Ammo in Extra Mag

Ammo in Extra Mag

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  • Same Hollow point as whats cocked and locked.

    68 81.93%
  • High quality FMJ ammo

    5 6.02%
  • Different brand\grain hollow point ammo

    3 3.61%
  • I dont carry an extra mag!

    7 8.43%
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    Ammo in Extra Mag

    I hope this poll works , its my first time making one on this forum.

    My question to you all is would it be smart, or should I say do any of you carry an extra mag with the oposite of whats in your carry gun. Meaning if your carrying cocked and locked with hollow point defensive ammo, do you carry an extra mag with high quality FMJ rounds?

    Just in case there was something you needed to shoot that the hollow points wouldnt penatrate?

    Weird question i guess but i was just wondering what you guys thought.
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    I vote Different brand\grain hollow point ammo


    It really vary's by gun in 10mm second mag is FMJ 180's i think it is

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    Most of the time it's more of the same. I seriously doubt there is anything my JHPs won't penetrate that the FMJ would.

    Sometimes, when I carry a revolver, I'll take a round or two of snakeshot with me.

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    Snake shot would be nice while camping. You know, for thouse un-expected visitors that like to hisssssss and such...
    I carry because I care.
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    Exact same as in loaded mag in gun.

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    I carry 230gr Federal HydraShoks in both of my 1911's as well as the extra mags I'm carrying.

    If that isn't enough for the job at hand, it will allow me time and a lead storm in his direction to get to the shottie in the trunk of my car. I don't know of much that will stand up to a 437gr slug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Exact same as in loaded mag in gun.

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    Same ammo as what's loaded in the gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirksterG30
    Same ammo as what's loaded in the gun.
    +1
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    What I would like to hear is a REALLY understandable reason for someone to carry different ammo in the spare mag as they do in the inserted mag. Hey,either your ammo is what you need to do the job or not. I can just see it now.......Let's see, a car door,let me pull out mag"A",now the BG has stepped outta the car so let me quickly(?) switch to mag"B",now he's moved off to kinda outta range so now I gotta dig up mag"C".Oops, a GG has moved in behind him,overpenetration ???,gotta change mags quick.This is all way to confusing. Ya'll go for it. For me it's same weapon,same mag,same ammo,same holster,indexed at the same position on my belt. And ALSO while I'm on a rant,same fightin' knife,in the same sheith,same position on the belt. This every(normal) day. -------

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSSZ
    What I would like to hear is a REALLY understandable reason for someone to carry different ammo in the spare mag as they do in the inserted mag. Hey,either your ammo is what you need to do the job or not. I can just see it now.......Let's see, a car door,let me pull out mag"A",now the BG has stepped outta the car so let me quickly(?) switch to mag"B",now he's moved off to kinda outta range so now I gotta dig up mag"C".Oops, a GG has moved in behind him,overpenetration ???,gotta change mags quick.This is all way to confusing. Ya'll go for it. For me it's same weapon,same mag,same ammo,same holster,indexed at the same position on my belt. And ALSO while I'm on a rant,same fightin' knife,in the same sheith,same position on the belt. This every(normal) day. -------

    Point taken.
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    What about mixing ammo types in the same mag? You know, alternating JHP/FMJ/frangible/EFMJ, etc. (pick any two...). I've heard of this done with the idea being that for every couple shots fired, at least one will be perfectly suited to the occasion. For example - when firing a couple of shots at a BG in heavy winter clothing maybe the FMJ will adequately penetrate where the JHP wouldn't, while with a lightly clad BG the JHP will have maximum effect while the FMJ passes through. I could see doing this (assuming you'd tested for function) before I could see carrying a mag of one and a mag of another.

    That said, what's in my spare mag is what's in my gun (all JHP's) and I have no intention of doing anything differently. But I have heard of the above and thought I'd throw it out there.

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    same ammo...
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    Same ammo for gun and spares.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    I keep the same ammo in my spare mag., on or off duty.
    But an old vet. at the the PD told me to put a spare mag. of fmj's
    in the glove box for hard targets.

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