Oregon Guy’s Two Karambits and a Tricked-out G43: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Oregon Guy sends his “My EDC” for today’s pocket dump of the day, courtesy Everyday Carry.

That’s quite an upgraded GLOCK 43 with Streamlight 69270 TLR-6 Tactical Pistol Light with Red Laser.  Glad to see his sights aren’t standard.  Probably some sort of tritium night sights or a fiber optic sight.   He writes that he works in “higher education,” so deep concealment is probably the rule of the day.  Given how Antifa loves to play in Oregon I think I’d have an extra magazine.

Of course, he has the light angle of things covered with a Streamlight Microstream.

On the knife end of things, he’s got three.  (One is none, two is one, three is…  a lot)

He has a Wave folding Karambit and some sort of transforming karambit…  not sure what’s up with that critter.  Oh yeah, and a utility pocket knife SOG Sheepfoot folder.

Now, I’m a fan of the Karambit.  Steve Tarani turned me onto them years ago in Boone County, Indiana.  They slice, dice and are quite a force multiplier all by themselves.  However, they suffer the same issue as any conventional folder in that they are difficult to deploy when under attack.  Yes, his big one has the “wave” system which usually deploys, but it’s a long way from 100% reliable.

Once deployed though, they are fearsome.  Especially if you’ve got a little knife training under your belt.

 

 

comments

  1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    Glock 43. Good to go. Again. Light yes. Laser no. Spare mag? Carry method? The knives strike me as odd. But then, I carry a Benchmade Emerson CQB, so maybe I’m just old.

    1. avatar The Dude Abides says:

      The slide plate looks like it has a clip draw on it.

      1. avatar Geoff "Guns. Lots of guns." PR says:

        Where do you see that?

        1. avatar Specialist38 says:

          Look at the back of slide by the striker plate.

        2. avatar Geoff "Guns. Lots of guns." PR says:

          Ahhhh, OK, see it now…

      2. avatar B.D. says:

        If it does, I doubt he is carrying as he should be. With 1 in the chamber.

        1. avatar Specialist38 says:

          Everyone I have seen with a clip draw carries one in the pipe.

          Dangerous….unprotected trigger inside your waistband.

  2. avatar guest says:

    It’s got sights (truglo) and a light. Hardly tricked out. You continue to be a weirdo with your commentary.

    1. avatar Jeff In CO says:

      +1 Clickbait! I clicked expecting to see something with red, yellow, and pink accessories, customer tuned .003 lb trigger and an AGEAS targeting system. Instead, all I got was a pretty normal, actually functional carry rig…

  3. avatar Skippy says:

    Why do we not see Field Notes anymore? Used to be we saw them three or four times a week. Just wondering.

  4. avatar daveinwyo says:

    Glock. Yawn.
    The trick karambit was reviewed elsewhere.*
    The review said it was trick, but was very “gritty” to deploy. This might wear off with use.
    In the case of aggressive hard use blades, like a karambit, a folding knife is a pre-broken blade. Better to use a fixed blade.
    3 blades? Not much confidence in his blades. Or just wants something to talk about.
    * Reviewed at Blade HQ on video.

  5. avatar tdiinva says:

    If you are concerned about Antifa the only reason to carry a G43 is for a New York reload. G26 at a minimum.

    1. avatar Jeff In CO says:

      I worry about that everyday and carry a micro AR in 6.5 Creedmoor in my front pocket as a backup to my duty gun! 😉

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      While more is better than less I think maybe you’re giving a little more credit than what is due to the commitment and bravery of Antifa. They’ll throw a brick at the back of your head any day of the week but I don’t know many of them willing to be the 2nd guy to get shot.

      1. avatar Eric in Oregon says:

        “I don’t know many of them willing to be the 2nd guy to get shot”

        That’s what I and the other revolver carriers are counting on. 😀

  6. avatar Eli2016 says:

    Just out of curiosity how hard is it to get a CCW in Oregon? I thought permits like that were banned years ago and that only your local town sheriff could issue one.

    1. avatar The Dude Abides says:

      Sheriff issues them and it’s extremely easy to get one in most counties.

    2. avatar Knute(ken) says:

      Speaking, as we were the other day, of multiple personalities, look what was just posted on the previous page:
      Pg2 says:
      July 17, 2019 at 18:26

      To All,

      I am not the real Pg2. I’m actually a fellow reader like you who has participated for some time in the comment sections, though I’ll withhold my username as I explain.

