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Madmax1010
03-09-2012, 07:24
For those that carry guns with 8rd mags one in the pipe for 9.

How many extra mags do you carry or don't you?

Glockwork Orange
03-09-2012, 07:50
S&W M&P .45 compact...loaded with 8 round mag...one 8 round mag back up...although, now that Xgrips has an extension out, I'll prob carry a 10 round mag w/ Xgrip back up...

Rumbler_G20
03-09-2012, 07:55
2. Plus one in the handgun.

Two speed strips for the BUG also.

ballr4lyf
03-09-2012, 08:29
I carry with the +1 in the pipe. I always carry at least 2 reloads with my 1911.

dosei
03-09-2012, 08:37
I carry a minimum of 1, maximum of 2 spare magazines...no matter what the handgun's capacity is.

rhino673
03-09-2012, 08:51
one in the gun , one in my pocket.

HolvikArms
03-09-2012, 09:29
My standard carry piece is a 7rd Kahr. I live in central FL where it is normally hot and humid so a BUG is not an option most of the time because I'm usually wearing shorts and a light shirt and my smaller frame doesn't lend itself to concealing multiple guns around my mid section. With that said, a second mag/reload is the absolute minimum.

I can't tell you how many times I have seen magazines inadvertently/prematurely ejected. It usually happens when I have new shooters with big hands and small guns...new shooters are often over stressed and nervous when they begin their training. Throw in a not so perfect grip, the pressure of a timed drill and bingo! It's not too much of a stretch to assume that even seasoned shooters can fall victim to this scenario in a real world instantaneous burst of violence.

There are several good reasons to carry extra reloads but I believe the above scenario has been understated in the training community. Just my 2 cents...

collim1
03-09-2012, 15:15
I carry a P239 9mm daily. I carry one spare mag on my belt at 11:00

Thx-1138
03-09-2012, 15:17
My EDC is a 6+1 Glock 39, with a 7 round magazine on the offside.

Frankly, the only reason I have the 7 round mag is because I hadn't tried the GAP Floorplates before I bought the Pearce Extension.

I don't carry a spare mag for the extra ammo: I carry it in case my gun jams. A different magazine cures a lot of problems.

cole
03-09-2012, 15:17
For those that carry guns with 8rd mags one in the pipe for 9. How many extra mags do you carry or don't you?

One. Always. And, mine's a 7+1.

ThreadKiller
03-09-2012, 15:46
I always have two mags on me, primarily in case a mag goes bad.

Two is one. One is none.

But as it's often said, "you'll run out of time before you run out of ammo."

Patchman
03-09-2012, 16:28
I always have two mags on me, primarily in case a mag goes bad.

Two is one. One is none.

But as it's often said, "you'll run out of time before you run out of ammo."

^^^^ This.

I CCW a G19 but always carry a spare mag. Not because I'm worried about running out of ammo, but because in case the gun mag goes bad.

valian
03-09-2012, 17:21
Lots of comments about carrying a spare in case of mag malfunction here. It is nice to see that everyone is so well informed that they do not need more rounds, only a spare mag for malfunctions. Me, I also carry a gun with 17 rounds on board and one or 2 extra mags... for a malfunction of course haha and I am not ashamed to admit also for the extra ammo,

ultra45
03-09-2012, 17:59
For those that carry guns with 8rd mags one in the pipe for 9.

How many extra mags do you carry or don't you?

Off duty, at least one spare. At work in plain clothes, minimum of 2 spares on me and several in my car.

MLittle
03-09-2012, 18:02
My edc is a Sig P220 Carry (8+1) and I carry 1 extra mag in my pocket.

happyguy
03-09-2012, 20:51
I often carry a P7 with one spare magazine. In the winter a second magazine usually goes in my coat pocket.

I think I'll order a dual paddle style magazine holder from Comp-tac.

Regards,
Happyguy :)

michael e
03-09-2012, 20:56
When I carry my G38 carry extra 10round mag, and a BUG.

happyguy
03-09-2012, 20:59
Lots of comments about carrying a spare in case of mag malfunction here. It is nice to see that everyone is so well informed that they do not need more rounds, only a spare mag for malfunctions. Me, I also carry a gun with 17 rounds on board and one or 2 extra mags... for a malfunction of course haha and I am not ashamed to admit also for the extra ammo,

It's always best to have a little ammo left over for the ride home.


Regards,
Happyguy :)

fastbolt
03-10-2012, 11:15
I have a number of pistols that use 6, 7 & 8-rd magazines.

I typically carry 1-2 spare magazines, the same as when I carry pistols that use higher capacity magazines.

I don't expect to need additional ammunition or to encounter a magazine-related malfunction, but carrying at least 1 spare magazine better prepares me for both situations.

mingaa
03-10-2012, 11:39
2 and I'm considering 3 (one in pistol) - I live in the city where multiple BG encounters is a potential reality but the possibility of mag failure is motivation #2. Kahr CW9

EODLRD
03-10-2012, 11:55
Carry 1911 off duty. 8+1 in gun and one 10 round mag as a spare.

ZO6Vettever
03-10-2012, 15:34
G30, 10+1. If I carry a spare it's a 13 round G21 mag with a spacer. Any more than that would pull my pants down and I would have to shoot the SOB for laughing at me! :tongueout:

harrygunner
03-10-2012, 16:55
For my 1911 in .45 ACP, I carry 8+1 and another magazine in my back, weak side pocket. That extra mag is in a leather sheath.

