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This is a discussion on How many mags do you carry? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by poriggity So I have finally completed all requirements for my ccw in san bernardino county California. As I am looking at mag ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by poriggity View Post
    So I have finally completed all requirements for my ccw in san bernardino county California. As I am looking at mag holsters to carry, this brings up a question.. How many spare mags do you guys carry? Obviously one will be in the gun.. Is one more sufficient, or do I need to consider more? Excited to be a new ccw holder and exercise my 2nd amendment right.

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    I normally carry one extra, in a Magholder brand carrier. Sometimes, rarely, if I'm carrying the XDS, the short magazine also goes in a pocket for a total of 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TactiCarl View Post
    Most people seem ok with one extra mag. It also depends on what your magazine capacity is. E.g. if you have 12-16 rounds per magazine w/chamber - no extra magazine might be sufficient for you. However, you might have a malfunction in which the quickest fix is a magazine change.
    The poor sap is in California, land of crippled magazines.

    If you have a single stack with only 6-9 rounds per mag, for example, you would be advised to carry extras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee n. field View Post
    The poor sap is in California, land of crippled magazines.
    You are correct sir.. I am crippled to 10 rounds per magazine...

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    I'm not in Ca and I have mags that hold as few as ten. (1) accuracy matters, (2) spare mags may be solely for malfunctions.

    I carry 1 in weak side rear pants pocket modified to keep mag ready to pull, or I carry two in mag pouch on weak side. Mags are 11 and 13 capacity, the one in the G27 gives me a whoppin 9 +1. Again, shot placement matters more than carrying a bandolier.
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    CA here too.
    Semi-auto 1 in gun, 1 spare.
    Revolver 5 rounds in gun, 3 speed-loaders. They take up the same space on my belt as the 1 mag.
    Mag/speedloader carrier is a cellphone case.

    With mag

    With speedloaders



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    All depends on what I feel like and have room for.

    Revolvers I carry at least one speed loader, sometimes 2. I sometimes carry speed strips also. All in pockets. If I'm carrying an auto I usually only carry one spare mag, sometimes 2, always on the belt.

    Also, I have found personally, that I prefer 2 single mag pouches over a double when I do carry 2 spare mags.

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    Depends on the circumstances but I would say 85% of the time I carry what's in the gun. Depending what I'm carrying if 10 to 14 rounds can't get me out of a jam then I doubt another mag will. YMMV.

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    15 Rounds, Going to the bad part of town 45 rounds.

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    I was told to carry at least 30 extra

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    3 total. 1 in gun 2 in pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkrk View Post
    3 total. 1 in gun 2 in pocket.
    That pretty much sums it up. mag +1 loaded in the gun, 2 mags in belt pouch. Have a military style web pouch on the belt that I carry a light and multi-tool in when I am not allowed to carry the weapon (working on a federal reservation). Drop those out and put in two magazines when I put the pistol on the hip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB53 View Post


    this should cover it
    That is somewhere between awesome and hilarious. Probly weighs about 10 pounds...

    I always carry one spare. For my G26, my spare is a 15 round G19 mag. For everything else, it's just another mag identical to what is in the gun. Instead of a 3rd mag, I'd just add a pocketed BUG and spare mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmordo View Post
    That is somewhere between awesome and hilarious. Probly weighs about 10 pounds...
    that photo is from the Monarch Leather website-they really offer those!
    My Dep Sherrif cousin carries something like 15 spare mags for his Springfield 1911.
    But he carries them in a gym bag in the trunk of his patrol car with his assault rifle & gear.
    He has a couple of mags on his duty belt and a trunk full of whoop azz.

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    Most days, one 15 round in the G19 and one spare G17 magazine with 16 rounds loaded in it.

    If I'm more formally dressed (slacks and a dress shirt) and can't carry OWB, my Sig P938 in the pocket with a spare mag, and my G26 with a Pearce +2 on my ankle.
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    1 spare mag for me

    Quote Originally Posted by poriggity View Post
    So I have finally completed all requirements for my ccw in san bernardino county California. As I am looking at mag holsters to carry, this brings up a question.. How many spare mags do you guys carry? Obviously one will be in the gun.. Is one more sufficient, or do I need to consider more? Excited to be a new ccw holder and exercise my 2nd amendment right.

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    Hopefully will never have to fire one shot, certainly hope I don't have to chnage magazines!

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