      As I’ve interacted with many of you over time, I’ve noticed some odd activity on TTAG, especially with a particular user using the moniker “Pg2”. Based upon my observations of how he/she interacted with others (choice of attack, word styling, etc.), it seemed dubious that Pg2 was the usual breed of Web Troll. Most interesting was how weird things would sometimes happen when he/she entered into a conversation, judging by the complaints by others. Some of you saw your inexplicably disappear after previously being visible and even replied to by someone else, while others joked that there were split personalities floating about. The common denominator seemed to be Pg2. Or is that Vlad? Or more? Three days ago, I saw Pg2 get into a pissing match with several of you, and some of the usernames suddenly didn’t match their previous writing styles. It looked a lot like something screwy was going on.

      To test this, three days ago I assumed Pg2’s identity and began posting numerous comments under that name at the end of several articles, all the way up to now. During all this time, I found only two simple posts from the “real” Pg2. And when I did, I replied (under that same name) immediately and loudly to get a reaction. I find it very interesting that Pg2 didn’t complain once. If you or I ever saw someone posting under our own monikers, we’d be livid and would say something right away. But Pg2 didn’t. Not a single time.

      However, something intriguing happened. Every time I posted under Pg2’s name, the IP address I was using was blocked within minutes. And only for that specific article. So I could continue to post normal comments under my normal username under a different comment section, but as soon as I imitated Pg2 again, access to that new article was shut off, too. At least, until I changed to a different dynamic IP address and started all over again. And the blocking only happened with the Pg2 name.

      So what’s my point? Neither you nor I have the ability to do anything to control this site, but IP blocking is an admin-level activity, and it only happened when Pg2 was cloned. If the real Pg2 had nothing to do with any of this, he/she would most likely speak up and tell everyone on TTAG that someone had just posted fake comments. But that never happened, and Pg2 always remained completely silent while the blocking happened in the background. Could it be that Pg2 is actually a TTAG admin who’s been posing as a site troll all this time? What about other names?

      Anyway, now that this experiment is over and Pg2’s validity as a commenter is in doubt, this will be my final post under that name. We’ll see what happens from here.

      This is the kind of thing that letting people share usernames leads to. Knute(ken)

      1. avatar Troll Milker says:

        obvious troll is obvious.

      2. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

        What do you suspect the admin would accomplish by this? Are comments more important than I think they are?

        1. avatar Knute(ken) says:

          It sure looks like someone thinks so. These are the words that started it all:
          “Pg2 says:
          July 17, 2019 at 18:26

          To All,

          I am not the real Pg2. I’m actually a fellow reader like you who has participated for some time in the comment sections, though I’ll withhold my username as I explain.

          As I’ve interacted with many of you over time, I’ve noticed some odd activity on TTAG, especially with a particular user using the moniker “Pg2”. Based upon my observations of how he/she interacted with others (choice of attack, word styling, etc.), it seemed dubious that Pg2 was the usual breed of Web Troll. Most interesting was how weird things would sometimes happen when he/she entered into a conversation, judging by the complaints by others. Some of you saw your inexplicably disappear after previously being visible and even replied to by someone else, while others joked that there were split personalities floating about. The common denominator seemed to be Pg2. Or is that Vlad? Or more? Three days ago, I saw Pg2 get into a pissing match with several of you, and some of the usernames suddenly didn’t match their previous writing styles. It looked a lot like something screwy was going on.

          To test this, three days ago I assumed Pg2’s identity and began posting numerous comments under that name at the end of several articles, all the way up to now. During all this time, I found only two simple posts from the “real” Pg2. And when I did, I replied (under that same name) immediately and loudly to get a reaction. I find it very interesting that Pg2 didn’t complain once. If you or I ever saw someone posting under our own monikers, we’d be livid and would say something right away. But Pg2 didn’t. Not a single time.

          However, something intriguing happened. Every time I posted under Pg2’s name, the IP address I was using was blocked within minutes. And only for that specific article. So I could continue to post normal comments under my normal username under a different comment section, but as soon as I imitated Pg2 again, access to that new article was shut off, too. At least, until I changed to a different dynamic IP address and started all over again. And the blocking only happened with the Pg2 name.

