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Thread: Carrying four magazines?

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    One or two spares in addition to the mag that's already inserted. Otherwise, carry a box of cartridges that's real handy if you're so inclined.

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    That does seem like a lot of ammo. But then I don't know what your situation is.

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    Yea, I'd have to agree that open carry draws extra attention. Why broadcast? Seems like it would make you a target as much as a deterrent.

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    If I need more than one spare magazine, I'm in the wrong place.

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    I wear Tru-Spec pants and shorts, and have for more than a few years now.

    The cargo pockets have two "built in" mag pouches in each that are suitable for either single or double stack mags; for a total of four.

    For those keeping up with "current events;" these days, multiple reloads aren't a sign of paranoia, but prudence.

    If I'm carrying a 1911, two reloads is the bare minimum.

    With a hi-cap pistol, at least one 17 round reload is a bare minimum.

    When I must visit, or drive through "bad areas;" my backup is an AR with 30 round reloads in the back seat.

    Now, for those who have had actual training (not target shooting); is there anyone here that's been trained to take one or two shots; then stop and see if that's enough to stop the threat? I didn't think so.

    When using a skill such as "the zipper," four shots are taken; one to the abdomen, two COM, and a fourth to the head. I shoot that one in about one second, without sights. So, an eight round mag won't last long if faced with multiple threats. Of course, with multiple threats; each will get one shot, until I can determine who needs "seconds."

    I've never had a trainer tell me that I should only carry one reload. Or two...
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

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    Last edited by Rick McC.; 23rd January 2017 at 20:46.


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    What about one of those 28 round drum magazines I've seen pictures of around here (I think). Wouldn't have to reload, but I bet that thing is heavy. I'm guessing it add what, 3 pounds to the gun? Guessing that is what you really need for a Lebman.

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    Typically around my home town I carry just the one in the gun.

    Hiking, I always have 2 spares. Depending on intended town/city of travel destination I will have an extra on me and some in the car.

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    IMHO, a pistol is something to take care of biz and remove yourself from the threat/problem asap.

    Since most confrontations are of close distance, it is shoot, a quick assessment that the threat is no more, and vacate the immediate area...in case post-threat person has the "family and friends program" where they may show up at a moments notice, tis better off not to be there when the program installs itself.
    If it isn't durable, it isn't reliable.

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