How many rounds do you carry?

The range is in the back yard now.

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For each of my four carry guns, I have a mag pouch with a belt clip. I mostly carry my Ruger LC9s which holds 7+1 but my extra mag for this pistol is the extended 9 round mag so on a typical day, 17 rounds Hornady Critical Defense 115gr

I used to live o 10 acres where my pistol range was on my back porch. I had some metal targets & my wood pile was about 20" from the house against the fence that was my property line. It was all uphill behind the woodpile & before I shot I would text my neighbor who’s property was on the other side of the woodpile (he had 47 acres) i also had a windsock that I ran up a 12’ flagpole for a visual indicator. He was married & an empty nester. He would proactively let me know if they were having guests that would be roaming his land & I would simply not shoot. But I sure miss stepping outside to pee or shoot. Unfortunately my daughter was killed in a horseback accident & later my wife took her own life. I had to move. That was over 20 years ago but having land was very liberating

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That’s a heavy cross to bear R9, so sorry for your losses that way… a nightmare.

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My condolences brother man.

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YOU have to carry for you. I know a lot of lawyers who would say that if you bring more when you go to a bad area, you shouldn’t go to that area since you feel unsafe.

I on the other hand argue that I bring what makes sense to my clothing choice. When I have business casual, I may bring an extra mag, when I’m wearing my tight business casual outfits, I can’t fit any extra mags. When I’m wearing my “lucky” brand jeans, I can typically bring 2 extra mags because they stretch more than my other pants. When I am wearing my shorts, I may only have my pistol and not any extra mags because they can’t hide well on my shorts.

So, it’s less what I carry as much as what I wear…

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From the following story, lots to glean, don’t put oneself in such a dire predicament to start with.

Other reports allege it was 4:30AM, she was catching a train to an airport. But it happened so fast, could one have defended against that ‘first’ armed attacker? Light pole for “cover”, no place for “light” rounds, a place where accuracy is prudent. IDK.

Made me lean toward, maximum legal capacity per mag, and more than one mag. What say “ye”?

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You can carry even 10 mags with 15 rd each… but how does it help? Are you going to draw your firearm against rifle pointed at you?
Only situational awareness was able to give her a little chance to not being robbed.

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Hunter: Its coming right for us!

Eric Cartman: It’s like the gun I used in Nam.

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I’m not sure what you can do in that situation. You can’t realistically be “ready” for someone to hop out of every car on the road with a rifle and a few friends right behind…while also being ready for a speeding car from blocks away that might run red lights and hit you…and being ready for the guy with a rifle and friends coming out of an alley or a building…and being ready for every other possible scenario.

I mean car stops guy gets out has rifle…how are you not going to be behind the curve?

That said I’m more familiar with Chicago than I would like and if I were walking around at o’dark thirty toting a suitcase I would be pretty much in condition orange the entire time with head on a swivel far more than normal. But if a car stopped fast and someone hopped out with a rifle…IDK.

I had to catch the Red Line at 0330 every morning, then transfer to the Blue Line just to get to work O’Hare. I’m surprised that more FA’s/Pilots weren’t mugged riding those trains. Us, we had our UA gear on, nobody messed with any of us that early in the AM.

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