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Staff Picks - Everyday Carry

March 21, 2022

Staff Picks

WE ASKED SOME OF OUR STAFF ABOUT THEIR GO-TO GEAR. FIND OUR WHAT GEAR THEY TRUST TO PACK.

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Everyday Carry - Concealed Considerations

WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM IN YOUR KIT?

Next to my brain and sense of awareness, I’d have to say my handheld light. It’s the item I use the most and I can get into most anywhere.

WHAT'S THE ONE THING YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO FORGET?

As much as I hate to admit this, it's definitely my knife. I use it so much to open packages and day-to-day use that I find myself frantically calling my wife at least once a week to confirm its still where I left it. Where I leave it varies, daily, and on a per use basis.

DOES ANYTHING IN YOUR KIT HAVE SENTIMENTAL VALUE OR A UNIQUE STORY?

If I am being honest, I can’t say anything has a whole lot of sentimental value. I’m constantly looking for ways to improve and enhance my EDC and I’m not tied down to any one item. I will say that what I carry now gives me a lot of confidence and I’d be hard pressed to carry anything else.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS?

I’m not superstitious at all. I have deep rooted faith and believe that so long as I do something every day to make myself harder to kill, be it dryfire, working out, or training, I can be confident that I am ready. I do live by a saying I got from my from my time on SWAT in Charlotte, "If there is any doubt, there’s no doubt." These are words I pass on during our courses down at Vortex Edge®.

IF YOU WERE AN OPTIC, WHICH WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

SPARC® SOLAR. I’m a light sleeper and can be on at a moment’s notice. I’m dependable and I enjoy time under the sun with my family during beach trips.

Chris Urrutia's Everyday Carry Concealed Considerations Kit List
  1. Gen 7 Tourniquet
  2. Pocket Trauma Kit
  3. Toor Knives Phoenix Folder
  4. Modlite PLHV2 Handheld Light
  5. Wisemen Company FAT Wallet V1
  6. Tier 1 Concealed Axis Elite Holster
  7. Federal® HST Ammunition, 17 Round Magazine +1 in Chamber, Spare 22 Round Magazine
  8. Gen 5 Glock 45 MOS Chambered in 9mm
  9. Razor® Micro Red Dot - 6 MOA
  10. Surefire® X300U-B 1,000 Lumen Weapon Mount Light


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