So, I'm curious what kind of setup you guys use for UOC. Aside from the usual stuff (holsters, tape recorders etc), I'm thinking about things that may pertain to California's rather... peculiar... set of circumstances.
Standard equipment seem to be the CA-OC pamphlet and flyer, and an empty mag to serve as a dust cover. It occurred to me that it might be a good idea to select a magazine with a stiff spring, to ensure effective ejection of your "dust cover." After all, should you ever need your weapon, the very first thing you *will* be required to do is eject the empty mag, and you won't have the suppressive-fire benefit of having just expended said empty magazine against your assailants. The last thing you want is for your dust cover to decide it doesn't want to drop free right then.
I'm accustomed to normal OC in Virginia, where I carry my 1911 in Condition 1 in a BlackHawk Serpa with a single spare mag in a leather case with a snap cover on my weak side.
I figure if I can't keep a loaded mag in the gun, I should carry two full mags on my belt, so that I still have a "go-to" mag as well as a spare. Another concern I had is that the general consensus here seems to be that a mag is considered a part of the gun and therefore must not be concealed. Furthermore, the kind of mag holster I am accustomed to using (with a closable flap) could, perhaps, be viewed as serving to conceal the contents, which of course would be a concern if they were considered part of a gun(?).
So, how have you all been carrying your mags? In pairs? In open-top holders, or the closing kind?
Any thoughts you all may have on the practicalities of selecting gear for "California OC" may serve, if nothing else, to be interesting material for new CA members to peruse.