Same setup with my main carry gun, a 1911 in 10mm. For that gun, it's 9+1.

cowboy1964
03-10-2012, 16:56
S&W M&P .45 compact...loaded with 8 round mag...one 8 round mag back up...although, now that Xgrips has an extension out, I'll prob carry a 10 round mag w/ Xgrip back up...

Ditto. That's 19 rounds of .45. If that's not enough I'm probably already screwed.

neby98
03-10-2012, 17:27
I carry one reload no matter what. That leaves my round count as low as 10 total when I carry with a revolver. After that shooting in Utah with the off-duty cop who ran out of ammo because he had no reload, I think it's clear that you should always have one on you. As far as 16 rounds, or ten.

You know you better hit what you're aiming at by the time you put the second mag in. Much to do these days with suppressive fire mag dumps at the on set of a gun fight. I was always told there's no such thing as a fast miss.

Radam3
03-10-2012, 17:40
With my 23, none on me. I keep 3 in my truck, but the likely hood of me having the need to reload while in my truck is slim to none. If I cant get the job done with 13+1, I've got bigger problems...
As for a lot of you stating the spare is more for a failure than the extra rounds. I have never had a failure with my carry equipment, and I test it regularly. Rotate mags out frequently, and if I ever do have a failure, that mag will never be carried again!

mingaa
03-10-2012, 17:54
Radam3 - everyone I know carries what they believe is 100% reliable equipment and many go to great lengths to test and prove it. On the other hand we all know that perfection doesn't really exist. I carry an extra because I can and on the LOOONG chance of failure of equipment or the need for more rounds. If a mag in your rotation does fail you, I hope it's at the range. If it's in action, yes—it is possible that that mag will never be carried again.

3 in the truck??

Not a flame - I'm just sayin'...

ballr4lyf
03-10-2012, 17:54
With my 23, none on me. I keep 3 in my truck, but the likely hood of me having the need to reload while in my truck is slim to none. If I cant get the job done with 13+1, I've got bigger problems...
As for a lot of you stating the spare is more for a failure than the extra rounds. I have never had a failure with my carry equipment, and I test it regularly. Rotate mags out frequently, and if I ever do have a failure, that mag will never be carried again!

I'd like to introduce you to my friend, Murphy... He has a law named after him. :whistling:

Glenn E. Meyer
03-10-2012, 18:18
If you shoot quite a bit, you will see your carry equipment fail. If you go to the square range and shoot a box once a year, you might not. Nice for you.

Go to serious classes or competitions and you will see how even the best guns and mags belly up unexpectedly. Been there, seen it.

xmanhockey7
03-10-2012, 21:10
With my 23, none on me. I keep 3 in my truck, but the likely hood of me having the need to reload while in my truck is slim to none. If I cant get the job done with 13+1, I've got bigger problems...
As for a lot of you stating the spare is more for a failure than the extra rounds. I have never had a failure with my carry equipment, and I test it regularly. Rotate mags out frequently, and if I ever do have a failure, that mag will never be carried again!

If it fails at the wrong time you may never carry anything ever again.

OT: I like to have at least 1 spare mag on me no matter how many rounds the gun holds. Typically I have 2 on me though.

nastytrigger
03-10-2012, 21:23
In my SA 1911, I carry 7 and 8rd mags. Mostly, 8rd Wilson 47D's. I carry one mag in the gun, and one on my hip, for a total of 16rds + 1 chambered.

I also carry a .38 snub as a secondary. I don't carry extra .38 unless I'm only carrying the snubby, than I carry a speed strip, or two.

I don't always carry my 1911, however. I mostly carry my G19. I also carry my G21, and sometimes my Beretta 92FS. Either way, I carry at least one extra mag.

paragon1
03-10-2012, 22:07
P239 9mm with one spare in my pocket.

NEOH212
03-10-2012, 23:51
When I've carried a single stack, I have always carried two spare mags.

HolvikArms
03-21-2012, 08:24
If you shoot quite a bit, you will see your carry equipment fail. If you go to the square range and shoot a box once a year, you might not. Nice for you.

Go to serious classes or competitions and you will see how even the best guns and mags belly up unexpectedly. Been there, seen it.

Agreed! Going to a public range and shooting static from a bench isn't going to tell you much about your equipment.

...and even if your equipment is 100% perfect, we, as the operator, can malfunction. I said earlier in this post that I have seen many perfectly good mags inadvertently dumped by funky fast grips or the gun getting banged into something just the right way.

you can then either:


call a time out and go searching for your parts.
run like hell
index your spare mag, perform an emergency reload and address your threat.

whitebread
03-21-2012, 09:43
one in the gun , one in my pocket.

I carry a G30 with 9 round mag (loaded with 8) and one in the pipe. It periodically malfunctions running 9+1. I keep a single 10 round magazine in my pocket.

1milkman
03-21-2012, 14:31
always 1 mag, single stack usually 2 mags

Lindenwood
03-21-2012, 15:16
With so many carrying two spares for full-sized guns, I can't figure out how the idea of a subcompact with a 33rd spare managed to bunch up so many panties...

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cowboywannabe
03-21-2012, 15:24
if for some reason im not carrying my duty gun i can be found carrying a S&W 3953 (8+1 9mm) or a Colt Delta Elite (8+1 10mm).

OldCurlyWolf
03-21-2012, 16:05
Delta elite or a smith Model 410
Always 2 extra mags.
Total of 25 rnds for the Delta & 31 rnds for the 410

:cool:

Badger54
03-24-2012, 17:13
When I carry a sub compact Glock with either a 9 or 10 round flush magazine I always carry 1 or more magazines for the compact Glock so a 13/15 round mag.

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