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Concealed Carriers, do you carry spare magazines?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Cryogaijin, Mar 3, 2013.

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  1. Cryogaijin

    Cryogaijin Member

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    If so, how many?

    If not, what is the capacity of your primary carry piece?
     
  2. kyletx1911

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    2, 8 rounders
     
  3. MrTwigg

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    Every defensive handgun instructor I've met has dunned it into me to always have at least one spare. When the Pro's do it, it's probably a good idea.

    So for me it's one spare while on the belt and two when I use the shoulder rig.
     
  4. PabloJ

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    Capacity five and no spares. I would have to carry spare moon clip(s) in something like ointment jar and would not be able to reload in time so there isn't any point in doing that in first place.
     
  5. Sauer Grapes

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    No. 7+1 or 12+1
     
  6. v8stang289

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    Yes. Most days I carry a p3at with one spare 6 round mag. The rest of the time I carry a 1911 with a spare 7 round mag. It's not much more weight (especially the p3at mag) but it effectively doubles capacity and is insurance in case a primary mag malfunctions.
     
  7. jmace57

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    I carry a Bersa Thunder .380 with 7 + 1 in a right front pocket holster - no spare.
     
  8. Creature

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    I carry a Colt Detective Special and a 6-bullet Bianchi Speed Strip in my front right pocket.
     
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    Not usually when carrying a semi. Two speed loader strips with the revolver when pockets allow.

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  10. bikerdoc

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    No matter the caliber, always a spare mag.
     
  11. ID-shooting

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    Yes, one.
     
  12. scaatylobo

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    At least 1

    I never leave the house armed [ and I always CCW ] without at the VERY least - one reload for whatever I am carrying.

    If the plan is to be more than 5 miles from home [ yes I keep track ] then at least 2 reloads,and very likely a BUG and that will have a reload.

    Right now my primary is a XDs and I am carrying 1 - 7 round reload,but the 5 mile rule in effect = then I have 2/7 rounders on belt or in 5:11 pockets.

    [BUG ] Ankle carry might be a S&W 442 and a Bianchi speed strip as spare ammo,in pocket as it lays flat.

    If its the Ruger lcp,thenn a spare mag in pocket as the lcp is usually pocket carry [ the lcp is a BUG ].
     
  13. Nikdfish

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    One if carrying a double stack (12+), two if carrying a single stack (7+).

    Guess 20 is my base comfort level ;-)

    Nick
     
  14. Torian

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    I carry two spares, whether I'm carrying my 9mm Hi Power or 10mm Witness Match
     
  15. allaroundhunter

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    Yup, a 9 rounder if I am carrying my Colt Commander (.38 Super), a 15 rounder if I'm carrying my Glock 19, and a 17 rounder if I am carrying my M&P9.

    Just one spare regardless of what gun I am carrying (for now).
     
  16. repawn

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    Yes - 2 spares plus 15+1 in the gun. I find the magazines balance the weight of the gun.
     
  17. mic214

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    I pack a G-36. I carry a spare mag on my belt and two more in my Maxpedition bag that is always in the truck:

    G36.jpg

    When I carry my S&W M-36, I carry two speed strips in the shoulder rig:

    M36c.jpg
     
  18. 460Shooter

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    No, I don't. 5 shots in my Sp101, and 6 to 8 in my XDs, depending on which mag I have in it.
     
  19. jim243

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    1 extra mag in the left hand jacket pocket.

    Jim
     
  20. Mikhail Weiss

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    Yes. Sometimes. Lately that means about 50% of the time. Seems to be based upon how long I expect to be out and about. Long time, yes, I carry a spare. Short trip to the store? No spare. Just what's in the G19.
     
  21. jeepnik

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    With autos, always a spare. Not just for a reload, but in the event the mag decides to act up.

    With revolvers, one reload, usually in a speed strip. Although when I carry a revolver set up for moon clips, I'll carry one of those.
     
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    No. I just have the five in my j-frame which I normally just slip into my pocket.
     
  23. Feanaro

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    With revolvers, I generally carry one speedloader but don't think it necessary. That is, I've never heard anyone complain about having too much ammo but I don't consider a spare reload functionally necessary. The speedloader lives in a pocket (usually a coat pocket) while carrying.

    I always carry a spare with my XDs. Magazines and ammunition are the weak point of an automatic pistol, so I always carry extra. I only have one extra magazine right now and it resides in my pocket. When I get another magazine and some decent IWB mag holders, I'll carry two that way.
     
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    I carry 2 full mags in my bugout bag and keep one in my truck console .. I do carry a full size G17 so I figure 17+1 is more then enough to get me out of a given situation.. I've test all my mags so I know they are reliable .. Oh and I keep a glock 18 31 rounder at home
     
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    I've gotten a bit lazy with it lately, and I'm kind of ashamed because I am always saying that having a reload is a necessity. So normally, yes I carry a 9 round spare fir my. 9mm 1911, but for probably 2 weeks I haven't.
     
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