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Old 10-07-2012, 05:31 AM   #11
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I know lots that do, but my pants don't like it, they sag more, and its just one more thing. I figure if my one mag isn't enough, 2 won't make a difference. I know I'm in the minority here though.

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:23 AM   #12
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I do but my main carry piece currently is a Glock 36 so with 6+1 rounds I'm more likely to need a reload than someone with 16-18 rounds in a full sized 9mm.

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Old 10-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
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I generally carry one extra mag.. Not so much for the extra rounds, but for the extra mag itself. Never had a problem with the 14rd mags for my S&W SW40VE-AF, but I'd rather have it and not need it than have a mag malfunction.

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #14
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I carry a 1911 with 8+1 and no extras. It helps keep me focused on what needs to be done if the worst happens. I don't expect to be in a situation that requires a Bonnie and Clyde type shoot-out. You prepare for what you expect and you can't prepare for all posible senarios.

If I get caught one round short, you folks can place this post on my tombstone.

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Since retiring from Le, I never carry spare ammo. If I can't win the day with 15+1, then shame on me.

As an LEO, I carried spare ammo. But in those days I was constantly on the lookout for trouble. Now, as a retired guy, I try to avoid trouble.

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I carry an extra 15 rd mag, and a 17 rd mag in the truck at all times. Just incase

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I usually carry 2 extra 7 rounders in addition to the novak 8 rounder in my gun. I also have a couple more and a box of ammo in my truck.

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I retired from the PD over 25 years ago and am getting too old to load myself down with any additional weight, whether right, or wrong. When I was working my gun belt was filled up like a giant Swiss army knife. Now I either carry my Sig 9mm with 13+1, G27 .40 with 9+1, or during the summer my NAA .32 with 7+1. I also carry a cell phone, as well as a cased knife on my belt and an overly stuffed wallet in my pocket. I admit though at times I'm asked to perform services that require going to locations where an additional mag is a necessity. In those situations I do what has to be done regardless of the inconvenience of additional weight.

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:47 AM   #19
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I carry a 7 (+1) 4.25" 1911 in .45 ACP.

I carry one mag loaded in the gun and (2) mags in my backpack that I can transfer to my pockets should the need arise.

If I can't kill it with 22 rounds of .45, I am in WELL over my head.

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If i carry my revolver i have 6 rounds of .357 in the cylinder and 6 rounds in a speed strip in my pocket. If i carry my Glock i have 17 rounds of 9mm and i feel comfortable with either one. No spare mag for me but if i need more than 17 rounds i should have practiced more. My wife carries a j-frame and that only has 5 rounds and she dosent carry extra ammo. But i am gonna start making her keep a speed strip in her purse to have 10 rounds if needed.

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