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Old 02-18-2009, 12:58 PM
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Carry mags

How many here have specific mags that are used for carry only? A recent thread mentioned carry only mags. If my competition/range mags that I drop in the dirt and mud and snow run 100% why aren't they good enough to carry?


I carry with a flush fit Kimber 8 rounder in the gun and a 47D as a spare.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:03 PM
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I like bumper pads on my range/competition pistol mags, but plain, flush-fit bottoms on carry mags. That is, the mag carried in the pistol; back up mags have bumpers for quick mag changes.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:16 PM
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I put the flat steel basepads on Wilson 47D's for carry. Nice, flat, reliable. Tripp CobraMags and/or Checkmate 7 rounders for range work.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:13 PM
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I like bumper pads on my range/competition pistol mags, but plain, flush-fit bottoms on carry mags. That is, the mag carried in the pistol; back up mags have bumpers for quick mag changes.
Same here. And I don't take my carry mags to the range or shooting schools after I've proven them reliable. I don't want to abuse them and have them fail when I need 'em for real. I know some would call that babying: an instructor told me that a mag that can't take it is crap - I just don't see it that way.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:59 PM
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I use Tripp 7rnd flush mag for carry. I found my gun feeds hollowpoints the best with the Tripps.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:02 PM
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I put the flat steel basepads on Wilson 47D's for carry. Nice, flat, reliable. Tripp CobraMags and/or Checkmate 7 rounders for range work.

That's the way I roll, except I use 47D's with the plastic baseplate for range and games.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:34 PM
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Flush Fit Only for Carry

Here's another vote for Flush Fit mags for carry. I've been using 8 round KimProTac's, but have recently switched over to Tripp 7 rounders, also flush fitting based on their outstanding quality.

I prefer flush fit mags because IMHO I just want to be sure that if the SHTF, my cover garment isn't going to hang up on a protruding base pad as I draw my weapon. This is my concern.

Could this ever happen? Don't know, but I'm not taking any chances. The spare mag that I carry is an 8 rounder, either a Wilson or a Tripp.

For the range, my 8 rounders include Wilson 47D's, ETM's and Tripp's.

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Old 02-19-2009, 04:13 PM
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I only use CMC Power Mags for carry (8 rds) and competition (10 rnds). I have an assortment of High Standard and Metalform 7 rounders for range use.

I am currently testing three Act-Mags 8 rounders to add to my carry collection. I loaded the mags to full capacity and left them like that for 3 months; no problems with the feed lips. I recently started to practice with them and they have proven to be reliable. As a matter of fact, I will load and store them for three more months.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:54 PM
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That is, the mag carried in the pistol; back up mags have bumpers for quick mag changes.
Same here.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:48 PM
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I use Wilson 47D's for the range and Wilson ETM's for carry. I practice with the ETM's too but just don't beat the crud out of them like the 47D's.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:19 PM
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I have a small number (3 or 4) of mags identified as carry mags. They are marked. I do not use them at the range so they don't get dropped, dings, dirt and crap in them, lips dented, etc. I shoot them usually once a year to get rid of the "old" ammo, clean them, inspect them, put them aside. Reload them when I will again be carrying that weapon. It's probably a little OCD, but it works for me. I feel comfortable with that.
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