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

I carry 1 spare mag when carrying a semi auto. How many rounds it holds is immaterial to me. I don't trust one single magazine enough to bet my life on it working and nothing bad happening to it.

When I carry a wheel gun at least 2- and normally 3 with the 3rd carried on the opposite side from the others- speed loaders. There's 3 or 4 more in the truck along with another revolver.
 

Personally I carry Three Mags with my Pistol & 2 speed loaders & 10 loose in a pocket pouch with my revolver, Just in case. Also hope to never have to use it. But as a person in a wheel chair criminals look at you as a easy target, that's one reason I carry to begin with.
 
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.


These reasons ^^^

I carry one extra magazine on me, and have another in my get home bag.

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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.)


I assume this is the type of holster you’re talking about? Have you ever tried to reload from it?
The big problem I see with these holsters is you either have to switch your gun into your off hand to get the magazine or reach clear across your body to get it. Either way you’re losing time and making the process more awkward than it needs to be.
 
I have been admonished on gun forum's about carrying extra magazines. I have been told if you can't get the job done in five shots, you should give up your firearm. Some people on these forums can be as whacky as the Mad Mom's or Bloomie's minions.

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This is one of those conceptual ideas that can never be truly answered. It is a matter of preference what you carry to back up your EDC for ammo. I say to all who feel they have the perfect answer to the problem, bullpucky. Perception of safety lies with the carrier, what makes them content or safe while carrying. I carry back up ammo, but that is me, if you feel YOU don't need any that is fine, that is YOUR decision and you will live with the consequences that come from your decision as will I.
 
When carrying my 19 I carry an extra 15 round mag, and my 30S and an extra mag for a 21 the same when I'm carrying my 29 I carry a G20 mag which is 15 rounder of 10mm life is good.
 
When carrying my 19 I carry an extra 15 round mag, and my 30S and an extra mag for a 21 the same when I'm carrying my 29 I carry a G20 mag which is 15 rounder of 10mm life is good.

This works for me too.


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Figuring out how to carry, what to carry and how much to carry is like deciphering the scientist chalkboard in the movie The Day The Earth Stood Still.

The correct answer may be 2 x 2 or 2 + 2 or 1 + 1 + 1 + 1.

Magazines fail more often than guns, so having additional magazines and extra ammo is an advantage.
 
The chance of you having a weapons malfunction caused by a defective magazine is far higher than the possibility of you running out of ammunition in a fight. Having said that the immediate action drill for both scenarios is to change magazines.
Just out of habit I carry two reloads regardless of magazine capacity.
 
I usually carry one extra mag with 8 rounds, but not always. I carry a Les Baer in .45 and have fired over 1500 rounds with no malfunctions of any kind. I use Wilson Combat mags. I am comfortable with the odds of this combo going bang when i pull the trigger whether i have an extra mag or not.


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Goodness, If you need more than 10 rounds to address a threat, you either need to work on your marksmanship, or get the hell out of whatever situation you're in and re-evaluate the scenario.

I carry six rounds on .45acp. More than enough to address most any issue that might arise. If I need more, I should have brought a rifle.
 
Goodness, If you need more than 10 rounds to address a threat, you either need to work on your marksmanship, or get the hell out of whatever situation you're in and re-evaluate the scenario.

I carry six rounds on .45acp. More than enough to address most any issue that might arise. If I need more, I should have brought a rifle.

And as I heard from an old movie covering this type scenario, "Feets, don't fail me now!!"
 
Goodness, If you need more than 10 rounds to address a threat, you either need to work on your marksmanship, or get the hell out of whatever situation you're in and re-evaluate the scenario.

I carry six rounds on .45acp. More than enough to address most any issue that might arise. If I need more, I should have brought a rifle.

And hopefully you won't have to. If I have a pound of hope in one hand and a pound of crap in the other, which one is fuller. :laugh:

And, both guns and magazines are mechanical devices that can and do fail. :wink:
 
My 45 witness has a 10 round magazine and my shoulder holster has a mag holder above the holster and then i carry a magazine holder on my belt. Since i carry 2 45's i carry 2 extra clips for each plus one in my weapon. Some may think this is to much but you never know what you will walk into better to have to much than not enough

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OK, just because I am old and not at a party I will post this, don't jump on me but do you have magazines and clips? I think you know the difference, just me reading the "Mail". Oh, I carry two spare mags except in the summer with 107 degrees just the 6 + 1 Ultra carry due to the casual attire in Arizona heat.


My 45 witness has a 10 round magazine and my shoulder holster has a mag holder above the holster and then i carry a magazine holder on my belt. Since i carry 2 45's i carry 2 extra clips for each plus one in my weapon. Some may think this is to much but you never know what you will walk into better to have to much than not enough

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OK, just because I am old and not at a party I will post this, don't jump on me but do you have magazines and clips? I think you know the difference, just me reading the "Mail".

According to the NRA, there is not nearly as much difference between a magazine and a clip as you think there is...

https://www.nraila.org/glossary.aspx

Clip
A device for holding a group of cartridges. Semantic wars have been fought over the word, with some insisting it is not a synonym for "detachable magazine." For 80 years, however, it has been so used by manufacturers and the military. There is no argument that it can also mean a separate device for holding and transferring a group of cartridges to a fixed or detachable magazine or as a device inserted with cartridges into the mechanism of a firearm becoming, in effect, part of that mechanism.

But what would the NRA know about the definition of a clip...
 
Goodness, If you need more than 10 rounds to address a threat, you either need to work on your marksmanship, or get the hell out of whatever situation you're in and re-evaluate the scenario.

I carry six rounds on .45acp. More than enough to address most any issue that might arise. If I need more, I should have brought a rifle.

Ever heard of a magazine failure? Also, under stress your accuracy will suck. Better to have an extra magazine, and not need it, than to need it, and not have it.
 

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