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Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
« on: November 21, 2016, 04:37:40 PM »
SP101 and a Surefire Executive Defender:
(Not shown, Spyderco Manix II and 2 Bianch Speed Strips of more magnum ammo)
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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 04:48:52 PM »
    Glock 20 Gen 3 SF in a SuperTuck at 1:00/Appendix carry.  Also, S&W Extreme Ops CK46BT, Leatherman Wave, and a Case 6332.
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    « Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 05:15:36 PM »
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    « Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 05:18:36 PM »
    Kershaw Brawler... it may need sharpening... :-[

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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 05:20:31 PM »
    Victorinox farmer, Cold Steel AK-47, Sig P228, Sabre keychain can of pepperspray.
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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 05:23:14 PM »
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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 05:45:58 PM »
     Ruger Redhawk .44 magnum in a Simply Rugged pancake, Speedstrip in a Simply Rugged speedstrip carrier.

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    « Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 05:52:35 PM »
    glock 19 +2 spare g17 mags , crkt fossil, streamlight protac 1aa, kershaw clash. 
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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 06:29:36 PM »
    Clothing. 

    But that's not the gist of the question, is it?   :facepalm

    Technically, in keeping with the intent of the question.  Nothing.  Hard to carry while in a suit and suspenders.

    However.  Right next to my chair in the lunch bag, a Sig P232 with one spare mag.
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    « Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 07:54:52 PM »
    Clothing. 

    But that's not the gist of the question, is it?   :facepalm

    Technically, in keeping with the intent of the question.  Nothing.  Hard to carry while in a suit and suspenders.

    However.  Right next to my chair in the lunch bag, a Sig P232 with one spare mag.
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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 08:00:42 PM »
    Wallet, smartphone, earbuds, keyring on a carabiner.

    I work in a non-permissive environment and don't have a pocket piece. But now that I'm home, there are two folding knives on the shelf directly in front of me, another folder and a push daggar in a drawer to my immediate left, and an AR-15 behind me.
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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #11 on: November 21, 2016, 08:49:18 PM »
    SP101 and a Surefire Executive Defender:
    (Not shown, Spyderco Manix II and 2 Bianch Speed Strips of more magnum ammo)

    I have a query.

    George, even you yourself have said that "wood has soul", so why do you have the old black rubber grips for your carry piece?

    They make so many different types of wooden grip. Surely they have something that could fill your needs just as well, if not better, then the current set up?

    Perhaps I am also leaving out that Ruger does not have as many grip options as Smith & Wesson  :shrug.
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #12 on: November 21, 2016, 08:57:06 PM »
    Glock 26, spare Glock 19 mag, Emerson CQC7 folder, and a Quark QTA flashlight
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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #13 on: November 21, 2016, 09:17:25 PM »
    I have a query.

    George, even you yourself have said that "wood has soul", so why do you have the old black rubber grips for your carry piece?

    They make so many different types of wooden grip. Surely they have something that could fill your needs just as well, if not better, then the current set up?

    Perhaps I am also leaving out that Ruger does not have as many grip options as Smith & Wesson  :shrug.

    ???

    That "old black rubber grip" sure looks like a Hogue Monogrip to me.  I can't speak for George, but I found that grip to be a very good choice for the SP, and used it for years.  It's inexpensive, provides a sure, secure grip, and gives better control when handling a small gun that barks big than the originals.  It works especially well for those of us with large hands. 

    Ruger doesn't really have to offer more options.  Take a look at what's available for the SP101 at midwayusa.com -- lots of choices from Hogue, and from all the other makers as well.
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    « Reply #14 on: November 21, 2016, 09:18:04 PM »

    George, even you yourself have said that "wood has soul", so why do you have the old black rubber grips for your carry piece?

    You are right to question... And as for the answer, I have no real excuse other than I've not found a set of wood grips that I've truly loved enough to spend the money on.  I don't want to order off the internet because I want to see what I'm actually buying when it comes to wood... and the ones I've seen in person have all looked like crap or felt like crap.  I'll get the right set when I find the right set.
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    « Reply #15 on: November 21, 2016, 09:20:14 PM »
    That "old black rubber grip" sure looks like a Hogue Monogrip to me.  I can't speak for George, but I found that grip to be a very good choice for the SP, and used it for years.  It's inexpensive, provides a sure, secure grip, and gives better control when handling a small gun that barks big than the originals.  It works especially well for those of us with large hands. 
    Which is why I am content to be patient.  The Monogrip is amazing for it's comfort.  But it's a bit longer than I'd like.  I wish they had a Mono Boot Grip or something.
    So when I do replace this grip with wood, eventually, that wood grip is going to have to be good.  Very good.
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    « Reply #16 on: November 21, 2016, 09:29:41 PM »
    What I have on from work today--a Spyderco Manix XL, a Cold Steel Talwar, an original Superknife, and a Streamlight Microstream flashlight.

