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This is a discussion on magazine carry within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am having trouble trying to find a solution that will work for me to CC an extra magazine. My typical EDC consists: I need ...

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    magazine carry

    I am having trouble trying to find a solution that will work for me to CC an extra magazine.
    My typical EDC consists:
    I need my weapon completely concealed, nothing visible
    Springfield XD 9 subcompact in a crossbreed supertuck with the Velcro v-clips
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    Kahr CM 9 in a crossbreed minituck with the Velcro v-clips
    Ruger LCP in an ankle holster as my BUG
    Stylus light in my right front pocket next to my knife
    Cell phone back right pocket, just under my primary weapon
    Wallet back left pocket
    Key front left pocket.

    I have no extra pockets; I have been looking at some of the ankle carry options for spare magazines. I figured if I am going to my ankle might as well just grab my BUG. Is there any other solid options for spare magazine carrying options?

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    If you are carrying right-handed, put your extra mag with your keys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    If you are carrying right-handed, put your extra mag with your keys.
    That was my initial though, but carrying a magazine, double stack for the XD without a mag pouch just seems like a bad idea. The pocket mag holsters take up the whole pocket.

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    I saw these online, actually about 10 bucks cheaper, and will probably end up going this route. I just don't imagine I will be looking for an extra magazine because I need more ammo, I carry 13+1, it would more be for more likely of a malfunction, so why not just draw my BUG from my other ankle at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baruffic View Post
    That was my initial though, but carrying a magazine, double stack for the XD without a mag pouch just seems like a bad idea. The pocket mag holsters take up the whole pocket.
    <sigh...> We Neanderthal single-stack guys have finally found an advantage...

    I think you need to look around for someone to make you a leather pouch for your magazine and just put up with the bulk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baruffic View Post
    That was my initial though, but carrying a magazine, double stack for the XD without a mag pouch just seems like a bad idea. The pocket mag holsters take up the whole pocket.
    I really hate keeping a spare mag in a pants pocket; every time I do it I get a ton of lint stuck in the mag. I've had it interfere with unloading the mag by hand, although maybe the slide would have stripped the top round off. You may have to bite the bullet and get a mag pouch that goes on or inside the belt.
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    A few years ago I found some "cheap" mag holders with belt loop. I think it was Harbor Freight butwhoknows.
    They were like either .50 cents each or a buck.
    Anyway, I just place my mag in face first that way the mag opening is protected from lint.

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    If you like crossbreed they make mag carriers. Use a carrier, you called out the dirt/crap issue correctly. But a carrier also protects the feed lips; bent feed lip kills mags. No point in carrying the mag if it won't go when you need it.

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    My favorite method is an unobtrusive horizontal magazine carrier.

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    I just bought this and love it! I wear western shirts untucked and some are tighter. This DeSantis pocket pouch is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baruffic View Post
    That was my initial though, but carrying a magazine, double stack for the XD without a mag pouch just seems like a bad idea. The pocket mag holsters take up the whole pocket.
    Not sure why it is a bad idea. I carry two seventeen-round Glock magazines in my front pockets all the time, no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I really hate keeping a spare mag in a pants pocket; every time I do it I get a ton of lint stuck in the mag. I've had it interfere with unloading the mag by hand, although maybe the slide would have stripped the top round off. You may have to bite the bullet and get a mag pouch that goes on or inside the belt.
    Which is why I unload spare ammo from the mags and wipe them down nightly.
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    Yes, you lose a pocket. I just put my money clip in my other front pocket with my keys.

    But it's better than your mag printing under your shirt or stretch your shirt tighter across your weapons.

    I do prefer a traditional mag pouch, definitely, when my outfit permits it.

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    Gerber multi tool pouch
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