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View Poll Results: Do you carry a spare magazine while carrying you SD handgun?

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  • Yes, I carry a spare

    345 67.51%
  • No, I don't carry a spare

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Thread: Do you carry a spare magazine?

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    Default Do you carry a spare magazine?

    Jocko and I disagree on whether or not one should carry a spare magazine and he suggested a poll would be interesting. I agree.

    While I am not trying to start an e-argument over the subject I think it's worth exploring in the form of a poll.

    So ... do you carry a spare or not?

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    I voted no, not on me, but I do keep an extra mag in my truck.

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    No. While the reasoning behind carrying a spare is sound, the probability of needing one as a civilian are astronomical. I'd rather carry a spare gun if I felt the need. I put all my faith in my one gun, one mag.
    Judging by today's left wing, looks like Senator Joe McCarthy was right after all.

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    Yes... one... the largest Kahr-made for the pistol... with friendlier extended grip, if available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    No. While the reasoning behind carrying a spare is sound, the probability of needing one as a civilian are astronomical. I'd rather carry a spare gun if I felt the need. I put all my faith in my one gun, one mag.
    AMEN TO THAT

    iT'S A matter of personal preference. I carried a model 60 (5 shot) for 30 years and never had a speed loaded with me or 5 rounds shuffling in my pocket. I figure with my PM9 now with 7 rounds, I have certainly upgraded in firepower for about the same weight and size. No offense to anyone who carry more magazines and extra guns. I am not paranoid. I don't look around every corner (maybe I should) I try to avoid trouble spots which in my area we don't have much of that at all. I am 67 married for 25 years, so I don't bar hop anymore or carouse around half the night where trouble might be. BUT I do carry 24/7 even in states that don't allow it, as I will not be a victim either, that is about as far as paranoid as I will go. Common sense will keep 99.995% of us all out of harms way.. that other .005% might just need that extra magazine and extra gun taped to their leg.

    a nice survey wn't change anyones mnd either but it will let most know how others thinks towards the question. Put me down for a NO..

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    Yes (2 x 6 rds). It's easy enough... kinda balances out the other side weight-wise. I know that most actual encounters entail less than 3 shots, but still, the thought of not having at least a 2nd wind in a worst-case scenario gives me the heebie-jeebies.

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    With a single stack like Kahr, it's pretty painless to carry a mag or 2, I carry a 7 round and have one or 2 more in the car (PM9). I have yet to carry a BUG, but it's not a bad idea--a LCP or even little Beretta 950 weighs only a little more than a full 9mm mag.

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    I carry 1, 5rd mag,as a spare. Cause you just never know whats around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    ...the probability of needing one (spare magazine) as a civilian are astronomical.
    Of course, so are the probabilities of needing a gun.

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    ^ Well said.

    I carry one for my PM9. Figured they're practically as small as a zippo, and 13rds. is less than most have in one mag these days. That, and you just never know when the zombies are going to show.

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