Extra mag

This is a discussion on Extra mag within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So I was looking at the thread with the pics of everyone's set up. How many people carry and extra mag all of the time? ...

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    So I was looking at the thread with the pics of everyone's set up. How many people carry and extra mag all of the time? I know that I rarely carry an extra mag. Just want to see your thoughts on why to or why not to carry an extra mag.
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    This has been discussed a lot. Always always always carry an extra mag. Its not so much for the extra ammo, but its for malfunctions too.
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    I always carry at least 1 extra mag. I was taught this way and I just haven't changed. When I carry my G17 in a shoulder rig, I carry 2 extra mags so now I'm carrying 52 rounds on me.

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    Always one, often two. Sometimes 5, but only on very special occasions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    This has been discussed a lot. Always always always carry an extra mag. Its not so much for the extra ammo, but its for malfunctions too.
    What he said...

    Carry atleast one all the time.

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    I do not as of yet trying to work on this. However I do always have two firearms on me. So if one were to stop working or run dry I have an second one close at hand.

    On rare occassion I will have three, but this is rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wareagleky View Post
    I do not as of yet trying to work on this. However I do always have two firearms on me. So if one were to stop working or run dry I have an second one close at hand.

    On rare occassion I will have three, but this is rare.
    I dunno, but an extra mag is a lot easier to carry. I would think that if you are going to go through the effort of carrying multiple guns you would carry a spare mag for your primary.
    I see it as towing two cars around just in case one runs out of gas.
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    Yep, always.

    As long as you know your ammo feeds reliably in your gun, your magazine is the most likely culprit in a jam.

    Even if it's just in a pocket, it's pretty easy to carry at least 1 reload.

    I'm about to pull the trigger on this Mitch Rosen double mag holster for 2 of my carry guns

    It was recommeneded in this thread.

    I may order something like this

    from Comp-Tac in the interim if there is much of a wait from Rosen.

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    I always have one spare mag for the XD with me. I don't carry a spare mag for the P3AT - first, I don't have one, second, if I've worked my way through 25 rounds of .40, another 6 of .380 isn't going to do me any good. If all I could draw was the backup, I couldn't reload it without my strong hand - and if I had THAT, I would have drawn the XD.

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    I always carry an extra mag with me (often two). As Sixtwo said, it's as much for clearing malfunctions than it is for the extra ammo. A magazine is in many was the most troublesome and vulnerable part of a semi-auto firearm. Removing the magazine is also a part of clearance drills for Type 3 malfunctions, and it's a lot easier to shove a new one in than to try to keep a hold of and reinsert the one you pulled out.

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    day-to-day = 1 spare mag

    If out on a road trip = 2 spare mags, maybe BUG +1 mag (for my wife)

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    I live by the saying "2 is 1, 1 is none" worked out well so far with me..
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    Xtra mag during the day, xtra mag + SF E2D during evening.

    May have to rethink the nite carry as I was in a mall during power outage-ugly, very ugly
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    This has been discussed a lot. Always always always carry an extra mag. Its not so much for the extra ammo, but its for malfunctions too.
    Listen to SIXTO, not just for autos I carry 1 speed loadder and a speed strip for my revolver too.
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    Yup, always and 2 if it's my 1911!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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