Production? How many mags
Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:11 AM
All belt mags are loaded to 10, with a mag in the front pocket to 11 for LMR. If an unloaded start, I'll strip a round to my back pocket and use it to start. I have never used the 6th mag on my belt, and rarely ever use the 5th. However always better to have extra and not need it than to drop a mag, not seat a mag, etc and run out.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:15 PM
Many local clubs run a speed shoot in the same berm as the classifier. If the classifier has a bunch of reloads, and the speed shoot is >11 rounds, you may need that fifth mag.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:12 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:43 PM
4 on belt, one loaded to 11 in my carpenter pocket on most stages for a load mag.
On some stages, like all mags on the table start, I'll end up taking that extra round out and putting it in my pocket.
50 or 51 rounds should be enough to finish any 32 round stage with plenty of reload options
Am I missing anything here?
Shot a stage last weekend. It was 4 arrays of 3 targets (6 rounds each) with some tight shots going through 3 doors. Last array was 8 shots, some tight and one target was a mover. That is 5 arrays, 4 reloads was the best way to shoot it. If you dropped one, bobbled one, 1 shot drop of an unseated mag...you would have needed that last mag. This is where I lost a mag going through a door. If I had run 4+1, I would have been hosed.
I take 8 mags to a USPSA pistol match so if I have any mag related issues, that one goes in the bottom of the range bag for the rest of the match.
This is my approach. Always take spares.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:07 AM
I run 5+1 also. I've had bobbles where I've gone to grab a mag and knocked another out of the pouch, I've reloaded in the wrong place (off plan) and reloaded again just to get back on plan. We've had 25+ yard plate racks and other challenging shots that needed more rounds than planned on.
It also comes down to how much are you going to miss? I've seen new shooters go through 8 mags in a stage and still end up short. Tough stuff to watch.
1st time I used the dot on my Carry Gun for more than just group shooting and I used ALL 6 of my mags for a plate rack but it taught me a valuable lesson on learning the dot in odd positions and sweat in my eyes.
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Re-edit: Hell with zombies, I just wanna shoot 3 gun!
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