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Posted: 8/9/2007 2:32:07 AM EDT
Well I've got 7, the pistol is colt series 80 1991a1 stainless, runs as smooth as silk.

Normally I open carry g17 with 2 mags that enjoy pearce +3 extensions, sometimes I add 2 more plain jane 17 rounders if I'm wearing the right clothes.

If I carry the colt for a while, its easy to carry 1 additional mag without probs, and I have belt fitted uncle mikes nylon mag carrier(3 mags) and uncle mikes hardcase (2 mages) but that seems a bit much to fit on the belt.

In my case, that is if you were me (you poor bastards) would you just pocket the one spare mag for carrying the colt, utilize the mag carriers, or scatter mags throughout your pockets?

I normally wear various style cargo pants/shorts with plenty pocket power.

Thoughts? Just stick with the g17?
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 2:57:20 AM EDT
I had a similar thought, I dont own any mag holsters for my 1911, I  did keep like 6 7 round mags and one 10 round hicap in the glove box of my car.

Now, I have one Wilson combat 7 round mag and a spare Mecgar 7 round. I plane to get 2 or 3 more WC 7 round mags and call myself secure.

I will probably buy a bunch of cheap USGI mags for range use as well though. For whatever reason, I feel pretty confident, that should I need to use my pistol, I can put down a threat with a couple of shots if not one good placed one.

Barring I get in a fullscale shootout, I should be good
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 3:30:14 AM EDT
I't had never been a problem before getting too heavy into video games where you have to waste half a mag keep an assailant ducking so you can advance to get the head/upper chest shot.

Damn video games.

Then again, the glock has gotten me used to bullet spamming 3-5 shots per target when practicing.

Mayhaps we here are paranoid. Before buying the g17 I would not think twice about having only a pair of 7 round mags for a carry piece.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 3:35:33 AM EDT
so you normally carry about 60 rounds on you?
how many round when you are CHL???


a 9mm and a 45 are not all that different.  you still have to shoot until the target stops.
maybe 3 rounds to the target.  maybe a lot more.

if 60 is what you need some of the time why not have that many all of the time?
the situation will not change just because your clothing does.

Link Posted: 8/9/2007 3:43:25 AM EDT
I never felt I "Needed" 60 perse, but I felt comfortable with the extra rounds. I tend to be paranoid .

Also, I have an empty console in my vehicle that was just pleading for me to put something in it, so I decided on the mags.

At this point, I would feel comfortable with 4 7 round mags, if I ever feel the need for more, I will get a shotgun for the trunk.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 1:02:05 PM EDT
I carry two extra 8 round mags giving me a total of 25 rounds.  Good enough for me.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 2:28:02 PM EDT
I CCW a Colt Defender loaded with 7 rounds and one extra 6 round mag.
I may go to two extra 6 round mag.'s eventually.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 2:35:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 2:40:52 PM EDT

Two 8rdrs.

Yup.  If that doesn't cover it you're already down.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 3:05:59 PM EDT
9 in the pistol 8 on my belt or in my pocket
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 3:54:52 PM EDT
8+1 in the pistol and another 8 in the spare mag.
When traveling long distance in the car I'll add 2 more 10 round mags (Ed Brown) and a ammo box of 50 spare rounds in the center console.
When going to the local IDPA match I'll have 10-12 loaded mags with me

Link Posted: 8/9/2007 3:59:17 PM EDT
2 mags.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 5:01:52 PM EDT
Two Wilson 8 rounders on the belt.
Link Posted: 8/10/2007 11:13:17 AM EDT
I carry one 7 round Wilson in the pistol and two 7 round spares.
Link Posted: 8/10/2007 12:45:49 PM EDT

Two 8rdrs.
Link Posted: 8/10/2007 12:56:27 PM EDT

Two 8rdrs.

Yep. 17 rounds. 2 8 round mags and one in the pipe.
Link Posted: 8/10/2007 1:38:38 PM EDT

Normally I open carry g17 with 2 mags that enjoy pearce +3 extensions, sometimes I add 2 more plain jane 17 rounders if I'm wearing the right clothes.

That's 75 rounds of ammo with your Glock.

So you'll need somewhere between 10 and 11 seven round mags or 9 or 10 eight round mags for your 1911.
Link Posted: 8/11/2007 4:44:53 PM EDT
Wow, what kind of situation are you imagining were you will have the opportunity to reload 3 or more times?
Link Posted: 8/11/2007 9:20:28 PM EDT
2 10rnders (WC 47Ts) is what i carry
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 12:10:07 PM EDT
9 in the gun, 8 on the hip.  If I need more than that I need to run faster.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:20:19 PM EDT
Loaded gun and one spare mag. History shows most self defense conflicts won't make it past the first mag. Most maybe half a mag if that. I'm a ccw holder, not law enforcement.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:39:23 PM EDT
I carry one extra mag on my person.

I've debated going to to 2 but I doubt, or hope rather, I won't end up in a situation where I need more than 17 rounds. I do keep extras in the truck though.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:40:47 PM EDT

Two 8rdrs.

Same here, although I usually have a couple extras in the truck.  
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 6:17:18 PM EDT
2 mags , one in and one out.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 3:39:35 PM EDT

9 in the pistol 8 on my belt or in my pocket

Me too, loaded with 230gr TAP +P.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:36:56 PM EDT
I have for many years felt comfortable with a seven rd. mag in my pistol. Fact is the only time I ever drew a pistol it was a five shot bug and the threat vanished so instantly I could not say which way he went.
It was not until recently during a conversation in one of the threads here about auto glass that I realized I should have a spare mag, at least in the car.
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