    Off body carry in my pack has a Glock 19, four spare mags, Bark River Bravo 1, Bark River Gunny, Spyderco Tenacious, Spyderco Endura, Leatherman Wave, Swiss-tech tool, another Streamlight flashlight, a Todd Foster sap, and a first aid and basic 5 C's survival kit, along with the usual odds and ends that gets me made fun of by coworkers, because any time somebody needs something they ask me if I have it in my pack, and I usually do.

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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #17 on: November 21, 2016, 09:47:34 PM »
    What I have on from work today--a Spyderco Manix XL, a Cold Steel Talwar, an original Superknife, and a Streamlight Microstream flashlight.

    Off body carry in my pack has a Glock 19, four spare mags, Bark River Bravo 1, Bark River Gunny, Spyderco Tenacious, Spyderco Endura, Leatherman Wave, Swiss-tech tool, another Streamlight flashlight, a Todd Foster sap, and a first aid and basic 5 C's survival kit, along with the usual odds and ends that gets me made fun of by coworkers, because any time somebody needs something they ask me if I have it in my pack, and I usually do.

    I roll heavy.  :D

     :o Damn, that's a lot of kit!

    Do you use a fanny pack or a Maxpedition sling bag? I am guessing that you spend a lot of time in the great outdoors at your job?
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #18 on: November 21, 2016, 10:21:04 PM »
    J-frame .38Spl, 2 speed strips of Hornady Critical Defense, 5.11 pen light, Suunto Vector, paracord bracelet (home made, of course). I took off my work clothes and didn't fully transfer everything. Phone is next to me. CRKT pen on the desk. Knives everywhere.
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    :o Damn, that's a lot of kit!

    Do you use a fanny pack or a Maxpedition sling bag? I am guessing that you spend a lot of time in the great outdoors at your job?

    5.11 Rush 24 pack. It holds a lot of gear. And yeah, I'm a truck driver, so I'm all over the state, and sometimes live out of hotel rooms for a week at a time. Gotta have all my crap with me when I'm on the road, just in case.

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    « Reply #20 on: November 21, 2016, 11:07:06 PM »
    5.11 Rush 24 pack. It holds a lot of gear. And yeah, I'm a truck driver, so I'm all over the state, and sometimes live out of hotel rooms for a week at a time. Gotta have all my crap with me when I'm on the road, just in case.

    I spend a lot of time on the road, too. If I counted what I keep in the truck, or even just in the Get Home Bag I keep in it, we'd be having a much different discussion.
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    « Reply #21 on: November 21, 2016, 11:17:47 PM »
    I spend a lot of time on the road, too. If I counted what I keep in the truck, or even just in the Get Home Bag I keep in it, we'd be having a much different discussion.

    Oh yeah. My truck is that way, too. After a couple of times being stranded out in the middle of nowhere, you learn to keep a lot of spare everything close to hand in the vehicle.

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    Re: Gear Check: What's on you Right Now.
    « Reply #22 on: November 21, 2016, 11:23:20 PM »
    J-frame .38Spl, 2 speed strips of Hornady Critical Defense, 5.11 pen light, Suunto Vector, paracord bracelet (home made, of course). I took off my work clothes and didn't fully transfer everything. Phone is next to me. CRKT pen on the desk. Knives everywhere.

    What kind of J frame?  ;)

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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #23 on: November 22, 2016, 12:07:08 AM »
    Pocketed, a KaBar Dozier mid frame lockback, a Victorinox Super Tinker and an Olfa Touchknife.  Within arms reach, a S&W model 13, three inch heavy barrel, round butt with 125 grain Remington Golden Sabers and 6 more in an H&K speedloader - a commercial reissue of the WWII Marine Corps KaBar knife - a Fox Cutlery modern rendition of an ancient Roman legionnaire's foraging axe. 
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    « Reply #24 on: November 22, 2016, 12:13:13 AM »
    What kind of J frame?  ;)

    Don't do a disservice to the revolver lovers now, by holding off on the details :neener.

    438 Airweight. Cheap little black snubby with a shrouded hammer.
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