2016 has been an amazing year for the everyday carry community. There have been so many great guns, knives and gadgets made available to us.
So, today I wanted to share my favorite gear combos that I carried on a regular basis this year. Let's dive in....
We'll start with the "Go-Light" option. This gear combo came together in the summer as a lightweight option that could be easily carried in the heat of summer, when I'm wearing lighter weight clothing.
But even now, we're into the single digit weather of Winter and this gear combo is still a popular one. And that's because of how easy it carries. You can hardly feel the weight of any of this gear and it conceals so well.
Sig P938 Extreme loaded with 124gr. Speer Gold Dot
Spyderco Paramilitary 2
- Wallet: Shop The Sergeant
Recycled Firefighter Boot Leather Sergeant
"The Defender" is a relatively heavy gear combo. But this selection of gear focuses on firepower and defense capabilities, rather than just being lightweight. I'm bumping up to a full frame gun with a lot more capacity, along with some accompanying gear to help me out should I ever have to defend myself or loves ones.
HK VP9 LE loaded with 124gr. Speer Gold Dot
Cold Steel Voyager XL Tanto
- Less Lethal:
Sabre Pepper Spray
- Wallet: Shop The Hypalon Wallet
Recycled Firefighter Hypalon with a mini med kit & field notes
"The Outdoorsman" has been a popular gear combo this year as well, especially since I've spent the large majority of my time outdoors this year. The gun was selected as a capable "bear gun" for the small black bears that I could possibly encounter here in Kentucky. And the accompanying gear helped in camp related tasks.
This gear combo has proved to be perfect for a day in the backcountry.
Ruger SP101 3" loaded with 125gr. Speer Gold Dot
Mora Classic 2/0 (configured as a neck knife)
- Bag: Shop The Chief
Recycled Firefighter Chief backpack, fully loaded with a lot of backwoods necessities
(please note: I would never use lethal force against a bear unless I were in immediate danger...i'm in their home, not the other way around)
Let's hear it from you...
So there you have it...The Top 3 Gear Combos of 2016! Now we wanna hear it from you! What gear combo did you carry on a consistent basis this year? Drop us a comment below, or tag us in a picture with our #recycledfirefighter hashtag!