This is a discussion on Spare Mags??? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by cz75luver I always find it interesting to read of a civilian carrying more than one spare mag (12+ rnds per mag). When ...
When you were in the sandbox (thank you for your service), did you ever actually get into a handgun firefight where you went through more than one magazine? If not, why did you bother continuing to carry the spares? After all, if you did not need them, no point in carrying them.
It all boils down to what Sixto said...I have never heard anyone complain that they had too much ammunition in a firefight. More than once, however, I have heard the opposite. Why not be as prepared as reasonably possible? It is reasonable for me to carry my M4 slung across my back when I go to the mall? Nope. Is it reasonable for me to add 1 or 2 spare mags to my already concealed beltline? You betcha'!
"Skin that smokewagon!".
I guess I can see carrying a spare magazine in the event the one in the pistol failed for whatever reason. That makes sense.
Ammo and the old saying "its better to have it and not need it, than need it and be SOL) or somthin like that.
"Train Hard & Train Often"
My P2000 mags hold 13. I carry one in the pipe BUT I do not top off the carry mag.
On the advice of my CCW instructor, I carry only 1 spare 13 rnd mag in case of malfunction, that's it. My CCW instructor is a Sgt LEO & has testified as an an expert witness in firearms cases. He's seen over-zealous DAs go after normal citizens who have been in shootouts & carried more than one spare mag. Those kind of DAs like to imply that a person carrying that much extra ammo is a Cowboy, looking for a fight.
Most firearms encounters involving citizens like us involve 2-3 rnds total & occur at a distance of less than 10' & are over very quickly. With the 25 rnds I carry, I feel that I could hold my own until help arrives.
An armed populace are called citizens.
An unarmed populace are called subjects.
6+1 in the weapon and an 8 round spare mag. A little light by some standards, but that's what I can manage for 24/7 carry with my attire, occupation, etc. I'm not LEO or in a high risk lifestyle so if I go through all 15 rounds and still can't get myself out of the situation then my number may just be up. Gotta go sometime and at least I will have put up a fight.
EDC, G26, full mag and one in chamber, two xtra mags weak side. ALWAYS...did I say ALWAYS....BUG, LCP, full mag and one in chamber, one xtra mag in pocket.
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
I carry an extra mag probably half the time. I pocket carry, so depending on what shorts I'm wearing, an extra mag is often cumbersome and I get lazy.
It is utterly illogical to believe that passing laws to reduce gun violence will be successful when those who are commiting the gun violence do not obey the law.