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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. Rawss

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    I carry a Beretta Nano; 6 round mag in the gun; 8 round mag in pocket.
     
  2. AFDavis11

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    Reloading the gun without spare mags takes forever!
     
  3. riceboy72

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    Always have a spare on me, no matter what I'm carrying.

    Double stack (usually a Glock 19)- one spare mag
    Single stack (usually a Springfield Armory 1911) - two spare mags
    J-frame (usually a 642) - two Speed Strips
     
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  4. clutch

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    No, I carry speed strips for my 442.

    5 the first time.
     
  5. GeneCC

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    Yes. At least one speedloader or magazine. Two is one and one is none.

    If I carry two handguns I will try to keep the same caliber so that the speedloader works in both revolvers. If it's a semi auto I keep the magazines strictly separated.

    Why two handguns? Two is one and one is none.
     
  6. GRIZ22

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    Always one reload for whatever I'm carrying.
     
  7. wlewisiii

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    Yes, I have two spare magazines for my Mauser HSc. That gives me a total of 25 rounds of .32 ACP.
     
  8. Bad Andy

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    I carry a Glock 17 or G20 if I'm in the woods, no need for extra anything.
     
  9. mongo4567

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    I don't carry any reloads. I normally carry a Rohrbaugh R9 with 6+1. I can't imagine trying to reload with that tiny heel release under stress anyway. I do have a reload and an AK in the trunk.
     
  10. Rexster

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    Magazines: One to three; it depends.

    Revolvers: One to several Speed Strips, sometimes a speed loader or two.

    Usually, away from the house, I am carrying a second handgun, which may or may not be a twin of the "primary" handgun. It is handy if one's reloading devices can be shared between two weapons.
     
  11. arizona98tj

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    Yes, I carry a spare magazine for my pistol or a speed-strip should I happen to be carrying a revolver. The spare mag is either 6 or 10 rounds, depending on what is being carried.

    FWIW, I also carry a backup gun. I do not carry spare ammo for the backup. If I get that far into a situation where I'm down to using it, something has gone terribly wrong and it is time to retreat. :eek:
     
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    On the rare occasions I do carry a semi-auto it's a 1911 and I do carry one spare mag. It's not so much for the additional ammo but in case I experience a failure so I have a mag available to swap out.
     
  14. TAKtical

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    Glock 17 loaded with a 20 round mag and 2 spare 20 rounders in an IWB carrier.
     
  15. royal barnes

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    If carrying one of my D frame Colt revolvers I carry 2 speed strips. If I'm carrying my 1911 at least one spare mag.
     
  16. bikerbill

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    spare mag in weakside pocket ... always have a reload ...
     
  17. F-111 John

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    I'm in the "no" column. 5 shots when carrying my J frame, and 11 when carrying my G26 (+1 pearce grip extension. I could go 11+1, but I prefer 10+1 even with the extension.)
     
  18. safebustr

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    I'm like Rawss, Beretta Nano and a 6 or 8 round spare mag always.
     
  19. Bassleg

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    Al ways have a spare if I am going to a big city 2,3.
     
  20. tarosean

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    More than likely, if used in a SD situation your not going to be walking away with your pistol at all. Regardless of how much ammo is left or in the vehicle.
     
  21. tarosean

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    I always find these threads interesting... Posters range from 5rds to 60... Thats quite a spread.
     
  22. 420Stainless

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    People have to carry what they have to carry. I feel good not carrying around a bunch of hardware while others feel good knowing that they're prepared for almost any possible situation. As far as I'm concerned all are right in their decision.
     
  23. Spindrift

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    My daily carry gun most often is my Kimber 1911 in a Galco King Tuk, and I absolutely never carry fewer than two spare mags. Sometimes I even add in my LCP and a spare for it to my kit depending on what part of the Godforsaken city I find myself required to visit.
    As so many have pointed out in the past, I agree that a pistol is only a tool to help you fight your way back to your rifle. I try to make sure that I have the best chance I can do do just that if need be.
    Spindrift
     
  24. YANKEE2500

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    No I never carry a spare mag.
     
  25. blaisenguns

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    I rarely carry spare magazines, but often carry two or more guns.
     
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