1. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

    Cheap sunglasses…a crayon?
    Someone is pranking with this stuff…

  2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    I’d have gone with the 8-3/8″.

    1. avatar Rheopectic says:

      And Mexican Carry, Hombre.r

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        Mexican appendix carry.

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Is that a python in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

      2. avatar The Cheeto Bandito says:

        “And Mexican Carry, Hombre.r”

        Don’t make fun of Meh-he-co carry, Hombre…

  3. avatar Taxman1955 says:

    Fake EDC??
    Grip trainer? $800 cash but no wallet? Huge revolver but no holster?

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

      30 years ago I routinely carried over a grand in cash, and damn sure didn’t keep it in my wallet.

      The wallet had maybe 30 bucks in it, in case I ever got mugged…

    2. avatar uncommon_sense says:


      I carry a few hundred dollars with me all the time and I do NOT carry a wallet. And I carry my driver’s license and concealed carry license in a thin nylon protective sleeve that is the size of those cards. I do not carry credit cards or anything else.

      And I carry my cash, driver’s license, and concealed license in my front pocket.

      I do this for two reasons:
      (1) If police stop me and want to see my licenses, I can slowly lift up my shirt, let them see that there is nothing in my belt nor in my pants, and then slowly reach into my front pocket to retrieve my licenses. This is far safer than having to reach behind my back.
      (2) If someone gets the drop on me to mug me, then can plainly see that I have no wallet and apparently nothing in my front pants pockets, either.

      1. avatar Bill says:

        You need to go seek help.

        I’m gonna pile you in with the same guys who say when a cop pulls them over while driving they place both hands out the window of the car and shout loudly “I have a gun and a concealed carry license issued to me by the state of whatever, my right side it is loaded and holstered, the pistol is a Beretta 92 with a 10 round mag clip, I carry one spare mag clip thing in my glove compartment, it also contains 10 rounds of gold dot hollow point ammunition which I acquired from a licensed dealer, I am under no obligation to answer any questions and I wish to see my attorney……”

        Nothing freaks out police officers more than some weirdo who assumes every officer is going to unload on him as soon as he blinks.

        Before shoving your nose in the air at me, visit YouTube and search how to deal with a traffic stop while carrying a firearm. You’ll find guys like you.

        1. avatar Tile Floor says:

          As an officer, this is how it goes for me typically.

          Guy in car: sure I’ll get my wallet, just so you know I’m carrying concealed.
          Me: Ok no problem
          Guy: Hands over DL
          Me: BRB yo

          Two minutes elapse as I check his DL

          Me: cuts guy break for being a fellow 2A enthusiast

          I certainly wouldn’t be upset if he didn’t say anything about it unless he reached for his glove box and the gun fell out into his hand, but a casual mention of it makes it go pretty smoothly.

        2. avatar uncommon_sense says:


          Review the video of Los Angeles County deputy Tai Plunkett walking up to the car of Private Investigator Ken Sheppard who was simply surveilling someone. (This incident occurred in Montrose, California, in March 2014.)

          And review the video of South Caroline State Police officer Sean Groubert stopping Lemar Jones (for not wearing a seat belt).

          These are just two of countless examples of law enforcement officers going way, WAY, WAY overboard thinking that their lives were in danger. Tell me again that I have nothing to worry about when reaching behind my back to grab my concealed carry license after telling a law enforcement officer that I am armed.

          And in case you are still unconvinced, I call your attention to my grandfather who was a police officer in a major U.S. city. He described three things that clearly convey his mindset and that of most of his fellow officers:
          (1) Every time he walked up to a car that he pulled over, he always had his snubbie revolver discretely in hand, hidden under his clip board, and pointed at the occupants of the vehicle.
          (2) In case things went south during an interaction and he was not justified to use deadly force, he carried a “throw away piece” that he could insert in the crime scene to magically justify his actions.
          (3) His stated mantra, “Dead men don’t lie”. Also implied in that statement, “Dead men don’t tell the truth.”

          Go ahead and base your choices on fantasies and wishful thinking. I base my choices on real world events.

        3. avatar Bill says:


          Your scenarios are not the norm though. You can find bad people in any bunch, but you shouldn’t judge everything you meet on a fringe event, your chances of having one of those instances happen to you is so extremely slim that you probably have a much much better chance at hitting the powerball and mega millions at the same time. Just because something does happen, doesn’t mean its likely to happen to you.
          As pointed out, 99.9999999% of stops of non-threatening people are over fine.

          In fact, you’re paranoia is most likely what will PUT you into one of the situations you are so afraid of.

          I have a friend like you. Thinks most cops are shady and on power trips. I have to constantly remind him that they’re just regular people doing a job. Not some Nazi backed cult hell bent on world domination.

  4. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    Butterfly knives are actually really practical, they just have an undeserved bad reputation from the goobers who like to try to play tricks with them. Also it’s hard to find a decent one with a pocket clip at a decent price.

    1. avatar Fully Involved says:


    2. avatar jwtaylor says:

      Started carrying one this last summer. Mine is just all stainless steel so it is super easy to clean. It’s been great for dressing pigs.

      1. avatar Tile Floor says:

        Just out of curiosity what are the advantages over a fixed blade or folder?

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

          The blade is double-edged, and usually close to the length of the handle.

          Most pocket folders are single-edged. ‘Butterflys’ allow safe pocket carry of a true double-edged blade, without resorting to an ‘out-the-front’ auto knife (switchblade)…

        2. avatar SouthAl says:


          Admittedly, I know little to nothing about them. But thought they were single edged to keep the goobers referenced earlier from cutting their hands.

    3. avatar Mitchell says:

      Still illegal to carry in California. Though you can buy something it doesn’t mean you can take it with you in Cali or any other state for that matter.

