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by flechero
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds
Replies: 40
Views: 1570

Re: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds

NNT wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:51 pm
I don’t think he is asking about carrying with empty chamber, I think it is after racking slide do you pop mag out to top it off.

I don’t top off.
My comments were addressing 2 questions in one post. But to be more accurate on this question- on my subcompact 9mm I ALWAYS top off. On my 1911- I may or may not, depending on where I am and what ammo is nearby.
by flechero
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds
Replies: 40
Views: 1570

+ 1 is no harder on the gun or mag

Springs weaken primarily by cycling them... so your range mags will wear much faster than the mags you leave loaded. I've left mags loaded for years with no ill effects. And I've worn out range mags inside of several months.


As to the +1 debate- it takes the exact same pressure to insert a full mag into a closed gun as it does to reinsert the topped off mag into the gun before you add the +1

Another way- it's the same as those who carry a full mag in the gun without 1 in the chamber.


I don't get bent over it... I don't always go back and find another round to top a mag off. (I always shoot the loaded round on my range trips) so sometimes I even end up a round short of a full mag in my loaded carry gun. And yes, I always carry with 1 in the chamber. The important thing is that you have your gun.

If I leave the house with 14 rounds vs 15 rounds, well, I'm comfortable either way. It's a lot better than the J frame I used to carry with 5 rounds and a speed strip. :shock:

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