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ByronF September 23, 2017 15:31

Extra Mag Carry
 
For everyday carry where do you keep your spare mag?

Invictus77 September 23, 2017 16:38

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attac...1&d=1506045760

lew September 23, 2017 16:57

I've been wearing this on my belt for the last year and a half:

https://www.blueforcegear.com/single...elt-pouch.html

Perfect since it will accommodate most any pistol mag and attach to any common belt width.

meltblown September 23, 2017 17:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Invictus77 (Post 4481796)

Is that an impression of a dried up condom on the wallet? You have to change them out every couple of years;)

ByronF September 23, 2017 17:42

Every two years I move my cards, cash, and condom into a fresh wallet. I'm good.

TenTea September 23, 2017 19:53

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Originally Posted by ByronF (Post 4481809)
Every two years I move my cards, cash, and condom into a fresh wallet. I'm good.

Carrying the same prophylactic in my bill fold since I saw *Summer of 42* in 1971...:facepalm:

ByronF September 24, 2017 09:33

Dude, your health teacher in high school DID tell you those are a single-use item, right?

raubvogel September 24, 2017 10:20

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Originally Posted by ByronF (Post 4481968)
Dude, your health teacher in high school DID tell you those are a single-use item, right?

He likes to stick with known quantities

fuel fire desire September 24, 2017 10:25

It depends on the magazine.



When I carry my sub compact single stacks (XDS45 or .32NAA) in fancy clothes, I keep it right in my front left pocket. Very easy to grab. When I'm carrying my Glock 29 in my every day "summer" configuration, the gun is in a pocket holster in my right cargo pocket, and I have two Glock 20 mags in a fobus paddle carrier in my left cargo pocket (both snapped or Velcro'ed closed). The whole point behind the fobus is to keep the mags upright and oriented, as well as provide a smooth rounded comfortable surface against my thigh (hard square corners bumping against my leg while walking gets annoying fast).

The point of carrying two extra mags in this case is not because I feel I need 41 rounds on my person, but because balancing out weight on each side greatly increases comfort and reduces fatigue. I do the same with my shoulder rig (gun on one side, two mags on the other), and custom made myself a king-tuc rip off IWB dual carrier to offset the weight of my full rail all steel 10mm 1911 for winter months.

As an experiment, as I have not done a AIWB holster before...and I just happened to have a new FNX-45 that needed a holster, I decided to go an entirely different avenue and have this thing custom made with a mag right next to the gun essentially carried just above my pelvic bone. They say it's very comfortable....we'll see...


http://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-bblv2j...G?t=1501441050

Retired Bum September 24, 2017 18:38

When I carry the Kahr CM9 I use the six round magazine. One spare mag is carried in my left hand coat or jacket pocket. I think that this is quicker than having to reach under the garment and pull the magazine out of a mag pouch.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Black Blade September 25, 2017 03:47

Depends usually on my belt in a pouch or mag carrier:

https://i.imgur.com/sOinId5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Dn0m83T.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/yUuANgM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nU11OXK.jpg

Sometimes in the hip bag with my pocket rocket ...

https://i.imgur.com/tERIm7R.jpg

TenTea September 25, 2017 06:01

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Originally Posted by ByronF (Post 4481968)
Dude, your health teacher in high school DID tell you those are a single-use item, right?

Disposable? No. ;) Lather ~ Rinse ~ Repeat!

http://guns.solin.net/sale/Parts/thu...10_waffle2.jpg

My extra pistol mag carry is either in a Davis Leather, single 1911 mag belt pouch or in a Tex Shoemaker leather pouch, inside of a backpack.

hueyville October 02, 2017 10:44

Whether my SIG 2022 or 1911 have either a leather two mag pouch for 1911 with two ten round mags. For SIG use a SIG two mag clip on synthetic pouch. If high threat area drop two spare 1911 mags in left rear pocket. Can't carry double stack mags in pocket so add belt pouch. Always have a gun and always have spare mag. Period.

TenTea October 02, 2017 10:52

Was attacked by a black bear, a wolf and a wolverine...all at once, in my dream last night.
I pulled my 1911 and fired off all 8 rounds at close range, best I could, but they were not dead!
And me, with no spare mag at hand. :skull:

MAINER October 08, 2017 09:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by TenTea (Post 4484901)
Was attacked by a black bear, a wolf and a wolverine...all at once, in my dream last night.
I pulled my 1911 and fired off all 8 rounds at close range, best I could, but they were not dead!
And me, with no spare mag at hand. :skull:

Everybody knows that for dispatching such creatures you need three rounds each. Shoot the Wolf first as he is the one most likely to press an attack. The other two only get testy if you're fooling with their food or cubs and will give up an attack if you give up your backpack.
You need some Wilson or Chip McC Power Mags in the 8 round version and be sure to use Carry Condition Three. ;)

My usual carry piece is a CZ 75 with a 14 round mag so I generally don't carry a spare mag.
If I can't extract myself from a sticky situation with 15 rounds, I'm probably toast by then anyway.

Wolf1952 October 21, 2017 11:23

I mostly OC. I carry a CZ clone in the form of a SAR K2 45, which is a 14+1 45acp pistol plus I carry two extra 14 round mags. It also depends on where I am going I might be carrying as many as six extra mags in 45 good ness. OBTW this is my everyday carry leather.

https://i.imgur.com/TKavkYg.jpg

Aeroscout October 21, 2017 12:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolf1952 (Post 4492366)
I mostly OC. I carry a CZ clone in the form of a SAR K2 45, which is a 14+1 45acp pistol plus I carry two extra 14 round mags. It also depends on where I am going I might be carrying as many as six extra mags in 45 good ness. OBTW this is my everyday carry leather.

https://i.imgur.com/TKavkYg.jpg

Holy cow! You EDC a SAR K2 .45?....And up to six mags of .45? You must have to wear suspenders to keep your pants up.

