Re: Here is my daily carry gear...what do you carry?
I usually carry very few and simple tools:
Springfield XD-40 (+1mag)
the most important: Cell phone
Having a very long conversation with some fairly serious looking folks down here by the border and one very VERY ambitious Assistant DA, I've come to the conclusion that calling the right folks for a little back-up as soon as I can is critical to my continued freedom.
Was forced to draw on an illegal alien, who immediately dropped his weapon and did whatever I asked of him (funny how they become cooperative...). I called the 911 folks, and they sent the Border Patrol for me. Still not sure how the DA got wind of it, but there I was.
Knowing my rights (and more importantly my responsibilities inhearent in those rights), and knowing how to handle myself when the law enforcement folks arrived went a long way towards me getting home to the kids, instead of having my things confiscated and charges pressed. I strongly recommend that anyone who will routinely carry become framiliar or teach someone else "the right way to do it".