View Poll Results: How many extra mags do you carry

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  • None, don't need no stinkin' magazines!

    15 18.29%
  • 1 on belt

    27 32.93%
  • 2 on belt

    8 9.76%
  • 1 in pocket

    25 30.49%
  • 2 in pocket

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    Do you carry extra magazines?

    How many of you carry extra mags, and if so how many and where?

    Stoney
    {who carries a Colt Officer @ 4 o'clock (till my SW1911ES comes out of layaway) and two 7 round mags @ 8 o'clock toward the back of a small camera case as a standard rig... made the mag holders out of stiff knife 'holsters' that I've modified and have a plastic clip that are stable and allow for easy on and off... But then I'm stuck in a state with a 10 round mag limit <sigh>...}


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    I carry a Glock 23 in a Tommy's bellybag. I keep its chamber empty and its 13-round mag loaded with 12 rounds. I carry another 12-round mag in the middle pocket of the bag. Maybe the reason I don't fill the mags with the 13th cartridge is that my slightly arthritic fingers aren't strong enough to push it in.

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    Ruger .45...

    ...one in IWB mag pouch and two in back pocket pouch...others in vehicle...
    Last edited by bruce333; 01-02-2010 at 06:38 PM. Reason: guess

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    1 spare mag either on weak side hip (majority of time) or in pack if carrying off-body (very occasionally).

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    1 in weak side front pocket in a Galco pocket mag holster...usually...sometimes I'll carry 2 in a OWB belt carrier.
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    Does a mag in another gun count? If so, change my vote from none to one.

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    A gun without extra magazines is one malfunction away from becoming a paperweight. Not to mention running out of ammo.

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    I don't usually carry extra mags.

    All my carry guns have at least 8 on board with one having 18 in the mag.

    I could be real wrong, but I believe most things will be way over before I'm looking for more ammo.


    Last edited by dondavis3; 12-07-2009 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post

    I could be real wrong, but I believe most things will be way over before I'm looking for more ammo.



    I hope and pray that...

    1. You never have to find out

    and

    2. That if you do, you don't have a malfunction or miss under the stress of such a situation and run out of bullets.

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    I keep a spare full mag in the truck cup holder. If I do a ride along I will carry atleast one extra OWB.

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    +1 zhurdan

    I hope that too.


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    Wink One day...

    ...I heard some hollerin' and stepped out the back of my apartment...to see a local Auxiliary Police Officer chasing a young man across the playground of our complex...yellin' at him to stop...my neighbor, a little younger and much more athletic than this old dog, also stepped out...and the poor officer hollered "Stop him!!!" whereby the neighbor just stuck his arm out and hooked him...held him in a big bear hug till the cop caught up and cuffed him......then the cop started fussin' with his gun...a Glock 21...which had the remnants of the magazine in it...and a few slugs fallin' out on the ground...he'd banged it on a piece of playground equipment as he ran by it...still in the holster...and the baseplate popped off...and the spring shot out..and the bullets kinda dribbled out all across the playground...never did find the baseplate or spring...he had two spare mags and put one in and resumed his business....had he come to a shooting situation, those spare mags would have saved his bacon(so to speak)...just one instance where it's good to have a reload...

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    +1 sheepdog

    When I was a LEO I always carried 2 extra Mag.s

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    Thumbs up When I was an LEO...

    ...I always carried two extra GUNS...we were spread real thin and graveyards even thinner...backup was somethin' you got when someone made you mad...

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    Seeing how many people carry 7 or 8 round mags in their 1911 and get by just fine. I think that 16 to 19 rounds in the mag are good.

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    Yes.



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    I just dont see the need for one more thing on my belt, so I prefer to carry 1 extra in my weak side pocket.

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    I'm curious... those of you who carry your mags in your pockets (I'm assuming pants pockets since most folks don't seem to be able to carry a coat everywhere, but maybe some have them in a vest or something)... Have any of you practiced tactcal (panic) reloads, and how do you find getting a magazine out of your pocket with any speed or dexterity? I wear jeans, and I couldn't imagine getting a mag out of my pocket in time...

