Extra mag survey

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by CarmelPaneristi, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. CarmelPaneristi

    CarmelPaneristi New Member

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    Just curious. How many people always carry an extra magazine while concealed carrying versus people who don't ?
     
  2. Tac-Medic

    Tac-Medic New Member

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    I always keep at least one spare 15 rounder and when I can a 33 round mad in my BOB.
     

  3. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    After the shooting at the movies I've started carrying an extra 15 rounder.
     
  4. msup752

    msup752 New Member

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    I used to carry two in a dual mag belt holder but my new one is belt instead of paddle. I've ripped off two belt loops while getting into my car so I tend not to wear it as much. I picked belt over paddle because the paddle mag holders will really jab your side if you bump them getting into a car. I can't win.
     
  5. CCWDA

    CCWDA New Member

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    I am in LE and teach overview 200 ccw students per year. See Stillwater Firearms Association.

    I carry at least 2 extra high cap mags at all times. I advise my CCW students to do likewise if possible.
     
  6. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    No. I carry a Ruger SR9C with a 10 round mag. If I can't cover my ass in 10 shots... 10 shots is better then no shots. I figure it's somewhere between a butter knife and a Howitzer. Just what I feel good with. If I was in a big city or LE I might think of it different but where I am at I am more likely to shoot a mean dog then a mean person.
     
  7. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    I always carry at least one spare mag, and not just for the extra rounds. If you bump the release and dump your mag on the floor, it's faster to grab the spare off the belt than to bend down and retrieve the original. And there are other mag-related problems that are best addressed by quick replacement.
     
  8. StoneCat

    StoneCat New Member

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    It's not difficult to carry a spare mag/speed loader, so why not?
    Better have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

    It's not a matter of "can I end the fight in one mag" so much as its "I'm NOT going to be holding an empty gun"
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    A lot of days my carry gun is a S&W Mdl 36. And a Speed Strip with a reload in the pocket. No weight, no bulk, no hassle. Yes, I have speed loaders- but the Speed Strip lays flat in a pocket.
     
  10. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I used to carry a spare, but haven't for quite some time. Murphy and his law can pound sand.


    I've NEVER experienced a mag related failure when using OEM glock mags.
    16 rounds of 127+p+ should keep me safe. I'm not altogether convinced 15 more rounds would be a gamechanger otherwise.
     
  11. kalboy26

    kalboy26 New Member

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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.
     
  12. mdauben

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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.
     
  13. jwnic

    jwnic New Member

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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.
     
  14. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  16. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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

    dragunovsks New Member

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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.
     
  18. gunsmoke11

    gunsmoke11 New Member

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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.
     
  19. Dillinger

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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. :eek:
     
  20. fupuk

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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.