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Moduloader Pocketshield for Every Day Carry

Posted on: September 2nd, 2016 by admin No Comments

Moduloader Pocketshield for Every Day Carry

One of numerous set ups utilizing the MDTS designed  Moduloader Pocketshield for every day carry.


The ModuLoader Pocket Shield was conceived by Chris Fry, owner of MDTS Training.  Co-developed with and manufactured by Raven Concealment Systems.

The Pocket Shield is a flexible, modular platform allowing an individual to discreetly carry a small defensive implement. Some examples include firearms, magazines, fixed-blade or folding knives, flashlights, pepper spray, expandable baton or multi-tool. It was designed to be carried inside the front pant pocket without visible pocket clips or printing.

The Pocket Shield is shaped to ride comfortably in the front pocket of most pants, and provides consistent orientation within the pocket to facilitate quick-access and deployment of an individual’s light or weapon. The platform is made from flexible, high-strength polymer that conforms to the shape of the user’s body for all-day carry comfort; yet it is rigid enough to remain anchored securely inside the pocket during strenuous movement or weapon deployment.


More info on the Moduloader Pocketshield



Concealed Carry During the Winter

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Cold weather means multiple layers if you are trying to stay warm. These multiple layers can have a significant effect on your every day carry placement and ability to access those tools efficiently. Consider this MDTS principle: limit cover garments of any 1st line personal protection tools to one layer of clothing. One layer is congruent with summer/fall carry for most and won’t inhibit access like multiple, thick layers. Consider the following Principles of Concealed Carry:



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Concealed Carry Mistakes

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by admin No Comments

Probably the single biggest mistake that individuals who carry concealed (guns and/or knives) is “picking”. Frequently touching where the gun is or adjustment of the weapon. This is done mainly as a reassuring gesture or to adjust after changing a position like from sitting to standing.


To prevent this the concealed carrier must:

1) have confidence in their safe gun-handling skills, abilities and choice of concealment garments

2) have a comfortable holster or sheath set-up that fits body type

3) have good personal, situational and environmental awareness understanding that you are almost constantly being observed by someone when in public and that police as well as criminals pay attention.

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EDC: Streamlight Microstream

Posted on: May 5th, 2014 by admin No Comments



EDC: I am continuously working to prioritize and minimize the gear I EDC. Last November some friends recommended the Streamlight Microstream. This is a ~30 lumen micro led light with throw out to 38m according to manufacturer specs. I have utilized this small light more than any other light I own. Am I advocating this light for “Tactical” applications? No. However, for the environments in which I travel and my personal defense profile this light is extremely viable. My primary goals for a white light include: 1) Navigation (90+% of its usage) 2) Location or searching 3) Challenge of an unknown contact and possible force multiplier. This light accomplishes these goals with the exception of force multiplier. This light run by (1) AAA battery allows me at 7+ yards to easily visualize people and objects. The on/off pressure tailcap works just like my tactical handheld and the small size allows me to carry this everywhere everyday no matter what I am wearing. A larger, tactical light can be very cumbersome depending on the environment and how you dress. I still EDC a tactical light however that light is kept off-body in a coat pocket or daily carry backpack. Just something to consider if you require or desire a minimalist approach to EDC. Streamlight Microstream- $20 shipped from amazon. com ‪#‎lowlight‬ ‪#‎streamlight‬ ‪#‎microstream‬ ‪#‎mdts‬ ‪#‎mdtstraining‬ ‪#‎edc‬ ‪#‎edcgear‬ @everyday_tactical

GEAR: RG No VIs Med Kit

Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment


I have been testing out the Rogue Gunfighter No Vis Ankle Medical Kit for a few weeks now. Last year I worked with two different ankle mounted kits with mixed results. One didn’t retain the med supplies well enough and the other was uncomfortable to the point that I would take it off after a couple hours of wear.


The Rogue Gunfighter No Vis Ankle Med Kit is the best I have seen and utilized yet. A number of options are available: You can get just the ankle rig with no supplies or you can get a full blown pre-stocked kit. You can add and choose from hemostatic agents available like Celox or Quikclot. I bought mine without any med supplies choosing to stock the kit myself. At $47 shipped (free shipping) for just the basic ankle rig with no supplies I was a little concerned that the product was over priced, especially after my previous experiences. I can honestly say now, after wearing this rig, that I would have paid more. This is a well thought out, easy to conceal, hold a ton of supplies option that is so comfortable I forgot I was wearing it.

Check out the Rogue Gunfighter No VIs Ankle Med Kit if you EDC any kind of personal medical gear. Highly recommended.