          So what’s my point? Neither you nor I have the ability to do anything to control this site, but IP blocking is an admin-level activity, and it only happened when Pg2 was cloned. If the real Pg2 had nothing to do with any of this, he/she would most likely speak up and tell everyone on TTAG that someone had just posted fake comments. But that never happened, and Pg2 always remained completely silent while the blocking happened in the background. Could it be that Pg2 is actually a TTAG admin who’s been posing as a site troll all this time? What about other names?

          Anyway, now that this experiment is over and Pg2’s validity as a commenter is in doubt, this will be my final post under that name. We’ll see what happens from here.”

      3. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        Hey Knute(ken), your entire series of comments – even your followups – on that post (on the other page) are now completely gone. Admin took down every reference to pg2 this morning.

        Weird.

        1. avatar Knute(ken) says:

          Or, if the shell corporation that bought Farago out is secretly connected to Bloomberg at the wallet, not so weird at all. I think we’ve all noticed how the only thing that matters here now is money.

  7. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Doesnt look like a microstream, unless he had the front and rear turned down on a lathe.

    And if that is a clip draw, he needs a good holster.

  8. avatar strych9 says:

    Two karambits is… interesting.

    Another downside to the karambit is that you need to know how to use it because that ring will fuck your finger up if the knife gets ripped out of your hand and realistically you can’t easily let go of that thing. Broken fingers, degloved fingers… this isn’t theoretical, it’s a know real world issue.

    Also, not all karambits have the folder downside, nor the ring downside. You can get a fixed blade with no ring. Browning makes one around $30-40 called the “Fear Factor”. Retention is mainly from a hooked handle rather than a ring. You still get a pommel though, full tang too. Not super well made knife but then a karambit isn’t much of a high-use utility knife. It’s made to wreck someone’s day and that a $40 Browning fixed version most certainly will do.

    1. avatar " keep yur paws off my dead guy" possum says:

      Karam bit’, that’s naught ah knife, this is ah knife

    2. avatar Jeh says:

      If you can conceal it, the CRKT shinbu/sakimori are a superior options for defensive fixed blade carry.

  9. avatar " keep yur paws off my dead guy" possum says:

    With all the cougars moving to town you’d think there be more shootgunms My son had one in his backyard Cascade Locks couple weeks ago, had a lady scared, she left the baby in the car, cops came out and shot it. He’s got a 25 and a 9 mm, I told him you need a 12 gauge. He won’t buy one though, he thinks he can shoot it enuff with a .25 to slow it down and kill it with a nife. Granted he did kill a buck deer with a big rock and a nife, but a cougar, I’d want a shoot gunm.

  10. avatar rudukai13 says:

    The smaller karambit appears to be a knock-off of Joe Caswell’s Morphing Karambit, currently in production by CRKT. I have one, it’s solidly built and very easy and intuitive to deploy

    1. avatar daveinwyo says:

      Does/did it feel “gritty” or like metal edges scraping together?
      As with stamped gun parts, one side is smooth and the other is sharp, creating friction.
      I have looked at the CRKT with interest, but didn’t want to lay out the $$ after reading/seeing a few reviews.

  11. avatar enuf says:

    I despise Glock and want them removed from my country … and my planet.

    Other than that, carrying a pistol and several knives would be better if at least one of those knives were swapped for a second magazine.

  12. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    while in practical use the karambit is akin to a disemboweling claw of the manticore, whenever i see one i develop an urge to core an apple. respect.
    due to the need for use training and the likelihood of less than ideal outcomes for one employed by the unfamiliar, i stand by my recommendation of the g10 push dagger for those suddenly cornered and appropriately infuriated.

    1. avatar Cloudbuster says:

      You know manticores aren’t real, right? So referring to the “disemboweling claw” of an imaginary creature — especially one that has been depicted umpteen different ways by different artists — is both not terribly explanatory and extremely nerdy.

      Kerambits are a fad, in my opinion. Like all extreme knife designs, they suffer from a lack of versatility. That doesn’t mean they are not very dangerous. They’re also not rocket science to figure out how to use.

      1. avatar Enuf says:

        Not true, Manticores are real. The US Army 10th Mountain Division fought one in Iraq in 2005. There was even a movie about it, it was on TV. So you know it’s true!

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