So tell me how this sounds. From some research I formed this idea of centering my EDC around my CCW since its on me 24/7 unless im on duty which is different. So I made a list of the major situations I get in and that happen in my AO everyday then how I would handle and treat or evade/escape that situation. Then made a list of the essential/minimum gear I would need. Then created a web diagram summing it up by priority kinda and then figured out how to carry it.
Example almost worst case scenario because if shtf I would be working and have my work loadout on.
Active Shooter/ Armed hostile situation with injuries
Get to a hard point
Assess situation plan A: Eleminate threat, treat victims once threat in down plan B: E&E
CCW to elemenate threat
45 Rounds of 9mm on person, 100 rounds total if I have my EDC pack
Blow out kit, Truama kit and Booboo kit if I have my EDC pack to treat my self and victims
Comms; my cell and charger and portable charger call 911and anyone else
Other edc items.
What do you think?
Well.... First just let me pre apologize, I usually sound like a critical ass face... so Im sorry if it comes out like this...
likely if you are in an active shooter situation lets say on a college campus. You more than likely will not be within the actual AO of the shooter, and if that is the case your sole purpose is to get others around you to safety, anyone who has ever went looking for a fight has lost.
If you are in the shooters AO, lets say immediate AO and violence is imminent... retreat and regroup is not on the docket, fortify in place and engage a choke point, like a doorway or hallway. If you feel that you are the sole opposition of the insanity and in the immediate AO you are better off baiting the fight. fortify in place, make some noise, draw them in and shoot.
That is just my thought.
As far as the 45 rounds on your person. Unless its a duty belt you are a truly committed individual. I carry a Sig p226 most days, 19 rounds in the gun. I usually figure if I cant get it done in 19 rounds Im not going to get it done. Same goes for my XDS, holds 6, i dont carry a spare mag on me. I probably should for that one but for the Sig... no... the likelihood that you are going to even get in a gunfight...let alone need to reload twice... is astronomical.
I would save the weight and space of the mags for other pieces of EDC kit.
just my thoughts... not necessarily gospel.