How much AMMO should you carry on you when Carrying Concealed?

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While those techniques exist and could save a life.... pulling out a BUG is at least as fast as some of those techniques, much faster than some, and pulling a BUG allows a person to keep their focus on the bad guy instead of having their attention diverted to messing with a gun that quit working.

Not knocking the techniques but I highly suspect the average gun carrier is not going to practice any of that often enough to be half fastedly proficient at it...

Oh... and the boot/shoe heel can also be used for a one handed rack.
 

While those techniques exist and could save a life.... pulling out a BUG is at least as fast as some of those techniques, much faster than some, and pulling a BUG allows a person to keep their focus on the bad guy instead of having their attention diverted to messing with a gun that quit working.

Not knocking the techniques but I highly suspect the average gun carrier is not going to practice any of that often enough to be half fastedly proficient at it...

Oh... and the boot/shoe heel can also be used for a one handed rack.

The average gun carrier would never even bother clicking on this thread
 
How much Ammo

I carry 12+1 in my holster and one extra Mag. I figure after that, LE should be in the lead by then. (Hopefully)
 
When I carry my revolvers, 6 in the gun, and 2 speed loaders, 18 total.
When I carry my semi, 7 in the gun no round chambered, and 2 mag, 7 in each, total 21.

I do not know if it is too much, or too little. Hopefully I will never know.
 
8 in the gun. 7 in the second mag. Third and fourth mags when carried have 10 each. Fifth mag also holds 7. All in .45 ACP. And always another 20 round stored in the truck.
 
Depends on which gun I'm carrying that day.

(CC)TCP- 6rd mag, 1 in chamber w/ 1 spare 6rd mag in a pocket.

(CC)M&P9c- 12rd mag, 1 in chamber w/ spare 12rd mag on hip.

(OC)1911- 8rd mag, 1 in chamber w/ spare 8rd mag on hip.
 
Sorry if this has been talked about before but I could not Find It.

I am a new to carry concealed and I carry a XD 45ACP a total of 14 Rounds, 13 in the mag and 1 chambered. My Ammo of choose is the Winchester PDX1 230 GR. SUPREME ELITE BONDED.

I cant find an excuse to carry an extra mag of 13 more rounds for a grand total of 27 total rounds. I been training with my XD 45acp for 2 years in prep of carrying it concealed. I practice the double tap (2 shoots) center mass to asses a threat.

If you do the math, that's 14 rounds divided by 2 for a total of 7 possible threats that I can asses. Or 27 rounds and 14 possible Threats.

I have looked for a documented case of one CCW trained person having to asses more than 2 threats back to back. In most cases if there was two suspects and the most threatening one got shot at, the second suspect runs away.

Now if i would carry a revolver or a semi auto with less then 7 rounds, then may be I would see fit to carry Extra Ammo.

Please help a newbie with your opinions.
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I think there is a flaw in your logic. You are doing your math based on a target not a human and considering only a frontal presentation. The shot presented to you at the time might be from the side or a quarter turn so more rounds will be required. In addition, people move when you shoot at them. At least I do. You also need to consider the reactions your body and brain will have in a firefight. Your accuracy will be the first to go.

I agree with everyone else though in that it is a personal choice. Depending on my weapon selection, I carry 18 in the weapon plus two 15s or 14 in the weapon and two nineteens. I also carry a BUG in a pocket holster. It's a 25 with 11 in it, but if I'm down to using it I'm only trying to get the BG to duck so I can get the hell out of there!
 
Sorry if this has been talked about before but I could not Find It.

I am a new to carry concealed and I carry a XD 45ACP a total of 14 Rounds, 13 in the mag and 1 chambered. My Ammo of choose is the Winchester PDX1 230 GR. SUPREME ELITE BONDED.

I cant find an excuse to carry an extra mag of 13 more rounds for a grand total of 27 total rounds. I been training with my XD 45acp for 2 years in prep of carrying it concealed. I practice the double tap (2 shoots) center mass to asses a threat.

If you do the math, that's 14 rounds divided by 2 for a total of 7 possible threats that I can asses. Or 27 rounds and 14 possible Threats.

I have looked for a documented case of one CCW trained person having to asses more than 2 threats back to back. In most cases if there was two suspects and the most threatening one got shot at, the second suspect runs away.

Now if i would carry a revolver or a semi auto with less then 7 rounds, then may be I would see fit to carry Extra Ammo.

Please help a newbie with your opinions.
Thank you. Always Help Protect Your Rights - Join the NRA.
Nate Rodriguez - AKA DomRepLV or Cheap Nate.




You are assuming that you will have time to properly aim and fire your weapon. You are also assuming that, should you hit the target, your rounds will stop said target. You should assume neither. Personally, I don't leave home with less than 3 spare mags. My EDC is a Glock 21Gen4. I have 14 in the gun plus 3 spare mags that have 2rd extenders = 59rds. But that's just me...
 
I believe in overkill I guess. My daily carry is 17 plus 1 in the chamber and an extra mag of 17. No such thing as too much.
 
I cannot answer a simple question with a simple answer.

I carry, have for over 30 years. Never came close to presenting it one time. Long before you figure out how to shoot and all that goes with it, you figure out how not to shot.

In regards to the question, I carry spare mags, in spare guns.
 
My particular holster has a compartment for one magazine. I prefer to carry 2-15 rounders. G19 or SR40C. Need a few G19 and G17 magazines. (On sale online for $20ea.)
 
So basically, those who carry a spare magazine are assuming one of two or three scenarios. A protracted firefight, an encounter where standoff from the assailant is greater much greater than 21 feet, or your assailant is attacking in a relaxed mode.

With an assailant at a distance of 21 feet or less, you are going to have a problem drawing and presenting before he is upon you, much less clearing a magazine and re-inserting one.

As far as needing more rounds than I have in a single magazine, what kind of scenario are you envisioning, outside of Syria or a Zombie apocalypse?

I am not being flip about this, I really am interested in knowing what kind of situation you realistically envision the need for additional ammo, past the psychological reassurance of having it?
 
So basically, those who carry a spare magazine are assuming one of two or three scenarios. A protracted firefight, an encounter where standoff from the assailant is greater much greater than 21 feet, or your assailant is attacking in a relaxed mode.

With an assailant at a distance of 21 feet or less, you are going to have a problem drawing and presenting before he is upon you, much less clearing a magazine and re-inserting one.

As far as needing more rounds than I have in a single magazine, what kind of scenario are you envisioning, outside of Syria or a Zombie apocalypse?

I am not being flip about this, I really am interested in knowing what kind of situation you realistically envision the need for additional ammo, past the psychological reassurance of having it?

Primary magazine failure would be one scenario.

Capacity of magazine(s) is another.

More then one BG is a third (due to the rapid fire response where a person empties their gun under the stress of the situation).

A fourth would be accidental drop of the primary magazine when it was not intended.

Many things can go wrong under stress (even with additional training). Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
 

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