Hello everyone I have a question about how many magazine would you carry when CCW, If I think about it, the reason for CCW is protect your self from any harms to you and your love ones, That means, that you want to stop that threat to happen, by all means necessarily, so I'm assuming that with only 1mag is good enough to do so, because you only want to disable that threat..
One of the reasons you carry a spare magazine is in case your first one malfunctions. It's not always about the increased round count.
In all the years I've carried I've never had to fire a shot. Based on that I choose to carry a multitool instead of a third magazine (there's only so much space on my belt)
One in the gun, two on my belt and three extended magazines in a leasantry:"tactical"leasantry: thigh magazine holder. If 127 rounds of 40S&W won't get the job done, I should have brought hand grenades or set up claymores around the perimeter. :biggrin:
Most malfunctions are caused by magazine issues. You should always carry at least 1 reload just in case. You do malfunction drills, right? This is an extension of that. For those who believe tha magazine in the gun is all they need, all I can say is I've seen a lot of magazine failures from the one in the gun. It may have been defective when you first loaded up or it was damaged after you loaded up. Have you ever fired a round and got a FTF? I've watched people whose mags lost the baseplate and ejected all of their rounds, spring, and follower WITHOUT the shooter noticing until it Failed To Fire. YMMV
In Arizona if they make it you can carry it, have seen 9mm 32 round mags. Personally, I carry 16 round magazines by Springfield and EAA Tanfoglio Witness