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View Poll Results: Carry a extra mag while CCW
Yep, carry an extra mag 79 55.63%
Heck no one shot is enough 17 11.97%
I Carry 2! 46 32.39%
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:29 PM
SmokeJumper SmokeJumper is offline
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Like most have mentioned, I always carry at least one spare mag on my person, usually two though. Then I carry a reload for the BUG as well. A step further, several extra mags in my go bag in my vehicle.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:38 PM
cwo4uscgret cwo4uscgret is offline
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At work

we carry two spare magazines on our duty belt; 12 rounds of .40 S&W per magazine. If its good for work then it must be good for off duty.

When I carry my Colt Cobra I carry 1 speed loader and two Bianchi speed strips. My Delta Elite, 2 spare magazines.

I've tried the New York reload - but I don't like it.

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Old 03-06-2010, 08:16 AM
Ken45101 Ken45101 is offline
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No, never. My personal threat assessment does not warrant it.
Agree.

Chances of my ever needing my gun? Pretty low. Chances of actually having to fire if the gun is needed? Less than 1 in 10. Chances of needing more than what's in the gun? Ridiculously low. I am not law enforcement.

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Mag capacity doesn't matter. One of the primary causes of malfunctions is mag related.
That's why you should test with your carry magazines. Or if your magazines are that bad, just carry a revolver so you won't have to worry about your defective magazines.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:23 AM
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Run out

During my career I've seen cops run outta ammo during a stressed shoot-out..it's something you don't want to experience...me I carry one extra mag in front left pocket..then two more scattered between coat,car or m/c saddlebags. Long trips I've got boxes of extra ammo. Avg. amount my azz will kill you
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:50 AM
Chad from Georgia Chad from Georgia is offline
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i can't carry, but my dad always has an extra
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:12 AM
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+1 on an extra magazine for semiauto or speed strip for revolver and I pray that I never need either.

A bit off-topic since this is a 1911 forum, but when I carry an H&K P2000sk (subcompact) my extra magazine is full sized with a grip extender slipped onto it. 3 extra rounds plus the same full-length grip of a USP Compact.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:38 AM
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During my career I've seen cops run outta ammo during a stressed shoot-out..it's something you don't want to experience
Police have a different purpose than most of us do. They have to aggressively pursue criminals. OTOH, for most of us "civilians", we only carry to avoid problems or get ourselves out of situations.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:00 PM
Fazer386 Fazer386 is offline
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Extra weight

If you take the time to gear up carry a spare. The spare magazine is part of the gear. Bat, ball & a glove. Leave one at home & your not in the game. Might get beat.

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Old 03-06-2010, 05:03 PM
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I carry a BUG instead. So I guess you can say I carry a spare gun.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:04 AM
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When I carry, I have at least one spare like most of the folks who have replied.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:39 AM
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When i was a LEO i carried a S&W 686 which was a six shot. Also carried 3 Speedloaders which totaled 24 rounds. A "lot of lead" can fly in a shootout. The bad guy/s are trying to kill you first. One shooting i was in there was 140+ rounds fired all within a 3 minute period of time. Now, retired i carry the Kimber Ultra CDP II with 2 spare mags. Still a lot of the guys i put in jail would like to catch up with me.
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:36 PM
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yep...Murphy's law that is.
carry at least one.

Nice Picture! What brand mag carrier with the clip is that? Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:59 PM
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Not, by any means, critical to carry a spare. But, if you're already going through the trouble to strap on a pistol, taking the additional effort to pack an extra mag isn't really all that much trouble. Of course, if your standard carry piece is a double-stack, that makes things a little more cumbersome. My 1911 and my LCP never travel alone. I'm not worried about lower capacity from the single-stack magazines, but I have had magazine related failures in the past. Those situations were always remedied immediately, but I always say it's best not to tempt Mr. Murphy.

My extra 1911 mag rides in a Galco HMC (horizontal magazine carrier) that blends into my belt very nicely. The LCP mags are small enough that I can often carry my spare in the small watch/coin pocket of a pair of jeans.
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