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Hello all,

I found a thread/post in here before and couldn't find it in the search function. It is regarding the amount of ammo to hold in a CCW. The post mentioned that even trained LEO miss roughly 80% of the time, and with a 10 round mag, they would only get the perp twice. So with a 20 round mag, they would increase their chance to hitting the perp 4 times.

I am not sure how accurate those numbers are, but if anyone knows any info related to that (or could find the post) it would be of much help!!
 

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I carry 13+1 in the gun and a spare mag on top of that. Usually another 13 rounder, but i do have a 15 round from a G22 that i can add to the mix if necessary. So i have at least 27 rounds on me at all times.
 

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One could also invest in shooting more and in realistic training to have the same effect. :)

But then, nobody was ever killed because their gun had too much ammo.
 

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I normally carry 15 round mags for a G22. I have 2 on my belt and one in a pocket, accesible to the strong hand.

It's not so much for round count as it is for access. If I'm wounded and need ammo, I don't want to be standing there like I'm petting the neighbor's dog in the middle of what used to be a gunfight and is about to become a murder scene. <g>
 

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Train to a minimum at the range, and expect to achieve only 50% of that in a SHTF situation. Or train SHTF at the range and increase your odds in the real world. I carry a compact 9mm, so I can only hold 8+1. But I carry a spare mag as well. Better to have it and not need it, than the other way around.
 

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I carry 8+1 and sometimes another eight depending on which holster I go with. I recently got one of those cool NRA concealed carry shirts so I might start carrying two extra mags. Prepare for the worst hope for the best. However I don't think I would have time to go through 3 mags 99% of the time it will likely be over after about 3 shots. I hope.
 

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I've always got 16+1 in the gun, plus two spare mags. Almost a whole box of .40, you know, just in case...

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Carry all of it...:image035:

I always carry a spare mag...not because I fear a zombie outbreak (but hey, it could happen :blink:), but in the event I have problem with my primary mag, I have a spare (one is none, two is one)...

I wouldn't get concerned with the amount of ammo one's firearm can hold, as much as can you hit the target (under stress) with what you have?
 

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As soon as I get my double mag holder from Rocky at Pure Kustom, I will be carrying 49 rounds total. 16+1 in the gun, and 32 on my hip.... and that is 40S&W!!!:comeandgetsome:
 

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I carry my G26 with either a 10+1 or 15+1 depending on the magazine I'm carrying that day. If I'm wearing a shoulder holster I'm carrying 10+1 & two 15-round magaines for a total of 41 rounds.

When it comes to magazines even glock magazines can misfeed or you can have a few bad cartridges now & again. As a general rule I always carry two magazines. You never know when you may need that spare magazine.
 

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Hello all,

I found a thread/post in here before and couldn't find it in the search function. It is regarding the amount of ammo to hold in a CCW. The post mentioned that even trained LEO miss roughly 80% of the time, and with a 10 round mag, they would only get the perp twice. So with a 20 round mag, they would increase their chance to hitting the perp 4 times.

I am not sure how accurate those numbers are, but if anyone knows any info related to that (or could find the post) it would be of much help!!
I suspect that the low LEO hit percentages are because of the perps shooting from inside of buildings, behind cover, and at much greater than SD distances.
 

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Most LEO's are not gun people. They shoot the minimum required by their department...once or twice a year for qualifications. Their marksmanship scares me to death. Ever wonder why you read about an LEO shooting where 72 rounds are fired and the bad guy gets three hits? Those rounds are heading into our neighborhoods.
 

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Ten-shot 9mm Kel-Tec P-11 inside my driver's-side door pouch with a spare ten-round magazine ready [for a quick reload] right inside the interior door-handle slot above it.
 

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I carry 6+1 and 6 more =13 in this time of peace and ROL.

P3AT mag holds 6 + 1 in chamber and spare mag in front left pocket.

If ROL brakes down I will carry larger caliber and more ammo with P3AT as back up.
 

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I carry different guns with different mag capacities. I carry an extra mag with each gun not so much for round count, but for mag failure.

F/t feed, F/t fire, or F/t ejects can be fixed fairly easy, but if you have a magazine failure, you are SOL
 

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The post mentioned that even trained LEO miss roughly 80% of the time, and with a 10 round mag, they would only get the perp twice. So with a 20 round mag, they would increase their chance to hitting the perp 4 times.

You must be a trained LEO in order to miss 80% of the time. :biggrin2:
As a properly trained civilian - hopefully you'll not miss at all.
 

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I carry mag in gun +1 in chamber which is 13 and mag in weak side pocket 12 (or if the other gun 11 and 10) again may need a 2nd mag if 1st goes south.
 

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Unless one lives alone on an island, so that all other persons present are intruders, it is better, IMHO, to train more, and realistically, so as not to miss so much. Even if there are no innocents about, perhaps if one is busy missing, one's opponents will be busy hitting THEIR target.

I have seen, and like, an oft-quoted line: "You can't miss fast enough to catch up."

FWIW, I am a police officer, and have fired one shot at another human being. I did not miss, and hit exactly the spot I wanted. Perhaps I should have hit him with more shots, to make the overall stats move more toward the "hit" column? :rolleyes:

I like to carry two guns, but capacity is no big deal. Once upon a time, a broken mainspring, in my duty sixgun at the time, made me somewhat religious about two guns. If those are two revolvers, I am comfortable enough. From 2002 to 2007, my usual off-the-clock ensemble was a couple of SP101 snubbies. Toward the end of that period, a 4" Speed Six tended to take the place of one of the snubbies.

Don't get me wrong; if capacity is there, I use it. My present P229 duty/CC pistols are loaded to capacity. Life is simpler if I carry the same weapons on and off the clock. The main reason for the spare mag is for malfunctions. There are times I will carry more than one spare mag, just as there are times I bring a shotgun or two, and perhaps a rifle.

Once I no longer have a chief telling me what to carry, I will probably revert to revolvers most of the time.
 

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Like most folks, I don't really enjoy or like shooting my smaller guns that hurt my trigger finger and hands, spoiled by recoil; although these are the CCW guns that I depend on, more so than my bigger heavier fun guns that I really don't carry or conceal. I could and should make myself shoot my CCW guns.
 
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