I have touched in previous articles about having spare magazines, but I never went into much detail about the subject. Having spare magazines is very important. Both with you and at home.
I did not used to carry a spare magazine on my persons. I have a bag with a couple in my car, but none on my self. When I attended Front Sight they emphasized always carrying a spare magazine. After going home and thinking on it for a few weeks, watching some news, I now agree that at least one spare magazine should be carried on person at all times.
In a situation where you have a malfunction with your firearm, a magazine change is one of the easiest solutions. If you would need to go up against multiple assailants, you may want to do a tactical reload to ensure you do not run out of ammo at the wrong time. I am now carrying a spare magazine with my firearm.
I like to keep several magazines in reserve. I prefer brand new, in package, but I do keep some used magazines too. Magazines get lost, misplaced, and warn out. If a situation would ever come up where magazines are hard or impossible to get, having several stored magazines would be wonderful. I keep magazines in several locations, car, bags, with firearms, and on my persons. I have 5-7 Glock magazines loaded and being used. I also have several in storage. You can never have enough magazines.
In current times magazines are very hard to find. I spent some time while writing this article looking for some magazines at one of our affiliates to link to, I could not find any available. Other outlets are also out of stock, or very expensive. If you need magazines best of luck finding them at a good price.
How many magazines do you have? How many do you use regularly? How many do you keep in storage, if any? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.
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