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FrankCastleThePunisher
April 26, 2012, 04:34 AM
How many AR 15 magazines do you keep on hand? I've got 31 p-mags; Is that enough?

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dark.zero.x
April 26, 2012, 05:55 AM
No way, you need at least 60 PER GUN, And thats just for the combat load.

I have 10 P mags and 40 other types, I don't use half of them.

gotigers
April 26, 2012, 09:15 AM
Depends on what you doing with the AR.

I keep 6-10 good GI mags for plinking, 3 gun, home defense, etc.

If i were serious about SHTF i would keep another 10-20 Pmags.

I will let .mil or .leo speak about combat needs.

MtnCreek
April 26, 2012, 09:22 AM
No way, you need at least 60 PER GUN, And thats just for the combat load.

I have 10 P mags and 40 other types, I don't use half of them.

+1. That was my standard tactical loadout, then I started duct tapping an additional 10 mags to my head. :D

Destructo6
April 26, 2012, 10:11 AM
12 good mags per long arm has been my go-by.

That being said, I have far more than that just because.

Ranger30-06
April 26, 2012, 10:21 AM
In order for me to maintain enough magazines for a normal "combat loadout", I have to have upwards of 20 magazines, being that I can only have a max of 15 round mags here...


I feel bad with only 3 mags, but hey, at $30 a pop I'm not jumping up and down to go buy a ton of these mags...

Waywatcher
April 26, 2012, 10:23 AM
I have 6. I would like to bump it up to 12. I think you'll be fine with 31.

waterhouse
April 26, 2012, 10:31 AM
I think I have about 140 usgi mags and 40 or so pmags.

This is probably more than I need, but it is enough that I don't have to think about it and when one gives me issues it gets thrown away.

Robert
April 26, 2012, 11:20 AM
I've got something like 20 odd GI and other mags. I need some PMags...

holdencm9
April 26, 2012, 11:29 AM
5 p-mags...

Maybe I need some more.

Justin
April 26, 2012, 11:30 AM
Having lived through the bad old days of the 94 AWB, I have a somewhat irrational drive to squirrel away magazines.

In all honesty, I only use about a half dozen magazines with any regularity. I suppose you could figure that since standard 20 and 30 rounders are cheap, there's nothing wrong with having enough for regular use, plus backups you can cycle in when the mags you use regularly wear out or break.

For specialty magazines, like the Tripp Cobramags or Surefire quadstacks, they're expensive enough that it may not be worth buying extras.

As for USGI mags vs. PMAGS, so long as the USGI magazines are in good shape, they'll run just as well as the PMAGs in just about any situation.


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briansmithwins
April 26, 2012, 11:51 AM
I like to have at least 12 for each rifle plus a couple spares.

OTOH, I also keep ~1000 rounds on clips so I can load mags quickly.

BSW

Inebriated
April 26, 2012, 11:57 AM
I've got 5 for my AK.......

I've also got 10 in the mail lol.

ErikO
April 26, 2012, 04:38 PM
Remember, Thermold and Magpul both have told us that mags are disposable and wear out. lol

I plan on having 25-30 loaded mags and two .50 ammo boxes of bandoleers with stripper clips. Run out? Not if I can help it. ;)

ForumSurfer
April 26, 2012, 04:57 PM
If you have to ask, the correct answer is "not enough."

I only have about 15-20 and 4 are 22 caliber.

wally
April 26, 2012, 05:40 PM
I've got 31 p-mags; Is that enough?

In 1994 it sure wasn't!

In 2006 I wasn't worrying about such things.

In 2012+, who knows? Personally I've laid in what I consider a lifetime supply because I'm retiring soon and won't be buying any more mags at shortage or post-ban prices on my soon to be fixed income.

Top-Shot,LLC
April 26, 2012, 05:57 PM
How many is enough? well that is a question with different answers per individual. However i think we could all agree that you can NEVER HAVE TOO MANY!

I have prob over 100 mags 30 rnd GI 20 rnd GI Magpuls

1 surefire 60rnd which i really suprisingly like

and 1 beta (for no apparent reason other than its american and damnit i could)

Dr.Rob
April 26, 2012, 08:06 PM
I've only got 6 pmags, 2 Colt 30's, 2 Colt 20's, a couple of 5 rounders, 2 C-products black stainless mags and 4 C-products aluminum 30 rounders in the plastic.


That's 18 total. I need to get a few more 20 rounders, maybe 2 more pmags.

I donated some mags to another Mod here or I'd have more. Robert.. have you used those C-products black stainless mags in a match?

Lonerider357
April 27, 2012, 12:34 AM
2-P-mags
8-Brownells Black Teflons

Justin
April 27, 2012, 09:46 AM
Remember, Thermold and Magpul both have told us that mags are disposable and wear out. lol

That's because all magazines are ultimately disposable. I don't care if it's made of plastic, aluminum, steel, or unobtanium. If you run your rifle hard, you're running your magazines hard, too. Drop a magazine enough times, and it's going to get damaged eventually.

taliv
April 27, 2012, 10:05 AM
when i was shooting ARs a lot, before I switched my time and money to this precision bolt gun thing... I was using both pmags and GI. I would run about 10 of each for a year and manage to break about 2-3 of each.

I started with I think 100 D&H and prob 70+ pmags, and I don't know what I'm down to now. I wind up giving away quite a few to new shooters and broke local college kids whose guns aren't running well.

Otoh, magpul gives away a mag to every competitor at a lot of competitions like Steel Safari and rifles only. So I've picked up a few too. and when i was going through my "i need to duracoat EVERYTHING" phase, i had to get pmags in all the different colors too

like justin, that clinton gun ban was pretty annoying. I intend to keep what I figure would be a lifetime supply at my current rates.

Robert
April 27, 2012, 10:21 AM
Robert.. have you used those C-products black stainless mags in a match?
Yes they are in my regular rotation and seem to do great. I have never had an issue with the C- Products Stainless mags. You know, when I actually am able to make it to a match... :rolleyes:

fatcat4620
April 27, 2012, 10:46 AM
30 round mags will be banned at some point so stock as many as you can.

CVA-66
April 27, 2012, 11:58 AM
How many do you need?
Like we used to say in the navy
How many sailors can fit into a liberty boat? One more.

Tirod
April 27, 2012, 12:01 PM
And we've been limited by other stupid laws. Stay alive, drive 55.

Fear mongering is exactly why we had the Obamascare.

If you don't have at least 300 mags stacked and ready at windows and sniper holes, you are just another Ruby Ridge waiting to happen, ya know.

Keep the family indoors, and don't let the dog out. You do wear your plate protector mowing the grass, right? Or does the neighbor kid do it, and you toss him the money?

Those shotgun, lever and revolver guys are so pwned, no mags at all. They'll be first.

Tighten up that cobra buckle and hunker down, it's a-coming.


:uhoh:

ms6852
April 27, 2012, 12:42 PM
I only have 1 30 rounder and 2 twenty rounders. But if you still do not feel save you can move. But on the other hand, there is no such thing as too much ammo...UNLESS you are on fire or drowning.

ChCx2744
May 4, 2012, 12:33 PM
I like to keep standard loadout. 6 fully loaded spare mags + 1 in the rifle.

mcdonl
May 4, 2012, 12:36 PM
What the heck is a load out? I have two. If one breaks, I will get another.

walking arsenal
May 4, 2012, 12:51 PM
And if you can't get another?

My uncle has a Winchester model 88 in .308.

He had one mag for it. One day he decided he wanted a spare and goes to buy one. He can't find them. When he finally does find one he had to pay $109 for the mag.

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