This is a discussion on How many extra within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by sailormnop I have 4 for my PX4 so I always have one resting. I think I will probably get one or two ...
resting is mag unloaded , put in rotation is using different mags in the gun and carry spare, thereby using different mags for shooting leaving some mags empty to rest the springs.
Resting and rotating your magazines refers to keeping a mag unloaded (resting) and alternating your mags being loaded or unloaded (rotating). It's just a way of extending the life of your mags. Although, I've read that it does not matter because modern mag springs don't fatigue or wear out. I rotate mine because I feel it may help...heck, it can't hurt!
I'm honestly guessing that I have about 40 or 50 for the ol' 1911s & maybe 20 or 25 by now for the 220s. I probably should look in the trunk of the car...maybe I have some more in there.
Is that too many?
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I tend to believe that you can't have too many magazines. When I go to the range, I just hate having to waste my time there reloading mags. So, I tend to load enough mags for each gun that I just don't have to reload. I just pop in a full magazine, and when I run out, it's time to switch guns.
My personal minimum for handguns is four mags.
No real reason why.
I have three dedicated for carry and another 5 or so for range/plinking only ... and I still want more.