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How do you carry a spare mag?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by JPage, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. JPage

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    I am looking for ideas to carry a spare mag IWB. I carry enough stuff in my pockets day to day. What is out there that works well? I carry a G19
     
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  3. SmokeRoss

    SmokeRoss GTDS Member #49

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    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Actually often I don't. We all play the odds to some extent.

    The odds of needing a gun are slim, the odds I will have to shoot it are MUCH less. That I will every use more then 5 rounds. (you would need a microscope to see) :)
    This is for daily carry. I may have some loose rds in watch pocket if I just have .380.
    Winter I have spare mag in coat pocket, sometimes 2nd gun in pocket.`
     
  5. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I carry in a Blackhawk belt carrier at 11:00 on my weak side. A mag is pretty slim, thats alot of pressure pushed into a small area on your waistline. I cant imagine carrying a mag IWB comfortably.
     
  6. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    Why not dedicate ONE pocket to carrying 2-3 spare mags? Gives you enormous reserves, leaves all your other pockets available for stuff, and solves an extra concealment headache.
     
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  7. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member Silver Member

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    REMORA, the holster maker, offers a small IWB pouch that works on the same (friction) principle as their holsters do.

    It's kinda neat and you can stick it anywhere you want IWB 'cause it doesn't have any hooks or loops. Check 'em out: http://www.remoraholsters.com/
     
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  8. cesaros

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    Holy god...2-3 spare mags? That's pretty over-kill (no pun intended) for everyday carry.

    I like the horizontal leather mag pouches. Get one in the same color as your belt, and it just looks like a leatherman case.
     
  9. Lior

    Lior GUNS=FREEDOM

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    These days I am back to using a SmartCarry for EDC, so in the other pocket of the SmartCarry. G19C goes into the first one, providing plenty of inguinal firepower.
     
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    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    Perhaps ... But if it can EASILY be done, it can make the transition from "overkill" to "hey, why not?".

    I have focused on the Reginald Denny incident as a standard for my standard carry setup: a guy with the radio off unwittingly driving into a civil insurrection. Even if he had prevented the initial assault, he would have been stuck with a possibly inoperable vehicle in an area temporarily abandoned by civil authority. Those extra mags IN THAT CONTEXT become reasonable.
     
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    I guess I just don't like the weight of 3 15rnd mags weighing down my pants...its bad enough with just a cell, wallet and keys :supergrin:

    But if you wear cargo's daily, then I can jump on board with the "hey, why not?".
     
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    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    Try it with ONE mag in a pocket. If that works smoothly for a while, then try it.with TWO. If that still seems comfortable for a transition period, give it a shot with THREE.

    I would not mind turning you into a convert.
     
  13. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    I carry it in my back left pocket. It is a mag for a G17 and it is blocky and bulky.
     
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  15. JPage

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    I think I would like a brown leather snap close for a double stack. that resembles a multi tool holder. Any ideas where to look?


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    Find a leather worker in your town. Have him make one. Should be pretty easy. Ask around at the old saloon.
     
  17. JPage

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    I have one , but his wait time right now is out at least a month I believe


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    Comptac makes a pretty nice tuckable IWB mag holder.
     
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    I stick it in my pocket. I can't use any of the belt mounted mag carriers. I tried. They either get caught on things as I move around or then dig into my car seats & damage the leather, or they get caught on the edge of my office chair. I broke 2 by getting it caught on something. Then I tried the horizontal one....That was just uncomfortable & access wasn't easy. So back to the pocket it went.
    Keep in mind your will need even bigger waste sizes to IWB a gun & a mag carrier.
     
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