    Stoney
    {who carries two OWB (don't think most people recognize a magazine bottom on a belt) under a vest or overshirt with my 1911 Officer IWB, but always wear something over my shirt/belt (cause I carry a number of things on my belt along with a gun and mags... a cell phone, a camera on the left w/mags toward the back, and on the right a small case with a Palm device in it, a flashight (Surefire G2), holster, then a Leatherman in a case behind that... so always something over all that... either a vest, or a lightweight sleeveless overshirt untucked in the summer...}



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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneyFF View Post
    I'm curious... those of you who carry your mags in your pockets (I'm assuming pants pockets since most folks don't seem to be able to carry a coat everywhere, but maybe some have them in a vest or something)... Have any of you practiced tactcal (panic) reloads, and how do you find getting a magazine out of your pocket with any speed or dexterity? I wear jeans, and I couldn't imagine getting a mag out of my pocket in time...

    Stoney
    {who carries two OWB (don't think most people recognize a magazine bottom on a belt) under a vest or overshirt with my 1911 Officer IWB, but always wear something over my shirt/belt (cause I carry a number of things on my belt along with a gun and mags... a cell phone, a camera on the left w/mags toward the back, and on the right a small case with a Palm device in it, a flashight (Surefire G2), holster, then a Leatherman in a case behind that... so always something over all that... either a vest, or a lightweight sleeveless overshirt untucked in the summer...}



    That's a lot of gear for a civilian to lug around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dosborn View Post
    That's a lot of gear for a civilian to lug around.
    Ohhh I dunno. I carry the following daily.

    1. 4" 1911 .45 in Kirkpatrick IWB holster with 8 rnd low profile magazine
    2. Qty 2 spare 10 round magazines on OWB mag holder
    3. Surefire Outdoorsman E1L flashlight clipped to inside of left pocket
    4. Microtech Ultratech knife clipped to inside of right pocket
    5. Cell phone in left pocket
    6. Gerber multi-tool in pouch just behind my pistol
    7. Canon Elph digital camera in coat or jacket
    8. Back up gun on ankle (Ruger LCP .380)

    After a while, you feel naked without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dosborn View Post
    That's a lot of gear for a civilian to lug around.
    Yea, and that doesn't include the three knives I carry, one in each back pocket and an "escape" knife (for cutting the seatbelt and breaking out a window in the car) in my right front pocket along with a short strobing flashlight in my left front pocket to blind any threat... along with a money clip/Credit Card wallet and another 'misc stuff' wallet in my right front pocket and an ID wallet with my licenses (driver and CCWs) and medical insurance card in my left front along with that strobing flashlight...

    When I went through the gate to get to our plane to FL a while back (obviously without the gun, and with knives and Leatherman removed and in checked baggage, though the Leatherman pouch was still on my belt) I had to take all that stuff off, along with my cowboy hat and boots and belt (with the big buckle <grin>) and empty my pockets, of course, and the Security guy looked at my wife and said "He's got more sh1t on his belt that Batman!"

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    {When they weighed me at the Doctors, they didn't believe me when I told them to take off 14 pounds from what I weighted on the scale for all the crap I had on, so I waited till they left the room briefly (didn't want to "brandish") and then took off the boots and my pants, and in my shorts, socks, and shirt, I weighed 16 lb less than when fully 'attired'... I think of it as good exercise... it's like ankle weights for the body <grin>... and I always have what I need when I need it. Especially around the farm with the horses as well as out in the 'world' with the other animals...}



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    I carried a lot of stuff on my belt while a LEO, but not anymore.

    I can't imagine - and I mean image why someone not on duty daily would want to carry that much stuff.

    But to be nice - to each his own.



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    DON'T let 'em laugh you down...

    ...I'm not listin' all I carry every day...but I'm 60 and been doin' it since I was 18...hasn't hurt a bit and saved me a few trips to the car....and that was my street name...Batman...first with a Second Chance...first with a Streamlight...first with speedloaders...and after they quit makin' fun..they started buyin' the stuff 'cause it made sense...stick to your guns...literally

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
    I carried a lot of stuff on my belt while a LEO, but not anymore.

    I can't imagine - and I mean image why someone not on duty daily would want to carry that much stuff.

    But to be nice - to each his own.


    Likewise.

    I keep lights, mini camcorder, skinin' knife and a small tool bag in my truck. These guys must walk to work. JK, poking fun.

    But I do always carry my G27, Kershaw 1620, cell/picture phone and wallet.

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    I too carry a gun, cell phone, wallet, & car keys.


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