Reader Ryan Sondalle writes:
Perhaps the most common answer to the question, “How many magazines do you need?” is “You can never have enough.” And while I’d generally agree, the context for that question and answer tends to refer to AK or AR magazines, rather than pistols. I personally come down somewhere between the numbers three and five. Three seems to offer plenty for concealed carry with one in the gun and two spares, while five help prevent issues on replacement if one is ever lost, broken, or stolen. So what’s your answer? What’s the right number of pistol magazines?