View Poll Results: Which would you rather carry?

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  • A spare magazine

    5 45.45%
  • A backup gun, but with less rounds

    6 54.55%
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Thread: Can't decide...

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    Can't decide...

    I recently picked up a pocket pistol (Kel-Tec PF-9), and I'm having a bit of trouble deciding what I want to do with it. I typically use it as my CC gun when I'm dodging in and out of PFZ's and need something small to leave in the truck where I can't legally carry, and throw in my pocket after.

    I'm trying to figure out now what I should do with it when I also have my EDC with me. I typically carry my spare magazine where I'd put my PF-9; and I can't comfortably conceal my PF-9 as a BUG AND carry my spare. While I do understand I could simply get a magazine holder and solve this problem, I don't want to add even more weight to my belt.

    Ultimately, my question is, when carrying my EDC (Glock 23), in your opinion, should I carry my spare magazine (giving me +13 more rounds of .40S&W) or a BUG giving me +8 rounds of 9mm? At a glance I'd say a spare magazine, however having a second concealed BUG also seems enticing. What say you?
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    I vote for the BUG. If you had a failure with your primary you have the backup. If you have a spare mag and have a failure you have a spare mag you can't use.

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    That's what I was thinking too.

    The only negative that I can blatantly see is that if I get stopped for OC, I'm, by law, required to automatically disclose and produce ID. I like my ID, I don't like it being fondled.
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    What ^^ he said.

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    I carry my backup in front of my EDC mag carrier crossdraw. I also carry spare mags for the backup.
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    Why does the BUG have to be concealed? You could just get a left handed holster or if you wanted to get fancy you could have a LH holster made for the PF-9 + spare mag for the Glock. You could also carry the BUG in a different location like the ankle.

    Personally I usually carry either a BUG or a spare mag for the primary.

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    Where's the option for both?

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    ankle holster, or deep conceal is another option.

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