Quantcast

Concealed Carriers, do you carry spare magazines?

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. guyfromohio

    guyfromohio Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,046
    Location:
    ohio
    I don't have any criticism for those that do, but I don't think I would carry if I thought that I had to pack my pockets with spares. Personally, I don't see a shoot-out in a realistic self-defense scenario. Call me "naive" if you will.
     
  2. tomrkba

    tomrkba Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,024
    One can tell who has trained and who has not from their responses.
     
  3. AnthonySmithXR

    AnthonySmithXR Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Messages:
    62
    You've got to know that varying an extra mag isn't simply about ammo supply. It's the quickest fix to nearly any malfunction.
     
  4. Trunk Monkey

    Trunk Monkey Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,824
    Location:
    Colorado
    Little known fact from the New Life Church shooting.

    Not that they tried to hide it but it never was really discussed. Jeanne Assam was carrying a Berretta M9 (or whatever they call the civilian version) with a 10 round magazine and she emptied the magazine and still didn’t stop the guy. He killed himself. The fact that he killed himself is known but the fact that she was out of ammunition wasn’t.

    If that's not a good enough reason to carry a spare I don't know what is
     
  5. chieftain

    chieftain Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,264
    Location:
    The Free State of Arizona
    Whether someone else carry's an extra or backup magazine or not is their business. I only can tell you why I do. Each of us must rely on our experience, particularly combat experience, training, weapon selection/limitations, personal abilities & infirmaries, environment, law and PROBABILITIES not possibilities.

    We each have our own "STEW" as I like to call it. We make it and we must eat/live with it, or not.

    I apply my own extensive combat experience, 60 years of shooting experience, 56 years of competition & large/small game hunting, 48 years of my training, 43 years of instructing experience both rifle/carbine & handguns. Add to that that I have always been a shooting/gun enthusiast, I have my own way of doing things.

    I have always carried at least one reload for any weapon I carried, rifle/carbine or handgun. Although I carried a 1911 in the Marine Corps and most of my two 13 month tours in Vietnam (3rdMARDIV).

    Most of my life out of the Corps I carried a revolver with, wait for it, one reload 6 rounds. When I was transitioning to bottom feeders, in the late 80's early 90's, I continue to carry one reload, whether the weapon was a SIG 220/8' 226/15 228/13 225/8, 1911/7' Glock 17 etc..... Today I most often CCW/EDC A Walther PPQ classic/m1, in a Milt Sparks VM II, with one additional magazine in the Bill Wilson mag/flashlight carrier on my belt. I have one for my 1911,s too.

    In my world STUFF still happens, but for my situations I feel that carrying an extra magazine AND light, is what I like for me. No doubt your choices are what are best for you for your reasons. Smarter guys than me do it differently.

    Good luck, and may you never have to learn if your way really does work for you.

    Fred
     
  6. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    California
    1-3 10 round 357Sigs depending on where I am going or doing.
     
  7. chupacabrah

    chupacabrah Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Triad/NC
    I usually carry a Glock 19 (15+1 rds) with no reload, unless I'm going into some more hostile type area. Sometimes I'll throw a spare mag in the glovebox or something.

    Sometimes I'll carry an SP101 with a speedloader. (5 + 5)
     
  8. kmbrman

    kmbrman Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    217
    I usually carry my Glock 23. with the standard mag. If I'm carrying my 1911, I carry an extra 8 round mag. with my 7 round.
     
  9. decoy562

    decoy562 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2013
    Messages:
    135
    Location:
    Georgia
    I don't but probably should.
     
  10. RVN11B

    RVN11B Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Messages:
    16
    Yes I do carry and I carry a derivative of the 1911. I also carry two extra magazines.

    ATI Fatboy, .45ACP, 12 round magazines.

    Oh yeah I do wear suspenders! :neener:
     
  11. Mr. T

    Mr. T Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    605
    Location:
    Midwest
    Springfield XD .45 ACP and two 14 round mags.
     
  12. SC Shooter

    SC Shooter Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    583
    Location:
    Upstate SC
    No. If what I have is not enough, I'll probably be dead
     
  13. TAKtical

    TAKtical Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    654
    Location:
    North east ohio
    I carry a glock 17 with 2 spare 20rnd mags in an IWB carrier
     
  14. Tomac

    Tomac Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    758
    Location:
    Caldwell, Idaho
    I always carry at least one 15rd reload for my SIG SP2022, two when carrying in a shoulder holster.
    Tomac
     
  15. guyfromohio

    guyfromohio Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,046
    Location:
    ohio
    I wonder what percentage of respondents truly do as they say..... I'm jogging this morning with a J-Franme in a belly band. Who is carrying reloads in that scenario? Watching the kids play soccer in 90 degree heat in August. Slip the 642 in the IWB. Reloads?
     
  16. GEM

    GEM Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    6,239
    Location:
    TX
    The average is ...

    Well, the average age is about 35 years old. Thus, do you expect to die when you cross that exact threshold. Do most die on the day after than birthday?

    Folks who say - the average, realistic, etc. - take a stat course.
     
  17. Charles S

    Charles S Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,026
    Location:
    North East Texas
    Wow, I cannot imagine running in a belly band... What brand do you use? I carry a 22 mag in that scenario with no reloads. I love carrying a revolver and generally only care a speed strip with the revolver. It is small, flat, light... and probably not necessary.

    My training makes me carry a reload with an auto simply because... as had been said numerous times.. the easiest solution to a jam with an auto is a new mag.
     
  18. wproct

    wproct Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    Iowa
    Smith & Wesson model 60. 5 rounds, no spares.
     
  19. yamahawarrior89

    yamahawarrior89 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    121
    Location:
    Michigan
    I always carry at least 1 extra mag. If I am carrying a 1911 then it is 2 extra mags. The only time that I don't carry a spare mag is when I am jogging with a Taurus PT111 in a belly band which is 12+1 9mm.
     
  20. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,119
    Location:
    Keene, CA
    Precisely why I don't jog...:evil:
     
  21. TRX

    TRX Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,162
    Location:
    Central Arkansas
    I normally carry a small revolver in a shoulder holster. I don't carry any extra ammo for it. I have a .45, and the rigging for that holster is made differently and the harness shifts to the gun side as I move about; I'm thinking of adding a double magazine carrier to the offside to balance the weight a bit. I don't need the ammunition other than for the weight.

    My primary purpose for carrying is to assert my civil rights, not for self-defense, so comfort is more important to me than accessibility and firepower.
     
  22. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,119
    Location:
    Keene, CA
    Then why not carry a .22 or.25?
     
  23. TRX

    TRX Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,162
    Location:
    Central Arkansas
    I have a .380 and a .38 that carry fine; it's only the holster for the .45 that has problems.
     
  24. jimsouth

    jimsouth Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    66
    Shoulder holster - Firestar .45 ( horizontal ). Two extra mags on right side. I believe the pouches will hold the 6 - 7 ( maybe even 8 round mags ). I have a 10 round extended mag, but it looks weird hanging out of such a small .45. Anything larger than the Firestar .45, I would go with a vertical holster.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2014
  25. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    2,798
    Location:
    Pullman, WA
    1911 .45 ACP
    Carry rig is a Milt Sparks #Axiom
    & I have an MS IWB single mag carrier
    & also have a MS OWB dual mag carrier which
    can be worn small of the back.

    R-
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice