Yoshi writes . . .
This is my “Plebeian EDC Pocket Warrior” load.
As warm weather approaches and the jacket garments become less appropriate, I like to lighten my COVID-19 out-of-the-house-errands carry, lose the Kydex belt holster and semi-automatic (typically an FNX-9 or a HK P30) and carry something more pocket-able.
The Smith & Wesson 642 fits like a glove in a new Galco Pocket Protector and slips easily into any front jeans pocket with zero printing. I used to carry it in a DeSantis Nemesis for many summers and found the Galco hide leather is both thinner and stays better positioned in the pocket during a draw.
I make sure to take the revolver out of the sheath when I’m home. I quickly wipe it down with a rag of Corrosion-X and in the safe it goes.
Accompanying the 642 is an extra five rounds of Federal Premium .38 special 110 grain Hydra-Shok JHP on a QuikStrip. These are low-recoil non +P factory loads and are a good balance between recoil management and muzzle velocity for what the 1.875 in little barrel can push out the door.
The Leatherman Super Tool 300 has been an invaluable and absolutely reliable gadget to have in the most unexpected times and have a permanent place in one of my pockets whenever I’m out the door. An occasional wipe and weekly drop of Corrosion-X to the hinges, let it dissipate and coat the inside tools has kept it well protected for years.
The Olight i3E EOS at 90 lumens provides enough working light for the majority of little task needs while the Solarforce L2P poor-man’s-Surefire with a single mode XML-T6 and a forward tail cap at 1000 lumens does enough light splash for the darkest of nights and has been absolutely reliable.
Topping it off is my Orient Submariner (CER00007B) on a Maratac Khahi Nato band. I love Rolex but couldn’t justify owning one, especially for a beater watch. Sure, this is no Rolly but it has an in-house robust, no-frills movement and a sapphire crystal. Worn for almost a decade and still keeps a regulated +3 s/day.
This post is part of our series, What I’m Carrying Now. If you’d like to submit a photo and description of the gun, holster and gear you’re carrying in the new world in which we live, send it to us at [email protected] with WICN in the subject field.]