SLD, a retired gent from Michigan sends us his “Small town sultry summer evening carry.” While I love his description, for me “everyday carry” is pretty much everyday unless I’m going to someplace non-permissive. But heh, more power to Mr. SLD.
Love the classic Colt Detective Special with Stag grips. I find them appealing, and if I wasn’t a S&W guy in terms of push vs. pull on the cylinder release, I’d probably hunt one of these Colts on the used market.
He carries it in a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster. I’ve got one of these and I like it. Obviously, at 60 years of age carrying that classic, SLD likely knows what he’s doing and he likes his holster or he’d carry it in something different. He’s also got not one but two reloads of Freedom Munitions 158gr JHPs on Tuff Quickstrip speed strips.
SLD also sends quite a nice addendum to describe what he carries, why and more:
Went for a walk along the boardwalk and fireworks last night with my wife. Even with the sultry sticky weather, it was a nice night.
The Hanks Gunner belt is one of the best I have worn, I have several of his belts now. The Colt was carried in my hip pocket covered by my guayabera, which are wonderful shirts on hot sticky nights.
The Bugout is carried left hip pocket, the Cricket in my watch pocket. I no longer carry a big wallet, and now simply carry the Money Clamp. My watch of choice was a Seiko SKX011J, they have some of the best lume in the business. I am a sucker for a beads of rice bracelet on a watch and Yobookies makes the best, each bead is solid not folded sheet metal.
The coin is carried in memory of my grandfather, the only one I knew, who died when I was 5. my only real memory of him talking was him telling me to always carry a silver dollar. it would bring me luck and I would never be broke. This was something important to a man who lived through the depression. The one he gave me disappeared over the past 55 years, this is my replacement today.
He’s got his Benchmade Bugout folder (available for about $134 on Amazon) along with a little Spyderco Cricket utility knife. And rounding out the gun/blade/light trifecta, he’s got a pair of small lights: A Fenix LD01 and an Inova XP.
Unlike most folks, he includes his belt… A Hanks Gunner Belt. A nice leather belt like this will last a person five or ten years, provided it doesn’t shrink on you.
I like this SLD guy. He knows what he wants in what he carries.