Extra magazines or BUG?

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  1. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    Ok, I know this is a mall ninja question,. . . . kind of.

    If you could only carry one, whould you carry extra magazines or a Back Up Gun (BUG)?

    Lets assume that you can only carry one.

    (Like I was planning on carrying a G19 with either extra mag or two -or- a 380 kel tec to throw an example out there).

    My thoughts are, BUG's are usually much smaller than even a primary CC handgun. Extra mag doesn't compromise any more (than you already have) in the fire-power department.

    A BUG lets you have a gun even if your first one has a catastrophic failure.

    Opinion? Ideas?
     


  2. usmcpmi

    usmcpmi Active Member

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    Unless I Knew that I would be in a situation that required more firepower, I would carry what I have carried for almost 30 years. 1- 1911 and 3 extra mags. 1 mag in my back pocket and 2 in whatever vehicle I was in... If I ever thought I needed a "BUG" it would then be the 1911, because my main weapon would then be a RIFLE!
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  3. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Extra mags. The gun, if properly maintained and a quality gun, is less likely to fail. Mags are much more likely to fail and they only take a second to change.
     
  4. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    I'll preface this with 'I try to avoid situations that would make me feel like I needed a bug or extra mags'. That being said, I would choose extra mags. When hunting, I take 2 extra mags for my sidearm........I don't know why, but I do.
     
  5. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    I wasn't planning on going into situations that I'd need it. I was just thinking which would be better to have.
     
  6. texas_teacher

    texas_teacher Well-Known

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    When we are allowed to open carry in this great state it wouldn't be a BUG to me but I'm sure many individuals would consider my colt Mustang a BUG... Hell even my dad carried it when he was on duty as a BUG... But as I was saying the Mustang would be my primary and my BUG given me a matching pair for symmetry... maybe it's just the right-brained person or maybe it's the OCD, whatever it is, it is a good combination.
     
  7. LittleGun

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    I would take extra mags over a BUG, because I can carry lots of mags.
     
  8. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Bug all the way, as I do now. 2 is one, 1 is none in the words of Clint Smith.

    If you can hit, one should be enough with one mag. If you need more shots than that, you shouldn't be there anyway. If you have a problem with or lose one gun, it doesn't matter how many mags you have for it. Everything mechanical will fail at one time or another.
     
  9. TxEMTP69

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    +1
     
  10. treyw

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    Spare magazines.

    "Beware of the man who only has one gun, because he probably knows how
    to use it"
     

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