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Old September 23, 2017, 15:31   #1
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Extra Mag Carry

For everyday carry where do you keep your spare mag?
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Old September 23, 2017, 16:38   #2
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Old September 23, 2017, 16:57   #3
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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.
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Old September 23, 2017, 17:27   #4
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Is that an impression of a dried up condom on the wallet? You have to change them out every couple of years
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Old September 23, 2017, 17:42   #5
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Every two years I move my cards, cash, and condom into a fresh wallet. I'm good.
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Old September 23, 2017, 19:53   #6
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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...
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Old September 24, 2017, 09:33   #7
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Dude, your health teacher in high school DID tell you those are a single-use item, right?
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Old September 24, 2017, 10:20   #8
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Dude, your health teacher in high school DID tell you those are a single-use item, right?
He likes to stick with known quantities
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Old September 24, 2017, 10:25   #9
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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...


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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.


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Old September 25, 2017, 03:47   #11
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Depends usually on my belt in a pouch or mag carrier:





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

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Dude, your health teacher in high school DID tell you those are a single-use item, right?
Disposable? No. Lather ~ Rinse ~ Repeat!



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.
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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.
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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.
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Old October 08, 2017, 09:37   #15
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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.
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.
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