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Old 04-26-2012, 10:17 AM
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Legal "Limit" on extra rounds?




I carry my Glock 17 during my work hours and with it I have 2 spare mags. Thats 51 9mm rounds and 1 in the chamber.
Is there any legal limit as to how many rounds your normal Joe the Plumber can carry? Seems like a lot, but better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. Its a complicated world we live in.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:27 AM
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I don't know of any legal limit. If you were to be involved in a self-defense situation, an overzealous prosecutor might question your intent, but I think that is a far stretch.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:32 AM
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I carry a Glock 22 with two extra mags; thats the way the Galco holster is.

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Old 04-26-2012, 11:34 AM
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Today I'm carrying one of my M&P 9mm's. It has the magazine extension on it and 23 rounds of ammo. I'm also carrying 2 more 23 round magazines, there are 5 more in my vehicle. I've never heard of a "legal" limit but I also know that if I have to use that gun I will be prepared for anything. Just remember this isn't like in the movie The Survivors where you can call time out and go get more ammo (or another gun). Bring enough gun...and ammo.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:46 AM
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You would need to check your state laws..........but I've never heard of such


Now some conspiracy theorists here have debated before on how carrying a spare mag shows "ill intent" and such.....I say that's complete BS, but if they want to run out of ammo and need more then that's between them and their God. I'll take my chances and carry at least one spare!

Just remember, you'll never hear someone who's had to use their gun in self defense say "man I wish I didn't have all this extra ammo!"......and if you do, have them committed!
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:57 AM
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Dave....would sure hate to have you squeeze off round number 35 and be without that third mag!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:19 PM
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If I am carry my Sig 1911 then I have 21 rds plugs one in the chamber.

If carrying my P229 then I have 45+1.

I preffer to carry the 1911 but I do wish I had more rounds on me without having to carry so many mags.

Don't know of any legal limits tough the "over zealous" logic makes sense. I'm curious if there are any court cases where it was used.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:20 PM
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Jeebus!!!
Do you guys figure you are going to get into a running gun fight with 20 or so bad guys?

National average for self defense shootings is 7 yards and 2 shots or less.

I do carry a spare mag for my Kimber Ultra with me so I have 14 in mags and one up the pipe, and I live in a bad neighborhood. If I am somewhere that indicates I might need more ammo then that, it is "Exit Stage Left". I'm gone.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:27 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:31 PM
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Well, I raced a large 9mm mag once going through my 3 8 round mags within a few seconds slower than the 9mm emptying the guns.

I carry 5 reloads for the Colt, plus 4 speed reloads for the Bug. It's close to a hundred rounds.

A teacher once told me "Look at the crap you got on your belt." That made me rethink how I carry and made for a improved situation later on being able to carry concealed all that "Crap" with a better result.

I don't think there is anything legal written down thankfully, however if you had 500 dollars in one's or something unusual, they would think you are a drug user or dealer. Or even a holder/lookout.

I used a Bandolier with around 40+ shotgun rounds. Now Keltecs are sold with 14 in magazine and one in tube. That 40 rounds suddenly don't seem much.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:26 PM
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Jeebus!!!
Do you guys figure you are going to get into a running gun fight with 20 or so bad guys?

National average for self defense shootings is 7 yards and 2 shots or less.

I do carry a spare mag for my Kimber Ultra with me so I have 14 in mags and one up the pipe, and I live in a bad neighborhood. If I am somewhere that indicates I might need more ammo then that, it is "Exit Stage Left". I'm gone.
"Averages" don't mean jack! Good luck on that exit strategy, if you're full of the other guy's bullets! I posted about a friend of mine who was involved in a real gunfight. The shooting started at about 40 yards. He was carrying a G17, which saved his life. If he'd only had 8 rounds, he'd be dead now. It's also foolish to think that you'll have the opportunity for a mag change, too.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:58 PM
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Jeebus!!!
Do you guys figure you are going to get into a running gun fight with 20 or so bad guys?

National average for self defense shootings is 7 yards and 2 shots or less.

I do carry a spare mag for my Kimber Ultra with me so I have 14 in mags and one up the pipe, and I live in a bad neighborhood. If I am somewhere that indicates I might need more ammo then that, it is "Exit Stage Left". I'm gone.
Dependson swhich side of average you fall on, doesn't it?

