Every day carry is a pretty hot topic. Even people who don’t carry guns post pictures of their “EDC pocket dumps” on Instagram, and searching the hashtag “EDC” can lead to some pretty impressive gear arrangements. Some of those dumps are so impressive that I question whether the person is actually carrying that much gear, but that’s neither here nor there. Today we’ll look at some sensible EDC choices, and how the Lone Wolf Timberwolf Large fits in.
First, we’ll talk about the gun itself. The TWL is a full size frame that replaces either a Glock 21 or Glock 20 frame (also is compatible with G40 and G41 frames). The footprint of the TWL is smaller than the G20/21 frames, and as a result fits in the hand much better and is far easier to conceal. In fact, it’s about the same overall size as a G17 frame, which is something people conceal every day. One of the popular axioms of concealed carry is to carry the largest, most powerful gun that you can readily conceal, and the TWL means you can do that with a 15 shot 10mm or a 13 shot .45 ACP.
Of course, when you’re a concealing a gun that size you need a holster that’s going to work well. The secret to concealing the TWL lies with a company called Phlster, a holster manufacturer that makes some of the best concealment gear on the planet. They have a product called the Floodlight, which fits almost any pistol that mounts a Surefire X300. Since the TWL has a rail, you can add the X300, and then BOOM your concealment issue is solved with the TWL. Using a simple combo of a Surefire X300, a Timberwolf Large, and a Phlster Floodlight you can carry 13+1 rounds of .45 ACP with relative ease.
What about other items for an EDC loadout? The truth about EDC is that other than a couple of things, it’s situational. If I’m walking the dog during the day and I know I’ll be outside for 20 minutes, I don’t carry a flashlight. I will have pepper spray however, no matter where I go…unless I’m flying for work, in which case I won’t have it. We’re not worried about things like car keys and your phone, people always have that with them. Here’s what I think a solid “real world” EDC is:
3. Folding knife
4. Pepper spray
Once you get the basics, you can add other items as you see fit. Depending on the circumstances I may carry a tourniquet, a small medical kit, a flashlight, a spare magazine, a fixed blade knife, or another piece of gear that I may find useful. The point with EDC is that you have to get into the habit of actually carrying it. There’s no sense in posting sweet photos on Instagram of your “EDC” if you don’t actually carry any of it.