Unarmed private security is a difficult and often thankless job. Today we are looking at the edc equipment used for various contract types and some philosophical and tactical considerations that should be kept in mind when selecting gear for these jobs.
Uncle mikes ballistic nylon duty belt
Defence Technologies OC spray Mk 4 (stream)
Sabre Red OC (pepper spray) key chain size
4D maglite flashlight and AA miniaglite
Maglight ring holder:
Smith and Wesson model 100 nickle finish handcuffs.
Cheap, black, painted, chain cuffs from the flea market.
Every contract is different and every location is unique, unarmed security is a difficult industry to nail down to an “industry standard”.
Complicating matters are clients who don’t understand the considerations involved in effective security and/or have unrealistic expectations of what even the best security guard can do.
There is no shortage of people with very strong opinions on how security guards should do their jobs. I, on the other hand don’t claim to be an expert in the matter. I have however done the job in the past and work on a regular basis with folks who I consider to be the very best unarmed security personnel out there.
Here are some of the things I have picked up on over the years in regards to working an unarmed security gig and a little philosophical conversation about how to be a good employee, get more & better jobs, be in demand, and make more money. At the end of the day, that is why we all take these gigs.
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