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Most likely a stupid question waiting for a stupid answer...

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ScareyH22A, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. ScareyH22A

    ScareyH22A Well-Known Member

    I was wondering. If I was sleeping in bed and heard someone trying to break in, and I got up to grab my gun, I realized that I would be in my boxers and wouldn't have a place to put my spare mag. (No, that place is not an option.)

    Does anyone have a clever idea for this dilemma? Something that doesn't require putting on a belt and holster? Possibly a slip on wrist band thingamabob with a mag pouch sewn in or something?

    I know that mag changes would be a lot slower than with a proper mag holder on a gun belt but I'm talking about possibly fighting in my boxers here.
  2. Rontherunner

    Rontherunner Well-Known Member

    Maybe sew a pocket onto a ballcap of some sort, that you can quickly slip on?
  3. ScareyH22A

    ScareyH22A Well-Known Member

    Maybe there would be a market for tactical underwear, specifically for situations like this. :p
  4. N003k

    N003k Well-Known Member

    Well....you can invest in a higher cap pistol, or keep an AR with a mag in and an extra mag coupled...

    Maybe get a drum magazine? They make them for a few pistols....

    I can't really think of any other solutions then sleeping in shorts with pockets though and dumping the spare mag(s) in your pocket.
  5. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Well-Known Member

    With the hand that's actually gripping the pistol, stick the spare mag in between your pinky and ring finger. This will not change your firing grip too much, and the spare mag is in perfect position for a quick mag change if necessary.

    Or, assuming that you're utilizing a proper push-pull grip on the pistol, stick the spare mag in between the ring and middle fingers of your supporting hand, baseplate facing towards you. This way, the mag lays against the underside of the barrel, with the pressure of your "pull" hand making sure it's held securely. All you have to do to effect a mag change in this situation is drop the empty mag, drop your "pull" hand, insert mag, and get back in the fight.

    Does any of that make sense?
  6. ScareyH22A

    ScareyH22A Well-Known Member

    I need to practice that. Thanks!
  7. wyocarp

    wyocarp Well-Known Member

    How many mags does one need for the average intruder?
  8. Blackbeard

    Blackbeard Well-Known Member

    If there are so many people breaking in that you need two mags, you shouldn't be moving toward them. Hole up in your bedroom with the phone and all of your mags. Problem solved.
  9. kwelz

    kwelz Well-Known Member

    Get an AR with a Redi-Mag. It solves your problem.
  10. trigun87

    trigun87 Well-Known Member

    If you have a normal hi cap pistol or ar, i dont think you would need spare mag. unless you plan on missing.
  11. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    if you need more than three bullets you will likely be dead- keep both hands on the gun and go
  12. MattTheHat

    MattTheHat Well-Known Member

    "Springfield XDm 9mm. Because 19+1 really oughtta do it."

  13. KenWP

    KenWP member

    I am trying to figure out what the extra clip would be for anyways. If that many people are breaking in they will be coming in from all sides and you better be good to get them all anyways. If it took more then one shot to run off a intruder they must be desparate to get in.
  14. 1987rx7guy

    1987rx7guy Well-Known Member

    Drum magazine?!!?!? :uhoh:

    Yea if you are still fighting it out after a spent magazine, unless its a 1911, you are probably in some Olympic sized doo doo! :what:

    And as stated above even my choice handgun the XDm .40 16+1 should be enough...
  15. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Well-Known Member

    This was going to be my first response as well, and in general, I agree. However, for the sake of argument, let's look at it like this:

    While it is extremely unlikely that you would come across so many intruders in your home as to warrant more than one mag's worth of ammo, a spare mag would most definitely come in handy in the case of a malfunction. And I don't know about you, but if I'm fresh from a deep sleep trying to fight the sudden dump of adrenaline and searching and listening for noises in the dark I might not be paying 100% attention to whether or not I have a proper grip on my pistol, or making sure my thumb isn't riding the slide, or that when I jacked the slide I didn't accidentally cause a double-feed.

    In that case, having a spare mag ready at hand to replace the original after a clearance drill could very well save my life. And if I'm able to carry that spare mag with me without altering my grip or wasting time strapping on any extraneous gunbelts or wristbands or special undies, all the more to the good, ya know?
  16. jakemccoy

    jakemccoy Well-Known Member

    I can't think of a solution to the original question, but...

    Wearing boxers in this situation is basically the same thing as being naked. Yeah, get that visual. You're totally vulnerable. You should imagine that, with a violent intruder in your home, your home is about as safe as the yard in San Quentin State Prison but with no guards around. Don't let the fact that it's familiar territory lull you into a false sense of security. If I start thinking about clearing my house while I'm naked, I hope a good friend would be there to spray some water in my face to snap me out of it.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2009
  17. cslinger

    cslinger Well-Known Member

    2 words. Belt Fed.
  18. chevyforlife21

    chevyforlife21 Well-Known Member

    tuck the spare magazine in the side of ur wasteband lol
  19. Frank Ettin

    Frank Ettin Moderator

    I'd just keep the spare magazine with me on the floor behind my cover. If I suspect I've got intruders, and if all authorized persons in the house are accounted for and in the safe room with me, I'm not going anywhere.

    House clearing is a dangerous activity to be avoided whenever possible. Trained people who do it for a living do it in teams, not solo if at all possible.

    If you go looking for an intruder, the intruder has an enormous tactical advantage. He jsut has to wait for you so he can ambush you. There may be more than one intruder, and while you're looking for one the other can be taking hostages. You can also easily be flanked.
  20. Black Knight

    Black Knight Well-Known Member

    Try a shoulder holster. You have the pistol and spare mags right there. You hear something, get up, throw the shoulder rig on, grab a flashlight and go. Doing all this should also give you time to wake up fully, so you don't shoot a family member by mistake. Good luck finding the solution that works for you.
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