Extra Mag Carry?

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    Extra Mag Carry?

    What situations can you think of that you would need the extra magazines everyone talks about carying? I carry a Glock 30 with 11 rounds of .45. i cannot imagine ever being in a situation that I would need more rounds than that, unless my home was attacked in which I could easily reach my stored ammo. Just looking for some reasoning to carry another mag. Thanks.

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    While extra rounds are important, it's being able to 'clear' a problem that an extra mag can help avoid.
    If you take a SD pistol course, you will gain that experience. OMO

    I love FL, I always have an extra mag with me, if I visit Jax or Orlando...I take a couple more.

    Stay armed...have an extra mag available...stay safe!

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    For most people, the extra magazine is not about the additional ammo. Since the most common cause of malfunctions in semi-auto pistols is a magazine failure of some kind, most people carry that extra magazine to make sure that they can use their pistol when needed.

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    Mostly what they have already said, but.....

    You just never know when another few rounds will save the day.
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    It is better to have it and not need it, than to not have it and need it.

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    +1 to the others.

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    it is easy to carry one or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salesguy View Post
    What situations can you think of that you would need the extra magazines everyone talks about carying? I carry a Glock 30 with 11 rounds of .45. i cannot imagine ever being in a situation that I would need more rounds than that, unless my home was attacked in which I could easily reach my stored ammo. Just looking for some reasoning to carry another mag. Thanks.
    Take a good read of those mall shootings, and things similar in nature... where the perp is pretty much suicidal and has a death wish, if you were caught in something like that where you were faced with an attacker wielding a high powered rifle like an AK47 or something, do you think an extra clip is "excessive?"

    When I carry my snub, I ALWAYS have an extra speed loader... same goes for my SIGs which are both single stacked... one other reason I feel better with an extra clip is just in case of a malfunction with the clip itself.
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    I'll be honest, now that I have my BUG I haven't carried any extra mags. I never really thought of the above reasons. I'll pull it back out of the range bag and slap it back on. Good Info! Thanks!
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    An extra mag is just too easy to carry to not have one with you. Your magazine in the gun will probably never malfunction, and it's unlikely you will ever need the extra ammo, but .....
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    I carry a spare for the possibility of a malfunction, odds of needing more than the 12+1 I carry in the gun are slim.

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    I carry two spare 15 rnd opposite my sig in a shoulder holster, helps offset the sig's weight, and as the man said. "Better to have and not need, then need and not have".
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    I carry two 10 rd spares for my .45 - it helps balance out the weight, I need at least one extra mag in case I have a stoppage of almost any kind, and you never know. What about a bear? Or a couple dogs? You might want more than 11 rounds in a variety of situations.

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