I Carry: Ruger LCP II in a Vedder Pocket Locker Holster

by
posted on September 8, 2017

Welcome to Episode Five of "I Carry," Shooting Illustrated's weekly video series covering the guns and gear needed to put together an ideal everyday-carry kit. Today, we have a Ruger LCP II pocket pistol in a Vedder Holsters Pocket Locker. Rounding out the gear is a TAC5 TCP-9 Tactical Pen and a Blackhawk CQB/Rigger's Belt.

The Gun – Ruger LCP II ($349)

  • Chambered in .380 ACP with a six-round magazine capacity
  • Trigger is single-action-style; hammer is cocked by slide cycling, not by trigger pressure
  • Slide holds open on this new model, unlike the original LCP


The Holster – Vedder Holsters Pocket Locker Holster ($39.99)

  • Constructed from a single sheet of kydex
  • Three ways to draw/carry: hook catches pocket corner; eyelet can attach inside of a bag, allowing for purse or backpack carry; thumb tab allows for unholstering
  • Sweat-guard design completely covers both sides of the pistol, and the closed mouth prevents pocket lint from building up.


The Flashlight – TCP-9 Tactical Pen ($56)

  • Features unscrewable pen cap, along with a replacement ink cartridge
  • The cap features an 80-lumen flashlight that is designed to be completely waterproof
  • Pen itself comes with a small steel blade, which is removable
  • Opposite side of pen features a glass-breaker made from tungsten steel
  • Runs off LR936 (watch) batteries, and two spare batteries are also included


The Belt – Blackhawk CQB/Rigger’s Belt ($50.95)

  • MIL-standard certified belt, constructed with nylon webbing rated up to 7,000 pounds of tensile strength and parachute-grade buckles and adapters
  • Measures 1.75 inches wide and can secure a firearm and mag carrier, if needed
  • Comes in black, coyote tan, desert sand brown, multicam and olive drab

Latest

Mesa tactical shotshell holder
Mesa tactical shotshell holder

First Look: Mesa Tactical Sureshell Carrier with RMR Mount

Mount a red dot to your shotgun and keep your spare shotgun ammo close at hand.

The Best of the Blowbacks: Mauser HSc and the Heckler & Koch Model 4

In the April 2022 issue of Shooting Illustrated, this column looked at my all-time favorite carry gun, the Colt Model M or 1903/1908. This month we look at my favorite European semi-automatic, the Mauser HSc and its cousin, the Heckler & Koch Model 4.

Wilson Acquires New Ultralight Arms

The bolt-action rifle manufacturer joins other companies such as Lehigh Defense and Chip McCormick Customs.

First Look: New FN 15 DMR Rifles from FN America

New Geissele triggers, SureFire muzzle devices and hybrid barrel profies are just some of the upgrades.

First Look: Bond Arms Grizzly

Packing the power of either .45 Colt or .410-bore shotshells in a pint-sized package.

Developing Good Shooting Habits

Consistency and repetition are the keys to building on-demand skills.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.