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View Poll Results: For EDC SD CARRY what is the least capacity you will accept with one spare mag
6 rounds 28 24.56%
8 rounds 19 16.67%
10 rounds 9 7.89%
12 rounds 8 7.02%
15 rounds 5 4.39%
17 rounds 3 2.63%
OK with whatever I have at the time 42 36.84%
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:07 AM
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Can't take the survey; there is no "5" option, which excludes my J and X frames.
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Dropping mags to the ground and stepping on them can bend the feed lips or let in dirt that can cause binding.

If I did feel the need to carry a spare magazine I would practice letting them fall to the ground and quickly reloading. But magazines I practiced that way with would not be used for carry.
This is why one should have two sets of magazines, one for carry and one for training/practice. If one can afford it, I'd even go so far as to suggest it'd be a good idea to have two identical guns, one for carry and one for training/practice.
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Wow ..... tough neighborhood or a pack of wolves???? You are the poster child for needing the Mossberg Shokwave
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Going to walk one of my dogs this early morning. Even with my XD Mod 2 and 40 rounds of Federal HST +P, I'll have my BG 380 and I take the extra 380 mag just for goofs bringing the total hollow point round count to 53.
Please update your profile and give us some general idea of where you live...(northern SC or Eastern NY or Mid FL).....

Just so we know where not ever to move close to.....If I gotta pack all that to walk my dog I don't want to live anywhere close....or even visit...and probably don't even want to drive through on the way to somewhere else...
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Beretta px4 Sub Compact 13 + 1 and 13 in reload mag ..

27 total rounds !!
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Shield 9 with 8 round mag, also keep a spare 8 round mag in the glove box but don't carry it. So, 8+1 for me.
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When I carry my Shield 9 its with the eight round mag and the 7 round mag. When I carry my 640 Pro it's with a extra speed strip.
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J frame, 5 rounds with speed strip in pocket
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I see some replies saying a re-load is unnecessary because the statistics show the need to reload will not occur.

If that is your mindset, also know the statistics show you will not be in a gunfight as a civilian in normal American life. So then why even carry?

If you carry, have a re-load. You may be surprised how fast you fire 5 or more shots under stress without realizing it. Any number of other things can and will go wrong. You are not Superman. Don't set yourself up to fail. Have the mindset and the tools to win.
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When I carry a pistol,I always carry a spare mag. The reason being that on one of my many required Federal requalifications (2 per year) I had a type 3 failure (Double feed) that requires you to lock back the slide,rip the mag from the mag well (throwing it to the ground),racking the slide to clear the spent round and inserting a fresh mag.

As stated above, the problem could be the mag so you would want a fresh one. It only takes a few seconds to do an emergency reload.. Don’t bet your life that it can’t happen to you.

My mags are 8 rounders. 6 with one in the pipe and a spare mag would be ok. JMO.

I carry a J frame size revolver with 2 speed strips for spare ammo most of the time but a 9mm shield with a spare mag sometimes ( I have had two of the above mentioned failures over the years with different pistols).

Be SAFE and shoot often!

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