So, I've been OCing regularly for about 4 or 5 months now, but as of right now I carry only my gun, a pocket knife, and my cell phone.
I read some of these forums and some of you seem to carry more stuff than batman. Gun with 2 reloads, BUG with reloads, OC spray, knife, voice recorder, cell phone, handouts and literature, baton, handcuffs, ham radio, lighter, flashlight, flairs, turniquate and bandages, morphine and 5 days worth of food and water.
All kidding aside, I'm trying to evaluate what is absolutely necessary to carry. I may begin carrying an extra magazine in case of a malfunction, but I'm not too worried, I've never had a malfunction in my Glock
, magazine related or otherwise.
The only other thing I may consider carrying is OC spray, but I need to be able to evaluate when it would be appropriate to use and how the heck I would carry it. Adding more stuff to my belt just doesn't sound appealing and I usually wear semi-casual slacks with only normal pockets.
I'm just wondering where the rest of you draw the line between being prepared and going mall ninja. I like OCing and showing the public that normal people carry guns, but personally I think an entire bat belt full of stuff gives the impression of being anything but normal.