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#7043818 - 01/18/18 07:34 PM Carrying extra mags
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
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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?

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#7044362 - 01/19/18 08:19 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
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Nobody?

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#7044442 - 01/19/18 08:58 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8675
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.
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#7044447 - 01/19/18 09:00 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Registered: 12/02/09
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Loc: Farmers Branch / Carrollton
I carry a spare 1911 mag in a leather pocket holster (back; left)
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#7044593 - 01/19/18 10:11 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
janie Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
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Loc: Collin County TX
Spare mag rides in the front pocket of my jeans.
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#7044720 - 01/19/18 11:26 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: janie]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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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.
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#7044750 - 01/19/18 11:47 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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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.


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#7044969 - 01/19/18 02:15 PM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: syncerus]
glb1955 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
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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.

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#7044989 - 01/19/18 02:24 PM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
bigjoe8565 Online   content
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I carry an extra magazine in my back pocket.

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#7045776 - 01/20/18 07:18 AM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Olshovel Offline
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Registered: 08/04/13
Posts: 76
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!

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#7046670 - 01/20/18 09:59 PM Re: Carrying extra mags [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 244
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.

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