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For me, its all about risk assessment. As much as you can, anyway. What do you do and where do you go on a daily basis? What can occur while you are there? Then train and carry for your reality. Of course, the argument can be made that threat events are unpredictable in nature.
But daily life is the governing factor for me.
Since I am retired, I no longer ride to the sound of the guns. Crime is low here in the Yoop. My daily travels and activities, even in the bush, are such that one in the gun and one on the belt are a good choice for me.


I couldn't agree more...and this is why I find polls and discussions like this so pointless...it simply doesn't matter how many mags/ how many rounds someone else carries as it doesn't influence my decision.

There are probably dozens of factors to consider if one really considers the subject...do you even train to perform magazine changes, do you use a wheel chair, do you have flexibility limitations that would limit the number of mags you could realistically reach, are you using crutches or a walker, how often do you drive or are in a seated position vs. standing as this can affect not only spare mag location but whether you could realistically reach it, how many mags you can realistically conceal and how much additional girth they add to your dimensions...hell, a few months ago I was in a sales office and the girl behind the desk was on the phone and motioned for me to sit down...in some froo-froo rough hewn wood furniture type chair with arms that sat high and a seat so narrow that Tattoo from Fantasy Island would have had a hard time getting into it. Granted I need to lose some weight, but the dimensions of this chair were of such ridiculously small proportions that when I went to get up out of the chair it stuck to my ass. If I had been wearing my spare mag on my side as I often do I would have needed a crow bar to get out of that damned chair...I can think of other factors as well.

There is no correct number and I carry "X" number of mags and "X" number of rounds to meet my needs and to comply with my circumstances and my limitations.

Reasonable people should at least concede that having more than just the one magazine available in a semi-auto makes sense from a reliability and redundancy standpoint, not to mention the total number of rounds available for defensive use...but beyond that there is no correct number of rounds or correct number of magazines.

As with so many of these types of discussions you carry what makes sense for your individual circumstances...not what makes sense for someone else's criteria or for a diverse group of shooters on a gun forum.
 
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I work in one of the largest retail establishments in America, so our threat level is much higher than the average citizen. (For example, I typically wear two Level IV hard panels, both front and back in my vest carrier.)

That said, I carry 15-rd mag in my pistol, two more 15-rd mags on my belt, and three 21-rd magazines on my vest. Of course, on the rapid response golf cart, I keep 4 more 21-rd magazines, plus an ammo can for reloads.


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I work in one of the largest retail establishments in America, so our threat level is much higher than the average citizen. (For example, I typically wear two Level IV hard panels, both front and back in my vest carrier.)

That said, I carry 15-rd mag in my pistol, two more 15-rd mags on my belt, and three 21-rd magazines on my vest. Of course, on the rapid response golf cart, I keep 4 more 21-rd magazines, plus an ammo can for reloads.

Be careful out there. When I worked in a similar establishment I was taking continuous shots from a .338 lapua to my back every day. Really stung.


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I work in one of the largest retail establishments in America, so our threat level is much higher than the average citizen. (For example, I typically wear two Level IV hard panels, both front and back in my vest carrier.)

That said, I carry 15-rd mag in my pistol, two more 15-rd mags on my belt, and three 21-rd magazines on my vest. Of course, on the rapid response golf cart, I keep 4 more 21-rd magazines, plus an ammo can for reloads.
Gecko45?


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I work in one of the largest retail establishments in America, so our threat level is much higher than the average citizen. (For example, I typically wear two Level IV hard panels, both front and back in my vest carrier.)

That said, I carry 15-rd mag in my pistol, two more 15-rd mags on my belt, and three 21-rd magazines on my vest. Of course, on the rapid response golf cart, I keep 4 more 21-rd magazines, plus an ammo can for reloads.

Be careful out there. When I worked in a similar establishment I was taking continuous shots from a .338 lapua to my back every day. Really stung.


Threat Level Midnight.


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I feel like Gecko45 is almost “our” Leroy Jenkins. Smile


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I voted 1 mag, and that's for the mag in the gun.

Yep.
I've got 11 shots to do what needs to be done while I unass the area and 17 more in the vehicle.
If that fails then we're down to the Benchmade and that never runs out of ammo.

Some of you guys must clank when you walk with all that stuff you say you carry.


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The real question is how many signal mirrors do you all carry?




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I work in one of the largest retail establishments in America, so our threat level is much higher than the average citizen. (For example, I typically wear two Level IV hard panels, both front and back in my vest carrier.)

That said, I carry 15-rd mag in my pistol, two more 15-rd mags on my belt, and three 21-rd magazines on my vest. Of course, on the rapid response golf cart, I keep 4 more 21-rd magazines, plus an ammo can for reloads.
Gecko45?


I was thinking the same thing!


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I rarely have spare magazines on my person, but they're generally within reach.
Even when you are walking around? They follow you in public? Wink

Wait, you guys don't have an entourage?

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The real question is how many signal mirrors do you all carry?

It's stew fields, all the way down.

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Wait, you guys don't have an entourage?


I do. But, I can't get them to carry my magazines. They keep insisting on carrying MP5s instead.


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One in the pistol (1911, 99% of the time) and always one extra if around our acreage country property. Two extra if I'm going to be away from home.

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Originally posted by MMA10mm:
I work in one of the largest retail establishments in America, so our threat level is much higher than the average citizen. (For example, I typically wear two Level IV hard panels, both front and back in my vest carrier.)

That said, I carry 15-rd mag in my pistol, two more 15-rd mags on my belt, and three 21-rd magazines on my vest. Of course, on the rapid response golf cart, I keep 4 more 21-rd magazines, plus an ammo can for reloads.

Be careful out there. When I worked in a similar establishment I was taking continuous shots from a .338 lapua to my back every day. Really stung.


Threat Level Midnight.

Holy smokes! Is that finally out? Wink


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They keep insisting on carrying MP5s instead.

MP5? Guess I'm behind the times. I only have an MP3 player.

How's the sound quality from an MP5? Can you crank up the volume pretty well? What's the storage capacity? Any battery issues? Are they waterproof?
 
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Wait, you guys don't have an entourage?

I do. But, I can't get them to carry my magazines. They keep insisting on carrying MP5s instead.

Lucky you.

I need to upgrade.
 
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Wait, you guys don't have an entourage?


I do. But, I can't get them to carry my magazines. They keep insisting on carrying MP5s instead.


I do miss my MP5....


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