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Old 07-20-2012, 19:13   #1
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How many rounds do you carry?

I usually carry a G23. As most of you know, that gives me 13 +1 rounds of 40. I was just curious as to how many rounds/mags others feel comfortable carrying and why.

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Old 07-20-2012, 20:17   #2
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One full magazine in the gun,one magazine as a spare with more about the truck. SJ 40
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Old 07-20-2012, 20:21   #3
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There is a sticky in the upper portion of the main Carry Issues page, Topics Discussed Frequently & GT Rules - Read here first.

Go to Post 12. There are several previous threads on the topic. If you still have questions after reading them, come back and ask.

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Old 07-20-2012, 20:23   #4
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15 in the gun, sometimes 28 more on the hip, and always 34 in the truck. All Underwood 10MM.
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Old 07-20-2012, 21:15   #5
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G26 with 10+1. Almost always have a spare mag and all my mags outside of the G26's 10 rounder are G17 mags so another 16 rounds as I download my spares by 1 so they seat super easy (just in case I actually do wind up doing a speed reload with my life or others on the line - Sux but I'll sacrifice that 1 round in a high cap mag to make sure it goes right). 27rnds total.
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Old 07-20-2012, 23:09   #6
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How many rounds do you carry?
My normal practice is whatever is in the pistol. There are times when I'll carry a spare magazine but since I lead a staid and routine lifestyle I don't like to carry more devices or paraphernalia than necessary.

The best reason I've seen for carrying a spare mag for normal self-defense scenarios is the malfunction factor. I rigorously test my pistol/ammo choices for reliability whenever I go to the range for this reason, putting the pistol/ammo through several rapid fire exercises.

I know this isn't an absolute guarantee that my chosen pistol/ammo won't malfunction but the successive tests that bear out reliability do provide a measure of confidence for someone with my staid lifestyle.

The best results I've found to date is to select a pistol with a solid reputation for quality/reliability and stick with a major American ammo manufacturer.
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Old 07-20-2012, 23:18   #7
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Whatever my gun holds.

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Old 07-21-2012, 10:14   #8
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8+1 in the gun with a spare 8rd mag.

In the summer I sometimes carry a jframe with a speed strip in my pocket.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:43   #9
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G23 one in the pipe and 13 in the mag. 1 spare mag for 27.

I still will carry my 1911 once in a while. 8+1 and two extra mags. 25 rounds total.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:52   #10
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Kahr CM9 6+1 with a spare 6 round mag. I need to get around to getting an 8 rounder for a spare.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:12   #11
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15+1, 2 spares.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:26   #12
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7 in my 36 with a spare mag. So 13 total of 45 acp.


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Old 07-21-2012, 22:28   #13
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29 rounds total.. 14 in the G23 and an extra 15rd mag in my back pocket next to my wallet.
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Old 07-21-2012, 22:30   #14
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Old 07-21-2012, 22:39   #15
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13+1 in the G23. I understand the possibility of malfunctions, but I shoot regularly, and trust what I carry. If I'm ever in a situation, and cant get it done in 14 rounds, doubt 27, or even 40 would help me much more...
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:26   #16
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:19   #17
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:35   #18
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:04   #19
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Usually 10 in the g26 or 15 in the g19 depending on what I'm carrying that day. And a spare mag or two.

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Old 07-22-2012, 04:28   #20
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Twentyfive rounds total as a minimum.

I don't intend to die for lack of shooting back.

Sorry Clint.

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Old 07-22-2012, 06:17   #21
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I carry 4,830 grains of .45 ACP.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:26   #22
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I like to carry an extra mag or 2, not so much because I might need all that ammo, but because it helps balance out the weight of the gun!
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:26   #23
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Old 07-22-2012, 20:45   #24
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29 rounds total.. 14 in the G23 and an extra 15rd mag in my back pocket next to my wallet.
Same here, except the spare mag is in a DSG Arms mag pouch at the 9 o'clock position on my hip.
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Old 07-22-2012, 22:50   #25
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13+1 in the G23. I understand the possibility of malfunctions, but I shoot regularly, and trust what I carry. If I'm ever in a situation, and cant get it done in 14 rounds, doubt 27, or even 40 would help me much more...
+1. As a civilian CCWer I've never seen much of a reason to carry a spare mag with a.40cal or bigger that held more than 10 rounds. But I sometimes do carry a spare mag but not very often.

When I carry my PF-9 I will carry a spare mag of 115gr JHPs but that's because I'm not a 9mm fan and do not have much faith in the stopping power of a 9mm especially in a pocket pistol.

In combat you can never have too much ammo as long as you can carry it!

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