How much ammo do you typically carry ?

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    How much ammo do you typically carry ?

    I was just curious as to how much ammo people typically feel comfortable carrying. How much is enough for you ? How much is too much , and why do you think that way ?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

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    I carry one extra magazine(12rds). I do this more for a backup magazine due to mechanical failure than the need for more rounds.

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    One mag in the gun = 12 rounds.
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    I carry 7 rounds plus one in the chamber. Grand total of eight. I don't plan on getting in a prolonged gun fight where I need 30+ rounds. To me that's just extra weight.
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    Currently, I only carry the one loaded mag in the gun, which is 12 rounds. If going on a long trip, I may take a second 12 round mag.
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    Typically 8 in my 1911, and two spare mags. You can never have enough ammo, unless you are goin swimming.

    But realistically if you carry a semi-auto you should have a spare mag in case of a malfunction.
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    I usually carry 1 reload per the carry weapon.

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    12+1 in the gun and a spare 12 round mag.

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    G26...10 in the weapon, one chambered ...2 mags, 10 rounds each, weak side.
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    9+1 in the gun and extra 10rd mag.
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    13+1 in the gun, two 13 round reloads

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    At work 46 rounds at home and around town 15

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    1 mag (11 rounds) right now but I want to buy another one so I can carry an extra

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    G-26, 14 in mag, 1 in pipe (it is a G-19 mag) or 12 +1 (G-26 mag +2)
    If in am by myself I ususally carry a spare mag; with my wife I rely on her .357 scandium if I have a problem; after many thousands rounds in the G-26 I still have to get a FTF so the extra mag is not as important.
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    Full mag in gun and 2 extras on my person. Plus a box of ammo in truck, bailout bag, and luggage when I am in a hotel.

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