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Is 6 + 1 enough in this world

Discussion in 'Thin to Win - G36 Club' started by Ken43, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Ken43


    May 7, 2005
    I have 6 Glocks. One of them is a mod. 36, which I carry more than any of the others. But the way the world is going do you guys think 6 + 1 or if you have an extended mag. is 7 + 1 enough?
    Today I was carrying my mod. 26 with extended mag. so I had 11 + 1. What are your thoughts.
  2. Ridgerunner665


    Feb 2, 2011
    Before the G36...I carried a 1911 for the better part of 16 years (not the same pistol the whole time though)...they only held 6-7 rounds too.

    My philosophy is to make those 6-7 rounds count...

  3. Pecos Bill

    Pecos Bill

    Aug 20, 2010
    West Michigan
    I feel safer with 7 of .45 than more rounds in a 9MM.

    That said, on a hot day, thin clothing, I carry a small 9MM that only holds 8 rounds.

    I can't see me going toe to toe with a bad guy and blazing away, so If I am behind cover, not a big deal to throw in another magazine. (I think I'm a better shot than that but you never know in that situation.) Pray to never be put into that situation.
  4. Nearly my whole career I carried either a 4" Smith 66 or a 2.5" 66 and 6 was all I had too. Like Ridgerunner665 says, I was taught to make them count.Now I carry a 36 + extra mag. - 'ole joe :cool:
  5. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

    Apr 28, 2010
    I've concluded that nothing is ever "enough"...

    You can't account for every scenario. It'll drive you insane. You might think something is "enough" but there's always the possibility that it's not. I've settled on carrying what I can comfortably, without printing, including 1-2 reloads. That would be a Glock 26 or a S&W 642, with the rare occasion of a P3AT as back up...

    No one can ever be prepared for everything...
  6. recycooler

    recycooler 9-11-2001

    Apr 30, 2009
    Why is there no hi cap mag for the 36,like the 9mm for the 18?
  7. Foxtrotx1


    Jan 29, 2010
    Scottsdale AZ
    Because there is no .45 full auto glock.
  8. swampfox


    Apr 19, 2003
    Got a new G36 about two weeks ago.Carry a Pierce+1 and I have two Pierce+0 as back up,realy like the set up,I just like the 45acp.The most.Was cwp a XD-40sc with 13 rounds.So I feel better with the 45acp.go figure.
  9. felix3544


    Jan 7, 2011
    Las Vegas
    Thoughts apply to me. I don't speak for anyone else. But I carry 6 + 1 in the pipe with any extra mag. I don't intend to be around longer then the first mag. It is to get me out of harms way. I don't intend to have a prolong gun battle with anyone.
  10. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Jul 26, 2002

    I knew a guy once that did not intend on being stomped to death by a bull, but........

    Stay safe amigo !

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011
  11. recycooler

    recycooler 9-11-2001

    Apr 30, 2009
    Question for all,would you buy a high cap mag if they were available for the 36?
  12. Pecos Bill

    Pecos Bill

    Aug 20, 2010
    West Michigan
    I would say no. Being a single stack, I couldn't carry it. At the range, it is no big deal to put in another magazine. I don't see a need for this gun to have that capability.
  13. Front Sight

    Front Sight Front Sight

    Feb 22, 2001
    I agree with Pecos Bill!
  14. +1 - 'ole joe :cool:
  15. It is only "recently" that the high capacity handguns have been on the scene.
    (A while but not nearly as long as the low capacity)
    We survived with revolvers that carried six rounds and were a pain to reload quickly.
    We survived with autos that carried six and seven rounds and were a bit easier to reload.
    As long as you are hitting what you are aiming at those six rounds are plenty good.
    Most of the time.
    A spare mag is considered smart.
    Knowing how to reload quickly is smart too.
    I do not feel under gunned with six rounds of 45.
    But like T-Rod45 says, you can not account for everything, or you would end up carrying an 870 along with an M-4 and several handguns too.
    A grenade and two knives, pepper spray and a loud storm whistle. :)
  16. den888


    Sep 4, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Generally, yes. Always carry a reload or two.
  17. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

    Apr 28, 2010

    Oh believe me, I tried all that once... it printed too much though. :whistling:

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

    Aug 10, 2010
    I feel safer with high-capacity 9mm 124gr -147gr JHP +P defence ....Than I would with "less of ...`much less.. of 45" ..I shoot well and on target....But one never knows when and where more scum-bags (BG`s) will pop up out of the wood work..(yes prolonged..(pinned down) life gives no choices)....Plus it is cheaper to practice with and `stay` accurate... The `very potent 9MM` much lighter also..If one needs to get "VERY" big brother Mr. `10mm also high capacity...weighing in between 180-200gr range.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
  19. I like my G36. I carry one extra mag. I'm happy.
    Hey, everybody wears Levi's, don't they? Well, maybe just me because I'm retired. But I always carry one extra mag in the watch-pocket. It fits it there really well; stick out about one inch; just right.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011
  20. Ridgerunner665


    Feb 2, 2011
    I carry 2 extra mags...same as I did with the 1911. (I failed to mention that up there in my first reply)