One of the King’s Men: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

It’s good to be one of the king’s men in California.  Unfortunately all the little people may not have access to all that Edward, a law-enforcement officer from Southern California, has available to him.  At least until he retires.

He calls this his Daily Carry and it looks solid.  It’s a shame that everyone can’t carry the same stuff.  But Gavin Newsom’s state isn’t the only one with those issues.  Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey all come to mind.  As does New York City.  Like many in gun rights advocacy, I’m doing my best to change that with the help of a lot of good people, including many reading this…

Ed writes:

Minus my blackhawk t series holster and two extra magazines. Also will interchange multi tool with a blade. Spyderco or S&W

Good stuff, I have to say.  Except the T-series holster which, depending on the model, can be quite the involved (retention) affair.

A Shield M&P .40 caliber pistol and two spare magazines.  Nice Viridian laser/light unit too.




  1. avatar Big Al says:

    To my knowledge, Shields do not have accessory rails. Is this something new???

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Big Al,

      I believe the author was mistaken calling that pistol a Smith and Wesson Shield. Rather, I believe it is a full-size Smith and Wesson M&P40 which most certainly do have accessory rails.

      Note: it could also be a full-size Smith and Wesson M&P9 as well since we cannot see what caliber it is.

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        The poster says it’s a .40… but then he also lists it as a Shield in the post…

        To my eye it looks like you’re right and that it’s an M&P.

        The SD’s also have an accessory rail but they have a different striation on the back of the slide and the front of the slide is squared. The M&P has that wavy set of grip striations where the SD doesn’t. However, the blunting on the front of the slide is, IIRC, unique in it’s angle and area to the M&P. The SD doesn’t have any cutaway there and the Shield’s isn’t as large or at that angle.

  2. avatar Jail Bird says:

    Surely after he retires he can still carry under LEOSA?

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      LEOSA specifies that LEOs may carry concealed firearms but is silent on what firearms someone may carry, only including any ammunition that is legal federally (i.e. hollowpoints are included). I have not looked into it recently but am not aware of any ruling saying that LEOSA allows the carry of any firearm regardless of state law.

      1. avatar GunnyGene says:

        Federal LEOSA requires that the licensed owner also abide by State Laws. Some States, such as CA, have some pretty strict rules about this, including local permissions about what, where, and when a LEOSA will, or will not, be honored. Look it up.

  3. avatar dph says:

    That’s no Shield, .40 or any other.

  4. avatar Specialist38 says:

    So regular humans cant have an M&P in Cali?

    Seems silly since they’re so mundane as Glock-offs go.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:


      California has their allowable handgun roster. If a particular make/model of handgun is not on their roster, non-law enforcement officers cannot buy them from federal firearm licensees.

      And California effectively closed their handgun roster several years ago before Smith and Wesson started making their M&P semi-auto pistol series. I forget why exactly.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Micro stamping?

        1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

          I was thinking that it was microstamping as well but I wasn’t sure enough to say it.

      2. avatar Kahlil says:

        The online database from Ca OAG says the Shield is available.

      3. avatar Gray Man says:

        This is the very reason Glock keeps making the Gen 3 because it’s on the approved list for Cali.

    2. avatar Booyaa69 says:

      You used to be able to get one until it fell off the roster. S&W updated the internals after the micro stamping requirement went into affect and was then considered a “new” pistol and could not be grandfathered in afterward. Luckily got mine before it fell off and recently purchased a matching keltec sub2000 (same mags). I hope everyone appreciates how bad the micro stamping law is. I back door way to ban all firearms which I hope the supremes will address….

  5. avatar SoCalJack says:

    So is this his EDC while on duty? Can’t imagine conceal carrying with a Blackhawk T series holster here in SoCal. A LEO using a laser? Doesn’t add up. Maybe he is young or new to LE? Regardless, I envy his M&P, I’ve always loved the grip ergonomics.

    1. avatar Kahlil says:

      Within the real of possibility….
      1- LEO really means security guard or something that didn’t require an oath or
      2- the roster just indicates what is allowable for purchase from FFL, right? He could’ve gotten the piece out of state or from a private sale…correct?

  6. avatar Mack The Knife says:

    Smoke em if you got em

  7. avatar Mach says:

    That’s a M&P40 1st Gen (yuck compared to Gen2). As far as I can remember the first gen M&Ps are CA legal for civvies. Needs editing!

  8. avatar Ton E says:

    Wait a min there’s a T Series holster for M&P’s!?

  9. avatar possum says:

    Id kinda like to have the caption this back, screw the prize. And the EDC’s have became lame, not enuff shit to poke fun at.. How to post my edc? Think I’d throw in the alice pack full of field notes, the entrenching tool”fckn short handled shovel, SIR” a couple frags, and definately a pair of cheap sunglasses. You can tool up all yah want but its the shades that make yah cool

    1. avatar possum says:

      Make that one frag, used the other one fishing, they make a hell of a sinker

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