What are your every day carry defensive weapons (to those of you that have EDC weapons)? If you don't feel comfortable answering, that's fine of course. I'm just interested to know what some of you carry for self protection. I've been looking to get a new knife since I broke the tip off of my Spyderco assisted opening knife. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm a big fan of Spyderco due to the quality of the build, so I'm looking for something that has a good weight to it and isn't made cheaply.
As for my EDC tools I keep the following on me at all times:
An assisted opening knife with a window punch. It is generally used for menial things like cutting open my dog's bags of food or other small tasks.
A Taurus TH9c sub-compact DA/SA handgun which I generally conceal carry (but sometimes open carry). I went with this firearm because it's affordable ($290 with FFL transfer fee and taxes), DA/SA which adds more safety to it, and has a good capacity in 9mm (13 rounds + 1 in my compact magazine and 17+1 in my full frame grip magazine). I also like that it has a safety unlike many striker fired firearms (sorry Glock goons fans) because I carry with one in the chamber so I like to have a heavy DA trigger pull and a manual safety.
And, a Gerber multi-tool. Suffice it to say, my multitool is what I use the most of, and has come in handy more times than I can count. I definitely recommend that if you EDC anything it's one of these (not necessarily Gerber).