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Do you carry an extra clip?

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  • Yes, I always try to carry an extra clip

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  • No, I never carry an extra clip

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    I can't answer this poll because it depends on which gun and which holster I carry that day.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Always always......
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    I don't carry any clips, but I do carry atleast one though most often two reserve magazines.
    Reason being not so much for though of need toward that much ammo but just to use to top off from and/or in the event of a failure I'm not going to under the gun try to tech the magazine or rounds. I'd simply dump the magazine, rack the slide to clear, and reload from a fresh. Much quicker and easier and most productive.

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    I carry an extra magazine on my person and one in the truck. One shouldn't prepare for a 2-shot, 3 second gun battle. Too many variables can throw that scenario out the window. It's better to be prepared for a longer engagement and pray it never happens than plan for a quick encounter and get caught in a problem (i.e. mag failure, run out of ammo, etc.). Someone (who has since decomposed) said it is better to have and not need than to need and not have.
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    I carry extra clips for my Garand.

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    Poll option unavailable. I sometimes carry a spare mag. I always carry a spare mag with my P220. Single stack, 8 round magazines. With my Glocks, I sometimes carry a spare mag, but not always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3 View Post
    The primary reason for carrying a spare magazine (in civilian terms) isn't so much the need for more ammo as much as it's a safeguard against a magazine related failure that would otherwise render your pistol useless.

    +1 on that. I couldn't have said it better.

    I will add that I carry a Glock, I'm not cracked about the plastic floor plate, if I were to get knocked to the ground or against a wall and that floor plate break, now all my nice ammo is rolling around on the ground and I have a single shot club, no pistol is a very effective club.
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    I don't carry an extra magazine on most occasions. Hopefully the police will arrive before I expend all my ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwhall57 View Post
    The gun I carry has 10 +1 in the pipe. I really don't plan to ever get caught in a fire-fight with an armed mob
    I'd hope I could stop two-three threats in 10 shots, but I honestly won't know until I've had that sort of adrenaline rush and heavy weight of making the "judgment" call of shoot or don't shoot. Thats why I'm all about 17+1 plus the 17 rnd backup mag.

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    I never carry w/o carrying a spare magazine and I often carry two.

    To not carry a reload is kinda dumb...
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    My clips won't fit into my handguns.


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    Having spare ammunition is always a good thing and never a bad thing.
    I never fail to carry at least one, often two spare magazines or speedloaders with the primary sidearm.
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    Always carry a extra mag, or three.......
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    I didn't vote because I didn't want to skew the results any more than they probably already are as I'd have to answer honestly that I don't carry any spare clips because I don't own any firearms that even take clips.

    Now, knowing what you meant by the question, however, I'll answer and say that I try to carry a spare MAGAZINE when I can. Sometimes wardrobe doesn't allow, but I'll often throw a spare mag in my purse or slip it in my pocket.

    It's always better to have one for all reasons mentioned above: just in case; major firefight; failure of the first magazine; better to not need than not have; etc.

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