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    Full Magazine Plus One

    Do you guys/gals fully load your magazine, jack one in the chamber, then add another to the magazine so you'll have an extra shot? Or are you content to just have a full magazine? Thanks.

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    I typically carry my mags down one round from full capacity. So to answer your question - I fill the mag, cycle a round, and leave it alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwkimber45
    I typically carry my mags down one round from full capacity. So to answer your question - I fill the mag, cycle a round, and leave it alone.
    That is what I do.

    Now at the range, I typically load it full,a nd sometimes add the one. Not as often as I used to.

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    Odd man out I guess, I top off

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    I only carry one round because I'm such a good shot.

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    Talking On the mean streets of the unknown...

    ...I load it to the max and carry spare ammo.

    My leatherman multi-tool pouch does double duty with spare mags when I'm not at work.


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    Depends...if my mag capacity is only 7 like my Bersa, I top it off, if it's 10 or 12 like my other guns I usually slap in the mag, rack the first one and leave it at that....if I were to carry a 1911 some day I'd probably top off too ...guess less than 8 is a mental block for me thinking that even good police officers might only shoot 20% in a panic situation.

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    full mag and 1 in the pipe with 1 spare mag just in case that the bg's don't follow the rules of engagements that all the books say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy
    I only carry one round because I'm such a good shot.

    Why do that - Just throw the gun at them

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwkimber45
    I typically carry my mags down one round from full capacity. So to answer your question - I fill the mag, cycle a round, and leave it alone.
    I'll jump in on that. That's typically what I do. Although I'm now down three rounds because we just had to try out the Extreme Shocks I carry. LOL! Gotta find more.

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    One in the pipe and a full mag with back up in my pocket. I hate to think I lost because I needed one more.

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    I tried to fill my new Chip McCormick 8 round mag, cycle a round into the chamber then add a round back into the mag, but the mag acted like it didn't want to seat in my Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail .45 and I didn't want to force the issue. Maybe if I "popped it" with the heel of my hand it would seat, but as I said I didn't want to force it and mess something up, or worse, cause a round to accidentally discharge.:smt103

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam
    I tried to fill my new Chip McCormick 8 round mag, cycle a round into the chamber then add a round back into the mag, but the mag acted like it didn't want to seat in my Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail .45 and I didn't want to force the issue. Maybe if I "popped it" with the heel of my hand it would seat, but as I said I didn't want to force it and mess something up, or worse, cause a round to accidentally discharge.:smt103

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    Seat it with a pop from your hand. Why would that cause an AD?


    One in the pipe and a full mag in the well, with at least one spare 8 round mag.

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    If I get into a situation I'd throw open the cylinder, dig into my shirt pocket and pull out the one round I have in my pocket and load.

    No really, I generally don't top off. I hope the 12 rounds would be enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camo Cowboy
    ...I load it to the max and carry spare ammo.


    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    Why do that - Just throw the gun at them
    I have a bad arm.

    I do just put a full mag in and then load one. Always carry an extra mag.
    Last edited by spacedoggy; 08-12-2006 at 02:06 PM.

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    I usueally only carry an extra mag if I go to Houston or New Orleans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    I usueally only carry an extra mag if I go to Houston or New Orleans...
    Why is that?
    Last edited by Shipwreck; 08-11-2006 at 12:44 PM.

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    I think it's a higher crime probability and area than where I live. I think 10 reounds are plenty in the 1 mag I carry typically. Every once in a while is when I may occassionally throw a hi cap in my pocket. But rarely...

    (didn't mean to edit your post - I hit the wrong button instead of the "quote" button - I left everything as is...

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    I always carry with a full magazine and one in the chamber.

    If I carry an extra magazine depends on what gun I'm carrying and how I'm carrying it.

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