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    Extra Mags

    Just a quick question on extra mags. How many extra mags do you guys carry and what kind of carrier do you usually have them in? I usually only carry an extra magazine with my 1911 and I keep it in a nylon velcro pocket knife pouch that fits nicely on my belt. With my XD I just use the 16 rounds of 9mm that's in the gun.

    I'd like to get a single magazine holder for my 9mms and maybe a double mag pouch for the 1911. Can anyone suggest a decent kydex single mag holder for single or double stack mags?
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    I carry one extra mag in a 5.11 double mag holder. I keep a flashlight in the second pouch. That's 13+1+13 total.
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    I only carry the one that's in the gun..
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    I carry two spare 12-rounders for my USP .45, and I have a simple nylon mag pouch that I put on my belt.
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    I'll also mention that I used to carry my spare mag in my back pocket next to my wallet, until it started wearing holes in my jeans.
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    I also used to carry one in my pocket, but lint and other pocket crap gets in the mag and might mess it up.

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    Currently i carry one extra for my S&W M&P45 loose on my person, but looking into purchasing this:

    http://www.fobusholster.com/products...P-3546-81.html

    Chances are i'll need the flashlight a lot more often then i'll need a 3rd mag. So that puts me at 21 rounds on my person of .45acp JHP ammo.
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    1 spare mag in a Tan Blackhawk mag carrier to match my tan Serpa.

    Para Ordnance S-14.45 (double stack)

    Carry mags are factory original Para mags.

    13+13+1...

    (but for USPSA matches, I use a mixture of Para and ProMag magazines)

    Speaking of which, I need to put an order in with Wolff for some new mag springs, and to Dawson Precision for some new followers. I'll have to put that on my wish list for Santa this year...
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    I do carry an extra 10 rd mag but its hard to find a holder for it so Ive just been tucking it in my belt
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    Well my Springfield XDm 40 holds 16+1 and depending on where I go my xtra mag of 16 more is either in my back pocket or in the console of my truck. I also keep a 50rd box in my console for that just in case day...lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smlawrence View Post
    I also keep a 50rd box in my console for that just in case day...lol.
    <Sarcasm> In case of what, Zombie Apocalypse? </Sarcasm>

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    I have a double magazine pouch, so I can carry, as my sig states, 25 rounds of .45 ACP FMJ (8+1, +8, +8)
    Taurus PT1911 .45 ACP. Carried in condition 1, with a total of 25 rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sc0tt View Post
    <Sarcasm> In case of what, Zombie Apocalypse? </Sarcasm>

    LOL
    In case the Worgen decide to turn against the Night Elves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearfoot View Post
    In case the Worgen decide to turn against the Night Elves.
    wouldn't you need Rowan's Rifle of Silver Bullets instead?

    I don't currently carry an extra mag, but I am looking into carriers since my USP-C .45 only holds 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by VetteFreakC5 View Post
    I don't currently carry an extra mag, but I am looking into carriers since my USP-C .45 only holds 8
    Remember, folks. People don't JUST carry extra mags for more ammo. We carry extra mags for malfunctions. The chances you'll need more than 6 rounds in a self-defense situation is VERY slim, but jams, misfires, etc. always seem to happen when you least expect them, and can be a LOT faster and more effectively remedied with a quick mag change...
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    I carry one spare mag for my glock in a Blackhawk close top mag carrier on a belt mount system with a tac light.

    Blackhawk makes great mag carriers for double stack single and double mags in 9mm and .40 S&W, and for single stack single and double mag .45 ACP, they have open top and coverd tops in black, tan, od green and foliage. Fairly priced.

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    II carry one extra which gives me 12+12+1.

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    Lately for me it is my Glock 23 w/ 2 spare mags: 13x3+1 = 40 rounds.

    Magazine in the Glock is loaded with Winchester Ranger Bonded 180gr... spares have Remington UMC JHP 180gr.

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    I'm starting to carry two extra mags. One with more JHP and another with FMJ for better penetration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smlawrence View Post
    I also keep a 50rd box in my console for that just in case day...lol.
    Funny you mention that... I have a 50rd box in my glove compartment.


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    I don't keep any ammo in my car, but any situation where reloading a mag and continuing shooting is a better option than using my car to get the hell out is so infinitesimal that I'm not gonna worry about keeping extra ammo in the car.
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    extra Mags

    5.7 is running 20 round mag and one chambered...

    i normally carry an extra clip.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wabbit View Post
    i normally carry an extra clip.....
    a hair clip, stripper clip, or battery clip?

    or do you mean magazine? big difference between the two

    this is a clip, technically a stripper clip:


    They are used to insert rounds into the gun itself. the MN 1891/30 and SKS are examples of this type of clip system

    this is a magazine:


    They are used to carry extra rounds in and easily reload either a handgun or rifle.

    As far as I know, there are no pistols that use a clip to reload. They all use magazines
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    Quote Originally Posted by wabbit View Post
    5.7 is running 20 round mag and one chambered...

    i normally carry an extra clip.....
    A lot of people use clip and magazine interchangeably, but as explained above... well, he made the point!

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