The calendar says that Summer is almost upon us, but here in Houston, I’m not fooled – Summer has been here for about a month now. Summer of course means hotter temperatures, and when possible, fewer layers and less clothing. For those of us who carry concealed, fewer layers and less clothing means we have less to work with to conceal our guns.
Concealed carry in shorts and a t-shirt can be a challenge, depending on the gun and carry method you choose. This challenge isÂ exacerbatedÂ here in TX, where open carry is NOT legal, and neither is printing. Future rant coming on the topic for sure.
For many people, myself included, this usually translates into carrying a smaller gun. For me this has meant leaving my beloved Walther PPQ at home and instead carrying my almost equally beloved Smith & Wesson Shield. I give up a few rounds (ok, more than a few), but in return, I get a gun that is more easily concealed. Everything else about my EDC stays pretty much the same for Summer.
Here are the things I carry on my person everyday, not counting the things in my EDC bag.
|Gun||The aforementioned and much excellent Smith & Wesson Shield in 9mmÂ with rubber Talon Grips.|
|Holster||Either a PHLster Skeleton Kydex, or a PHLster OWB Kydex.|
|Belt||Boxer Tactical Stryker Belt|
|Knife||Whatever floats my boat, but I always have at least one. Pictured is the Kershaw Junkyard Dog 2.2 Composite.|
|Multi-Tool||Leatherman Micra clipped to my Mad Rock Carabiner.|
|Flashlight||Yes, I carry a flashlight and so should you. Most days I carry my 4SevensÂ Quark MiNi AAÂ².|
|Lip Balm||Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm,Â never leave home without it. Laugh if you must.|
|Phone||Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX.|
|Misc||Wallet, money, etc.|
So that’s me – what about you? Do you change your EDC at all for summer?