99% of the time I carry a Glock 19 4:00 and Glock 26 in left front pants pocket(BDUs/TRUs are roomy and i own lots of them) and two spare 15-rd G19 mags. One spare on each side. No matter what arm is incapacitated I have a pistol and spare mag available. One mag rides with G19 in an old Tactical Tailor discreet carry holster pouch thingy. Zipper is amazingly fast. Other spare is on left in old Gerber folding knife sheath. G19 and G26 are identical manual of arms and very very similar to fire as well as my G19 mags obviously working in both. Just have to make sure I don't hulk a 19 mag into my 26. Obviouslly also a Leatherman Wave, CRKT M16-13Z(made before ridiculous auto-lawks but with perfectly good manual second lock in same place), phone, wallet, Surefire 6P with Cree LED conversion for 225+ Lumens of blinding goodness, keys, FAK, and other EDC. In my murse I always have two more G19 mags, and in the GHB backpack (which stays in the car) are three 33-rd G18 mags and two more G19 mags to feed my carry guns and the Sub2K(triple weapon mag/ammo interchangeability Ftw!!) that rides in the bag. Course if I can get to my car I'm going to try to put the pedal down and get away or if blocked use the car as a blunt weapon. All rounds are Winchester 9BPLE 115-gr +P+ that CTD had a sale on in 06 or so and I picked up about 2000 rounds at about $8.00 per a box of 50.
I agree with the x shots being BS. You never know when you will need your weapon, how many bandits, how many misses, how much whatever. Shooting IDPA for a few summers I saw three different people have critical 'rounds, spring, and base plate spewed on ground' failures from mags. One Beretta 9MM with factory mag, Sig 9MM also factory mag, and Glock 17 ditto on the mag. I think the rapid ejections onto hard surfaces at matches was to blame. Two failures occurred at 'load your weapon'. Mag goes in and slide comes forward and bullets FLY out bottom of mag. One was in the middle of a course of fire and they just let go. Hence I now have three categories for mags: Factory for carry, factory for practice/training, and crappy for fun.
I absolutely agree on up-arming to go into a bad area/neighborhood but if you'll be emboldened to go somewhere/do something only because you have your weapon(s) maybe you should reconsider. Conversely criminals want to get you unaware. Waiting for prey in bushes by the trendy coffee place vs. crouched in alley in mean part of town. One your chilling and the other extra alert, but you miscalled it. Criminals unfortunately aren't always total idiots.
Also someone mentioned not carrying +1 because of having to enter a free fire unarmed victim area, umm sorry 'Gun Free Zone', for work. I have to go to local courthouse occasionally for paperwork issues regarding business so I have to secure my weapons prior. I know eventually I may have a negligent discharge while loading/unloading my weapons before putting them away in my vehicle lock box. That slight risk does not outweigh needing a loaded weapon NOW other times in my opinion. Since my mags and pistol go in the same box I have taken to just leaving said +1 up the spout. Joe Criminal who maybe steals the box(which is bolted down) probably knows how to insert and rack. Also the bullet setback in case issue from repeated loading/unloading is minimized although swapping the top rounds regularly prevents it if you must regularly load/unload. My G19 is on me when out, around the house, in holster next to my shower or crapper, and obviously by my bedside (with my loaded Tavor hanging above it). I just leave it +1 at all times unless cleaning(and damn do carry guns attract some lint). G26 goes in bedroom safe still loaded and inside pocket holster as soon as I'm home.
Sometimes carry G26 as BUG in custom offside ankle holster mounted quite firmly to my boot(yes it conceals a block 26 lol). Good if I were to get knocked down or to draw while seated in vehicle. Hence they are my long drive traveling boots.
The most informative part of the article about the officer who now carries beau coup more rounds was Focus, Aim carefully, and practice Headshots. Too much time needed for hydraulic loss i.e. blood loss to cause unconsciousness and pistol rounds don't usually do guaranteed massive enough CNS, or Central Nervous System, damage unless you get them into the cranial vault.
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My personal view on CCW after eight years carrying: Take responsibility for your safety and that of your loved ones, learn and live four rules, learn to shoot well, acquire quality weapon, enough quality ammo, enough quality mags, quality belt & quality holster, practice, get your CCW, get some training(even if just IDPA which at least teaches fast/tac reloads, using cover, and being aware of non-threats in firing line), practice some more, mentally rehearse scenarios in your mind randomly as you go about your day (if a bad guy came around that corner I would X), practice some more, and lastly CARRY EVERYWHERE PERMISSIBLE! I have also been reading/thinking a lot on the aftermath of a shooting where you were the victim. In some places/situations what the prosecutor does to you makes what the bad guy was trying to do almost seem quaint and friendly. Get 911 call in first, secure/unload emptied weapon(s) off your body, don't move anything else!, cooperate fully with LEOs when they arrive (as you are possibly the aggressor), minimal statement at scene ie he/she/they did X & I did Y as I was IN FEAR OF MY LIFE(make sure that goes in LEO report) & point out evidence at scene & cooperate but don't brag, embellish, or guess & do state you will sign a complaint, and then request to be medically checked out as you are likely in shock just from the experience and offer to answer further questions after hospital check(which also gives you time to collect your thoughts, decompress, and contact an attorney just in case).
Posted from my clay tablet using OOK Brand sharp stone after looong day so any errors in grammar, logic, facts, or reality are entirely unintentional and hopefully hilarious.