How much extra ammo do you carry?


Ektarr

Dedicated Infidel
For now, just what fits in what I'm carrying. If any more's needed I'm in deeper doodoo that I can handle alone, anyway, and I'd better have some Friends visiting. Currently, here in PRNJ, I only carry around the house.

However, that's now . . . When I get to Souf' Carolina and I'm licensed it'll probably be firearm + 1 mag, and if the Taliban start making an appearance, I'll probably have so much armament on me it'll be hard to keep my pants up!!
 

spc

Member
I usually carry just my 'O' frame 1911 with 7+1. There is always a box of self defense ammo in the briefcase with a couple of extra magazines and a double mag. holder ready to go on my belt if I feel the need. I will soon have a Colt pocketlite 380 for back-up.

spc :)
 

tuxgeek

New member
I don't carry any extra on me but I keep 2 mags for my PX4 in 40SW in my truck. for a total of 43 rds.
 

SnowCajun

New member
I carry a S&W Model 36 in an ankle holster! For the opposite ankle I made my own ammo belt from a webbed belt material 2 inches wide and it straps around my leg just above my ankle and is secured with Velcro. I sewed on elastic loops and those loops hold 10 extra rounds, which is two more reloads since the Model 36 only holds 5 shots.

SnowCajun
 

xd.40

XD.40
I have 1 in the chamber and 12 in the magazine, and 2 spare magazines in my truck (as well as 2 more spare in my apartment)...
 

2075RAMI4ME

New member
Depends...Lately I've been using my SmartCarry for my S&W 642 and I carry the 5 rounds in the cylinder and 2 Speed Strips w/ 5 rounds each in the "magazine" pocket for 15 rounds total. If I carry the CZ RAMI in the SmartCarry, about 1/2 the time I carry an extra 10 round mag and the other 1/2, I carry just the 10 in the gun. If I carry the RAMI in my FIST IWB, I usually don't carry an extra mag because I just can't seem to find a comfortable spot to wear the mag pouch.
 

DrDavidM

New member
I carry my magazine pouch on the weak side across from the pistol. This gives easy access to it without repositioning the gun hand. Like the gun, it is uncomfortable at first, but like the gun you get used to it.
 

Sparks

New member
None. My XD carries 10 in the Mag and one in the pipe for 11 rounds.
If I can't hit the BG by the 10th one, I'd better save the last one for myself. :D
 

Tarzan1888

New member
This thread is pretty straightforward. Just wondering, just as the title says, how many extra magazines (or speedloaders for those of you who carry revolvers) you carry with you? When I'm using my smartcarry I carry one spare 8-round magazine in the magazine pocket, but when I'm carrying OWB, I don't carry anything extra. However, I do security for a living, and when I'm at work, in addition to the 8 rounds I carry in my duty weapon (7 in the mag plus 1 in the chamber), I carry an 8-rounder in the magazine pouch on my holster, and two more 8-rounders in a double mag pouch for a total of 32 rounds.

.357 Magnum 7 shot, with 2 speed loaders for a total of 21

or

.45 1911 A1 9 in gun and 2 extra 8 shot Mags for a total of 25.

Tarzan
 

Enthusiast

New member
I carry a G19 or G26 off duty. I carry one spare G19 magazine. I have tried the G17 magazine but it dug into my side.
 

JC40

New member
Jc40

I don`t usually carry a spare mag,but have been considering buying a mag holder so i can.I just figured that if i needed more than was all ready in the mag in the gun,i was in the wrong place at the wrong time.I guess there are other considerations for carrying a spare mag though.
 

mot mayhem

New member
I don`t usually carry a spare mag,but have been considering buying a mag holder so i can.I just figured that if i needed more than was all ready in the mag in the gun,i was in the wrong place at the wrong time.I guess there are other considerations for carrying a spare mag though.


Yes, there are. I carry for the uh-oh's. I hope all I need is one, but there are variables from mechanical, to human. But if I need more than what I have, or near to it, then I hope there is help on the way.
 

JC40

New member
Jc40

Yes,you are right.I guess that`s why i am considering buying an extra mag holder and just carrying it anyways.I guess it`s kind of like the old saying"better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it."
 

skipjack_1st

New member
Just the 6 in the mag and one in the pipe. I guess I look at it that I've yet to need one in 53 years and the extra weight of carrying a spare mag for all those years saves some wear and tear on the body. I sure don't fault anyone for carrying more, but it doesn't fit my life style.
 

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