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    Curious how much additional ammo you take along with you when you open carry besides what is loaded in the gun?

    I carry one extra mag when I have my hi power

    Trying to decide how many speedloaders to take along when I carry my model 67 smith and wesson revolver

    I am thinking I can't imagine a situation where i would be reloading more than once.

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    I carry a Glock 36 in .45 ACP with 6 rounds. That's it. I use to carry two additional magazines with 6 rounds each but that got cumbersome. I figure if I need more than those 6 rounds I will be running away anyway. Besides the G36 for carry here in Wisconsin I occasionally carry a 5 shot model 85 Taurus in .38 Special. No extra rounds for it either when I do. I always hope I never have to use it and if I do my aim will be true.
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    Ionly care an extra mag with my hi power because it has a handy built in mag pouch on the holster.

    I probably don't even need to carry a speedloader .My 67 holds 6 rds.i hate to think of the mess I would be in to ever have a need for more than that.If I ever do have to take a shot,i hope to not need to fire more than 1,but I have never been in an encounter so don't know what to expect.I guess I like to be prepared,but how much is enough is an unknown.

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    I carry no extra mags or ammo, but I have 16+1 capacity. Not too shabby for a .40 S&W huh?

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    I think you have things covered there Nutczak

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    Same as Nutz ...my Glock has A 17 round magazine , loaded with +P 115 Grain Hollow Points....if I need more than that well then I am SOL...:?
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    How much ammo do I take along? Where? In my car? Quite a bit.

    On my person? Minimum of one, ideally two extra mags, 10-15 rounds each, depending upon the gun. (G27 mag holds 10, G23 holds 13, G35 & G20 hold 15.)

    For a revolver: 2 speed loaders, 5-6 rounds each, depending.

    Semiauto malfunctions are frequently magazine-related, so it behooves one to carry at least one spare.
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    Shotgun wrote:
    How much ammo do I take along? Where? In my car? Quite a bit.

    On my person? Minimum of one, ideally two extra mags, 10-15 rounds each, depending upon the gun. (G27 mag holds 10, G23 holds 13, G35 & G20 hold 15.)

    For a revolver: 2 speed loaders, 5-6 rounds each, depending.

    Semiauto malfunctions are frequently magazine-related, so it behooves one to carry at least one spare.
    Hey Shotgun! Good to meet you at the picnic Sunday! I think if you are having "malfunctions" with your "magazines" then you must be "limp wristed". LOL!


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    Never had one of those, but I've seen magazines with springs that would hang up. Never a problem on a Glock I've owned. I mark my mags so I can identify a problem one easily. Most magazine malfunctions aren't really due to the magazine but to the operator failing to fully insert the magazine.

    Can't imagine anyone limp-wristing under combat conditions. More likely a rigid death-grip from the adrenalin.

    Good to see you also!
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    shotgun, you'd best have signed my shirt!

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    I have 15 high cap Glock 9mm mags, never an issue...
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    hell glock, everyone knows how you answer the question of how much ammo do you carry?: all of it.

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    I carry two mags, one in my gun, and one on my belt. Mostly because my .45 can only hold 8+1. Damn you 1911's!!! Damn you!..j/k, IMHO if your still standing after being hit with 8 rnds of .45, you deserve to walk away!
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    extended mag?

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    McX wrote:
    extended mag?
    Never really was a fan of the extended mags for 1911's, they look a lil too goofy and are too cumbersum IMO. But I've got my mag change time down fast enuff so I think I'll be alrite!
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    i'm just dying; gander mountain's got a flyer deal for a nice 1911, with a retention holster, 3 total mags, and a double holder for like $800, got no money so all i can do is cry. someday my 1911 shall come.

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    i'm just dying; gander mountain's got a flyer deal for a nice 1911, with a retention holster, 3 total mags, and a double holder for like $800, got no money so all i can do is cry. someday my 1911 shall come.
    Not sure if it matters, but theres one on Armslist for $500,comes with 3 mags. It's the taurus clone but I've got the same one and I dare anyone to tell the difference. Colts be damned!
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    shotgun, you'd best have signed my shirt!
    Oh, he did! He was one of the first to sign it. I think I noticed his "limp wrist" when he held the pen! LOL!
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    Usually just the gun with the 7-round mag in it. Sometimes I throw another mag in the back pocket, depending on where I am going.

