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Thread: Do you carry extra rounds when you carry?

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    Do you carry extra rounds when you carry?

    Just wondering how much ammo the general OC (or even CC) crowd carries! Does the amount of ammo you carry depend if you are OCing or CCing? perhaps does it depend on the type of piece you're carrying (revolver/semi-auto)?

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    Yes I always carry extra ammo,and as of today I will be carring a total of 40 rounds.I just bought a new glock 23 gen 4

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    Yes

    Pistol on right hip, 7 round clip
    Left hip two spare 7 round clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chap View Post
    Pistol on right hip, 7 round clip
    Left hip two spare 7 round clips.
    yeah, i'd be carrying extras if mine had a lower capacity like that In my M&P9c I carry 12+1 and as of yesterday (when i got the mag holster) I'm carrying 25 total. I figure that unless it's just me against Hans Gruber's entire group at the Nakatomi Plaza I shouldn't need any more than that

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    Absolutely.

    Para P14-45 on my right with 15 rounds
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    If you don't, you are either foolish or just hoping you don't need more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    If you don't, you are either foolish or just hoping you don't need more.
    I used to carry a S&W J-frame .38 revolver but didn't carry any extras because i dislike the bulk of the speeloader. That, and I didn't even like the gun to begin with I was one who hoped I didn't need more. Anywho those days are gone

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    When carrying the Glock 23; 10 rnds in gun (only mags I have for it) plus full size G22 mag with a +2 extention. Springfield XD; 16 in gun and 16 rnd mag. Extras on opposite hip make carry more comfortable acting as counterbalances.
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    Glock23 with 40 rounds
    Desert Eagle Micro BUG with 13 rounds
    SIG556 with 240 rounds (in the trunk)

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    XD40. 12+1 and 2 spare 12 rd mags. 37 rds total.

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    I have a 10 round magazine in the gun and an 8 round magazine for a reload. If I run out of that much ammo then I plan to throw the gun at them just like they do on T.V..

    I would like to buy another magazine and if I wanted too I could take the one out of my other handgun and bring it along, but I feel secure with the amount I've been carrying so I am not too worried about it.

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    One of the reasons I chose the pistol I have (Glock 17) is the capacity.
    The regular magazines hold 17, so if I bought a +2 baseplate I could have 20 rounds.
    As it is, I "only" carry 18.
    If I can't get myself out of trouble with that many, I really wasn't paying attention to where I was walking. (Or there's a riot that just popped up.)
    Chances are I'll never have to draw against another person, let alone fire.

    All that being said, my smaller, more concealable pistol only holds 10, & I feel a little light carrying that one.
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    I only carry a double mag pouch with my Sig P220. With my Glock 20, I have 15+ rounds of 10mm on tap... enough said
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    I don't carry 'extras', I carry 'enough' rounds (I hope) to deal with 'normal' situations.
    1911 & two reloads.
    Last edited by Shovelhead; 01-23-2011 at 01:30 PM.

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    +1

    Well said
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    I don't carry 'extras', I carry 'enough' rounds (I hope) to deal with 'normal' situations.
    1911 & two reloads.
    Here here . XD45 with one extra mag, 27 rnds.
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    17 rounds of .45ACP hollow point accupuncture...

    The ol' PT-945 is 8+1 and I carry a second 8 round mag. My hope/plan/desire is to extract myself from the situation, not fight it out. Since I often travel with a wife and four kids, I work hard to look for trouble BEFORE it would start since I am no ninja/Chuck Norris...

    Plus strapping on 40 rounds of .45ACP would drag my drawers to the ground...
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    8+1 in the P345, plus an extra 8 round magazine. A second mag is always a good idea in case of a problem with the first.
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    With my custom Colt 1911, I carry two 8 round mags and a 7 round mag with CORBON 165 Gr +P Pow'R Ball
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    I voted no. My Bersa has 15+1. If I cant hit my target with 15 rounds then..... I do have a extra mag in my truck. I have my gun on the left hip and 2 pagers on the right. I really dont need more stuff on my pants. I will throw the extra mag in the saddle bag when I travel.
    I hunt with a single shot shotgun. 5 extra slugs on the stock. I'm use to not wasting ammo.

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    I'd say about 70% of the time I don't carry extra ammo.
    My carry gun is a .45 1911, and usually I just have the one 8-round magazine in the gun, sometimes, more rarely, 8+1.
    If I'm really going for a low profile, I'll carry with just a 7-round magazine (because it's shorter, and the gun I carry is already kind of big and heavy for CC-- stainless steel with a 5" barrel).
    However, about 30% of the time I'll carry with an 8-round magazine in the gun (or 7) and a spare 8- or 7-round magazine in the mag pouch on the holster (DeSantis inside-the-waistband), so that I've got 15 or 16 rounds, total.
    It depends on where I'm at.
    FYI, I always CC, though I've no issue with OC and I support that method.
    I'm just not comfortable with it for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chap View Post
    Pistol on right hip, 7 round clip
    Left hip two spare 7 round clips.

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    I always openly carry two FNP-45s with 14+1 in each of them plus two high capacity spare magazines with 15 rounds in each so thatís 60 rounds total.
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    If I didn't.........

    I'd absolutely end up in a situation where I needed more than six....

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    That's a heck of a question... if I was to be involved in a shooting, I'd rather have my .45 P-series Ruger in my hands than my Hi-Point C9. I have a dual magazine holder, which I've worn only at the range (with a cellphone and a pager on one side, and the firearm on the other, the belt gets a bit "busy"). The major detractor to the Hi-Point is the need to check the chamber if it jams. The Ruger P-series, having an open top, can be viewed from left or right quickly. While the .45 is a big gun, and carries few rounds as a result, it's still accurate and reliable. The C9 is accurate enough (probably still more accurate than I am), I'm not 100% that the gun can be fired quickly and reloaded quickly in the event of a jam.

    With two ten-round magazines, I could carry 31 rounds with the C9, but only 25 maximum with the P-series. And I have two magazines which are seven rounds and one which is eight.

    Still... heck of a question... I think I need to start saving for a vest...
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