Highest capacity carry gun

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  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Glock 43, but I did put a +1 base on two of my magazines.

    No, I don't need more capacity.
     
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  2. Ranger357

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    Not knocking the comment as an extra mag is of course a good idea, but I did find it interesting that Active Self Protection in over 800 civilian self defense shooting videos, did see people run dry, but not one successful reload in the actual fight. In police shootings, lots of reloads.
     

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    S&W Shield w/ 2 spare mags. That gives me ~25 rounds total, in a setup that is ridiculously easy and comfortable to carry. Is it possible that I'll need more rounds? Of course. But if I do, I might just be toast no matter what.
     
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    My G45 w/OEM 24 rd. mag. as a spare when I hip carry or when I wear my Miami Classic the two 17 rd. in the mag. pouch.
     
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    Regular carry? 5 rounds in a 357 revolver. Typically 38+p for stuff that walks upright. Have a 5 shot 41 magnum for woods carry.

    That being said, I have purchased holsters for both my double stack 10mm's, and one for my pmr-30, which is good for 30 rounds of 22 magnum love. Considering switching up the daily carry to the pmr-30. I have only had it out to the range a couple times, I want to see if go thru 5 mags worth without a malfunction before I consider it for carry.
     
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    Kel-Tec PMR for the win. 30 rounds of 22 magnum per magazine. :dancing:

    On a serious note. I do own a PMR30 and CMR 30 carbine and would not rely on a 22 magnum for SD/HD use. Though I would not hesitate to grab the PMR if that is what is handy at the time (around the house).

    I've carried many different pistols over the years, capacity ranging from 6+1 to 15+1. Yes I always carry a spare magazine with the small single stack pistols. If 12 or more rounds are not enough, you are in a situation that you should have tried avoiding in the first place.
     
  7. Gauss Rifle

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    +1 for a G19/26 with "happy sticks".

    Slap one in a cargo pants pocket or stash a few in your car for those times when that Marxist liberal arts major (the fat one with the tattoos and short purple hair) and her horde of soylent orbiters demand that you "share the wealth".

    Also, the drum is a Beta C Mag from Beta Co.
    https://www.betaco.com/cmag_product_details.asp?product=25&weapon=46

    100 rounds of back the F*** off, for when you're no longer concerned with "concealed" carry.
     
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    In the woods I carry my 30+1 round PMR-30.
     
  9. Nutty Professor 188

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    Are you talking a concealed EDC? Glock 19 is probably the biggest for comfortable concealed carry. Otherwise, a 17, 19X, or G45 would be my choice.

    I carry a 17/5 on duty and nowadays either a 26 or 43 off duty. And my 19X in the woods (sometimes a 20SF, but there's really no need for it where I'm at or go).
     
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    I wouldn't plan on missing a lot but it gives you the warm and fuzzies to have a few on tap in case they regroup or try to flank. Or there's a whole bunch of 'em.
     
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    6+1 (G43) or 10+1 (P365)

    with a back-up mag: 6 or 10/15
     
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    10+1 in a 365 is what I use.

    I have a SIG Tacops with 20+1 rounds and a G20 as house guns, but I never carry them (except G20 if hiking in Appalachia). The extra rounds are NOT worth the increase in size and weight for my wants and needs for routine carry, but are great for the home and range. I do shoot the TACOPS better than my Glock's.

    I have 10+1 in a 365 for carry. I don't even bother with the 12 or 15 round magazines that are available for it from SIG. I like the idea of small, and the 365 with flush fit mags is the path I follow.
     
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    Yes, the Rittenhouse theory. Also known as the Kenosha Hat Trick. :flag:
     
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    SIG M17 21+1 factory mag
     
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    Police train reloads. I don’t see many people training reloads (or really training at all) while at the range, unless they’re getting instruction from someone.
     
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    Get a side car holster from trex or tier 1-- they hold my G19 (15 +1) and a spare magazine (17 with +2 base plate). That is 33 rounds GTG.

    I have a trex sidecar and really like it. The trick is to run your belt offset to the opposite draw hand. That way the belt buckle doesnt interfere with 12 o clock carry position (my favorite way to carry).
     

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    Too Soon??? haha
     
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    CZ Rami and HK P2000sk. Rami is 10 round with 14 round spare mag. HK is 10 round with a spare VP9 mag that holds 15.
     
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    vp9 mags hold 17 now
     
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    So my take from that is that civilians didn't need extra ammo or rounds to stop a threat. Low capacity single stack pistols from 1911s to polymer pistols like the M&P Shield have been extremely popular for years, and are carried more than double stacks. Then you have states and counties with mag limits as well. I'm not seeing nor have I heard all the instances of civilians running out of ammo and then being killed or hurt afterwards because of it.

    Also, I doubt that people ran dry, had a reload, was still under threat of serious harm, but choose not to reload their guns. If your argument is that reloads aren't needed for lower capacity 5-7 round pistols, then is a pistol that holds 15+ rounds needed?
     
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