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:10 PM
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I dont know of any ammo limits in Texas but that does not mean another state does not have one. I would check before you go carrying 3 extra mags especially if you are carrying a double stacked pistol. Besides do you really need 50 rounds? If you are in a situation that requires that many rounds you are probably severely outgunned and you need to get out of there as fast as possible that is not a fight you can win.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:42 PM
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The only thing the politicians can limit is the capacity of the magazines for retail sale. In some places a magazine can only be sold with 10 round capacity or less. In those places, however, if you already own a biggie they can't take it or call it illegal.
Beyond that, its up to the jury, if it goes that far. Just remember that you are still responsible for every bullet that leaves your gun, even if you are in a crisis.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:59 AM
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As far as I know the only state to come close to a mag limit in the past year was CT. Carrying an extra mag is a pain but I have had too many funny things happen with mags to be comfortable with just one. Based on the event and dress sometimes I don't have much of an option to carry an additional mag.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:19 PM
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Nothing in Washington, and I know of none elsewhere. Most of the time, one reload, but I also have a bug out bag with another pistol and 3 mags, and a carbine with 3 in my trunk, due to both the amount of travel I do in places with little or no cell service or LE presence, and the number of violent offenders I deal with at work.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:44 AM
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I posted about a friend of mine who was involved in a real gunfight. The shooting started at about 40 yards. He was carrying a G17, which saved his life. If he'd only had 8 rounds, he'd be dead now.
Ok, so by your rationale one instance makes an average? So we should all be carrying G17's and 5 spare mags, 2 BUG's and 18 speed loaders for them (assuming they are revolvers).

I am a civilian, I am not in the habit of taking on gangs nor do I frequent areas where I would encounter more than one or two people looking for trouble. I carry my 1911 (8+1) and ONE spare mag. I do not feel under gunned.

As I always tell my Glock Fan Boy Friends, "if you carried a man's caliber, you wouldn't need 17 rounds!"
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:47 AM
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Jeebus!!!
Do you guys figure you are going to get into a running gun fight with 20 or so bad guys?

National average for self defense shootings is 7 yards and 2 shots or less.

I do carry a spare mag for my Kimber Ultra with me so I have 14 in mags and one up the pipe, and I live in a bad neighborhood. If I am somewhere that indicates I might need more ammo then that, it is "Exit Stage Left". I'm gone.
Ditto. Exactly what sized revolution do you guys intend to start with all that ammo?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:26 PM
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Extra mags

I carry a 1911 with 8+1 in gun and spare 10 rounder. If I get to feeling under armed I plan to recruit me a rifle squad with a SAW.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:42 PM
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9 rounds in the Wilson and 2 8 round mags of .45 acp on the belt. If I still could, I'd carry a couple frags and a claymore, too. Things are getting rough out there..extra ammo don't eat anything..if ya don't use it, you're ahead of the game. If you run out, you're sucking air.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:17 PM
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Your only limited to what you can comfortably carry. When I carry using my shoulder system, I have two spare mags in the harness and two spares on my left hip, all for my primary, which is normally a 1911, but sometimes I use a harnes for my M9. When I carry my FN 5-7 in a shoulder harnes, I only use the two in the harness as 61 rounds is far more than enough, the same when I carry with an IWB, two spares.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:40 PM
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"Averages" don't mean jack! Good luck on that exit strategy, if you're full of the other guy's bullets! I posted about a friend of mine who was involved in a real gunfight. The shooting started at about 40 yards. He was carrying a G17, which saved his life. If he'd only had 8 rounds, he'd be dead now. It's also foolish to think that you'll have the opportunity for a mag change, too.
So 8 rounds isn't enough but an extra mag won't do you any good? Is exactly 17 rounds your answer?
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:45 PM
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Ok, so by your rationale one instance makes an average? So we should all be carrying G17's and 5 spare mags, 2 BUG's and 18 speed loaders for them (assuming they are revolvers).

I am a civilian, I am not in the habit of taking on gangs nor do I frequent areas where I would encounter more than one or two people looking for trouble. I carry my 1911 (8+1) and ONE spare mag. I do not feel under gunned.

As I always tell my Glock Fan Boy Friends, "if you carried a man's caliber, you wouldn't need 17 rounds!"
Actually, I only related that story, because that particular friend is the only friend I have who's been in a real gunfight. I do use a G!7 for a nightstand piece, but carry a G26 daily, with only 11 rounds. I rarely carry a spare mag on me, but do have a 15-rd G19 mag with A&G sleeve in my vehicle.

Yeah, I do like Glocks. And yeah, averages don't mean jack. And yeah, cognitive reasoning skills are worth acquiring. Give 'em a try.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:39 PM
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I'm just thinking to myself, I'm ~150 lbs., if I carried all that is mentioned by some (not hating, it's your right so do what makes you happy) I would definitely be getting some extra exercise every day!
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:54 PM
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darn, this makes the nine rounds I carry in my EMP seem a little......... inadequate.

must be capacity envy
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