Who's leather are you using?

Aeroscout October 21, 2017 12:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retired Bum (Post 4482167)
When I carry the Kahr CM9 I use the six round magazine. One spare mag is carried in my left hand coat or jacket pocket. I think that this is quicker than having to reach under the garment and pull the magazine out of a mag pouch.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

This....(CM40) except here in TX...In the usual attire of shorts and a T-shirt....the +1 finger extension mag is in the left front pocket....for the exact stated reasons.

Wolf1952 October 24, 2017 01:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aeroscout (Post 4492390)
Holy cow! You EDC a SAR K2 .45?....And up to six mags of .45? You must have to wear suspenders to keep your pants up.

Who's leather are you using?


When I was with the SO we all carried S$W M59ís 9mm double stack 13+1 plus two extra 13 round mags on duty belt plus four extra stuffed in our pockets. You learned to carry a lot of enough extra ammo. You never knew how loog it wood take backup to get to you. I learned four double stack 13 round mags would fit nicely in an old M14 double Mag pouch. That how I am able to carry six extra mags all together.

My leather is made by Indian Creek Leather

www.indiancreekleatherco.com
Gene Weishuhn
419-680-9069

flejl November 09, 2017 21:51

I carry two loaded spare mags as a rule in my pants pocket.

To keep dirt and dust out, I keep each one in a sealed sandwich bag.

I guess I am just simple minded.

Timber Wolf November 10, 2017 20:04

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Originally Posted by flejl (Post 4499717)
I carry two loaded spare mags as a rule in my pants pocket.

To keep dirt and dust out, I keep each one in a sealed sandwich bag.

I guess I am just simple minded.

Huh, looks like I just found a use for those little "snack" size zip-lock bags.:)

Whydah November 14, 2017 08:53

This

https://www.vedderholsters.com/magtuck/

base704 November 14, 2017 09:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolf1952 (Post 4492366)
I mostly OC. I carry a CZ clone in the form of a SAR K2 45, which is a 14+1 45acp pistol plus I carry two extra 14 round mags. It also depends on where I am going I might be carrying as many as six extra mags in 45 good ness. OBTW this is my everyday carry leather.

https://i.imgur.com/TKavkYg.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aeroscout (Post 4492390)
Holy cow! You EDC a SAR K2 .45?....And up to six mags of .45? You must have to wear suspenders to keep your pants up.

Who's leather are you using?

And why are your mags carried in "opposite" positions? Or maybe better stated as "orientation"?
That can really screw you up in a re-load...:whistling:

Just sayin'...

base704 November 14, 2017 09:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by flejl (Post 4499717)
I carry two loaded spare mags as a rule in my pants pocket.

To keep dirt and dust out, I keep each one in a sealed sandwich bag.

I guess I am just simple minded.

Hope you don't need one in a hurry. :whistling:

Just one more thing to fu#k with in an already adrenaline fueled stress situation (reload). KISS

Wolf1952 November 14, 2017 10:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by base704 (Post 4501393)
And why are your mags carried in "opposite" positions? Or maybe better stated as "orientation"?
That can really screw you up in a re-load...:whistling:

Just sayin'...


It was how we wear thought. Uniform, but we wear also to for the rear mag first to. hell its been so dam long ago, itís just habit.

flejl November 16, 2017 08:38

base704,

To be very honest, if the first mag in the 1911 cannot solve the problem, then I have bigger problems...

I am not in law enforcement, its been a very long time since I was in the Marines, and I do not work or live in a combat zone.

The sole purpose of a CCW for me is to extract myself and/or family members out of an "unpleasant position", not "solve the evils of the world." With that said, I can reload my CCW from the mags in my pocket than I could from the mag pouch on the "duce gear" I carried while a Marine... its all in the preparation and training.

Oh yea, and I can even carry cookies with my spare ammo, its a big bonus!

Hope this helps...

Wolf1952 November 16, 2017 12:57

Iím not carrying a 1911, but sometimes I do. The one in my pictures is a double stack 14+1 SAR K2-45.

flejl November 16, 2017 18:22

As crazy as it sounds, I carry my SAR K2-45 from time to time as a pocket CCW.

Wolf1952 November 18, 2017 13:33

For a long time and still am a practicing felon! I am not a felon, I just practice being a felon. I donít have a CC, but I do CC at times

flejl November 20, 2017 10:22

Back in 2008/2009 I worked for about 6 months in what seemed like a war zone in a large city. In 6 months, we averaged 2-3 shootings a month in a small 2 block campus the organization occupied. Since it was a government organization, they claimed they could not fence the complex in, so all employees were easy targets for the local gangs.

I had to cross state lines and my CCW permit was not valid, so every day I had to consider taking the same risk you do, the same decision was made everyday by all of my co-workers.

After 6 months my wife was close to a nervous breakdown and I had enough of the shootings, muggings, robberies ,etc.. to my co-workers and found a new job, it just made no sense to have to take the risk and not be able to legally protect myself.

To me the moral of the story is many of the "progressive politicians" flat out value the life of a criminal more than a law abiding, tax paying citizen.


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