Went to the mall tonight with my wife and son. I was going to go with my Kahr P40 and the two spare mags. Then I started thinking about the fairly recent mall shootings in various parts of the country.
My G23 is in my locker at work and I am not close to my job, so I couldn't retrieve that. Well, into the safe I went for my first Glock, the NYPD issued G19 (no more NY2 trigger, now has 5.5 lb trigger). I had two 17 round G17 mags in a DeSantis double mag pouch on the left side and a Keltec P3AT on my left ankle.
Obviously I didn't need them. But I just felt a little better having 57 rounds on me, instead of the 21 I would have had with my Kahr.
This was only because it was a planned trip to the mall. Had I been out already I would have just gone with my Kahr, obviously.
Years ago I would have laughed at someone who carried that much ammo going to the mall and classified them as a "buff".
Stop that.....I'm not paranoid....I'm prepared.