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6/25/2018 7:04:05 PM
Posted: 7/13/2018 1:10:25 AM EDT
Like the title says. How many loaded mags should be in each patrol car? I’m leaning towards 4. One in the carbine, one to be kept in the drivers side door pocket, and two more to either keep up front in a duty bag or stash in the trunk. Let me know what your department does. I should clarify, I’m asking about department issued stuff.
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 8:00:26 AM EDT
My department gives out a rifle and one mag. We can do/ carry as much as we want to after that. I keep one in the rifle, three on my PC and four extra in two bags.
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 8:28:16 AM EDT
120 rds of duty ammo.
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 8:48:45 AM EDT
about 10 should do it
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 9:10:53 AM EDT
since the police dress like military on mission around here....300 rounds of ammo
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 10:34:02 AM EDT
I have two in the front and 4 in a chest rig in the back. They only gave us enough ammo for 2 mags when we started with rifles but they issued AE 55 gr so we could buy more. Then they went through a couple of different rounds. They now issue a 62 gr or 64 gr winchester round which isn't the easiest to find and they upped issue to 3 mags...I've got just under 4 mags worth of the new ammo and left the rest filled out with AE... Get mixed answers about rather that is okay. Policy says we have to use the issued ammo but the AE was issued at one time....well if you ever have to actually dip that far into your magazines then I doubt anyone is going to make an issue of it...
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 10:45:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2018 10:51:03 AM EDT by ajm1911]
I have not used these but your suggestion for mags in the door pocket made me think of these.


ETA: also not LE. Sorry I didn't realize that this was in BOS.
Still for vehicle based operations these seem like good options for a question you are asking
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 11:29:47 AM EDT
2 pmags w dirt cover
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 2:41:07 PM EDT
We have one in the rifle, two in a patrol bandoleer up front and two in a plate carrier in the trunk. Patrol Supervisors vehicle has an ammo can with 10 extra mags in it.
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 2:54:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2018 2:56:46 PM EDT by ColtRifle]
We carry two mags for a total of 60rnds per person certified to carry a patrol rifle. Some do carry more.

I don't feel under armed with two mags. That's 45 rnds for my pistol and 60 rnds in the rifle. I can think of very few scenarios that couldn't be resolved with 105 rnds in a LE scenario. I don't have an issue with carrying more but I feel confident with that.
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 3:43:28 PM EDT
We issue 4 Pmags with each rifle, along with 90 rounds of duty ammo. They are allowed to buy their own duty ammo and carry more magazines loaded, it just has to be the same as the issued duty rounds. Patrol is allowed to put an AR mag holder pouch on their outer vest if so inclined.
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 4:47:04 PM EDT
We have a few pool rifles that have a mag in them but most people carry a personally owned rifle.

Some people are fine with just the one mag but there are no restrictions on how many mags you can carry on you.

I have a shoulder bag that is loaded with mags. Worst case I’ll have to pick up for all the slackers that only had one mag. But like someone else said, in a LE scenario it’s very unlikely.
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 7:45:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2018 11:30:33 PM EDT by tc556guy]
One in the rifle, two to three on the plate carrier
Edit. The way I see it, if you can't solve whatever problem you're facing with four AR mags, you're having a really bad day
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 11:25:01 PM EDT
Thanks everyone. I think I’m going to go with four per Deputy. If they want to purchase their own, with duty ammo they will be able to. We’re a very rural county, so we’ll also have the opportunity to carry personal mags and ammo for the occasional four legged critter.
Link Posted: 7/14/2018 7:34:13 AM EDT
You losers can carry extra mags. This retired officer just carries an extra rifle



Arrest documents obtained by News 5 said the man who shot an armed carjacking suspect on Rampart Range Road was a retired police officer from Alabama.

According to police, 51-year-old Wesley Mattox shot 28-year-old Austin Benson last Monday. Benson is suspected of six counts of attempted murder after authorities said he stole a car in El Paso County and shot at passing cars on Rampart Range Road last Monday.


With police and deputies in pursuit, Authorities said Benson drove onto an occupied campsite and began yelling. The camper, 51-year-old Wesley Mattox, approached Benson. Mattox is a retired officer from Russellville, Ala.

Mattox told Douglas County deputies Benson pointed a rifle at him and told him to get him water and that "the law was after him." Mattox then said he returned to his camper, where he armed his wife with a handgun and grabbed an AR-15. Mattox told deputies he took position behind the Mazda and said he told Benson to drop the gun. According to Mattox, Benson swung the rifle toward him and began shooting at him and the camper while driving away. Mattox said he moved away from his truck to draw fire away from his camper, where his wife was hiding. Benson began driving and hit a tree, where Mattox said he shot one to two more shots after hitting the tree.

Mattox told deputies he thought he was out of ammunition in his rifle, so he retrieved a second AR-15 from his truck and took up position behind a tree behind the Mazda. Armed with the second rifle, he watched the car to see if Benson moved, which he did not.

Manitou Springs Police arrived shortly afterward, and took Benson into custody. He was shot "several times" with wounds to his face and his arm. Manitou Springs Police said they found a pistol, which they unloaded.

Neither Mattox or his wife were injured in the exchange.
Link Posted: 7/14/2018 7:28:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2018 7:28:45 PM EDT by DukeFan23]
I keep 4 mags. Two in the gun (coupled) and two on my plate carrier which stays on the front passenger seat
Link Posted: Yesterday 5:35:19 PM EDT
We are only issued 3.
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