Extra Ammo

mortdooley

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Jul 25, 2008
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This question was asked on another board I post on. How much spare ammo do you carry with your concealed handgun? Personally I only carry what the guns capacity is which in my case is between 8 and 11 rounds. Most of the people said they carry at least 2 spare mags and a wonder 9 for a total of about 46 rounds. I am thinking defense and hope to put as few rounds in the air as possible that might hit unintended targets while getting out of a tight spot.
 

knsgordon

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Jul 27, 2008
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The key is to carry as much ammo as you will need to get the job done! For some it may be one round, for others, they might need a trailer. Carry what fits the above and is comfortable to you.
 

Texas Patriot

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Jul 17, 2008
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I carry a Kel Tec P3AT and all I carry for ammo is a loaded mag. I don't usually go to places where I expect to engage in a small war, but some guys must do that frequently, or else they would tire from carrying so much extra ammo with them.

I do also have a Taurus .45 ACP with 11 rounds in my console and a Springfield .45 ACP with 8 rounds in my briefcase. That's it for me.
 

mac79912

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I carry two mags for my Glock 17(34 rounds) and three mags if carrying my 1911(24 rounds).
 

Thumper_6119

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Jun 19, 2008
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This question was asked on another board I post on. How much spare ammo do you carry with your concealed handgun? Personally I only carry what the guns capacity is which in my case is between 8 and 11 rounds. Most of the people said they carry at least 2 spare mags and a wonder 9 for a total of about 46 rounds. I am thinking defense and hope to put as few rounds in the air as possible that might hit unintended targets while getting out of a tight spot.
That would be me. Beretta92FS with 2 spare mags. And why? Because ya just never know. I'm not an off-the-deep-end-sky-is-falling type, but I do believe in being prepared for as much as I reasonably can be. I always remember that story about the small town sheriff walking into some town meeting and being greeted by one of the townspeople who asked "Sheriff, I see you are wearing your handgun into the meeting. Are you expecting trouble?" His reply "No. If I was expecting trouble, I'd be carrying my shotgun." (Whether the story is true or not, the point is valid.) And what is that phrase that seems to get just run into the ground on gun boards?? oh yeah, "Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." Besides, it's not really that much heavier, and the mags are easy enough to conceal.

I too hope to never be called upon to actually draw and wield, and/or use my CCW, let alone get into a firefight, but getting into an LA style shootout (caught between the good guys and the bad guys with me just trying to get out of the whole mess without extra venting) is not really why I carry, or why I carry extra mags. More as just a little extra insurance should I have a prolonged trip home from work (which is not too far) in a less than civil social atmosphere, whatever the cause may be. I mean, we're talking just less than a box of ammo. Not cans of belt fed ordinance going to a roof mounted......you get the idea. It's just a little more insurance. For me, it's no big deal. It's not a good idea to blindly spray down an area with ammo just because you have it. (We'll leave that for the movies).

I'm sure the answers are quite varied as are the reasons and perceptions for carrying in the first place. People just do it differently.
 

50calRay

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Jun 17, 2008
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Well I don't have my CHL yet but I've been staying in Arizona which allows OC. So I've been using my shoulder hoslter for my 92f that holds two extra mags. My primary CCW is going to be a 38 spl. I'll keep two 6shot strips in my pocket.
 

fm2

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Apr 27, 2008
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There are more benefits to spare magazines, than just the ammo.

I usually carry 1 extra mag. That is most likely to be used in case mag failure.
 
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