Do you Carry an Extra Mag when CC?

Do you Carry an Extra Mag when CC?

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    Do you Carry an Extra Mag when CC?

    Just curious, when concealed carrying, do you carry an extra magazine?

    If yes, what is the normal capacity of your gun?
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    Yes. XDs 5+1, currently.

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    If you carry a gun for defense, always carry spare ammunition.

    If your carry gun is an automatic, beyond simple capacity, the reason for carrying an extra mag (or mags) is that the primary reason for autoloaders malfunctioning is magazine-related.

    With few exceptions, my carry autos use 7 or 8-round mags.
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    Yes, I always carry one extra mag. I carry 1911's as a rule and I always carry an extra seven round mag (normally a Wilson mag).

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    just like the last time this question was posed on the forum this week...YES
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    No, 12rds is enough of a hassle. 1 17rd in the car.
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    Nope...If i need more than 7 rounds...I'm in a lot more trouble than what another magazine can help me with at that moment.
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    I always carry an extra mag.
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    I don't carry an extra mag for my Glock 30. It holds 10+1
    Nor do I carry extra ammo for my 5 shot revolver when I carry it.
    But because it only holds 5 shots I try not to carry it much.
    I only take it when I need something really small. So adding a
    speed loader negates the small size, I might as well carry the Glock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srings View Post
    Nope...If i need more than 7 rounds...I'm in a lot more trouble than what another magazine can help me with at that moment.
    Until your primary mag malfunctions....then what?
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

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    I rarely carry an extra mag but probably should. I just don't have an effective/comfortable way of doing so. I'd have to just shove it in a pocket or something.
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    I really make an effort of late to always carry an extra mag. The times when I don't are when I go out for a quick walk with the dog or something and only have scrubs or sweats on.
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    If the situation calls for it, yes. My dad drives OTR and I used to have to pick him up from the hub (a bad part Minneapolis) and I would take that extra 15 rounds with me.
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    My Ruger SR40C came with the Short mag (9+1) and that's my carry configuration. The spare magazine is 15+1 and becomes the spare, However it has a sleeve that extends the gun grip, but i chose not to have it when carry, it just makes a reload more difficult.

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    Yes, for the reason of a possible magazine malfunction. I certainly hope I don't need an extra 15 rounds.
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