How much ammo should you carry?

Grumps21

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99.99% of all civilian involved shootings are resolved in 5 rounds or less. If you have to reload once its rare, reloading twice is unheard of. If you're in a situation you need multiple reloads you should be trying to retreat and get to your vehicle or somewhere more arms are available. I carry 1 magazine. If I am reloading that magazine I'm retreating to my vehicle where I have a plate carrier with an AR15 and 6 magazines.
folks watching too many movies:loaded::loaded:
 

BillM

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folks watching too many movies:loaded::loaded:
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Grumps21

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Never seen anything like that before. Wow. Must be a Chicago special
 

Lonesome Dove

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If you have to shoot more than a mag full regardless of round count then God bless your soul.
 

Sam7sf

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folks watching too many movies:loaded::loaded:
I might have thought the same years ago. People have gone mad. Our immigration security is a joke. With that said and without typing a book, it’s not crazy to have body armor and a rifle. There’s more people that would commit a crime than wave or say hello. Generation of criminals.
 

kyletxria1911a1

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Is it just me or no one thinks about jams ftf fte or catastrophic failure on edc weapons
In my mind fte ftf Isa automatically a mag drop clear. On a retreat. Is what I carry for
Or if protection of a innocent. But after that it's clear that scene.
Vacate the premises
But aside said ftf fte you gonna need more ammo.
 

SQLGeek

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Is it just me or no one thinks about jams ftf fte or catastrophic failure on edc weapons
In my mind fte ftf Isa automatically a mag drop clear. On a retreat. Is what I carry for
Or if protection of a innocent. But after that it's clear that scene.
Vacate the premises
But aside said ftf fte you gonna need more ammo.

That is one of the main reasons I carry a backup. Of course it's going to happen fast so who knows if I'll have time for that. I figure one mag is not taking up a burdensome amount of space and I'd rather have that than nothing.

Hell I used to carry a G19 with a G17 mag in reserve so I've scaled back on what I'm carrying these days.
 
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