LEOs do you always carry two extra mags?

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    Good to see a vest is in the works!

    I gave up the second spare mag for a while when I had to start carrying the mandated X26 Taser. I soon figured out how to make it work with two again, using two single mag pouches. With a 31"/32" waist, real estate is really at a premium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAbtSlfDef View Post
    I am switching to the 17 and 19 (not to be carried at same time) I am going to keep two mags and maybe switch back to a double cuff case. The weight difference between 21 and 17 is HUGE!! I really like the 17 I bought it yesterday. I am thinking about dropping the tac light. Still thinking about it. Thanks for all the helpful advice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexster View Post
    Good to see a vest is in the works!

    I gave up the second spare mag for a while when I had to start carrying the mandated X26 Taser. I soon figured out how to make it work with two again, using two single mag pouches. With a 31"/32" waist, real estate is really at a premium.
    Will your dept allow you to use a drop leg holster on your support side for the taser? That is how I carry it. I too have a 32" waist, so I know what you mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    my duty rig is:

    body mic 1:00
    OC 2:00
    G17 3:00
    ASP behind the pistol at 4:00
    cuff at 5:00
    cuff at 7:00
    radio 8:30
    taser 10:00 (I have a small Kabar TDI on inner belt between radio/taser-pictured behind mag in the photo above but I've since moved it)
    2 spare mags, vertical at 11:00

    carry Surfire G2 and nitrile gloves in left cargo pocket
    folding knife with window breaker clipped in left front pocket
    butt-whooping tac gloves in right cargo pocket

    S&W 642 strapped to vest under left arm
    on carrying a 9mm as a duty gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrider View Post
    on carrying a 9mm as a duty gun
    just curious, but, why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    just curious, but, why?
    Not trying to start a war of the calibers but law enforcement turned their backs to the perfectly fine 9mm for the overrated .40S&W. So it is rare for me to see, A. someone carrying a 9mm on duty and B. a department letting someone carry a 9mm on duty. Most guys that I know work of departments that won't let them carry their 9mms on duty (off duty is fine) so they have to work with with .40s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrider View Post
    Not trying to start a war of the calibers but law enforcement turned their backs to the perfectly fine 9mm for the overrated .40S&W. So it is rare for me to see, A. someone carrying a 9mm on duty and B. a department letting someone carry a 9mm on duty. Most guys that I know work of departments that won't let them carry their 9mms on duty (off duty is fine) so they have to work with with .40s.
    True, many departments went to the .40 S&W. It is an awesome round. My dept carries Glock 23s. However, 2 of my former departments carried 9mm. I had a 17 and a 19. I wouldn't feel inferior with any of them.

    The NYPD which is the largest PD and the ninth largest army in the world still carries 9mm. Some dinosaurs still carry the .38.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY27 View Post
    Will your dept allow you to use a drop leg holster on your support side for the taser? That is how I carry it. I too have a 32" waist, so I know what you mean.
    Not at present, though we have a new mayor and new chief, so anything could happen.

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    Very interesting. I was reading about PA State Constables. I don't believe there is anything like this in any other state.

    Are you an elected constable or a deputy constable? How much ACT 44 firearms training do you get with your two weeks of certification? Who pays for your training? Do you have any budget for Ammo? Do you drive your own car? Who do you answer to if anyone, Judges? How do you get your work assignments? Are you required to have a concealed carry permit for off duty? As an elected official, how do you set your hours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    my duty rig is:

    body mic 1:00
    OC 2:00
    G17 3:00
    ASP behind the pistol at 4:00
    cuff at 5:00
    cuff at 7:00
    radio 8:30
    taser 10:00 (I have a small Kabar TDI on inner belt between radio/taser-pictured behind mag in the photo above but I've since moved it)
    2 spare mags, vertical at 11:00

    carry Surfire G2 and nitrile gloves in left cargo pocket
    folding knife with window breaker clipped in left front pocket
    butt-whooping tac gloves in right cargo pocket

    S&W 642 strapped to vest under left arm
    Ok,
    Dumb question:
    Do you wear an inner belt with the duty belt strapped around your waist or do you have pants with 2 1/2" belt loops? How do you wear a duty belt with jeans? If it is an outer belt, what keeps it from falling off?
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    That is an out belt that goes over an inner belt. You use keepers to keep the outer belt connected to the inner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGP250 View Post
    Ok,
    Dumb question:
    Do you wear an inner belt with the duty belt strapped around your waist or do you have pants with 2 1/2" belt loops? How do you wear a duty belt with jeans? If it is an outer belt, what keeps it from falling off?
    yes I wear inner belt, use the keepers to attach the duty belt
    I just didn't bother taking a pic of the inner belt

    the only time I wear the duty belt with non-duty pants is at the range, and thats with 5.11 pants, and use the inner belt/keepers also
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    Hopefully every person (LEO or Not) that carries a semi-auto will also carry at least one extra magazine.

    If you have ever seen the floor-plate blow right off a magazine and stop a firearm cold...you'll know why you should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Hopefully every person (LEO or Not) that carries a semi-auto will also carry at least one extra magazine.

    If you have ever seen the floor-plate blow right off a magazine and stop a firearm cold...you'll know why you should.
    A very true, but often overlooked reason.
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    I have to say I never thought of a magazine exploding. Good point, I did some arranging on the belt and all is more comfortable.

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