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# of Mag's per autoloader?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CZ52GUY, Aug 14, 2003.


Avg. # of Mag's per autoloader?

Poll closed Aug 21, 2003.
  1. 1-4

    28 vote(s)
  2. 5-7

    27 vote(s)
  3. 7-10

    11 vote(s)
  4. More than 10

    9 vote(s)
  1. CZ52GUY

    CZ52GUY Well-Known Member

    How many do you generally buy/keep per Autoloading pistol?

    I'm in the 5-7 per...range.

    Safe shooting,

  2. Navy joe

    Navy joe Well-Known Member

    The least is 2(CZ-52), the most is 20+ (Glocks) If I have less than 10 it's just a range gun. Worst offender is the AR, 45 mags and counting...
  3. FPrice

    FPrice Well-Known Member

    I generally try for 10 or more if I am going to shoot that auto-loader a lot. I have range mags and I have serious use mags. Use the latter enough to know they will work. I go down to 5 for those which are expensive OR which I don't shoot all that much.

    In short, it varies with the usage.
  4. I always try to keep four, at least. That many is enough to shoot any IDPA stage and is one more than you would likely carry.

    More is better, up to a point, but fewer and you're cutting your options.
  5. CZ52GUY

    CZ52GUY Well-Known Member

    re: Navy joe


    My CZ-52 is the least with 3...same as the BDA-380...others are 5 or more...if we were counting rifles, my AK mag's would drive the average up somewhat (stopped counting at 30).

    Safe shooting,

  6. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    I generally consider 5 to be Minimum for me, but I try to have more.
  7. Whit

    Whit Active Member

    I'd say I average about 6 mags per gun, some as many as 10 and some as few as 4. ....Whit
  8. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    Handguns = 5.
    Long guns = 10.
    Full-Autos >20.
  9. JeepDriver

    JeepDriver Well-Known Member

    My goal is 6 standard cap (high cap) per handgun.

    Currently I have only achieved that goal for my Beretta 92 and Ruger P95.

    Gotta finish up buying them just in case they sneak in a new AW ban :cuss:
  10. CZ52GUY

    CZ52GUY Well-Known Member

    Ruger Full-Capacity for P95?

    Do you have an online source for those?

    I also have a P95 as well as PC9.

    Thanks in advance, and safe shooting,

  11. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

  12. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    I have a minimum of three, but if it's a service gun, I want about seven. For instance, for the Sig P220 I have 5 used one (used because I have been using them) and 4 new in wrapper from the factory. For the Hi-Power I must have at least a dozen. For the 1911s, I may have about 3 per gun right now, but I don't keep track of the 1911s or the magazines. For the CZ-75, all I have is three; but I've got about 6 for the Kadet conversion kit.
  13. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    Gun/Mag Ratio

    My ratio is about 3:1 magazines to pistols...but I've got 33 1911's
    from 90 years old to close to NIB...two-thirds are GI pistols of
    various make...and about one fourth of the magazines are GI...
    The result of a lotta years of obsessive/compulsive behavior
    when I get within sniffin' distance of a 1911...:uhoh:

    Welp...Gotta run...The UPS man delivered another shipment of
    Metalforms this afternoon and I gotta open'em up!

  14. STEVE M

    STEVE M Well-Known Member

    Min. 6 for standard cap. gun, 4 for a high cap. Prefer 2 more for either. I

    like 2 full carry sets plus 2 back ups per gun. That way I can rotate the

    mags plus have a couple of spares. If I still kept a 1911 as a house gun I

    would add 2 ea 10 rounders. But as with money and range time: more is

  15. JeepDriver

    JeepDriver Well-Known Member


    I bought the USA mags, (from CDNN) then got Ruger followers and P89 springs for Wolff. (they don't list P95 mag springs)

    I have about $35 +/- in each mag and they have been 100% reliable.

    Not exactly factory but they work
  16. CZ52GUY

    CZ52GUY Well-Known Member


    Hkmp5sd & Jeep Driver...

    Thanks for the info'!

    Safe shootin,

  17. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    This would have been a more interesting poll if we'd been given numbers instead of large number ranges.
  18. B27

    B27 Well-Known Member

    Whatever came with the gun plus at least six more. I always assume one or two will go south on me during the life of the gun.
    Even though that does not actually seem to be the case. :)
  19. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    I guess as a minimum, 2 since that is how many most come with when purchase. Most of mine have 5 w/ a few having 10+
  20. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Well-Known Member

    I would like to have 5+ mags for each gun. I have more like an average of 4 per gun. I am of the opinion that you can never have enough mags. Especially high caps when available :D

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