Spare mag(s)?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by shorterj88, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. shorterj88

    shorterj88 New Member

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    Yes/no? If yes how do you carry it? If no why not? That's enough questions for now...
     
  2. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Yes, and in my glove box.. Usually just one but now that my EDC only holds 7 in a mag and I don't keep one in the the tube I have two spares in the glove box..
    Never been one for extra mags on a belt clip, maybe if I were a LEO..
     

  3. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Nope. 6+1 9mm Makarov'll have to do though a spare mag would probably be in the car...
     

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  4. Renegade44

    Renegade44 New Member

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    Nope. Because I carry a 38 in ankle holster and 40 has 10+1 IWB
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    New York reload. ;) Carry two guns.

    I usually don't carry a spare. But if I'm going into town, I do carry one in a jacket pocket.
     
  6. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    No. I never anticipate needing more than a single magazine.
     
  7. mdauben

    mdauben New Member

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    It seems silly not to carry a spare mag. Compared to the gun a spare mag is not much trouble to include, there is always the possibility of a malfunction of your primary mag, and no one ever had a problem with having too many rounds of ammo. ;)
     
  8. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    No, I'm no one's sheepdog. If the 7+1 rounds in primary don't stop the threat for my family and I, E&E.
     
  9. trip286

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    Not carrying a spare mag does seem like an extremely silly proposition. They're easy to carry, so why not?

    I don't carry one, and here's why: Since I was discharged from the Marines at the end of my contract, I've carried revolvers, and I'm a good shot. I sat down and looked at the info on hand. Most times, simply presenting a firearm ends many altercations. Those that have to fire, many times only have to fire 2-3 shots to end a bad situation, and it ends in either the bad guy running away, or injured. Less often than that, an armed citizen will actually fire their weapon until empty (that seems to be a thing for so called professionals). Very rarely does an armed citizen actually reload in an armed conflict. Even rarer still are the situations where an armed citizen has to reload AND reengage an attacker.

    After looking at the data, and considering that speed loaders are bulky and a bit of a nuisance to carry, I decided that 6 shots of .357 magnum would be plenty for me ESPECIALLY considering my lifestyle. I frequent low crime areas, not because I'm scared, but because that's where I choose to live, work, and play. I don't go out. I really don't, I work and go home. I may have errands to run, but I generally just stay home. I no longer have a job that requires extensive traveling.

    The risks considering my lifestyle and my home area make it so that I don't even really have to carry a gun. I just choose too. Better to have it and not need it, right?

    Now that I carry a 1911, those magazines just beg to be carried. They plain and slender, no more obtrusive than a large pocket knife. So, I may drop an extra in my pocket if I take a road trip.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

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    Short answer is no-
    If i'm expecting a firefight tho.....................................
     
  11. AR10

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    Yes. G20 with mag extensions. My holster holds an extra mag. My counter weight shoulder rig holds three mags when I use that. I always have two mags, with one in the pipe and one in the grip, gives me 38 rounds. With five mags that gives me 92 rounds.

    In today's climate, I carry more ammo on me than any five Wal-Mart's. Lol

    With the ammo I carry, could ANY SUITUATION overwhelm me? More than likely, no, and that is the point of carrying a gun in the first place.

    Yesterday, an armed gang held up a fast food joint in my town, and threatened customers. No one was injured, and the gang got away with the money. What if the gang decided it wanted no whiteness? Would one mag be enough to defend against an attack by a gang?

    Going to replace my wife's S&W 39 9mm with a matching 10mm Glock, so we can share mags.
     
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  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    So sad... Because it's likely true :(
     
  13. jjfuller1

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    good points have been noted here. and in most cases you shouldnt need more ammo, or even to reload. but then it was also brought up theres always that one chance that you may need it. same reason for carrying a firearm in the first place. you dont intend to use it but know how if you absolutly had to. so with that said it comes down to how you feel or how you make yourself at peace. personally i carry an extra mag on my belt. i have a soft nylon case that looks similar to one for a flashlight or cell phone. its light, easy to access, and hidden. the chances of me needing to use it are very, very slim. but on that chance, that one in a million chance i would need it. i would hate to reach for it and find nothing but air.
     
  14. HOSSFLY

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    Be a Light load these days :eek:
     
  15. danf_fl

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    If you carry one gun, you have none.
    If you carry two guns, you have one.

    I carry at least one extra mag. My experience is that the mag is the Achille's heel of the semi-auto. Should one go bad, your handgun is a single shot at best. With the sheer number of aftermarket mags available, I am not the only one who believes that.

    Revolvers are dependent on ammo. A factory squib load can render the revolver useless(and it happens). The fix is to carry a second firearm of the same caliber.
     
  16. kytowboater

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    Yep. I carry at least one normally sometimes ill carry two mag. They are 7 rounds.
     
  17. audiophile

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    I carry the 15+1 in my Glock and one additional 15 rd mag on my belt.
    It may sound silly but I don't ever plan on having a flat or blow-out, but I carry a spare tire just in case............
     
  18. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Yup yup agreed!
     
  19. trip286

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    Being prepared is good. I completely respect that. As I said, I'm slightly more prepared when I'm away from home.

    The spare tire analogy is great. I just get a kick out of the guys that carry so much extra ammo that it's the equivalent of packing a fully equipped tire and lube shop in the trunk along with the spare tire... ;) Not that there's anything wrong with that!

    I no longer start my day expecting to go to a firefight. My gun is a defensive weapon. It is to get myself and my son to safety. No more, no less. That being said, I believe I may go ahead and start packing extras.
     
  20. deadsp0t

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    Better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it.