Do you carry an extra magazine?

Do you carry an extra magazine?

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    7 2.04%
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    Do you carry an extra magazine?

    I would like to see what the percentage is on how many carry an extra magazine.


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    I'll carry one extra most, but not all, of the time. At home, quick trips out, or just out of convience (read: lazy) I'll just carry my sidearm.

    Most often I have one reload with me though. When traveling, I keep several extra mags loaded and close, but generally just one on my person.




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    This seems like it would be dependent also on the gun. It is a big difference to not carry a reload if you only have a 7-round 1911 versus, say, a Glock 19 with 15 rounds or even a Five-seveN with 30 rounds in a single magazine.

    Maybe instead it should be asked, "what is the total number of rounds you have with you when you carry"
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    My Glocks have never had a magazine problem, so when I first started, I didn't carry an extra mag. After reading lots of related threads on this forum I committed to always carrying at least 1.

    I carry the extra magazine to cope with malfunctions, not for the extra rounds, but I always have at least 27 cartridges (G21: 1+13+13, G27: 1+11+15).

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    Things can go wrong, weapons can malfunction and mistakes can be made, it's best to have an extra mag.
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    Always one extra, but three extra for travel to Orlando or Jax...(the additional two are usually just in the car).

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    Usually one, but sometimes not. Most civilian s.d. gunfights involve very few shots; I think 3 on average.

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    On my person, no. I do have an extra mag in my truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Most civilian s.d. gunfights involve very few shots; I think 3 on average.
    Agreed, but a malfunction could mean 1 shot from the onboard magazine and 2 from the spare.

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    Have an extra in the truck and 1 in my jacket pocket in the winter. Did carry 1 on my belt with my 1911 but since swapping over to a BHP do not. Do carry 1 speed loader on person for my 36 when carrying it and same for the truck.
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    G33 carry two extra, G32 carry one...depends on the situation. I almost always wear a double mag pouch.
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    Right now I carry 2 in a pocket mag carrier, but I will probably be beta testing a light/mag holder combo soon, so I'll only be carrying one then...
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    I carry one extra loaded magazine most of the time now. Yeah...this forum helped me change my thinking a lot on that deal also. I used to never think about it.

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    With automatics a lot of the malfunctions seem to be magazine related. So that is the reason I carry. Chances of running out are slim but the chance of a failure is more likely.
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    I'll carry a spare mag probably about 60% of the time with my G21, but 100% of the time I carry my P345 I have a spare mag. If I'm carrying my SP101, I carry 2 speedstrips in a cellphone holster.
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