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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 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailormnop View Post
    I have 4 for my PX4 so I always have one resting. I think I will probably get one or two more so I can up the percentage resting.
    Can someone Explain whats "Resting" and putting them in rotation? I guess I'm alil confused on some of the lingo.


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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    My personal minimum for handguns is four mags.

    No real reason why.

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    I have three dedicated for carry and another 5 or so for range/plinking only ... and I still want more.
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