Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature one member of the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.
As a military police officer, Alex relies on his gear to get the job done and he prioritizes real-world functionality above all. Through his occupation, Alex has gained a discerning eye for high-quality gear, and it shows in his everyday carry. Read on for Alex’s full rig rundown, and find out how he selects and deploys his tools, both on-duty and off.
My name is Alex and I am from New Jersey. I am a military police officer in the Army where I carry different tools for on and off duty.
Whether or not I’m working I always carry a knife. I change up the style of the knife when I am working and not. The same goes for my watch and my weapon. I always carry a pen, flashlight, and my pocket briefcase.
In the warmer months, I enjoy riding my road bike, going scuba diving, and taking my kids to the park. During the winter months, I go skiing and ice skating with my oldest
I was always into EDC, I just never knew there was an entire community dedicated to it. When I was young I always had a knife, watch, wallet, and a pair of sunglasses on me.
As I got older my watch, knife, wallet, and sunglasses changed and I acquired more things. My father is largely inspirational in my EDC as the four basic items I just listed are what he always carried.
Favorite EDC Tool:
I really don’t have a favorite piece of gear. Each piece has its own unique function and benefits. With that being said, I am always looking for an excuse to use my flashlight. Whether it’s trying to find something I dropped in the movie theater or going to bed after my wife has long fallen asleep.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
On the horizon, I’m looking for a new weapon to carry off duty. My current Sig Sauer P232 works great but I am looking for something smaller. I am aiming for something I can mount a weapon light on.
I am considering a Glock 43 with a Crimson Trace Laser Light combo. As far as knives go I’m fairly set. While at work I’m always on the lookout for a new tactical knife. I have had a Benchmade knife for over ten years and they are my favorite brand of knife. Benchmade knives aren’t necessarily artistic looking but they are by far the best tactical knives I’ve ever owned.
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