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Posted: 1/30/2011 2:59:23 PM EDT
What's your preferred method for carrying your CCW reloads? Just got a decent IWB holster, and am getting tired of "spare mags go in pockets" already. If you're CCWing, do you carry an IWB mag carrier? OWB? One of those bits that slips into a pants pocket?

You DO carry reloads, right?


Also, pictures are good.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:02:05 PM EDT
Single reload in the watch pocket in jeans. Back pocket on most other occasions
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:03:29 PM EDT
OWB in a Comp-Tac kydex mag pouch.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:03:47 PM EDT
Single mag in my front left pocket. Just a habit I guess.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:04:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 3:05:13 PM EDT by Cowboy1967]
1911 2 8rd Chips in a leather OWB pouch @ 8 o'clock.. My Glock 21 I carry a single mag in a pouch a friend ( custom saddle maker ) built for me @ 10 o'clock
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:11:44 PM EDT
I dont carry reloads.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:13:12 PM EDT
One 15rnd mag in my week side pocket.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:16:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
I dont carry reloads.


Really??What happens if you have some kind of stoppage?? Or you put your 5/6 round out and he/she /them keep coming?
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:17:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xikteny:
OWB in a Comp-Tac kydex mag pouch.


I use one of these or a Ripoff double mag pouch.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:18:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
I dont carry reloads.


x2
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:20:56 PM EDT
A pair of 1911 mags fits nicely in a 5th pocket.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:25:19 PM EDT
OWB Comp tac, but Comp Tac has a concealment one now I may try.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:26:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
I dont carry reloads.


Really??What happens if you have some kind of stoppage?? Or you put your 5/6 round out and he/she /them keep coming?


What happens if you have two stoppages? What about a whole mob of determined bad guys and you only brought one reload?

Not trying to be smart but it really is an issue of diminishing returns at some point. No matter how many reloads/guns you carry you are never 100% covered for every contingency. So he's covered for 98% of encounters and someone with reloads is covered for 99% of encounters. Doesn't make reloads a bad idea but everyone picks a different spot on that risk/hassle curve.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:27:56 PM EDT
A spare mag weights my jacket pocket to aid in drawing. But is then more difficult to access.



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Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:28:50 PM EDT
I carry a spare 1911 mag in a nylon Gerber knife or multitool sheath. I didn't like the IWB method and no one gives this a second glance.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:30:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 3:32:12 PM EDT by slanky]
http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info.php?products_id=88

Configure it for horizontal carry and you'll barely know it's there.

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:31:02 PM EDT
two wilson combat 8rd mags in a double leather mag holder
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:31:42 PM EDT


OWB Mag pouch. If the bottom shows, nobody ever notices what it is.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:31:56 PM EDT
I carry 2 spare Glock 22 mags in a serpa mag carrier and I carry 1 P3AT for my BUG in my right side pocket.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:35:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 3:36:00 PM EDT by callgood]

(but in a nice cordovan)

Or a speed strip with a 442.

To the people who carry their reloads in their pockets, do you practice tactical reloads digging them out of your pockets?

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:35:37 PM EDT
My "reload" is another gun, in my weakside front pocket.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:38:38 PM EDT
I'm comfortable with 15+1, no need to carry anymore bulk.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:43:25 PM EDT
Do not always carry reloads.

Have an old cell phone case that holds two 10 round clips for mini cougar.

Or carry one in my vest pocket, wear a vest most days in the winter for warmth and western dress.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:44:16 PM EDT
If I'm carrying my 1911, a spare mag goes in the front, left pocket. I don't bother carrying reloads for my 9mm. I guess I figure 14-16 rds is adequate for most contingencies.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:48:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By woodsie:
Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
I dont carry reloads.


Really??What happens if you have some kind of stoppage?? Or you put your 5/6 round out and he/she /them keep coming?


What happens if you have two stoppages? What about a whole mob of determined bad guys and you only brought one reload?

Not trying to be smart but it really is an issue of diminishing returns at some point. No matter how many reloads/guns you carry you are never 100% covered for every contingency. So he's covered for 98% of encounters and someone with reloads is covered for 99% of encounters. Doesn't make reloads a bad idea but everyone picks a different spot on that risk/hassle curve.


thanks for the answer. i carry 10 rds of 40 in a G23. ive never had a stoppage and if i did, i would clear it and keep on going. what kind of crappy situations are you guys putting yourselves into where you need 2 or 3 mags and a knife and a backup? i purposely stay out of bad neighborhoods, work in the suburbs, live in the country, dont use ATM's and keep my SA high. ive never even had a situation where i thought it was close to go time.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:57:48 PM EDT
15+1 is all you need till SHTF and Murphy comes around with a double feed and when you try and clear it the round turns up and you now have to fix that too. You always need at least 1 reload.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:14:00 PM EDT
Horizontally, on the weak side, base plate to the rear, bullets down; in either of these Allied Multi Tool pouches according to which pistol I am carrying.

