aikorob wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:10 pm
the Mrs. asked about magazines---do we have enough.
so I had to do an inventory---not as many as I thought
back when there was ammo, we went to the range monthly, it was nice to have 4 or more loaded mags for rifles so we could shoot without reloading every 5 minutes
At least 2 for our EDC pistols
How many mags for each gun do you consider adequate?
I split this off into its own topic
Honestly I can not say, I know I should inventory them, but I tend to buy magazines either one or two at a time or in a number that can be divided by seven.
I just recently purchased 35 HK91 mags, then turned around and bought 21. 20 round AR mags, I buy in sets of 12.
For my semi automatic pistols I tend to buy them the same way, except for a bulk purchase I buy in number that can be divided by 5.
I blame it on my military time, we I first enlisted they used the 20 round M16 mags and we were still using the canvas M14 mag pouch. I happened to see a BAR belt and asked for that. I could carry 12 of the 20 round M16 mags with that belt. I )made sure that I had a few extra ammo in my butt pack and used my flak vest (after I got rid of the kevlar lining to carry four more mags.
When we were finally issued the 30 round M16 mags, I still went heavy on the ammo and used four of the M16 ammo pouches, with extra ammo in bandoliers and spare mags in my flak vest.
The thing is the military views magazines as expendable items, civilians do not. That is one of the reason that the M1 carbine has issues. They were not meant to be used more than once. But when they went on the civilian market all there was for sale were used magazines. Some worked and some did not.
A semi auto firearm will still chew up magazines, especially the AR10s when using non metal magazines. So I went to Lancers for both the AR15 and the AR10. granted it takes a wile, but if you pay close attention to your AR10 mags you will see it strips the feed lips a bit at a time.
I probably should empty out the Plano trunks to see exactly how many I have, but I'll put that off until I have some free time.
This is an older picture of my storage area, when my retired from the Air Force and we moved.
“Complacency kills. Paranoia is the reason I’m still alive.” If we do happen to make contact, I expect nothing less than gratuitous violence from the lot of ya.