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

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 know that some of the people here are armed better than most LEO's, however I was really curious to get a good idea of ...

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

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

    I know that some of the people here are armed better than most LEO's, however I was really curious to get a good idea of many mag's various people carry, and their justification for carrying multiple magazines.

    *I carry my H&K USPc, with only 1 mag. inserted with one round in the chamber. I have 13 rounds in this weapon. Unless I ever get into an outright shootout, I cannot forsee ever needing more (At least to carry on my person at all times) I leave loaded mag's in the car trunk, mostly for convenience at the range.

    Tell us how much you carry... and if you dont mind support your position.


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    How many magazines?

    I do like you and usually don't carry an extra magazine around town.
    When I hit the road though, I take a spare. I take a SureFire Flashlight with me at night.

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    I usually only carry the mag that's in the gun. The mag holds 10 with 1 in the chamber, and I figure if I can't hit what I'm shooting at with 11 rounds I shouldn't be carrying it anyway.....

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    My extra ammo is in my backup gun.

    Since the weather is hot now and I wear shorts often, I'm usually down to one gun. If it's a semiauto, I top off the mag as usual and keep a spare in my purse.

    I have had the welded floorplate to a Para mag fall off while shooting, dumping ammo all over my feet. Not good.
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    I carry a 1911 with a spare mag...not so much for the extra ammo, but for correcting magazine related failures, or failures that require me to strip the mag from the gun.
    YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarhog
    I carry a 1911 with a spare mag...not so much for the extra ammo, but for correcting magazine related failures, or failures that require me to strip the mag from the gun.
    YMMV.
    Same here. I'm much more concerned with a magazine-related failure than I am rounds total.

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    About the time you leave the house with 10 rounds, you could get into some huge pissin' contest of a fight--with that in mind, I carry a minimum of loaded pistol plus 15 in an extra mag, and sometimes two extra mags...depends on how I carry and dress that day.

    I know, I know, I've seen the stats on armed confrontations; but does that mean that we only need to carry 2-3 rounds...heh.

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    Just the mag I've got in the pistol. 8 rounds, total, including the one I keep in the pipe, carried cocked and locked.

    Now that's just on me, my physical self person. My truck is a different deal. Got lotsa ammo there. 20 150 gr. softpoints for my truck Mosin (on strippers) and probably 20 or so Silvertips for the 10mm I keep in the truck, including one fully stoked backup magazine.

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    Usually I am just 15+1 - but do on occasion add the other 15 round mag. As others have said with mags in fact - it is less a capacity issue than mag reliability - failure at the wrong moment!

    I usually have a bug but that is a mouse so - whenever in the least doubtful out and about - spare mag goes along. Guess some of this being long aquainted with Murphy - knowing he will be happy to mess things up in a crisis
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    I rarely carry reloads, but that's not to say it isn't a good Idea. I'm very confident in the reliability of my carry pieces, and the chances of getting into a confrontation requiring more than the ammo carried in the gun are probably worse than winning the lotto. That being said if I have to be in a especially dangerous place I'll pack an extra mag and a bug. That may only happen a couple times a year though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    As others have said with mags in fact - it is less a capacity issue than mag reliability - failure at the wrong moment!
    Hummm... excellent point! I may just have to re-think not having that second magazine!

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    i usually go with 10+1 plus a 17 round mag. Around the house - no BU mag.


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    Gun topped off carried IWB strong side with two extra mags weak side with my primary gun. Backup is 5 shot snubbie loaded (Usually in Ankle Holster) and one speed strip with 6 rounds carried in a pocket.
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    Not enough

    2 extra mags + 13 in my 229, or if I'm carrying my 1911, 2 extra 8 round mags plus 9 in my carry. I also have a SP101, 357 with 5 rounds in my left front pocket. Parinoid, maybe; but, I'd rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
    Last edited by Supertac45; June 30th, 2006 at 06:02 PM.

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    Fairly conservative ammo count

    Carry a 5 shot S&W 642 inside the pocket and 6 rounds more on a speed strip weak side pocket. I'm still a relatively new CCW and learning.

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