Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
DLJ70, texas851, snipeshooter, bromunchies, Bisley Jack
63665 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 87517
stxranchman 52765
bill oxner 46701
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44360
BOBO the Clown 43571
BMD 40882
Big Orn 37484
SnakeWrangler 35645
txshntr 35184
facebook
Forum Stats
63665 Members
45 Forums
452733 Topics
6256032 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#7043818 - 01/18/18 07:34 PM Carrying extra mags
Arrowslinger82 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 440
So Iíve decided to start carrying my 1911 more often. I found a nice owb holster, and am trying to decide between a 2 mag belt holster or a mag/flashlight belt holster. Thoughts?

Top
#7044362 - 01/19/18 08:19 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Arrowslinger82 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 440
Nobody?

Top
#7044442 - 01/19/18 08:58 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8860
Loc: Lubbock, TX
If you don't have another way to carry a light, I'd go with mag/light. A good light can be extremely handy. You'd still have the mag in the gun plus one extra. IF you can't get away with 14-17 rounds it's doubtful another 7-8 rounds is going to make the difference.
_________________________

Top
#7044447 - 01/19/18 09:00 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
TXGUNNER308 Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 2700
Loc: Farmers Branch / Carrollton
I carry a spare 1911 mag in a leather pocket holster (back; left)
_________________________
Initial Success or Total Failure


Top
#7044593 - 01/19/18 10:11 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
janie Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 17558
Loc: Collin County TX
Spare mag rides in the front pocket of my jeans.
_________________________
He is your friend defender your dog. Be worthy of such devotion

Top
#7044720 - 01/19/18 11:26 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: janie]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3515
Loc: Snyder
Originally Posted By: janie
Spare mag rides in the front pocket of my jeans.


Yup.

I figure if I need it, itís probably too late anyway. Things have gone from self defense to a firefight.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available. https://www.facebook.com/lazyhbullets/

Top
#7044750 - 01/19/18 11:47 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
syncerus Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2676
Loc: Dallas, TX
Supposedly there are 2.7 shots fired in the average shooting. Sometimes the best option is to run like h***. Realistically, you're just trying to survive the experience, not take on the entire Sinaloa cartel in a month of combined arms combat.


Edited by syncerus (01/19/18 11:47 AM)
Edit Reason: structure
_________________________
NRA Endowment & DSC Lifer

Top
#7044969 - 01/19/18 02:15 PM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: syncerus]
glb1955 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 390
Loc: Brazos County Texas
Originally Posted By: syncerus
Supposedly there are 2.7 shots fired in the average shooting. Sometimes the best option is to run like h***. Realistically, you're just trying to survive the experience, not take on the entire Sinaloa cartel in a month of combined arms combat.


Pretty much this. When with my family then I have to take care of the 3 of us. If another L/E is in bad trouble then I get to him when family is safe. May or may not carry spare mags. That is for me to know.

Top
#7044989 - 01/19/18 02:24 PM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
bigjoe8565 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5334
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I carry an extra magazine in my back pocket.

Top
#7045776 - 01/20/18 07:18 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Olshovel Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/04/13
Posts: 89
I have been using the belt shown in the link here for two years now, http://www.frankproctorshooting.com/proctor-covert-belt-black/ it has been the most comfortable way for me to carry an extra mag, smallest being a single stack mag for an cm9 to my regular mag for a glock 19. Don't think any of the mags are going to fall out either! This belt allows me to carry an extra mag and a ZT0350 without anyone knowing I have either. This has been hands down the best investment for my CC I have made. I am about to order a new one as after two years the bands that hold the mags have started to fray a bit. I expected it to go sooner as I insert and pull my mag every day in order to get the belt on and off. Even with the elastic being frayed a little where the mags are inserted, one has never slipped out. I have even used one of the spots for an extra 223 30 round mag while walking around in the woods. You won't be disappointed!

Top
#7046670 - 01/20/18 09:59 PM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
duckhunter175 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 262
Loc: DFW
When I carried a 1911 I had a standard 7rd mag in the pistol and I carried 1 back up 10rd wilson combat mag in a single mag kydex. I don't think Id carry a two mag or a mag/light combo. I keep a light in my truck and one on my nightstand. Can't imagine a scenario when I'm CC and would need one when I wouldn't be around the truck or in my house.

Top



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide