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Feedback Poll: How much Ammo do you pack when CCW?

This is a discussion on Feedback Poll: How much Ammo do you pack when CCW? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I carry a USPc also. Always carry one spare mag in my front pocket. Something to think about; the chances of getting into a gunfight ...

View Poll Results: How much Ammo Do you Carry ?

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  • 1 Mag Single Stack

    20 15.75%
  • 1 Mag Double Stack

    29 22.83%
  • 2 Mag's Single Stack

    32 25.20%
  • 2 Mag's Double Stack

    31 24.41%
  • 1 Speedloader/Strip

    4 3.15%
  • 2 Speedloader's/Strip's

    2 1.57%
  • Other

    7 5.51%
  • Bug instead of Spare Mag's Or Speedloader's

    2 1.57%
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  1. #31
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    I carry a USPc also. Always carry one spare mag in my front pocket. Something to think about; the chances of getting into a gunfight are probably about the same as having to reload and we all carry.


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    Winter/Fall I carry my Smith which holds 14+1 with an extra mag. In the Summer a Taurus rev 7 shot with 1 or 2 SL's. You can never have to much but I just want to concentrate on one gun.
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    I carry two relaods for each of my carry weapons. A double mag carrier for my SA 1911 A1, a double mag carrier for my XD-9 SC, and a double speedloader pouch for my S&W J frame 38. This , of course is a different number of rounds for each but I feel two reloads is not unreasonable. Standing in front of cardboard I too feel that I can accomplish the needed hits on my target, but when low light, stress, adrenaline, FEAR for life or loved ones, or needed movement comes into play I feel better knowing I can reload a couple of times to keep the bad guy at bay if needed.

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    I carry one spare 15-round mag for my glock. I don't really feel that I'll need more than the 16 rounds already in the gun, but if I had a malfunction that wasn't fixed by a tap-n-rack, I'd want to switch mags.

    I also carry a speed strip for my .38 revolver
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy5
    Have you had any while on the range at all? I haven't had any with my 92, so I guess the issue hasn't presented itself to me.
    I have never encountered an actual malfunction that required a new magazine, but I spend a fair amount of time practicing type 3 (doublefeed) malfunction drills.
    I carry one spare mag in a leatherman pouch, very innocent looking.
    Compared to the gun, carrying the spare mag is easy.
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    Come to think of it, I do remember one time during a combat course that I dropped my magazine before it was empty.

    I suppose under the stress of a shooting situation, an accidental mag drop could happen?

    I think I'm going to start carrying a spare mag!

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    18 rounds. A full mag and 1 in the chamber in my G17

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    No matter what gun I carry I always cary at least 2 reloads. Been doing that since Dec. 1978 when I started in private security.

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    13 + 1 and one spare 13 round magazine around town. If I am traveling long distances I usually take two spare mags.
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    PPK is 13 rounds: 2 6-round mags and one in the chamber.

    Tuned BHP is 40 rounds: 3 13-round mags and one in the chamber. Have enough extra mags and leather to carry probably 100 rounds or more for those 'plinking in the woods' occasions.

    If I'm in a shoot-out with the BHP, you better bet I'll be the last one with ammo left....he who wins didn't run out of ammo

    I might mention I also handload (quite hot loads) for competition. It works great for learning malfunction drills, i.e. squibs, accidental light loads, FTF's, FTE's, etc. Definitely carry extra mags. Nothing like punching out a squib in the middle of a scenario!

    P.S. I ALWAYS use high-quality professionally-manufactured ammo for carry.
    Last edited by smorgan; July 1st, 2006 at 02:24 AM.
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    10 + 1 in the pipe. If I can't solve the problem with the 11 I have a few more is not going to make much difference. I do not carry a BUG for the same reason.
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    Depends if I'm carrying BUGS or not. two mags extra per gun, then two that's in my derringer. If no BUGS the two extra mags.
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    They are left in full possession of them."

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    Usually carry 1 extra, in case of mag-related failures. For my primary, at least....

    That gives me 15 total in my T380....
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    8+1 in the 1911, one spare mag with 8.

    As sarhog sagely noted, having a spare mag is the only way to correct a magazine related failure, or to get the gun back up with a failure that requires stripping the mag.

    Matt

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    Because I have experienced problems with magazine feeding in the past, I carry an extra one.

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