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Carry guns with 8 rd mags

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Madmax1010, Mar 9, 2012.


  1. Madmax1010

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    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?
     

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  2. Glockwork Orange

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    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...
     

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  3. Rumbler_G20

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    2. Plus one in the handgun.

    Two speed strips for the BUG also.
     
  4. ballr4lyf

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    I carry with the +1 in the pipe. I always carry at least 2 reloads with my 1911.
     
  5. dosei

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    I carry a minimum of 1, maximum of 2 spare magazines...no matter what the handgun's capacity is.
     
  6. rhino673

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    one in the gun , one in my pocket.
     
  7. HolvikArms

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    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...
     
  8. collim1

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    I carry a P239 9mm daily. I carry one spare mag on my belt at 11:00
     
  9. Thx-1138

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    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.
     
  10. cole

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

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    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."
     
  12. Patchman

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    ^^^^ 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.
     
  13. valian

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

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    My edc is a Sig P220 Carry (8+1) and I carry 1 extra mag in my pocket.
     
  16. happyguy

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    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 :)
     
  17. michael e

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    When I carry my G38 carry extra 10round mag, and a BUG.
     
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    It's always best to have a little ammo left over for the ride home.


    Regards,
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  19. fastbolt

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    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.
     
  20. mingaa

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    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
     
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