Highest capacity carry gun

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  1. rlewpolar

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    What’s your highest capacity carry gun that you regularly carry? I’m usually carrying a Glock 19 Gen 3 but thinking of carrying my Sig P226 that will hold 20+1 rounds. Just trying to decide if that extra 5 rounds is worth the increase in size and weight. Neither of which bothers me terribly but the size difference is not negligible. I do shoot the P226 slightly better but not by much.


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  2. Doc Holliday

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    Slap in a Glock 33-rounder to any 17, 19, 26...

    I think there's an aftermarket 100-round drum for those, too.
     
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    Buy some Glock + Extensions...

    It will give you 17 +1 in your 19. And they look cool jk
     
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    Have you been running out of ammo recently? Why do you think you need more?
    I think a G19 is as big as I'd ever even consider for EDC. Maybe add a +2 or higher baseplate instead of going to a bigger, heavier gun.
     
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    Do you plan on missing a lot? My Triggernometry is one bullet per bad guy. Some time after your second or third shot all the surviving bad guys run away or give up. :cop:
     
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    The 19X is 19+1. Should be plenty!
    Colt with 8+1 is probably better, though.
     
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    Carry regularly? That'd put me at 6+1 with my 43 or LCP. Unless I carry my J-frame....

    I do always carry a spare reload. So, 13 or 10.
     
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    My highest capacity gun is 12+1, although I only carry the 12 rounder as a spare. The gun is loaded with a 10 round. You should carry the P226, tho, and probably a half dozen or so spare magazines. Can't ever have too much ammo.
     
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    Only have one active carry gun. A Beretta APX Compact 9mm with 13+1.
     
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    SiG P320 X Compact: 15+1 in pistol, and 21 on hip.
     
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    If I lived in or traveled through one of these places where self defense is just as likely to look like combat with a rage mob, I’d probably feel better with a 17/34 with a few 33rnd mags stashed in the car for good measure.
    As that’s not the case for me I’m good with 10+1 in my little CZ Rami.
     
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    When you put it like that, the P226 doesn’t sound like a great idea. Truthfully, I have a number of Sigs and love them to death. They shoot so well for me and are pure class (the P series ones anyway). But I can never justify carrying them. The Glocks just make better carry guns, no way around it.


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    Why not just carry an extra mag or two?
     
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    I now carry a Sig P365XL, and stock, it is 12+1. I'm seeing the 15 round mags out there, but I'm not interested in them. Currently I'm happy with the 24+1 rounds I'm currently carrying, and a third magazine would give me 36+1. Of course, having 3 15 round mags gives you 45+1 if you went that route.
     
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    Carry a P365 sometimes with a 12rd +1 and two 12rd mags.
     
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    riewpolar Carry the largest pistol you can CONCEAL well . Practice carrying extra mag or mags also concealed and then practice magazine changes while doing so smoothly and quickly over time . Sounds like your heavier and larger sig would be a better house gun than carry gun !!

    Might be times a still smaller pistol than your glock 19 could be wanted too .

    I don't feel under gunned with a 45acp commander on my hip , just carry an extra 10 round mag or 2 over a double stack 40 or 9mm .
     
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    Regularly? 15+1 in either the EDC X9 or Glock 19.

    Before my back started bothering me I carried 18+1 in the 226. Seemed plenty and with the slim Legion grips it conceals really, really well (about like the Glock 19 on my body), just the 43 oz is too much for my back all day.
     
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    Capacity, while nice - has never been an overwhelming point in my choice for a carry gun. Over the last 35 years I've carried guns with 5 shot capacities to guns with 17 round capacities.

    My duty guns over the years were a Beretta 92FC 13+1, SIG P226 15+1, and SIG P220 7+1 (later 8+1). Off duty guns were usually a SIG P225 or P239 wit 8+1.

    In 2005 I switched to the Glock 19, then during 2016 & 2017 I carried single stack 9mms with 7+1 and 6+1 capacities (Walther PPS M2 and Glock 43). Then back to the 19s until earlier this year.

    Current EDC is my MR918, a 15+1 gun. I have always carried 1 spare mag with the exception of on duty uniform carry - then it was 2 spare mags.
     
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    G26 12+1 with a 17 round spare mag most days. If I'm travelling, I'll add an extra mag or two at 17 or 19 rounds.

    So 30 most days but up to 66 on road trips. There's also the G17 but it doesn't get carried regularly.
     
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