I carry a single 15 round reload for my usual carry, the full-size .40; and a single 12 round reload for the 9mm compact I carry only occasionally.

The tool pouches work well for me.

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:28:25 PM EDT
In the left thigh pocket of my Carharts. Otherwise in the front left pocket. I had a tailor add a small pocket to fit a magazine when they were working on my slacks. It all depends on what I am doing and where I am going that day.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:34:18 PM EDT
Speed Strips in my jeans watch pocket when I carry my LCR revolver. Extra mag in pouch built in to my P3AT pocket holster.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:38:12 PM EDT
Single mag in a OWB belt carry kydex holder from raven concealment.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:50:28 PM EDT
OWB. either a Comp-Tac or Raven. I used to cc with my shirt tucked in and I carried one in velcro pouch, like a leatherman holder. but quickly realized that I just couldnt get to them fast enough, and every class i took I used a regular one any way. so I figured screw it, I will just keep my shirt untucked and use the gear I trained with(thats what your saposed to do any way)
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:23:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 6:29:30 PM EDT by Bushylover]

Originally Posted By callgood:

To the people who carry their reloads in their pockets, do you practice tactical reloads digging them out of your pockets?


The 1911 mags in the 5th pocket, as I suggested, hardly need to be "found". Nearly a third of the mag sticks out. VERY easy to grab.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:29:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
Originally Posted By woodsie:
Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
I dont carry reloads.


Really??What happens if you have some kind of stoppage?? Or you put your 5/6 round out and he/she /them keep coming?


What happens if you have two stoppages? What about a whole mob of determined bad guys and you only brought one reload?

Not trying to be smart but it really is an issue of diminishing returns at some point. No matter how many reloads/guns you carry you are never 100% covered for every contingency. So he's covered for 98% of encounters and someone with reloads is covered for 99% of encounters. Doesn't make reloads a bad idea but everyone picks a different spot on that risk/hassle curve.


thanks for the answer. i carry 10 rds of 40 in a G23. ive never had a stoppage and if i did, i would clear it and keep on going. what kind of crappy situations are you guys putting yourselves into where you need 2 or 3 mags and a knife and a backup? i purposely stay out of bad neighborhoods, work in the suburbs, live in the country, dont use ATM's and keep my SA high. ive never even had a situation where i thought it was close to go time.


If you saw the area I am in you would laugh at your coment.. I bet there are more people in your town then are in my county.. I carry extra for stoppages.. Even though I have never had one.. Fate favors the prepared..

I just don't want to die from a lack of shooting back..
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:54:48 AM EDT
Bump for today.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:59:56 AM EDT
I don't carry re-loads.

I stick with factory ammo.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:06:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By xikteny:
OWB in a Comp-Tac kydex mag pouch.


This. I prefer their single mag carriers, and a Comp-Tac flashlight holder when that is necessary.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:16:50 AM EDT
Two 13 rnd mags in Milt Sparks OWB pouch. Similar to picture but black.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:20:14 AM EDT
1) There is a forum for this. Specifically this. This entire topic.

2) Don't usually carry reloads. 13 round magazine.

3) When I do:

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:21:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 7:23:09 AM EDT by BlueCrusader]
Carry gun is a G17, back-up is a Colt Custom Shop Detective Special, bobbed, hammer, tritium front sight, action job.

On-duty: OWB Vertical DMC, weak-side, 9 o'clock. Reloads for the back-up go in left rear hip pocket on a speed strip.

Off-duty: OWB Vertical SMC, weak-side, 9 o'clock. Reloads for the back-up go in left rear hip pocket on a speed strip.

I prefer leather DMCs, since they mold to the body a bit better. Leather DMC is an old Kramer. SMC is an old BladeTech.

I carry additional spare reloads in a messenger bag, along with other sundries including a BOK.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:22:39 AM EDT
My G17 mag rides in my rear pocket next to my wallet, weak side. It feels like it isn't there, and I can get it out quickly, automatically oriented to be placed in the gun.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:23:16 AM EDT
Kydex OWB.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:23:33 AM EDT
Either one or two OWB kydex mag holders, approximately at 10 or 11o'clock.


Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:26:43 AM EDT
IWB mag carrier on my left side.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:49:07 AM EDT
I generally use magazines.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:53:03 AM EDT
Bladetech OWB double mag carrier.

It sits a little higher than I prefer, but is the best I have found so far. Disappears under a tshirt and holds the mags securely.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:59:17 AM EDT
I don't use reloads in my carry gun. I do carry (3) extra mags with 180 grain .40 Winchester HP.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:09:12 AM EDT
Tried IWB mag carry. It sucks.

Tried OWB mag carry. It, also, sucks.

Tried inside-the-pocket mag carry. Guess what? Yup, it sucks. But at least it's a bit more comfortable.

5th pocket? Good, but it just stabs you in the liver every time you sit down.

Those tacticool 5.11 pants with the mag pocket on the left side? Good, but the pants are obvious to anyone who knows, and the pocket is made for full-size double stack mags. My 8-rd. 9mm mags fall down pretty far in the pocket and have to be "squeezed" out from the bottom. A safety pin on the inside to close some of the pocket off works to correct that.

Tossing a few in the truck console is a nice way to have some mags nearby *somewhere*. Ditto for diaper bag, etc.

I'm still really unlikely to ever need a spare mag, but I always fit one somewhere when I can.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:25:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By xikteny:
OWB in a Comp-Tac kydex mag pouch.


same here
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:27:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:31:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
Originally Posted By woodsie:
Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
I dont carry reloads.


Really??What happens if you have some kind of stoppage?? Or you put your 5/6 round out and he/she /them keep coming?


What happens if you have two stoppages? What about a whole mob of determined bad guys and you only brought one reload?

Not trying to be smart but it really is an issue of diminishing returns at some point. No matter how many reloads/guns you carry you are never 100% covered for every contingency. So he's covered for 98% of encounters and someone with reloads is covered for 99% of encounters. Doesn't make reloads a bad idea but everyone picks a different spot on that risk/hassle curve.


thanks for the answer. i carry 10 rds of 40 in a G23. ive never had a stoppage and if i did, i would clear it and keep on going. what kind of crappy situations are you guys putting yourselves into where you need 2 or 3 mags and a knife and a backup? i purposely stay out of bad neighborhoods, work in the suburbs, live in the country, dont use ATM's and keep my SA high. ive never even had a situation where i thought it was close to go time.


If you saw the area I am in you would laugh at your coment.. I bet there are more people in your town then are in my county.. I carry extra for stoppages.. Even though I have never had one.. Fate favors the prepared..

I just don't want to die from a lack of shooting back..

Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance, or maybe in regards to this topic, death.

always carry a reload. Otherwise, why don't you down load your mag to 1 round, "there wont ever be more than one BG, it will always take one shot to get him, and my gun never bobbles, 1 round is all I will ever need." or better yet leave the gun at home.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:37:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Vega68:

Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
Originally Posted By woodsie:
Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
I dont carry reloads.


Really??What happens if you have some kind of stoppage?? Or you put your 5/6 round out and he/she /them keep coming?


What happens if you have two stoppages? What about a whole mob of determined bad guys and you only brought one reload?

Not trying to be smart but it really is an issue of diminishing returns at some point. No matter how many reloads/guns you carry you are never 100% covered for every contingency. So he's covered for 98% of encounters and someone with reloads is covered for 99% of encounters. Doesn't make reloads a bad idea but everyone picks a different spot on that risk/hassle curve.


thanks for the answer. i carry 10 rds of 40 in a G23. ive never had a stoppage and if i did, i would clear it and keep on going. what kind of crappy situations are you guys putting yourselves into where you need 2 or 3 mags and a knife and a backup? i purposely stay out of bad neighborhoods, work in the suburbs, live in the country, dont use ATM's and keep my SA high. ive never even had a situation where i thought it was close to go time.


If you saw the area I am in you would laugh at your coment.. I bet there are more people in your town then are in my county.. I carry extra for stoppages.. Even though I have never had one.. Fate favors the prepared..

I just don't want to die from a lack of shooting back..

Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance, or maybe in regards to this topic, death.

always carry a reload. Otherwise, why don't you down load your mag to 1 round, "there wont ever be more than one BG, it will always take one shot to get him, and my gun never bobbles, 1 round is all I will ever need." or better yet leave the gun at home.

Always carry at least 80 rounds on you. Otherwise, why not just load your mag to 1 round?
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