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storing AR mags

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by taliv, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    for you guys that have hundreds of them stashed away, how do you store / stack the loaded ones? how do you store / stack them empty?

    I've got them stuffed away in drawers, boxes in closets, stacked on top of my safe, laying all over the house, etc. don't really like any of the options. looking for a better idea.

    i've seen pictures of them stacked inside safes, but i need that space for more important stuff.
  2. Boba Fett

    Boba Fett Well-Known Member

    I have a bunch of mine stacked on top of the safe (loaded). I have more in a box (unloaded).

    And I have about 3 or 4 loaded mags next to my AR (which also has a loaded mag in it) at all times.

    I considered storing some loaded mags in ammo cans, but I haven't gotten around to doing that yet.
  3. mr.scott

    mr.scott Well-Known Member

    I have 1 in the AR, 4 on the top shelf of the safe, and 20 loaded in a back pack.
  4. sarduy

    sarduy Well-Known Member

    shoe box are great for both, loaded and unloaded mags
  5. 12131

    12131 Well-Known Member

    Then, another safe is in order.:evil:
    The safe that you see floating around with the caption, PREPAREDNESS has finally been achieved, is my 1st safe. All the EBRs and pistols are now in another safe. The 1st safe is now all ammo and mags. And they're both full. I need a 3rd safe.:eek:
  6. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    I keep a hundred loaded, just in case:cool:
  7. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    My local Bi-Mart had these safes (key lock) on sale for $59. I bolted it to the top of one of my regular safes and it stores loaded mags and powder.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  8. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    yeah, part of the problem is that i also keep a large number loaded. but i cycle through them. it's a stack vs heap problem. i don't want to store them in a way that makes it difficult to get to the ones at the bottom, so that i never use them.
  9. johnmcl

    johnmcl Well-Known Member


    I don't have hundreds, but I do have 25. I keep them in one of those canvas tool totes with a zipper closure. I take the bag to the range, go through a few, come home, energize the Dillon, and top the bag off. It seems to work reasonably well without mags all over the place.
  10. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    Actually I keep a hundred rounds loaded in 4 mags;)
  11. BushyGuy

    BushyGuy Well-Known Member

    i keep 4 -30rd mags loaded with one PMAG in my Bushmaster all the time, i keep the other 3 mags stacked on the bottom of my safe right next to my AR.

    my Gun safe shelf is full with ammo no room for the mags:(
  12. Geneseo1911

    Geneseo1911 Well-Known Member

    I have 12 30's and 6 20's in a .50 cal can. I decided not to buy any more than I can stash in that can. I mark the top rounds with ammo type, # rounds, and date loaded with a sharpie so I can remember which ones I need to shoot first.

    I always figured that if I need to grab & go, that can (which is in the safe next to the rifle) would be a handy way to have 500 rounds ready.
  13. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    LBV with 6 mags loaded 28 rounds, belt, and appropriate tools/accessories.
    Rest of the ammo is in ammo cans.
    I do not understand the idea of people keeping 100 loaded AR mags.
    I can foresee of no problem I can solve with a rifle, that cannot be solved with 168 rounds.

    So long as the spring is sprayed with rust-preventative, you can pretty much store your AR mags wherever you can find room. A "Homer" bucket from Home Depot will hold quite a few.
  14. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    .50 cal cans for some, and plastic totes for others.

  15. Giver of Doom

    Giver of Doom Member


    In the safe where they belong.
  16. 12131

    12131 Well-Known Member

    Doom, what rifle is the green one? Mind giving me the specs on it? Thanks.
  17. 41magsnub

    41magsnub Well-Known Member

    I have one of those big plastic knock off ammo cans cabelas sells I got free with some bulk ammo once. It holds most of my mags quite well. The rest I stash in a .50 ammo can.
  18. Eaglecreekbrewer

    Eaglecreekbrewer Well-Known Member

    I keep them bundled with heavy rubber bands and in ammo cans.
  19. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    That pic has been floating around the web for a while.

    The rifle is a 16" AR with what looks like a modstock and a Vltor CAS-V RAIL SYSTEM
  20. hoppes-no9

    hoppes-no9 Member


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