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Old 04-06-2012, 22:22   #1
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Who tops off?

I don't. Just don't like how stiff a full magazine feels. Part of me thinks the second cartridge may fail to feed if I top off. Probably an unreasonable fear, but the one extra round is unlikely to ever make a difference (I hope)
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Old 04-06-2012, 22:24   #2
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I do in all of my carry guns. Never had an issue doing so.
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Old 04-06-2012, 22:25   #3
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i do, i do, for sure, i only have 6 rnd mags.
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Old 04-06-2012, 22:30   #4
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I take a magazine for the number of rounds it specifies. Anything else seems silly. A 15 round magazine should be just that anything else is faulty engineering and false advertising. Loading less than capacity fearing failure is either buying into a myth OR accepting a second rate build. I expect firearms to perform to their spec sheet 100% - period.
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Old 04-06-2012, 22:46   #5
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Always top off. Sure it may not be a big deal but what if it does become a big deal and you need that last round?
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Old 04-06-2012, 22:47   #6
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Oh and you don't top off because you don't like the feel of a full mag? lol now I have heard it all.
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Old 04-06-2012, 23:15   #7
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The magazines are made to be topped off. Just look at the stats on any semi-auto made today and you'll see something like 15+1. 8+1. 6+1 etc.
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Old 04-06-2012, 23:17   #8
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I generally insert loaded mag, rack slide and call it a day. Lately I've been carrying a 17 mag as a reload to my 19 mag. If were talking about carrying here if 32 rounds doesnt do the job I guess I'm screwed.
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Old 04-06-2012, 23:33   #9
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Pop one in the mag, rack the slide. Drop the mag & load it to the top. Good to go! Full mag+1 in the HK, full mag support side.

I keep my ARs full mag, nothing in the pipe, safety off.
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Old 04-06-2012, 23:37   #10
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I top off.
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Old 04-06-2012, 23:42   #11
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I always top my semi-autos off. I have never had a problem for about 12 years now.

All magazines are kept full with no problems for the same length of time.

Mags run from 10 rounds to 15 rounds.
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Old 04-06-2012, 23:47   #12
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Old 04-06-2012, 23:51   #13
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Pistols one in the pipe and a topped off mag. Long guns full mags, hammer down on empty chamber.
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Old 04-06-2012, 23:55   #14
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Nope. Insert full mag and rack one in. I feel perfectly comfortable with my 5-shot snubby so the 10 in my Glock are already a bonus.
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Old 04-07-2012, 00:19   #15
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Pop one in the mag, rack the slide. Drop the mag & load it to the top. Good to go! Full mag+1 in the HK, full mag support side.

I keep my ARs full mag, nothing in the pipe, safety off.
I see how you roll gun wise. How do you top off the blue ovals? 91 octane lol.
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Old 04-07-2012, 00:27   #16
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Pistols are always magazine loaded to capacity and one in the chamber.

Carbine is full mag, empty chamber, hammer back, safety on.

Shotgun is full mag, empty chamber, hammer down, safety on.
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Oh and you don't top off because you don't like the feel of a full mag? lol now I have heard it all.
I don't see how it's that weird. Some people lock their doors twice at night. We all have different superstitions or routines that make us feel comfortable.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:59   #18
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I very seldom use a semi-auto, but I don't top them off.

Of course I only shoot them at the range. It would never occur to me to not do it with a carry gun.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:37   #19
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I don't see how it's that weird. Some people lock their doors twice at night. We all have different superstitions or routines that make us feel comfortable.
I always check my doors at night right before I go to bed. Never really felt the need to top off my CCW.

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I see how you roll gun wise. How do you top off the blue ovals? 91 octane lol.
Lol, yup, premium in the Mustangs. The Fairlane runs on the souls of the unwashed masses...

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