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    If I am going to be out and about, I carry one extra mag. A quick run to the local convenience store; just what is in the gun.

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    When on long trips (> 2 hrs), I usually carry a couple of spares...and then a BUG for Household-6 (and her spares).

    Day-to-day....1 spare mag for those Murphy-induced malfunctions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter64 View Post
    That's why I love this forum! Lot's of smart folks educating Noobs to concealed carry like me. I never thought of carrying a second for the mechanical failure aspects. That makes me realize that carrying an autoloader with only the mag in the gun is really inviting Murphy into the equation.
    You'll want to go back and read that thread I cited, initiated by adric22, then. There's *LOTS* of good debate and thoughts in there.

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    Usually carry my Glock 36 and a spare mag on my belt. Have one more in the glove box as well. If I'm carrying my S&W model 37 then 2 speed strips in the pocket. Also have a few speed strips in the glove box.

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    2 extra 7-round mags for my Kel-tec PF-9 in a single nylon clip-on pouch (a cheapo from Amazon) when I'm away from home. 1 extra in my back pocket when in & around the house.
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    +1 for pocket carry and+2 for belt carry. I always have at least one spare mag.
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    I can't imagine not carrying spare rounds. Then again, I'm either going to be carrying my RIA 1911 or my S&W revolver. In either case, I don't have all that many rounds, and being prepared with at least 1 extra clip/speed loader seems prudent to me.

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    I also carry 2 extra, one on me and one in the truck.
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    Always carry one extra with an autoloader, and two speed strips with a revolver. However as has been pointed out... There are locations where trouble is more likely than my usual haunts. Then I usually carry a spare gun instead of more spare ammo.
    But then I'm paranoid.


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    I always carry at least 1 spare magazine, occasionally 2, regardless of what gun I happen to be carrying that day. I'm not worried about the extra rounds, it's the fact that your magazines are the weakest link in any semi-auto. In case of a malfunction, drop the one in the well and insert the spare.
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    One extra on a belt holster. Regardless of carry piece.
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    I almost always carry a spare mag for the autoloader, for same reasons as above - never know when that mag will fail. for the revolver I carry an ammo pouch that holds 6 extra rounds, its alot more slim than a speed loader, though not nearly as fast on the reload. Just one of those calculated risks I guess.
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    I always carry an extra mag, not for the ammo, but for the "just-in-case the main mag breaks" factor. I thought about carrying two spares for my 1911, but decided against it. I'll explain why and wonder if anyone else has thought the same thing.

    In the event that you have to use your gun for defense, wouldn't it look bad in front of a potential jury that you had two or three spare magazines on your person. The prosecutor might try something like "if you just need to defend yourself, why do you need three magazines?"

    Even with this thought, I still am thinking about carrying two extras for all of my handguns. Maybe one spare with my defense ammo and the other spare with FMJ just in case there is a feed problem or some sort of other factor.

    Any thoughts?

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