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Im just curious as in why most gun enthusiasts want more ammo on them at all times? I was wondering this cuz the retired navy seal guy that tought me to shoot only preached less is better.. If ur confindent enough to pull trigger then u only need a few bullets.. I just like to hear everyone's opinion ¿¿.
 

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I've never heard anyone who has had to use any form of firearm in combat or a self defense situation say that they wish they had less ammo. :D
 

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I've never heard anyone who has had to use any form of firearm in combat or a self defense situation say that they wish they had less ammo. :D
Combat is not the same... Self defense im sure 99.9% of the time there wont be a gun fight broke out lol.. One shot are 2 should be all thats needed
 

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YES. More ammo is better.

It allows the shooter the flexibility of being able to shoot for practice whenever he feels like it without having to worry about ammo supplies at home.

It allows the shooter the ability to offer to take friends who have no guns or ammo to go shooting for fun or practice.

It affords the shooter the comfort in knowing that when ammo is scarce on the store shelves, he can continue his shooting routine uninterrupted.
 

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YES. More ammo is better.

It allows the shooter the flexibility of being able to shoot for practice whenever he feels like it without having to worry about ammo supplies at home.

It allows the shooter the ability to offer to take friends who have no guns or ammo to go shooting for fun or practice.

It affords the shooter the comfort in knowing that when ammo is scarce on the store shelves, he can continue his shooting routine uninterrupted.
Of course more is better at the range but is it really needed for cc ? A person carrying should feel good about there weapon there carrying and should be able to shoot it knowing what there aiming for they can hit.. There was a guy last year in my town who shoot at a intruder 15 times and only hit him in leg once i found that funny cuz he really didnt need a gun for protecting when he cant shoot it... My point is proper training one are 2 should been plenty
 

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According to the last statistics I heard, even police officers who are involved in shooting situations only hit the target around 35% of the time. In a life or death situation, I would want extra ammo. Just my opinion.
 

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Im just curious as in why most gun enthusiasts want more ammo on them at all times? I was wondering this cuz the retired navy seal guy that tought me to shoot only preached less is better.. If ur confindent enough to pull trigger then u only need a few bullets.. I just like to hear everyone's opinion ¿¿.
Initially, I didn't read the question fully (heat still getting to me after 8 hours at the range) and this was my response:

More is always better, as a civilian, you never know when you won't be able to get ammo anymore.

And those words are VERY ironic coming from a SEAL. Evidently they spend more for training AMMO than the ENTIRE USMC spends on ammo.

The more ammo you have, the more you can practice and the more confident you get.
BUT, After RE-READING your question, that's not what you're asking.

Normally, I don't carry extra mags. Why? I will only draw as a last resort and I only draw to extricate myself. I'm not planning on a firefight OR "Spray and Pray". PErsonally, I don't feel the need for more than full mag+1.

A lot of my friends subscribe to the "better have and not need it rather than need it and not have it" mind set. I do see the wisdom in that, as well (it's why I wear a helmet when I ride).

My $0.25.
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I always carry an extar mag with me. The reason I carry it has nothing to do with having extar ammo, I carry it becasue the mag is man made and you never no when the mag in your gun is going to fail on you.
 

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Did you ever hear of a failure to stop? One of the living dead, who at the time, is on alcohol, several designer drugs, and a wicked mindset that takes 20-30 rounds to bring down and yes that includes the larger handgun calibers? Failure to stop is not caliber dependent and when one of these guys is thrashing about a head shot is easier said than done. Don't kid yourself into a false sense of security that 1, 2, or 3 rounds will do the job every time in today's troubled world. Also more and more bad guys work in multiples and teams. The "knockout king game" is a prime example of this. So that is why we carry lots of ammo. While on duty I always carried 2 spare magazines. Now retired I do the same daily with out fail. If it is worth carrying a gun, it is well worth it to have ammo for it. Bill
 

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According to the last statistics I heard, even police officers who are involved in shooting situations only hit the target around 35% of the time. In a life or death situation, I would want extra ammo. Just my opinion.
Is that why theres 10 are more cops firing at once so they can hit one target lol
 

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I have been in a gunfight and you are not thinking about more or less ammo, you are not thinking ammo at all, you are thinking how the hell am I going to get out of this. If you are a LEO you really have no chose but to stay in the game unless you are outman/outgun then you are thinking of a exit.
 

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"Should" is the key condition here. Yes, we SHOULD always hit what we aim. The bad guy SHOULDN'T be robbing us with a knife or handgun. You SHOULD use better spelling and grammar.

But when none of those SHOULDs happen, I personally like to have a Plan B. More ammo allows for higher chance of recovery from error. And, as Tape pointed out, sometimes it just might take more than "1 or 2 shots."

Why is having more money better? Why is having more safety features in your car better? Why is getting an education better (than merely relying on your jumpshot or lottery wishes)?
 

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Did you ever hear of a failure to stop? One of the living dead, who at the time, is on alcohol, several designer drugs, and a wicked mindset that takes 20-30 rounds to bring down and yes that includes the larger handgun calibers? Failure to stop is not caliber dependent and when one of these guys is thrashing about a head shot is easier said than done. Don't kid yourself into a false sense of security that 1, 2, or 3 rounds will do the job every time in today's troubled world. Also more and more bad guys work in multiples and teams. The "knockout king game" is a prime example of this. So that is why we carry lots of ammo. While on duty I always carried 2 spare magazines. Now retired I do the same daily with out fail. If it is worth carrying a gun, it is well worth it to have ammo for it. Bill
I guess i dont see it that way i tend to wake up believing everyday that i wont be in a gun fight !!! But i guess i dont live in a bad area where im from one mag is plenty for self defence.. But each his own.. Im just confident im going hit my target with what have with me lol... I think i just strap my six shooters on put on my cowboy hat mount my trusty horse and saddle a shotgun on my way to work lol
 

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I guess i dont see it that way i tend to wake up believing everyday that i wont be in a gun fight !!! But i guess i dont live in a bad area where im from one mag is plenty for self defence.. But each his own.. Im just confident im going hit my target with what have with me lol... I think i just strap my six shooters on put on my cowboy hat mount my trusty horse and saddle a shotgun on my way to work lol
Oh but if i lived in the hood i guess a backpack full of ammo wouldnt be enough lol
 

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Im just confident im going hit my target with what have with me lol...
lol, when bullets are zipping past your skull confidents goes out the window, it is not tv when that happens it is real. I understand it seems easy but when a target shoots back everything changes.
 

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lol, when bullets are zipping past your skull confidents goes out the window, it is not tv when that happens it is real. I understand it seems easy but when a target shoots back everything changes.
I dont live like a TV show cuz that just silly lol.. Been shot already in GARY indiana years ago and i am capible now of shooting my G23 at anyone but within reason
 

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OK you were taught by a Navy seal, that does not make you one. If you had ever been in the type of situation, you would rethink your 2 bullet theory. With your heart pounding, trying to breathe, and the adrenalin flowing, I am glad I carry more. Hopefully, with all the training and range time I will not need many. Paper does not move eratically or shoot back. The Navy I was in made us carry 3 full mags with the 1911. Just my 2 cents
 
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