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    Hey Y'all: I'm gonna get crucified for this but I'll say it anyway and live with the replies. WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU NEED EXTRA MAGS WHEN CC, AND WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE GETTING INTO REQUIRING THE MAGS? There is always the what if but statistics (check me if I am wrong) indicate that in just about all incidents involving shots fired, less than 5 shots are exchanged--that is why, IMO, revolvers still exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Hey Y'all: I'm gonna get crucified for this but I'll say it anyway and live with the replies. WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU NEED EXTRA MAGS WHEN CC, AND WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE GETTING INTO REQUIRING THE MAGS? There is always the what if but statistics (check me if I am wrong) indicate that in just about all incidents involving shots fired, less than 5 shots are exchanged--that is why, IMO, revolvers still exist.
    Statistically, you'll likely never need to defend yourself with your firearm. But you wouldn't leave that at home, would you? No crucifixion, to each his own. But let's answer the OPs question instead of rationalizing against that for which he has sought advice.

    I have Fobus paddle 2-mag holster that I keep 2 G22 mags in. Easy on, easy off. Picked it up used at a gun show for $5. It looks kinda bulky before you put it on, but it conceals well under a T-shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Hamberger View Post
    I always have a spare mag in a belt pouch when I carry my 9mm or .45acp. I also carry a backup. You will be hard pressed to find me unarmed since I received my CHP. I know, someone will say something about carrying so much is a sign of poor shooting, but that isn't true at all...I'm an expert shot with my handguns and rifles.
    I thought everyone here was an expert shot?

  5. Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Hey Y'all: I'm gonna get crucified for this but I'll say it anyway and live with the replies. WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU NEED EXTRA MAGS WHEN CC, AND WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE GETTING INTO REQUIRING THE MAGS? There is always the what if but statistics (check me if I am wrong) indicate that in just about all incidents involving shots fired, less than 5 shots are exchanged--that is why, IMO, revolvers still exist.
    Kel,
    I don't think I'm gonna need a spare mag because I run out of ammunition. (My primary carry is a high cap .45 with a 13+1 capacity. If I run into something that the proper application of 14 of CorBon's finest hollowpoints can't get me out of, I'm pretty much screwed from the word, "Go." I carry a spare mag because I don't trust 1 single magazine that I own enough to gamble my life on it functioning. I also don't see the logic in reseating a mag that just failed when doing a failure clearance drill if a tap and rack doesn't fix it. If the mag has to come out, I just dump it and grab another one (do a reload drill) and you can't do that if you ain't got a spare.

    Quote Originally Posted by theicemanmpls View Post
    I thought everyone here was an expert shot?
    I'm not. I just play one on TV.

    Not really, I'm just outspoken AND opinionated. But I also don't have any delusions of grandeur. I've shot with World Champion shooters, special operations personnel and the folks that train World Champions and special operations personnel and I know that I'm a middle of the pack (some place in the middle 33%) shooter. Maybe, on a good day with the stars and planets in the proper alignment and me holding my mouth just right, I'm on the upper edge of the middle 1/3 and that's as good as I'll ever get. On a bad day, I'm toward the middle or lower of the middle 1/3. Seriously, I'm as 'middle of the pack' as you can get. I shot a match one time where only 7 folks showed up. I finished 4th- right behind the 12 year old girl shooting borrowed guns.

    That being said, just because I'm slow don't mean I don't know what I'm doing. I know I'll never be fast enough to compete with the big dogs, so I concentrated on not missing by much and versatility when it comes to techniques.

  6. I carry one mag loose in the offside pocket of my cover(vest/jacket) or in a Kydex beltclip single mag holder. In my vehicle I carry 2 moremags in a belt double carrier plus light and extra knife. In the area where I travel most, 30 rounds on my person is adequate for any occurance I might encounter. The downside of pocket carrying is the crud that gets in the mag.

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    Carrying extra magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Hey Y'all: I'm gonna get crucified for this but I'll say it anyway and live with the replies. WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU NEED EXTRA MAGS WHEN CC, AND WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE GETTING INTO REQUIRING THE MAGS? There is always the what if but statistics (check me if I am wrong) indicate that in just about all incidents involving shots fired, less than 5 shots are exchanged--that is why, IMO, revolvers still exist.
    A type 3 malfunction is a feedway stoppage, the mother of all stoppages,which requires replacing the mag with another. It is not because 14 is not enough. It is better to be prepared and carry the backup, than not to have it when it may be needed. Most fights are 4 or fewer shots. I would fire a minimum of 3 (unless there were more than one BG, then each BG would get their share followed by seconds and thirds).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Hey Y'all: I'm gonna get crucified for this but I'll say it anyway and live with the replies. WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU NEED EXTRA MAGS WHEN CC, AND WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE GETTING INTO REQUIRING THE MAGS? There is always the what if but statistics (check me if I am wrong) indicate that in just about all incidents involving shots fired, less than 5 shots are exchanged--that is why, IMO, revolvers still exist.
    Others have covered the reasons for more than one magazine. As to revolvers, I also carry one or two speed loaders or strips when carrying a revolver. When the first exchange is over all of my trainers have emphasized reloading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I usually have a total of 3 mags. One in my first gun. A second in a back up gun and the third in a mag carrier.
    Almost the same here, i to have 3 mags, one in the first gun, (G-36 or 21) second in the G-27 in pocket, and if I,m in the mood the third in my little buddy on my ankle

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Hey Y'all: I'm gonna get crucified for this but I'll say it anyway and live with the replies. WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU NEED EXTRA MAGS WHEN CC, AND WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE GETTING INTO REQUIRING THE MAGS? There is always the what if but statistics (check me if I am wrong) indicate that in just about all incidents involving shots fired, less than 5 shots are exchanged--that is why, IMO, revolvers still exist.
    Not to be smart but ..... when I lived in Florida , I saw two LEOs killed because they ran out of ammo , at the time they carried revolvers and only had one reload . Now myself , I carry a 12 rnd mag in my peace and two extra mags on my off side and one in the pipe for 37 rnds. plus a BUG with 7 rnds in it .
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    Most shoulder holster systems also incorporate magazine carriers on the non-gun side.

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