I take preparedness seriously, but maybe I've gone a bit overboard with my SHTF/CHL pistol. I be grateful for some input from other preppers. Heres the scenario: I carry all the time except when in bed, and then its within reach. I didn't carry for long before I figured out that the weight and size of my 45 got in the way of my farming work. So I got a small and light 9mm which solved those problems. That little thing was perfect for my needs. I developed a physical problem and realized that shooting that pistol had become a problem. I had to scale down to something that has less recoil. I got something different. Now I carry the same way, and shooting my weapon is no longer a problem. So I listed my old carry pistol here along with all the goodies I have for it. That is the problem. Its been my experience that the first thing to fail with most firearms is the magazine. So I acquired some spare mags and parts with SHTF in mind (and no resupply). It seems from the responses I've received that 14 mags is too many. In my little pea brain, if/when SHTF things can get pretty dicey. Having plenty of ammo and a decent pistol would be pretty useless if I found myself with nothing left but bent, dented, sprung or otherwise useless mags. I'm thinking SHTF will last for years and having no access to a grumpy old supply NCO would be a problem. How many spare mags, and parts for that matter, do you think is enough for, say five years of SHTF and having to supply myself? Yes I have rifles with spare parts and mags for them too, this is about my carry pistol. Thanks fellas.