Field Investigation Survival: Winter Ed.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This particular carry is my Frankenstein creation. It's a combination of tactial/survival items from my bugout bag, office supplies, and everyday carry items. I use these items for whenever I'm called upon to head out to on-site locations to record surveillance, conduct interviews, or document people, places, or things for client cases--in cold temperatures.

Some items not listed are:
- Nikon CoolPix P80 with case
- waterproofing spray
- business cards
- chlorine dioxide drops
- most of my winter gear
- spare parts for my drone
- various charging cables/cords

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Very thorough and well thought out kit. I was wondering about the .38, though. Do you carry it for the reliability of a revolver? Is it good enough for your purposes or would you want something else down the road? Trust me, I'm not a caliber snob, I wouldn't want to get hit by a .38 and I think .40-.45 cals are a bit of overkill for personal protection, but to each their own. I'm just curious. Thanks!
Thanks! To be honest, this gun was a hand-me-down gift from my Dad. Surprisingly, whenever I go to the range, I perform best with the revolver. Although, I would like to upgrade to something a bit more practical further on down the line. Possibly a Ruger LC9. I'm open to suggestions as I'm new to carrying a gun. I usually just keep it in my car most of the time. As for now, I'm content with my .38 :)
If you carry off-body, and can deal with the grip size, the wonder-nines (Glock, XD, M&P, VP9, PPQ, etc) would give you a big capacity improvement. Most of the women I know have trouble with large-frame pistols and don't do so well at racking the slide on a semi-auto (low grip strength), but certain models and/or the application of grip tape can help that.
I carry a S&W Bodyguard .380 daily and like it a lot. It's small, but sturdy and I can hit what I want, when I want. I've carried larger calibers in the past from 9mm to .45 and believe with the proper ammo, he .380 will be enough gun. I'm also a firm believer in carrying what you're comfortable with, a beautiful 1911 sitting at home because it's a pain to conceal isn't doing you any good.
As for recommendations, I'd just say go rent at a range/borrow from friends and see what you're most comfortable carrying and shooting. I'd personally stick with Glock, Sig Sauer, S&W, or Ruger because I trust their quality. Beyond that, since you're new to carrying, I'd say try to find a good concealed carry course with a female instructor. I don't know how you dress, but there are unique challenges to concealing in women's clothing as well as what to do during daily functions (i.e. using the bathroom) that a more experienced female concealed carry instructor can help out with.
I'm starting to ramble, but hope I helped. Stay safe.
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