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Old 09-28-2014, 18:33   #1
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Who carries a spare mag? And how?

Hi All,

I've never concealed-carried a spare mag. Not in 2002-2005 when I had my G26, and not currently with my G19 (IWB, ~1oclock). I've always justified it as: any number more than zero rounds is infinitely more reassuring than none, but adding a mag pouch to my already-lumpy waistline would increase the risk of being 'made'.

Lately, I've been considering something like:

Riding horizontal, maybe around 10,11oclock...

Any guidance/advice/hard-learned lessons?

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Old 09-28-2014, 18:46   #2
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Just added a G30S to my EDC rotation so I'm carrying a G21 13 round magazine at 07:00 in a Blackhawk or Bianchi (?) ballistic nylon single magazine pouch. Works very well for me.
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I carry a Glock 27 with 2 15 round mags in a leather mag pouch weak side, with an extra 10 round mag in my pocket....
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Old 09-28-2014, 19:04   #6
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G26, with a spare 10 rounder in my pocket.
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Old 09-28-2014, 19:08   #7
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Yes with a magazine holder. Once in a while in my pocket.
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Old 09-28-2014, 19:31   #8
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I sometimes carry a Wilderness System horizontal mag pouch http://www.thewilderness.com/magazin...stack-updated/ (like that, but horizontal instead of vertical), in the woods. Sometimes a vertical Minotar Comp-Tac mag pouch http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info...roducts_id=135 , around town. But rarely either, unless I am going into what I think might be an extra dangerous area.
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Who carries a spare mag? And how?

Spare 16rd mag In a Mitch Rosen Mag holster on opposite side. While the extra rounds are a plus, I carry it incase of a failure that would be faster to rip old out and insert new in.
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I carry a G26 at 4 o'clock with a spare G19 (15 round) mag in a Galco Horizontal Mag holder at 1 o'clock.


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Old 09-28-2014, 20:44   #11
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I carry two extra xds 9mm 7 round mags in a nylon carrier with Velcro flaps in my left back pocket, like a second wallet. Works well for small single stack mags.
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Old 09-28-2014, 20:52   #12
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I always carry two ex-mag's plus 100 rounds in the glove box of my truck. You never know what may happen? Like the Mike Brown thing. I would not want to be driving down the road & drive into something like that. The more ammo the better.
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Old 09-28-2014, 21:21   #13
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Whether I'm appendix carrying a 1911, a Glock 26, or my new Walther PPQ, I always carry a spare mag in my weak side pocket in a Desantis magazine pocket holster.
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When I carry an extra mag I just put it in my left pants pocket.
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I use either one of these all the time.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:00   #16
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Many ways, in off side pocket in a kydex sleeve, Off side kydex IWB holster, raw commando, spare mag loose in offside pocket, pocket holster with flashlight combo, and/or a small nylon pouch so the bad guys think I am carrying a leatherman.


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Old 09-29-2014, 11:37   #17
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Mag pouch on weak side or inside cargo pocket. I use a lot of 5.11 shorts and trousers and their cargo pockets have a couple of smaller pockets inside.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:02   #18
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G19 in a Magholder horizontal mag carrier.
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Old 09-29-2014, 13:57   #19
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I thought that was what the extra pockets on my pants were for. Keys in one, wallet in another, then snot rag and spare mag. What else would it be for?
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Old 09-29-2014, 14:59   #20
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G21 Mag for my G30s in my off hand front pocket, or two S&W Shield 9mm 8rd mags in the same pocket
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