Who carries an extra magazine?

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    Who carries an extra magazine?

    I have never carried an extra magazine around with me. If I could open-carry, then I wouldn't mind carrying some on my belt, but it is just too much trouble to conceal them and my pockets are already full of keys, cell phone, etc. I carry different guns from day to day. They range from 6 to 15 in capacity. When I have 15 rounds in my Glock's magazine, I'm usually not as concerned about running out, but sometimes I do wonder when I'm carrying only 6 such as in my Tauras TCP .380. My Walther P22 holds 10 rounds, but being that it is a .22 caliber, I almost expect to use twice the number of rounds should I ever use that weapon, which puts it on par with my little Taraus.

    I suppose on the occasion that I wear cargo pants/shorts, they have extra pockets I suppose I could carry extra magazines. But I usually am not wearing those.

    What do the rest of you practice in regards to this?

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    When I carry my 1911 I also carry 2 extra loaded mags. When it's my G26, I carry an extra loaded 15rd mag. 1911 mags in mag cases/carriers on my belt or on the holster and Glock mags go in the pocket.

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    I always carry an extra mag (or two for Jax and Orlando)...not for extra rounds, but for mechanical malfunctions...but then in Jax or Orlando I do want the extra rounds.
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    Who doesn't??
    I think even people in Vegas carry spares.

    I was carrying one around in my pocket, but had a spare leather cell phone belt clip holster, that the mags from my M&P c, and Kel-Tec p11 fit perfectly into.

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    I alway carry at least one high quaity extra magazine.

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    Two spare mags in OWB mag carrier, or a BUG.

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    I always have at least 1 spare magazine with me. Not so much for extra ammo, but for as retsupt99 said, in case of a magazine failure problem.
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    I usually carry one spare mag for both mechanical failure and the extra rounds. Contrary to most I carry my spare "Mexican" against my off side hip bone, as opposed to in a holder/pouch. I don't have a problem with it slipping/falling out/down, etc. In addition, it is the fastest access method I have tried.

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    So, what is the law saw regarding magazines being visible on the outside of your body? It sounds like several of you keep them outside the belt. So if your firearm is concealed, but your magazines are visible, then that is okay?

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    Its not a weapon, its a magazine, so I would doubt that there are many places where that would be a problem. Most people would mistake it for an IPOD or such.
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    Two extra top quality 1911 mags...for mechanical malfunctions primarily.
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    A second mag isn't for spare ammo as much as dealing with a primary mag malfunction....one is none, two is one
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    I don't carry an extra magazine because if 17 rounds are not enough then I don't think a extra magazine would help. I don't worry about mechanical problems as I have a few thousand rounds through my carry pistols with out a problem.

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    I always carry at least one extra mag for my G19 not because I think I will need more than 16 rounds but just in case I have a malfunction I can just swap mags and I'm good to go

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    Cool

    I am really bad about not carrying an extra mag most of the time when my EDC is a Glock 23,21 or 19.

    That said when I carry the Glock 36 I always have an extra mag with me.
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