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    rcawdor57 wrote:
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    shotgun, you'd best have signed my shirt!
    Oh, he did! He was one of the first to sign it. I think I noticed his "limp wrist" when he held the pen! LOL!
    Oh yes I did sign it. Sorry, rcawdor57, I write left-handed, but shoot with my right. Allows me to multitask.
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    Landose_theghost wrote:
    McX wrote:
    i'm just dying; gander mountain's got a flyer deal for a nice 1911, with a retention holster, 3 total mags, and a double holder for like $800, got no money so all i can do is cry. someday my 1911 shall come.
    Not sure if it matters, but theres one on Armslist for $500,comes with 3 mags. It's the taurus clone but I've got the same one and I dare anyone to tell the difference. Colts be damned!
    My next pistol will be the, Springfield Armory 1911 Operator w/ the acc rail for lights.
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    Landose_theghost wrote:
    McX wrote:
    i'm just dying; gander mountain's got a flyer deal for a nice 1911, with a retention holster, 3 total mags, and a double holder for like $800, got no money so all i can do is cry. someday my 1911 shall come.
    Not sure if it matters, but theres one on Armslist for $500,comes with 3 mags. It's the taurus clone but I've got the same one and I dare anyone to tell the difference. Colts be damned!
    http://youtu.be/xWgVGu3OR4U AACFI, Wisconsin / Minnesota Carry Certified. Action Pistol & Advanced Action pistol concepts + Urban Carbine course. When the entitlement Zombies begin looting, pillaging, raping, burning & killing..remember HEAD SHOTS it's the only way to kill a Zombie. Stockpile food & water now.

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    Glock34 wrote:
    Landose_theghost wrote:
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    i'm just dying; gander mountain's got a flyer deal for a nice 1911, with a retention holster, 3 total mags, and a double holder for like $800, got no money so all i can do is cry. someday my 1911 shall come.
    Not sure if it matters, but theres one on Armslist for $500,comes with 3 mags. It's the taurus clone but I've got the same one and I dare anyone to tell the difference. Colts be damned!
    My next pistol will be the, Springfield Armory 1911 Operator w/ the acc rail for lights.
    Are you aware the springfield is coming out with an XDm in .45ACP in a few weeks?
    Yeah the 1911's are neat, they got a great history, but I feel they are an antiquated design compared to the other .45's out there.

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    Nutczak wrote:
    Glock34 wrote:
    Landose_theghost wrote:
    McX wrote:
    i'm just dying; gander mountain's got a flyer deal for a nice 1911, with a retention holster, 3 total mags, and a double holder for like $800, got no money so all i can do is cry. someday my 1911 shall come.
    Not sure if it matters, but theres one on Armslist for $500,comes with 3 mags. It's the taurus clone but I've got the same one and I dare anyone to tell the difference. Colts be damned!
    My next pistol will be the, Springfield Armory 1911 Operator w/ the acc rail for lights.
    Are you aware the springfield is coming out with an XDm in .45ACP in a few weeks?
    Yeah the 1911's are neat, they got a great history, but I feel they are an antiquated design compared to the other .45's out there.
    I was not aware of that, XD's are nice pistols. But, the 1911 - it's a functional Combat trophy piece.
    http://youtu.be/xWgVGu3OR4U AACFI, Wisconsin / Minnesota Carry Certified. Action Pistol & Advanced Action pistol concepts + Urban Carbine course. When the entitlement Zombies begin looting, pillaging, raping, burning & killing..remember HEAD SHOTS it's the only way to kill a Zombie. Stockpile food & water now.

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    Y'know I never was an XD fan, I am however a BIG fan of the Taurus PT-945:

    http://www.thegunsource.com/item/994...4_25_FS_9.aspx

    It's got all the goodies that come on a 92fs, but it's got the stopping power of the .45!
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