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    Does anyone carry a mag pouch or other accessories on your belt when open carrying? I do when concealed, but havn't yet open (not that i oc very much).



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    I normally carry a double speed loader pouch. I hope never to need the six rounds in the weapon, much less 12 more, but I believe in being prepared. Now that the new generation of flashlights have become more reasonably priced, I am considering adding one of those as well. I work nights and do most of my business during night hours when I am off.

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    When I OC, I usually carry a double mag pouch on my left side. Like Jimmywant said, I hope never to need the ones in my firearm, much less any others but it would ruin my day if I got shot or killed because of a mag failure.

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    I usually carry at least a magazine or 2 and a surefire on my belt.

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    I carry one extra magazine - left side - 8 round mag .45 ACP with my 1911. Just about everything I've read and everyone I've talked to recommends, for several reasons, carrying at least one.

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    longwatch wrote:
    I usually carry at least a magazine or 2 and a surefire on my belt.
    I'll bite. What's a surefire?

    I usually carry a spare magazine or two in my rear pocket. I bought some tactical belt pouches at a tactical store (10-8 gear)this weekend, and I'm experimenting with them instead.
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    Surefire is one of the more popular brands of the new generation of tactical flashlights. They are only slightly larger than the Mini-mag type AA lights, but are 4-12 times brighter than D-cell lights. http://www.surefire.com is the company's website. Other companies that make similar products are are Digilight, Pelican, Streamlight, Pentagon...

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    I can not see what difference it would make with OPEN CARRY if you use a double or single magazine carrier from FOBUS or UNCLE MIKE'S.

    Myself I buy knife holsters the saame size as my magazine. It is less conspicuous if it has a knife brand printed on it.



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    Take your semi-auto magazine to a Knife Shop.

    Find a folding knife case [If possible with a knife maker's name on it.] that fits your magazine. Leather or cloth is OK.

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    Ok, I'll bite. I work as a security guard and the only time I ever OC is at work. The accessories I carry are a cell phone, OC pepper spray, a gun holster (BTW, my carrypieceis a compact 9mm Hi-Point C9) with a mag pouch, a 21-inchasp, a pocketknife, handcuffs, a flashlight, double mag pouch, and stun gun.

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    tattedupboy wrote:
    Ok, I'll bite. I work as a security guard and the only time I ever OC is at work. The accessories I carry are a cell phone, OC pepper spray, a gun holster (BTW, my carrypieceis a compact 9mm Hi-Point C9) with a mag pouch, a 21-inchasp, a pocketknife, handcuffs, a flashlight, double mag pouch, and stun gun.
    Wow...thats the same firearm I was considering to purchase. Any pros and cons you can offer?

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    I carry a 1911 , with 2 spare mags on hte left side at the hip, ith 9 rds in the gun and 16 on my hip. After my training at Gunsite I started carrying the spares .

    I use a Don Hume open top mag pouch with Wilson combat 47D's





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    I think its a good idea to have a flashlight. If you can't see someone, it makes it hard to identify or hit them.

    I don't understand what the point is to having a knife holster for magazines. They sell magazine pouches specifically designed for magazines. Having a knife though is smart.

    The pocket also works for lights and mags too, since there aren't many laws criminalizing concealing a flashlight or magazine.

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    I carry a multi-tool, knife, spray, mag pouch (I usually carry a second mag in a pocket pouch)... oh yeah: a pistol! I don't quite feel like batman, but I want to also carry a cell phone (I keep putting off getting one), and a flash; I thought that there were a few other things to wear, but I cannot recall what they are, right now (have not yet had my morning coffee).

    Vaguely related question: are saps legal in Va? That would seem to be a useful item.

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