Every Day Carry: Episode #3
Every day carry helps a person to know that they can do what is necessary to solve a violent situation. But every day carry isn’t always about shooting to stop a threat. Sometimes, it’s about fixing a headlight on your car with the multi-tool you have, or turning a flashlight on to expose a threat to some senior citizens out for a twilight walk. Sure, because this is a firearms website, the majority of what you see in the EDC (Every Day Carry) postings involves firearms, but every day carry does encompass more.
If you are considering every day carry of a firearm, it’s not as tough as you might think. Do it legally: the process in many states is not as tough as one might think. If you are in an area like D.C. or Chicago, you may be out of luck, but if you are in California, New York or another oppressive state, there are still options. There is only one state that I know of that does not allow concealed carry, and there are measures in their legislative body to overturn those restrictions as we speak.
If you are still without a CCW you can carry other defensive weapons, deterrents, and utilize situational awareness to avoid MOST situations. It’s not as intuitive, easy or effective as a firearm, but it is a start.
This year, Concealed carry laws face one of the greatest threats to their existence that have ever been. This election will be a pivotal variable in the future use of handguns for protection. In a year where we have a President questioning the power of the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) because he has been lifted up himself, on a pedestal; we are at risk of seeing our firearms laws increased, and extreme pressure put onto our EDC and CCW capabilities. Politicians must be reminded that they are not above the law at times. It is our responsibility to dismantle tyranny before it comes close to using firearms. THAT is the original intent of the constitutions Second Amendment. Firearms and Protection are our backup plan equally important, but a measure reserved for the direst of situations. Let us defeat this tyranny before we risk using firearms to protect our lives, our homes, our families and our freedoms. The pen is mightier than the sword, but the gun is what keeps the pen viable. Use our freedom before we let it slip away.
The third article for this segment we call: “Every Day Carry” comes from one of our twitter followers who will remain nameless. I will avoid adding names or identifying information unless asked by the subject of the article to do so. If you wish to be part of this segment please email your gear (and if possible, a picture) to email@example.com and in the subject line include “EDC”.
Occasionally you will see some commentary by our staff on the gear.
This user’s Every Day Carry includes:
- Glock 30 .45ACP Sub Compact Handgun
- An inside the waistband holster made by Bianchi
- Speer Gold Dot ammunition for sub compacts
Here was the direct quote in the email I received:
“I carry a Glock 30, .45 auto. It’s stuffed with Speer Gold Dot short barrel ammo. Also I installed Trijicon tritium night sights. All carried in a nice Bianchi IWB holster. I love it!”
The Glock is a favorite amongst CCW holders as it is a reliable, somewhat lightweight, and tough gun. It’s not overly dressed up and doesn’t make you cringe when you sweat on it, bang it on the wall or drop it accidentally. The G30 is a proven stopper, many of the most prominent experts in stopping power believe the weight of the .45 Auto contributes to a successful threat elimination in a fewer amount of rounds than just about any other caliber. The Bianchi holster is high quality, made for a lifetime and yet is still stylish, comfortable and well thought out. The ammunition is made specifically to take advantage of the short distance it has to be stabilized in the barrel of a handgun, and provides impressive stopping power in the .45ACP.
Thanks for the EDC picture, it’s good to know we have so many people on the same page, exercising their second amendment rights to carry legally and are doing their part to deter crime, by helping to propagate the fear in criminals that they may have picked the wrong civilian to mess with.