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Old 01-05-2019, 07:08 AM
 
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With your ccw, I mean. Iím considering it. Why do you carry it, or not?
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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Very rarely, even though I've practiced quick reloading for what it's worth on a range.
I think I read somewhere were it was extremely rare that someone reloaded, be it a law enforcement officer or private citizen, in a self-defense shooting event.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:33 AM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Oh, I thought you meant a magazine like "Life". My bad. And no I don't.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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With your ccw, I mean. I’m considering it. Why do you carry it, or not?

It depends on how I feel for that day. Most often I do not carry an extra magazine; but on occasion I do carry an extra magazine.


If you feel the need and have the extra room in a pocket, then carry an extra magazine.


Unless you are going to the range, I would not be caring 10 extra magazines. Or an entire bag full of extra magazines. But a single extra magazine is not unreasonable.


When I am caring my Sig P232, an extra magazine is an extra 7 round. When I am caring a 1911 or a Sig P220, that is an extra 8 rounds for a magazine. If I am caring something that has more than a 10 round magazine already in it, I have not carried an extra magazine, I did not feel the need.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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With your ccw, I mean. Iím considering it. Why do you carry it, or not?
I do, not because I'm always involved in situations requiring 10x2 to solve, but because it's easy enough to put on the other side of my CCW undergarment. Why not, I figure, as the pistol is a paperweight in the unlikely but non-zero odds I need to tactical or speed-reload.

Should one choose to hip carry, various locations, your weak hand should always be going for a magazine on the opposite hip when it's time to reload. Not a great argument, but it's nice to feel there. I don't do that much.

Shoulder holster, I believe a couple mags are a counter-weight. Wouldn't know, I'm not a detective wearing a sport coat constantly where it's best to have a shoulder rig. AFAIK, very few professionals find any upside to this vs. hip except perhaps in a vehicle.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Naples FL
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Yes I do ... basically because if it really ever hits the fan .. as unlikely as it is ...
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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Yes I do ... basically because if it really ever hits the fan .. as unlikely as it is ...
Unlike you, I never carry an extra magazine. To me, a CCW is an extreme last resort. I try to always maintain situational awareness of where I am and always plan for an avenue of escape, even if only a brief examination. My first duty is to my family and friends. If I can't protect, and remove them from a threatening situation that requires the use of a CCW and a single magazine, then I have need of much more training.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:13 PM
 
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Yes.

Most failures are magazine related.

Replace the magazine, solve the malfunction.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I always carry at least one spare magazine. That gives me 27 opportunities to neutralize any threat(s). On my Jeep trips into the desert, it's open carry and two spare mags.
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:58 AM
 
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With thirteen rounds in the gun, no, I don't.
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