There’s no doubt in our minds that if you pick up a gun magazine or any gun book, you will run across the acronym: EDC. To those of us that are familiar, this is like putting on socks in the morning. To the uninitiated, Every Day Carry (EDC) may seem quite esoteric.
On the most simple of levels, every day carry defines itself; it considers the items that you carry with you every day on your person (either in pockets or in a bag of some sort). These are items that as you proceed through your day, you would find it hard to continue without. Quite often we hear shooters exclaim: “I’d feel naked without my EDC.” In reality, EDC items are indispensable parts of our daily garb and these items hold significant value to us (for whatever the reason may be). In other words…..that receipt from last week….that phone number that has the digits faded and rubbed off…and that clump of lint does not count!!!!
Your EDC items should do two main things. First, your EDC items should always keep you prepared. Prepared for what? Well…we’ve all heard the saying, and we know that things can happen at anytime. Your EDC items should at best prepare you for when the SHTF and allow you to display readiness for what may come your way. Secondly, each item should serve at least one specific purpose. The functions of these items should be useful and make for more efficient task completion.
Your EDC may very well differ from the next guys’ EDC so don’t worry about trying to keep up with Mr. Jones! As you can see from the pic above, our EDC consists of our Glock 19, a spare mag, a knife, and a pen/breaker tool. What you can’t see from the picture (as they’re usually tucked into another pocket) is we also carry our phone and a small flashlight. All of these items are absolutely necessary for our day to day operation and missing just one of these is truly worthy of turning around and going back home to get it!!
Morale of the story….EDC goes beyond simply putting your firearm in a holster and strapping it on your waist.
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms and/or their accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.
We want to thank you for taking out the time to stop by our lane at the shooting range!! We hope that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you stop back by early and often to catch up on all PSA updates! We truly hope that we were able to hit the target, and if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot them our way!! We look forward to shooting the breeze with you soon again!!
And as always….remember to watch your six and stay low!!!