Alright, so you’re looking to get your EDC pack all setup and you know exactly what you plan to put into your kit. The only problem is, you don’t know if you should go for a tactical or non-tactical setup. Here’s some pros and cons for each bag type!
When it comes to protecting your family in a life and death situation, your firearm is often your first, last, and only line of defense. Hopefully, you’ve instructed your child in firearm safety and they have a healthy respect for your weapons. But, sometimes your children are too young to comprehend the importance of safely handling firearm. Or, maybe you have guests over frequently, and you don’t want anyone inexperienced with guns to stumble upon yours. In these instances, choosing a gun safe or other secure means of firearm storage are of the utmost importance.
Part of having an everyday carry arsenal, is keeping all of the pieces in good working condition. Whether it’s discarding expired medical supplies, evaluating the integrity of your EDC pack, or updating to superior tools — maintenance is key to successful everyday carry. However, the most important piece of your EDC kit to maintain is your firearm. After all, your life may one day depend on it.
I was fortunate enough to be brought up in an environment that fostered preparedness. From an early age I was introduced to the basics of firearm handling, care, and maintenance. The more I watch the news and hear about active shooters, human trafficking, and the like the more I am convinced that children be prepared.
A weapon is a machine, and machines can break down. You should do everything within your power to keep this from happening. This means regular maintenance of your EDC handgun. Many people think only of the action of the weapon, and fail to realize that both the ammunition and magazine play a vital role. Because these go unnoticed, it can become a point of failure when you need it most.