Spare magazines - how many do you carry, etc.

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    One in the USP, one extra mag on the side. It's better to be prepared.

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    I carry a Glock 26, 10 + 1....two extra mags, weak side. The extra mags aren't necessarily for additional rounds, they are for the "unexpected" (malfunctions, broken mags, additional BG's)....
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    What's a Surefire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    I carry a Glock 26, 10 + 1....two extra mags, weak side. The extra mags aren't necessarily for additional rounds, they are for the "unexpected" (malfunctions, broken mags, additional BG's)....
    With my Glock 26 it is pretty much the same thing as First Sgt said, but I carry Glock 17 mags as my back up holding 17 instead of 10. When I carry my P-3at I have a 10 round mag as backup. I also have a 15 round P-3at and two 33 round Glock mags in each of my vehicles and more ammo still in boxes (part of my BOB).
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    At least one, and most times two....sometimes three....depends. I often carry my S&W 340PD in .357 for back up as well. It doesn't hurt to be prepared.

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    One extra mag with 17 rounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    What are your thoughts and strategy regarding spare magazine carry?

    How many, where, why, when, etc.
    How many: At least one for each pistol.
    Where: Weak side pocket or hip.
    Why: Because more often than not, unless you carry a high capacity pistol. The pistol may run dry due quantity of attackers and or missed shots.
    When: ALWAYS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rednecksport View Post
    No spare mags for me I carry Crimson Trace instead.
    And when you run out of ammo, you plan to blind the BG with the laser beam?
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    "Spare magazines - how many do you carry, etc."

    Always one, sometimes two.

    "What are your thoughts and strategy regarding spare magazine carry?"

    Always have one in case of the need to clear malfunctions or magazine failure.
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    Always one extra mag, two if in Jax, Tampa, Ocala, or Orlando...
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    I don't carry spare mags. My revolver doesn't use them.
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    My bad.....was this a poll?
    Anyways.........I carry a spare magazine more now than I did before this forum. I actually make it a point to do so. Now....the means and methods may vary at times, but usually I'm carrying a spare mag on my weak side in an OWB mag holster. Then again there's back pocket of jeans carry, coat pocket carry, etc......just so long as a spare is immediately within my grasp is a good thing.

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    One spare mag (minimum, all the time)...in case the one in my gun fails and need a spare.

    One is none, two is one.

    Plus a cell phone and a Surefire light...
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

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    I don't carry any spares at all in normal circumstances. I can barely make it dragging around the tiny little thing that is a Beretta 21A, without having to carry around a spare mag.

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    Out and about? None, or possibly one extra magazine, weak side front pocket (though if I had a proper mag pouch I would - haven't made one yet and can't afford one). Church? Two magazines. Um... for the pistol - not for reading if I get bored.
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