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Production shooters how many mags do you carry? I've been shooting limited this year, but recently got a xdm I'm going to try in productionI have 3 mags I was thinking I need another 3.

Thoughts are appreciated. Thanks

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justaute   

I carry 5 on the belt and 1 in the pocket. Most Prod shooters I know carry 4/5 and 1 in the pocket.

Production shooters how many mags do you carry? I've been shooting limited this year, but recently got a xdm I'm going to try in productionI have 3 mags I was thinking I need another 3.

Thoughts are appreciated. Thanks

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Sarge   

Sounds like getting another three will be just right. I like many others carried 5 on the belt.

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6 mag pouches and ten round mags on my belt typically. Mag 5 provides the +1 round into the chamber, goes back in its pouch, and is replaced by mag 6 on most stages. If it's an unloaded start, I start with six mags on the belt, unless something else is specified.

I haven't seen any really crazy stages in a while, that would have me using a seventh mag, instead of mag 6 to load the gun....

If for some reason that was necessary, mag 6 would provide the +1 round.....

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DerrickJ   

I have had to use my 6th mag once due to the amount of movement in the stage, so I would agree that one in the gun and five on the belt is good.

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MarkCO   

5 on the belt, one in the gun...

That is what I run, with 6 mag pouches. I've never used the 5th reload, but I have had one come out getting out of a chair and last weekend one came out going through a door. I've been playing full contact with the props the last 2 matches wearing prescription glasses. But it is easier to shoot by sight instead of braille.

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vluc   

6. You can never be too smart, too pretty, have to much money or too many magazines in production.

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bthoefer   

5 on the belt + 1 in the gun here. I have used all 6 on a couple of stages due to the design. I would consider adding another to my belt but I'm out of belt real estate.

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Shokr21   

carry 4 in a beltfeed and two more in a UM double, plus my start mag of 11 rounds.

Never had to go to the 6th mag on the belt, have only had to go to the 5 on a couple long field stages. It's just comforting to have double the ammo that's required for a stage. Mags aren't that heavy and a good belt helps for sure.

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lugnut   

I had to check my belt! roflol.gifI have 5. I've considered using 6 when there are lots of itty bitty steel on a stage! LOL

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It may not even be ridiculously long stages, that have you wanting more mags. I remember shooting one stage, where the smart move was to fire two rounds at the start, and reload -- and IIRC, that stage had at least one other location where I fired 3-5 rounds and reloaded....

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Micah   

I actually have 6 pouches: 5 CR Speed and 1 little Kydex behind them all where I keep my starter mag...so 5 mags on the belt after the start. After 7 years of shooting USPSA, there have been two stages where I have gone for that 5th mag. One was because I knocked a few mags out, and the other was an all steel stage that was gutting me.

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sroe3   

5 On the belt, 1 in the gun. I've used all my reloads twice in the last year. Once due to a dropped mag, once due to stage design.

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Another 5 plus 1. One club where I shoot has some extra long stages. Another does some odd arrays such that you wind up leaving a lot of partially used mags behind rather than shoot to slide lock. You could likely get by with 4+1 but why?

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Skydiver   

I recommend 5+1, although I've been getting by with 4+1. I used to have a smaller waist, so it's also an issue of real estate, but I'm working on building up the waist unfortunately. Most people know I like to play in L10 now rather than Production, and there are times when I end up using the magnet on my belt be effectively at 5+1. Since by 2013, Production shooters won't have the option to use a magnet, I'm recommending 5+1. You'll find, though that for most 32 round courses, 3+1 is sufficient, but there are some courses where 5+1 or 6+1 would allow for more efficient use of time.

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z40acp   

6 mags is probably the right minimum number to shoot for. If you are short on mags and only have 4 right now, I would not let that keep you from shooting a monthly local match.

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Sin-ster   

5 on the belt, 1 in the gun.

Plus one for those rare wonky stages where you will go through all 6, which gets stuck in the back pocket as a backup.

I learned the hard way about not keeping one more than you'll need at Space City this year. Nothing worse than turning around to retrieve a list mag only to wonder... "Which of those 6 has 10 rounds in it?"

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TommyD   

4 belt, 1 in gun

Changing my vote to 5 belt +1 for the gun. Ran out of ammo on a stage today...or I could remedy this by shooting steel better <_<

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