Top 5 'I Carry' Videos of 2018

posted on December 26, 2018
Shooting Illustrated launched its "I Carry" Video series in 2017, providing a look at a varied range of potential everyday-carry kits. Each of these kits are built around a single concealed-carry gun and feature a purpose-built holster, along with a variety of potential EDC accessories. These accessories encompass everything from belts, magazine carriers and concealed-carry shirts to knives, flashlights, lasers and more. Here are 2018's top "I Carry" videos:

5. I Carry: Wilson Combat Glock G19 in an El Paso Saddlery Holster

Wilson Combat announced it was doing custom work on customer-supplied Glock handguns starting in 2017, so of course, we had to send a gun in to get worked over. The final gun ended up coming out with a host of upgrades, so we paired this pistol up with a nice leather rig from El Paso Saddlery and some other high-end accessories.

4. I Carry: Ruger LCP II in a Talon Holsters Pocket Holster

After Ruger unveiled the latest generation of its LCP, we spent some time outfitting this compact concealed-carry gun with a number of different EDC kits. One of our most-popular kits featured this leather pocket holster made by Talon Holsters. We also featured a few other accessories that made for a minimalist, easily carried kit for daily use.

3. I Carry: Glock G19 Gen 5 in a PHLster Gen 2 Skeleton Holster

Some of the biggest news out in 2018 surrounded the launch of Gen 5 iterations of Glock's most-popular handgun models, like the G19. We highlighted the features of this latest generation while also pairing the new gun with the second generation of PHLster's Skeleton holster, designed for appendix carry. Without giving too much away, let's just say that our experience with this holster made an appendix-carry convert of one of our staff members.

2. I Carry: SIG Sauer P938 in a DeSantis Slim-Tuk Holster

When it comes to 1911-style, compact 9 mm handguns, there aren't too many options on the market. We highlighted one of the more-popular models in this vein in our second most-popular "I Carry" video of 2018: the SIG Sauer P938. Thanks to its compact size, the P938 can be carried in a variety of positions with ease, so we matched this gun up with a DeSantis holster that's just as versatile.

1. I Carry: Kimber K6s Revolver in a DeSantis Mini Scabbard Holster

Several of our viewers asked us to take a special look at concealed-carry revolvers this year, so we obliged with a number of options from Smith & Wesson, Colt and Kimber. This last manufacturer was a relative newcomer to the revolver market, having launched its K6s in 2016. However, we found a lot to like about this carry-oriented revolver and surrounded this double-action-only wheelgun with a variety of classic EDC essentials.


briefcase with firearm
briefcase with firearm

Assault Course Drill

Federal law enforcement agencies often share resources, and such was the case with both the DEA and FBI using our Border Patrol range in San Diego, CA, for qualifications. Watching these non-uniformed agents getting ready to shoot was amusing, if not downright hysterically funny. 

Trijicon Offers RMRcc Rebate Program

Save $100 on a red dot optic for your firearm.

First Look: ZeroTech Optics Vengeance 1-6x24 LPVO

A low power variable optic with features suitable for close and medium range engagements.

Controlling the Reactionary Gap

More space equals more time equals more opportunity to solve the tactical problem. The converse is also true: Less space equals less time equals fewer opportunities to solve the tactical problem. How can you create and control the reactionary gap affording you a tactical advantage when bad things happen to good people?

First Look: Mauser M18 Savanna Bolt Action Rifle

Blaser Group is adding a new bolt action rifle to value-oriented Mauser M18 stable of rifles.

Shotguns: What’s New In 2022

Although I tend to believe being well trained with any shotgun is better than being untrained with the best one, why not be well trained with a great gun? To that end, here are a few defensive shotguns for all tastes, and all-new for 2022.


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