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Offline Squonk

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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2019, 05:46:29 PM »
The more magazines, the less time spent at the range reloading.  ;)
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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2019, 06:29:26 PM »
On duty (G17) 1 in the gun and 1 on the belt is all I am allowed when armed. And I do not feel that I need more. With the M4 there are two 20 rounders, one in the gun and one on the butt.

At the range it is different indeed. with my CZ75 clone I have 4 mags, one in the gun and three on the belt, however this now permanently resides in a carbine chassis for speed steel. With my 1911's it is one in the rear pocket for loading and eight min the belt, with two situated behind the holster for weak hand reloading if necessary.

When shooting .22 I have five mags each for my Browning Buckmark and S&W 15-22.

The only gun I have less than 5 mags for is a little Astra Constable in .32 auto. I only shoot it in one competition where I need a maximum of three mags. As I had to wait almost 6 months with my two spare mags on back order from TripleK I make do with that number.

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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2019, 07:30:25 PM »
Minimum number for what? The question needs context.
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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2019, 08:07:17 PM »
It all depends. A primary pistol or rifle that you plan to defend your life with 5 is minimum.  10 is better.

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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2019, 06:43:59 PM »
5 minimum 7-8 ideal. being in Mass we have 10 round mag limits so we do a lot of mag changes during competitions :(
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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2019, 06:56:22 PM »
At work I carry 3, with more in my squad. AR has two coupled 30 rounders, with more in my squad. Shotgun has a full tube, with (you've guessed it), more in my squad.

Off duty: two for whatever gun I'm carrying.

At the range: every mag I own for whatever gun(s) I'm shooting.
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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2019, 07:17:59 PM »
When practicing with 9mm or 45acp I always shoot 100 rounds and prefer to load my mags before I go to the range. I have enough mags and mag pouches for both calibers to conveniently take 100 rounds to the range.

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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2019, 06:08:45 AM »
At work I carry 3, with more in my squad. AR has two coupled 30 rounders, with more in my squad. Shotgun has a full tube, with (you've guessed it), more in my squad.

Off duty: two for whatever gun I'm carrying.

At the range: every mag I own for whatever gun(s) I'm shooting.

I like my inventory to be twice what my standard range load/home pre-loaded inventory is.  The other 1/2 of those mags being new in package if at all possible.

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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2019, 05:00:45 PM »
Six, or any even number above six. Must have at least six. no really...

Six . . .  :P

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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2019, 10:43:49 PM »
Handgun...2 but prefer 3
Rifle? Depends.
I have about 6 or 7 for my AR
I have 1 for my BAR

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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2019, 09:53:49 AM »
Grendel is right about context

For me, I always strive for a minimum of 6 mags. But then I shoot IDPA and USPSA, and am usually a SO or MD, So is helpful not always needing to reload between stages.

That said, more is always better for a consumable, especially considering the politicians constant attempt to ban hicap mags
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Re: What would be your bare minimum number of magazines?
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2019, 04:45:55 PM »
The minimum number acceptable to me is six.  The three that I use for carrying the firearm and the three that I use at the range.  As always, more is better.  For most of the firearms systems I have, i have 12-14 magazines.