By Mike Doran
As a delivery driver, I am always in and out buildings and driving off into the sunset (or sunrise), so comfortable sunglasses are essential. These cheap Berkley’s I found lying around the store are surprisingly lightweight and durable and are still going strong even after lots of falls.
Keeping my deliveries speedy is important, so I wear a Fossil watch to keep up with the time. It’s stylish but also economical enough to not care when I bang it on someone’s alternator. Likewise, my wallet is also made by Fossil.
My customers are always signing invoices with dirty mechanic’s hands and sometimes forget to give my pens back so a cheap clickable pen is preferable to something expensive. Instead of devoting pocket space to a full size flashlight, I’ve attached a Stremlight Nano Light to my key chain. It is surprisingly bright.
I always try to have a cutting tool with me. When I’m at work I carry a Craftsman utility knife that handily slices open boxes and cuts chord. And because these tasks kill the edge of a knife, sharpening is as easy as changing out the blade. Outside of work I carry a Gerber Ripstop, a terrifically lightweight knife perfect for putting in your back pocket. Though small, it holds a great edge and can get big jobs done. I have many knives, but this is the one that always ends up in my pocket when I’m not at work.
Like most people who wear some type of company uniform, I can’t carry a firearm while I work. But whenever I’m off I carry my FNP .40 in my outside the waistband DeSantis holster. This holster has both a thumb-break strap and a retention screw to make it extra secure. I usually wear it openly at the four o’clock position with a forward cant, but because of the extra belt loop it can also be set straight up and down, which makes it easier to conceal.
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The FNP is a full size double/single action with a 10 + 1 magazine (though most are sold with a 14 + 1). I prefer the exposed hammer to a striker fired handgun. There is no safety to remember to disengage if I ever have to use it, and that eight pounds of initial trigger pull is safety enough on its own. Recently I have been carrying Liberty Civil Defense rounds because of their light weight (half that of duty rounds), high velocity, and low recoil.