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    How many spare magazines do you carry

    How many spare magazines do you carry I usally carry 3.

    Sorry i cant spell.
    Last edited by Shane28; 11-01-2010 at 10:34 PM. Reason: I cant spell
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    I carry two now but I am working on a 4 mag, mag pouch for IWB carry. Never can have too much ammo.

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    Depends on the weapon. My Glock 17 holds 18+1 rounds. My Les Baer and Dan Wesson Valor 1911's are 8+1. My Sig 226 is 18+1. My Kahr MK9 is only 6+1. My Sig 220 is 8+1 again.
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    I have a 13 round capacity .45 ACP. I think that is enough for wandering around the area. My second 13 round magazine is in the car. I should probably get a third.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    Depends on the weapon. My Glock 17 holds 18+1 rounds. My Les Baer and Dan Wesson Valor 1911's are 8+1. My Sig 226 is 18+1. My Kahr MK9 is only 6+1. My Sig 220 is 8+1 again.
    well how many magazines for each than?
    Don't think of it as `gun control', think of it as `victim disarmament'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    My Glock 17 holds 18+1 rounds.
    How'd you manage that? Mine only holds 17 +1.
    Common error - the lower numbers are on the right side of the stack.
    (In fact, the police reports from my 04JUL incident insist that I had 18-round magazines, even though Glock makes no such beast.)

    As to the poll, I have 1 loaded extra in the carrying case, because
    a) my current holster doesn't have a place to carry an extra
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    b) if I can't get myself out of immediate danger with 18 shots, I'm someplace I shouldn't be.
    That's one of the reasons I got the G17 - high capacity.

    Have occasionally thought about making a case for the second magazine, to carry in a pocket.
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    My standard carry piece is 3" 1911 (7+1) with 2 spare mags. With my secondary piece, KelTec 32acp (8+1) I carry 1 spare.
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    How many spare magazines carried by mere LAC's have ever, anywhere, been used. IOW how many LAC's have been in shoot outs?

    After spare magazines come utility belts and Bat cum-drums, 'cause you never know when you might need one.

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    one usually

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    No extra mags, but a back up LCP on my ankle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    How'd you manage that? Mine only holds 17 +1.
    Common error - the lower numbers are on the right side of the stack.
    (In fact, the police reports from my 04JUL incident insist that I had 18-round magazines, even though Glock makes no such beast.)
    No, but buying a magazine extender to add a round or two isn't uncommon. I have Pearce extenders on my mags for the Glock 27 giving them a capacity of 10 rounds instead of the usual 9.

    I have a 32 round Glock mag also!
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    so Shotgun, answering the question; how many extra mags do you carry? your response is; all of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane28 View Post
    How many spare magazines do you carry I usally carry 3.

    Sorry i cant spell.
    I own at least a 6-10 magazines for any gun I carry, but I usually carry 1 or 2 depending upon the set up. I carry 2 speed loaders whenever I opt for a revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    so Shotgun, answering the question; how many extra mags do you carry? your response is; all of them?
    No, that would be rather heavy and awkward! I have magazine pouches enough for 4, probably 6-8 if I dragged out some old cloth and Velcro ones, but I don't anticipate going into a military situation anytime soon!

    If not wearing a mag pouch, I slip and extra mag into my back pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane28 View Post
    well how many magazines for each than?
    I don't bother with extra mags for the Glock or the Sig 226, both in 9mm and high cap, My 45 ACP 1911's and my Sig 220 in 45 ACP are single stack, but 45 gives me enough confidence to not bother with extra mags. The Khar MK9, gets two mags because it's 9mm and low capacity.
    Last edited by oak1971; 11-02-2010 at 12:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    No, that would be rather heavy and awkward! I have magazine pouches enough for 4, probably 6-8 if I dragged out some old cloth and Velcro ones, but I don't anticipate going into a military situation anytime soon!

    If not wearing a mag pouch, I slip and extra mag into my back pocket.
    How about you slip a nice 10 mm in my pocket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    How'd you manage that? Mine only holds 17 +1.
    Common error - the lower numbers are on the right side of the stack.
    (In fact, the police reports from my 04JUL incident insist that I had 18-round magazines, even though Glock makes no such beast.)

    As to the poll, I have 1 loaded extra in the carrying case, because
    a) my current holster doesn't have a place to carry an extra
    and
    b) if I can't get myself out of immediate danger with 18 shots, I'm someplace I shouldn't be.
    That's one of the reasons I got the G17 - high capacity.

    Have occasionally thought about making a case for the second magazine, to carry in a pocket.
    Oops you're right. I don't use the Glock much anyway. I usually grab a 1911 with a Cobra Mag from Tripp Research. I only bought the Glock because I got it cheap and the previous owner had put TFO sights on it.
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    Since I lost all my firearms in a tragic ice-fishing accident, (in July) I do not carry anything. But If I would not have lost everything, I would just carry a full mag in the firearm, 17+1 capacity in my long lost .40 XDm which is sitting at the bottom of a nameless lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    How about you slip a nice 10 mm in my pocket?
    Heh! You'd need a large pocket!
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    Most of you are thinking of extra magazines in terms of "more ammo," however few civilian "gun fights" involve a reload. Magazines are a common source of feeding and jamming problems, so it's prudent to carry at least a spare for that reason.
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    I usually carry one. Not for extra ammo, but because the mag is almost always the weak point in any semi-auto system.

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    One, for my 1911. I figure if I need more than 16 rounds of .45 ACP, it's time to make a run for it!
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