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Fobus Paddle Magazine Pouch Holster for the Springfield XDM 9mm fits nice and tight on my side. The original magazine pouch holster canted the magazines outward and printed through my shirts more than my handgun did.

I needed a paddle magazine holster because I take it on and off throughout the day. It is super easy to put on. I insert it in the front then slide to to my weak arm side. The rubber will stick on your shirt and move it out of place.

I keep the magazines holster a bit further back so when I have my shirt on I can access my phone and I don’t have to expose the magazines.

The Fobus Paddle Magazine Pouch works for both the Springfield XD(m) 9mm and 40 caliber double stack magazines.


This is my main every day carry (EDC) guns. I also carry the Keltec LCP as a backup. I use the small grip back strap and I am able to get a great grip on the gun. I can shoot the XD(m) better that I could shoot my old Glock 23c. I don’t think the XDm 3.8 makes a huge difference in the ability to carry concealed as the barrel is the only thing that is smaller.
I had to cut the factory holster paddle a little bit. It was jabbing me in the hip while sitting.

I had to replace the factory magazine belt holster with a Fobus magazine paddle holster because I take the holster on and off during the day.

The 5.11 covert casual shirts I wear would also hide the barrel of the larger xdm. I draw the xmd by grasping the bottom of the shirt and pulling back it breaks the snaps loose.

The Springfield Armory XD(m) 9mm 3.8 has been a great carry concealed weapon (CCW) for me.


New video of Tiny Split Pea Peanut Lighter attached to my key chain.

The Tiny Split Pea Peanut Lighter is kept on our key chains as just a way to have another source of making fire.

The lighter unscrews from the cap which stays attached to the key chain.

In side has the wick that can be pulled and trimmed as needed. It has cotton ball type material that holds the Zippo lighter fluid.

You have to make sure you tighten it up well so the fuel doesn’t evaporate. I check the lighter around monthly to verity it still has juice.

5.11 Covert Casual Shirt

Posted: April 16, 2010 in Every Day Carry

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Now that I have switched from pocket carry to belt carry I needed a change in my wardrobe to accommodate the extra printing. I haven’t tried any of the other concealed carry shirt options but my first try has worked great. I bought many in most of their colors. (Black, Desert Sand, Slate Blue, Sage, Dark Straw).  My wife says red doesn’t look good on my so I skipped the Brick color.

They have two break away snaps that look like buttons that lets you sweep it to the side to draw your handgun.

It also has Velcro on the side that I use to open carry while driving.

Hidden map/document pockets can be used to stow my gun while in the restroom.

Tiny Split Pea Peanut Lighter

Posted: February 7, 2010 in Every Day Carry

New video of Tiny Split Pea Peanut Lighter attached to my key chain.

The Tiny Split Pea Peanut Lighter is kept on our key chains as just a way to have another source of making fire.

The lighter unscrews from the cap which stays attached to the key chain.

In side has the wick that can be pulled and trimmed as needed. It has cotton ball type material that holds the Zippo lighter fluid.

You have to make sure you tighten it up well so the fuel doesn’t evaporate. I check the lighter around monthly to verity it still has juice.


The Ruger LCP is part of my EDC (every day carry). I carry in in a Desantis Superfly pocket holster. It has rubbery type of material that stays in your pocket when you take the gun out of your pocket.

I have the Ruger LCP Crimson Trace laser. It is a bit tough for fat finger folks.

The KelTec 3AT was not as reliable but it turned out to be the ammo. It was very finicky on what it could eat.

I carry 1 extra magazine in a Mag-Packer (Ambidextrous) M38BJBBZ0 at work right cargo pocket with Super Fly holster.

Every Day Carry (EDC)

Posted: January 8, 2010 in Every Day Carry

Items I carry every day include:
5.11 TacLite Pro
Motorola DROID A855 Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TFSA-98 Flash II 1/2 Serrated, Black TiNi
SureFire Z2 LED CombatLight Flashlight [80 Lumens / 11 Hours ] Z2L-BK
Mag-Packer (Ambidextrous) M38BJBBZ0
Fake wallet
Bank card, drivers license, CCW license wrapped with my spending cash
Leatherman 70202003K Juice S2 Pocket Multi-Tool, Flame Orange
Keys
Tiny Split Pea Peanut Lighter
Kel-Tec PF-9 with Crimson Trace Lasergrip For Keltec PF9 Md: LG435
Ruger LCP
Springfield Armory XD(m) 9mm 3.8

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