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    Why Carry Spare Ammo?

    Because You Do Not Have A Spare Life.
    That which does not kill us leaves us broken and bleeding...

    Don’t mess with the guy who can barely stand up. His remaining options for self-defense don't include your survival.

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    Since the day I started carrying, I've always had 2 magazines on me at any time there's a gun on my shoulder or hip. Too many good reasons to carry a spare, and not one good reason I can think of to not carry spares.

    "Better to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it" right?
    "Stand your ground, don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" - John Parker April 19th, 1775 Lexington, MA

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    That's why I always carry a spare mag.... Most malfunctions seem to be mag related....
    I completely agree;I don't anticipate having a situation where I'll need more than 13 rounds.
    I CAN see a situation where the mag fails.
    I carry a spare mag more for the mag than for the ammo. (But the extra ammo couldn't hurt)
    " Keep On Packin' On The Bimah"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG45 View Post
    Yesterday I was getting ready to leave the house and started to run a check on my little Colt carry pistol. I hit the mag release and buddy the mag released. As the mag started out of the pistol the floor plate came loose and it spilled it guts out very forcefully. The floor plate put a nice little gash in my off hand. So if I had not done this and had needed help from my friend, the very next bump and I would be standing there with gun in my hand that, could of, or just fired one round and a big pile of shells, spring, follower, and floor plate at my feet.

    Carry a spare mag. Oh, by the way the magazine was a colt and all four of the little tack welds said goodbye.
    The same thing happened to me, the tack welds blew out at the range on a cheap aftermarket 1911 magazine; thats one of the reasons I shoot my carry gun regularly at the range, to wring out any potential surprises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMonk View Post
    Why Carry Spare Ammo?

    Because You Do Not Have A Spare Life.
    Truer words have never been spoken
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    From day one, I have always carried at least one and usually two reloads, be it for revolver or semi-auto.

    It's what I learned, it's how I live!

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMonk
    Why Carry Spare Ammo?

    Because You Do Not Have A Spare Life.
    Words to live by!
    Semper Fi

    "The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."

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    I always carry at least one reload and I do not even notice it is there.


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