This is a discussion on How Many Extra Rounds or Mags Do You Carry? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; He he He.,.. I have had a carry licence for over 38 years. I have tons of guns however I don't carry exta ammo. Being ...
He he He.,.. I have had a carry licence for over 38 years. I have tons of guns however I don't carry exta ammo. Being blessed by living in a low crime area. I carry 4 to 6 rounds in firearms. Figgure if i can't defend myself with what i have I get out of there. I am not the Popo so I won't play one.
Lately I have been carring my COP Derringer. I switch off with my Colt Cobra, Taurus M450Ti, and my Ruger Montado in OBHs. Still want to carry my S&W 327 PC 8rd snubbie and my Chiappa snubbie as I have leather for both.
Still Havnt found a good holster yet to carry my VZ 61 Scorpion yet which would work for one of my Mauser Broomhandles.
Yes i have about every semi-auto pistol produced however I like my revolvers. On hot days I do however carry my KelTec P11.
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Great points about magazine failures. That is a good reason to carry a spare. Thanks for pointing that out.
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I'm probably going to be buying my very first handgun next week. Been saving up for it for months and I've already gotten all the accessories for it (cleaning kit, safe, ammo for break in, etc.) I also ordered a double mag holder from Blackhawk, in which I will be carrying two mecgar flush fitting 15 round P229 magazines, with a third in the gun.
I keep reading people say that on average, gunfights involving civilians only last 3-5 rounds. Well, on average, civilians don't get into gunfights. I'm not counting on the average, I'm preparing for the worst case scenario. If I only fire five rounds and the threat is taken care of, great! In fact, I would greatly prefer to fire no rounds. But if my magazine fails, or there's more than one attacker, or he's hopped up on drugs which make him able to continue his assault on me until I've dumped all 45 rounds into him, then I'll be prepared.
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S&W 337 Air Lite Titanium J frame 5 (38 +p)
with a 5 shot speed loader 38 +P. Looks like
I am on the low side.
Glock 19 with 15+1 and a spare 15 round mag
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My BH is just a 30cal C-96...and an IBH won't work for a fat man like me. Thanks for the link.
None extra if I run out I am already dead or the fight is over. There is a limit to what you can prepare for .
Depending on what I am carrying at the time it might be 6+1 or it could be 14+1. Most of the time 10 +1
No offense to the OP, but this question has been answered many times & in many ways...pretty much ad nauseam.
Just a sampling:
Carry a spare mag, BUG or both?
Bring extra mags or not?
How many rounds do you generally carry and how?
How do you carry your extra magazines
carrying extra mags
Who carries an extra magazine?
Do you carry spare magazines?
Does Carrying 'Too Much Stuff' Make You More Guilty?
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A little bit of an aside but lots of people ention carrying an extra magazine for a failure exercise. I just can't see how this makes a lot of sense. If you think your magazines will fail at the critical moment, while not just carry a bug instead?
OK, question. A lot are saying to carry a spare mag because failures are caused by magazines. Got that part. But the failures I have had (10's of thousands of rounds experience) that were caused by the mag I was able to overcome by performing some emergencey action. How often would you in a CC/self defense situation actually drop your mag, clear/correct if necessary the malfunction, then insert a new mag? This is not to say not to carry an extra mag if you want. But I have heard anything from a lot to 90 percent of issues are caused by the mag. Unless the bottom fell out of the thing and it is a dynamic situation I am better off IMO to correct the malfunction.
I don't carry any extra rounds but I am starting to feel like I should at least carry an extra mag