1911 mags

This is a discussion on 1911 mags within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; not sure if this should go in this thread or not so here goes.to all that carry 1911's.how many spare mags do you carry?i ask ...

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    1911 mags

    not sure if this should go in this thread or not so here goes.to all that carry 1911's.how many spare mags do you carry?i ask because sometimes i have 8rd in pistol and 2 10rd cmc spares.a friend and i were talking about this and he said he would never carry a 10rd for backup.i have no problems with any of my 8 or 10rd cmc mags.just curious what others thought or carrried thanks for any info or insight

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    When I carry a 1911, I carry 2 Wilson 8 rnd spares.
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    I carry 25 rdns total, 3 8 rounders, and one in the pipe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokinbbl View Post
    I carry 25 rdns total, 3 8 rounders, and one in the pipe!
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    +1 here!
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    I usally carry spare 1 mag.
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    2 spare mags, 8 rounders....
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    An 8 round in the gun and 1 in the pipe + spare 8 round = 17 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokinbbl View Post
    I carry 25 rdns total, 3 8 rounders, and one in the pipe!
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    Same here.

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    i was hopeing to get some thoughts on the 8rd as opposed to the 10rd mags not really a round count but thanks for your reply's.which work for you or dont thanks

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    I'm with the 3x8+1 group usually. Never bought any 10 rounders, though I've thought about it. For 2 spares, that'd be 4 extra rounds (over the 8's). But they're a lot longer, and would be that much more to carry. I wonder if it might just be easier to carry another 8 rounder? (8's fit in my front pockets, the 10's wouldn't- also they'd be way more intrusive on a belt I'd think- could see them in a vehicle though).

    I've occasionally carried as many as 4 spares, and sometimes just one (and rarely none at all).
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    Always have one extra mag...in bad places, 3 extra...
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    I carry one 7 round KimPro Tac-Mag and have an extra in the glove box.

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    No experience, but I'd think the 10-rounders would poke my poor ribs something awful! I get some from my 8 rounders (I carry two spares).
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    Generally I only carry one spare, but I also have my S&W 442 and an extra speed loader for that.
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    One spare mag.

    Usually a 7 round item.

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