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AR 15 mags

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by FrankCastleThePunisher, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. FrankCastleThePunisher

    FrankCastleThePunisher Well-Known Member

    How many AR 15 magazines do you keep on hand? I've got 31 p-mags; Is that enough?
  2. dark.zero.x

    dark.zero.x Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. gotigers

    gotigers Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Well-Known Member

    +1. That was my standard tactical loadout, then I started duct tapping an additional 10 mags to my head. :D
  5. Destructo6

    Destructo6 Well-Known Member

    12 good mags per long arm has been my go-by.

    That being said, I have far more than that just because.
  6. Ranger30-06

    Ranger30-06 Well-Known Member

    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...
  7. Waywatcher

    Waywatcher Well-Known Member

    I have 6. I would like to bump it up to 12. I think you'll be fine with 31.
  8. waterhouse

    waterhouse Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    I've got something like 20 odd GI and other mags. I need some PMags...
  10. holdencm9

    holdencm9 Well-Known Member

    5 p-mags...

    Maybe I need some more.
  11. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    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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  12. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Well-Known Member

    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.

  13. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    I've got 5 for my AK.......

    I've also got 10 in the mail lol.
  14. ErikO

    ErikO Well-Known Member

    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. ;)
  15. ForumSurfer

    ForumSurfer Well-Known Member

    If you have to ask, the correct answer is "not enough."

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

    wally Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. BADUNAME51

    BADUNAME51 Member

    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)
  18. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    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?
  19. Lonerider357

    Lonerider357 Well-Known Member

    8-Brownells Black Teflons
  20. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    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.

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