I don’t carry an extra mag but I do like to keep at least 15 mags for each pistol I have. Unloaded of course. I think I have 20 for the DW. Only 3 for the GCNM lol.
One, its like insurance if you ever need it you're glad you have it, if you did need it and don't have it you're SOL.I read posts here by many people about how many spare mags and how / where they carry them. I am not trying to be a smart *** but I just have to ask this question:
Have any of you civilians every had to reload your automatic pistols as a result of running dry in actual use (excluding training drills and range use)?
I have read all the American Rifleman reports of armed citizens fending off the bad guys over the last 50 years and I don’t recall a single instance of an armed citizen needing to reload during an active encounter. Could be just my faulty memory but…
I don’t normally carry a spare mag and I am certainly not knocking anyone who carries a spare mag. I do understand the need to be adequately prepared but I have always wondered if the need for a spare mag is real or REALLY theoretical. It just seems to me that the unlikely event of needing to draw a gun, coupled with the really unlikely need to fire the gun, coupled with the REALLY, REALLY unlikely probability of emptying the mag in the pistol causes me to question the need for a spare mag.
How about it? Has anyone had to reload during the cours of action?
Was this a previously “proven” reliable mag? We’re you able to determine what part of the mag failed?
Bingo. Hard to clear a malfunction involving a problem with the mag...if you don't have a spare mag.A spare mag isn’t just for reloading after running dry but also in the event there is a issue with the mag in gun.
Strongly agree with this statement. Whether it's one individual on drugs or multiple attacker or a flash mob the risks to the private citizen have increased, particularly in recent years.and never in my years has the American civilian been at such risk on home soil.
Whoa, whoa!Just because it hasn’t happened doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
I’ve always found it ironic that in the 2A community. We’ll go after the anti gun community and then go after anti manual safety people, 9mm people, spare mag people, gun mod people, polymer gun people within the community.
We all believe in the Right to Bear Arms but always have a problem with what others choose to bear.
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