    4. avatar strych9 says:

      The price of a butterfly knife that wears well and has a clip so it’s not just at the bottom of your pocket is my main knock against them.

      They are cool though.

  5. avatar conrad says:

    MacGyver carried exactly the same stuff, and he saved an entire city.

  6. avatar Draven says:

    I call BS because the knife would be illegal to carry.

  7. avatar Mitchell says:

    Yeah butterfly knives are illegal to carry in California you can buy them but you can’t carry them. And where is the holster for the revolver? What’s the point of a grip trainer that serves no purpose of surviving in a day with $800 cash that makes you a target especially with no wallet?

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      That $800 is a week’s rent in CA. Maybe he was off to see his landlord?

      1. avatar jwm says:

        They generally don’t take cash for rent in CA. The rents are so high that that amount of cash, especially if you live in an apt complex, would draw bad guys.

    2. avatar DrewN says:

      Thaty’s a Captain of Crush grip trainer and they are fantastic. Totally helped me rehab from an injury, even if I still can’t get to level 3 on that side. They start at “T” and increase in .5 increments. Even Level 2 is no joke though, unless you are a die hard weight lifter. Regular training with these grippers will do more for your handgun shooting than almost anything else. Highly recommended.

      1. avatar jwtaylor says:

        I second that endorsement. After I sliced through the muscle and tendons of my left thumb and hand, these were great getting strength back.

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

          I’ll have to pick one up. I’m a long way from where I was before with range-of-motion when I crushed that hand on that woman’s hood…

  8. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    One of these days I’m going to post up my EDC shit. Only I still have to buy a tomahawk and pistol grip 12ga pump first…

    1. avatar Specialist38 says:

      Let your freak flag fly…….

      1. avatar Dani in WA says:

        Hahaha… Shrek the Musical!

    2. avatar jwm says:

      You don’t already have a tomahawk? Do you even operate, Bro?

    3. avatar WI Patriot says:

      By all means, but don’t forget your Serbu Super Shorty(mag fed)…

  9. avatar Specialist38 says:

    I would have to say….if this is EDC, its car/packback/briefcase….or he gets his woman to carry it in her purse.

    Makes me think Walking Dead meets Repo Man or something.

    Click-click knives are handy…carried one for about 10 years.

    That’s a ProTac, not a Stylus.

    And I really wanna know about the crayon.

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      Re: The crayon.

      Marine Corps veteran carrying a snack?

      1. avatar WI Patriot says:

        Nah, it’s for the placemat maze at a variety of restaurants…

      2. avatar troutbum5 says:

        Beat me to it. I hear the purple ones are the best.

      3. avatar Specialist38 says:

        Made me hoot!

  10. avatar WI Patriot says:

    And now “EveryDay Carry” has been punked…

    While I occasionally carry a wheelgun as primary, it’s only a 4″ SS(either .357M, or .41M) and I carry it in a Galco Combat Master(CM105), and you’d never know I was carrying…
    But this “display” is just too much…

  11. avatar Hannibal says:

    Is he a Marine? Would explain the crayon. Everyone needs a snack now and then.

    1. avatar barstowcowboy says:

      Maybe he’s a diabetic Marine and the crayon is just in case his sugar gets too low.

  12. avatar barstowcowboy says:

    Is this a joke?

    Is this real life?

  13. avatar Micah says:

    I think when filling out his occupation, he misspelled “Pimp.”

  14. avatar Mack The Knife says:

    Very smart guy. He carries the perfect spread of coins. Also, with the new 20 being 100, $140.00 is about the right amount of quick cash to carry. In any situation, cash is king.
    As far as plastic money or ID, those are items that transcend EDC. They are required items. EDC is all about choice unless you want to debate VISA, or Capital One. Oh, and a holster, revolvers are pocket guns even though this one doubles as a club. honestly I’m more interested to know what he has a Geissele trigger in. Anyway, those glasses give him away. He is a Paronto commando. That also explains the butterfly knife. With this guy you don’t question him, you emulate him. I bet he also has FMJs in his piece. Over penetration doubles or triples capacity and pleases the girls regardless of their sex. He’s a super dooper trooper, the only question left is Hi Karate or Old Spice?

    1. avatar Geoff "It's always good to turn a troll into a fun punch-toy" PR says:

      The mind-numbing stupidity of you knows no bounds.

      How often did your mom drop you on your head as a baby?

      1. avatar Specialist38 says:

        Who says she stopped?

  15. avatar Dr. Mantis Toboggan says:

    The only thing missing is a Magnum condom

    1. avatar Call me ‘Pat’ says:

      Xe’s transitioning…..

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

      “The only thing missing is a Magnum condom”

      And no matter what size you buy, it says ‘Extra Large’ on the wrapper…

  16. avatar Kevin Johnson says:

    Yes Sir, What we have here is a real Californian………..

  17. avatar raptor jesus says:

    Those sunglasses tell me everything I need to know about this person.

  18. avatar Me says:

    Probable red crayon reference…

    Red: A Crayon’s Story

  19. avatar conrad says:

    This might be Chuck Norris’ load out folks.
    The crayon is for writing notes to his enemies, while the snake only needs to be displayed for bad guys to run. The knife is for filleting and the flashlight for checking orifices while the snuff box really hides that exploding candy. The $701.12 is what he takes for you parking in his spot (the $1.12 was for a bicycle) . The keys reflect that in spite of his fame he still drives an economy car, and he offers sunglasses so you can hide your facial bruises. He carries the Geisselle logo on his key ring to remind you “don’t trigger me”, and the hand conditioner(?), well, even Chuck Norris could use stronger toes.

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