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What does your "pat down" routine consist of when leaving home?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    When I leave the house it has become habit to pat myself down in a certain pattern. Right hand to right back pocket for wallet, left hand to front left pocket for cell phone, right hand to right hip for EDC, left hand to left hip for keys, and right hand to front right pocket for cash.

    What is your "pat down" procedure?
     
  2. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    I pat the ol' lady down,from tops to bottom.then she does me.
     
  3. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Right hand to right front pocket for LCP, left hand to front left pocket for keys, right hand to right back pocket for wallet, Right hand to right front shirt pocket for Cell phone. Money is always in the wallet like gramps taught me. Right hand down the pants to adjust for comfort. Out the door, check that door is locked and away I go!
     
  4. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I pat my Dachshund, and two Chihuahuas alot. Rarely do I pat myself! :)
     
  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Pat right rear (wallet), left front (keys and speed loaders for .38), right front (.38, knife ), left rear (bandana), middle of back (Kimber .45 ), left side (clips for .45), right shirt pocket ( .22 mag mini rev.), left shirt pocket smokes and lighter, and MOST important left hand COFFEE mug (full).....:D
     
  6. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Holy utility belt Batman!
     
  7. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is funny, as I've tried to teach this to my Son, who never seems to know where his wallet, keys, etc. are.

    I pat my back two pockets for my knife and wallet, my hip pocket for my keys, which are on a chain drive, then pat under my arm for my gun.

    I never leave home without anything!

    I've performed this drill my whole life, and the only time I've ever lost my wallet was when I had a bum knee, and I was on crutches at the airport, fighting my carry-on bag, and all my goodies (including my wallet) were in a fanny pack. I was not able to pat myself down, and it was not til I was at 30,000 feet that I realized my fanny pack was still at the x-ray machine. What a sick feeling to be flying across the country with no money, ID, or credit cards. Fortunately, the airline got them on the next flight, to me.

    Call my routine excessive-compulsive, but I'm in charge of taking care of myself.

    WAYNO.
     
  8. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    Wallet, watch, spectacles, testi……wait that's catholic mass.
     
  9. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    left rear(bandana)? Lol, are you some sort of gangster?
     
  10. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Wallet, gun, keys, phone

    What hand I use and where they go depends largely on what I am carrying that day.

    Add work Cell/pager, and door badge if I'm going to work that night to the end of that list.
     
  11. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope WORSE, long haired country boy.
    pic added for effect
     
  12. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Ugh...that is worse. :p
     
  13. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I forgot that contry boys can pull off the bandana in the back pocket as well. Better be careful when you come out to the big city, you might find that you are flying the wrong flag:laugh:
     
  14. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    That's what the Kimber is for:winkkiss:
     
  15. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Right hand keys; left hand pocket knife; left-back wallet.
     
  16. gunfighter

    gunfighter Ptown New Member

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    close door, right hand on the keys, left hand on the wallet, back to the right hand to check/adjust my 1911 so I dont blow my sack off.