I am going to start IPSC next weekend for the first time with a revolver. I have 6 speedloaders in three double pouches, and have determined that I have enough room to comfortably fit and reach another double pouch, for 8 loaders total. I know, generally speaking, it is a no-brainer--why not have more ammo on tap and available? But, do you guys think it is something I should worry about?
As far as numbers go, this gives me a total of 42 rounds, with 6 in the weapon and 36 in the loaders. I'm pretty sure IPSC matches *require* 35 shots, but obviously that doesn't account for misses, dropped loaders, etc. With those risks in mind, it does seem like it would be prudent to have a couple extra speedloaders so I'm not left trying to load loose ammo off my belt or out of a pocket.
I guess a better question would be, for you guys who shoot IPSC (or any practical shooting) with revolvers, how many loaders do you keep on your belt, and / or how may extras should I keep on my belt compared to what the stage calls for?