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Old 03-03-2013, 02:14 PM   #31
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Omg, this ones been discussed so many times its unreal.

I always carry at least one spare mag, i dont care what statistics say, i dont want to be stuck without a reload if needed.

I carry spare mags for the same reason my truck has a spare tire under the bed, its better to have and not need than to need it and not have it.



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Omg, this ones been discussed so many times its unreal.

I always carry at least one spare mag, i dont care what statistics say, i dont want to be stuck without a reload if needed.

I carry spare mags for the same reason my truck has a spare tire under the bed, its better to have and not need than to need it and not have it.
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During the summer, I carry a spare mag in a Blackhawk magazine holder attached to my 511 tactical belt. This complements my Blackhawk Serpa CQC holster. For the cold season, my Blackhawk drop leg tactical holster comes with an extra mag holder and flashlight holster. I can only carry while hunting.

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I normally carry two spare 8 round mags for my P220.

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I definitely understand why people do. I've just never felt the need. Even when I carry a revolver. I say go with what you are comfortable with. Not a right or a wrong way.

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Anyone ever heard of a Quickstrip? It's made for revolvers but its not bulky like a speed loader.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/610877/tuff-products-quickstrip-38-special-357-magnum-40-s-and-w-5-round-polymer-package-of-2-black?cm_vc=subv1358930

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Yes/no? If yes how do you carry it? If no why not? That's enough questions for now...
Not with any consistency. I do have spares in my vehicle but dependent on my dress for the day will dictate weather or not I will have more on me. I do have a nifty mag pouch that sits IWB for my 1911's. A good friend made it for me and I do carry it some. But I honestly don't stray too far form my little town and just don't see the need. If I can get back to the car then I'll have a more there.
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It depends on where I'm going, and when. 17 rounds may seem like a lot, but the car that scrubs you because the driver is stoned on crack may have several times that amount once everybody dismounts and decides that you need to die for screwing up their ride. Throw in the realistic, low percentage of hits to shots in a situation like that, and what once seemed like excess can become barely sufficient, even without a broken spring, baseplate, etc....

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I consider it ridiculous myself, but were I ever in need of one I'd proverbially shot myself for not having done so.

I'm not like most you'll find here. I carry only because it's convenient and comfortable to do so and as a preventative type of person suits me. But any discomfort or inconvenience would find me without in a heart beat. The spare mag is that to me, 100%.

So I measure probability and apply that to need for comfort and convenience to determine value. Where I hang and live, who I hang with, how unaggressive and non-confrontational and gifted of gab I am leaves me very unlikely to ever be in need to defend myself with a gun.

Now of course there's no accounting for the what ifs, but I don't play that game. The likelihood is too low, I'm not at all the paranoid type and I keep good company with people of class. Just having a gun, by that math, is already literal overkill.

But to each their own, do what suits you and your lifestyle. ;D

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I consider it ridiculous myself, but were I ever in need of one I'd proverbially shot myself for not having done so.

I'm not like most you'll find here. I carry only because it's convenient and comfortable to do so and as a preventative type of person suits me. But any discomfort or inconvenience would find me without in a heart beat. The spare mag is that to me, 100%.

So I measure probability and apply that to need for comfort and convenience to determine value. Where I hang and live, who I hang with, how unaggressive and non-confrontational and gifted of gab I am leaves me very unlikely to ever be in need to defend myself with a gun.

Now of course there's no accounting for the what ifs, but I don't play that game. The likelihood is too low, I'm not at all the paranoid type and I keep good company with people of class. Just having a gun, by that math, is already literal overkill.

But to each their own, do what suits you and your lifestyle. ;D
Hmmm... Gotta think about this. Optimistic, but not unreasonable.
Going to the movies? Gotta get some milk at the 7-11? What ifs come into your activities more than you might think. You can't always control events that come to you. "You pay your money and you take your chances".


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