Carry an extra or don't carry an extra mag, that's the question

I got you brother some people are but most of them are street gangstas.

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We are not really a group of sprayers here I am fairly certian. We all write comments quite to the contrary. Having an extra mag lets you clear many malfunctions in a semi auto pistol.

I will bet you my Sig M17 that I would rather have my pistol, especially facing one or more agressors who have Glocks with 33 round mags. An opponent who is moving and shooting maybe. An opponent who is spraying and does not care what they hit.

But if you want to engage that threat with 6 rounds, go for it. No need to call people you dont know sprayers. This old Soldier does not spray.

I am also sure that @Johnnyq60 does not spray either. Especially since he is a retired NYPD Detective. Just sayin sir.

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Not trying to start an argument here, I helped with Retired Law Enforcement permits for a couple of years. I forget the number. Myrtle Beach has a large community of retired law enforcement from all over. Some of them could not hit the broad side of a barn, a person would stand a better chance of getting hit if they were moving, because they damn sure could not hit you if you stood still.

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Lol, roger that. Not my man @Johnnyq60

He has that look in his eye. That is a compliment by the way. Lol

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Why thank you very much @Virgil_H for having my six.

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As a former Law Enforcement Officer I have always been use to carrying 2 extra mags on me. You never know when you will go up against more than one person. If any of these civil unrest have taught us is just because you have a gun doesn’t mean a angry mob will automatically back down when they see you have one. Example the 17 year old kid with the Ar-15. They saw that he had a rifle and already shot someone but that still did not stop them from continuing their attack. I rather have it and not need them then to need them and not have them.

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I have actually recently started carrying a second extra mag, because you are exactly right!! I would much rather have it an not need it!

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I plan to carry a second mag. I was looking at my extra mag today and realized I hadn’t taken out the FMJ practice ammo! So be sure to change over to your defensive ammo when you’re done practicing.

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For me, all FMJ gets stripped from all mags before leaving the range. Granted I have three for the time being. I need to avoid any potential mix-up with my defense rounds.

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Yes I carry two Extra mag. Both 16 rounds

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I fire all of mine before leaving and reload with my SD ammo before I exit the range

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@Karlton, @James439, @Steve2, @michael669, @Edward37, @Kent17, @Corbett, @Lawrence19. Welcome to the community, train hard and stay safe. :smiley:

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I carry 2 mags daily, sometimes 6 if I’m at the range. :boom: :boom: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I carry at least 2 and when traveling long distances in a cari carry all mags for different weapons plus extra Ammo boxes

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That’s one of the reasons my mags are color coded.

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I fully understand you. Please stop being against me for what, where, when to carry in my gear. We all have been
trained in classes to do differently and then we reduce the weight.

I do not carry two 15 round 10mm magazines’, the weight can cause you to loose your pants to the knees; the wife may like that. OK, on a hot 97 degree day here in a humite 95 % day, it will be a rough day to fill these cargo pants 5.11 s up with extra weight. I carry a subcompact 9mm, .40 or .45 ACP with small 9 count mags.

I do not expect to use but the smallest amount rounds and I am of an accuracy that is needed , but remember that the bad guys can carry other bad guys and you need the extra good guy for help.

I will not fight you or doubt you !!!

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I have separate mags for the range.

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I am sorry you somehow read into my reply that I was critical of you, “Please stop being against me for what, where, when to carry in my gear.” My reply was not directed at anyone and just happened to fall after yours. All my reply was in response to the question asked in the OP. I simply gave a reply that was ‘different’ than the ones already in place and my personal reasons for doing what I do. Again, I was in no way ‘critical’ of you.

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Well done ! Thank you for every commit, reply, and I do
Not Blame you in any degree, do not stop writing your thoughts
either, because it helps me grow up much more.

I FIND NO FAULTS, have a great weekend and be safe always.

Thank you

Bill

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Having an extra mag is really not the issue. CARRYING A GUN THAT NEEDS MALFUNCTIONS CORRECTED FREQUENTLY IS THE ISSUE.

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