Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by beeenbag, Sep 14, 2022.
I also forgot I took some photos to share with a friend about mag stuff a couple months back. Here, a variety of HK33s. A29 was the mark in Malaysian service, orange paint is me:
Those without name have it on the spine and can be just barely seen in the range bag photo below.
Some of the Lewis Bins (with a parts one at the bottom of the frame):
The 5.56 range bag:
The 50 cal of CZ 75 has about 36 mags.
The 30 cal of Beretta has about 15.
20220914_175349 by sevt_chevelle posted Sep 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Most are stacked in three different heaps, each heap behind one of those three types of rifles.
Same with handguns. Now that the chances of a Russian invasion are even Slimmer,,,it's not worth being worrried about hyper-organization.
I don't have dozens of guns, but do have the habit of my machining days of keeping precision or expensive tools and their accessories in their own specific cases.
So rifles get their own specific case. Each case has its mags assorted in the appropriate pockets if applicable. Non-mag pockets get the basic cleaning and maintenance supplies to take care of basic to middling issues at the range.
The mags that don't fit go into pouches. Stuff I can throw onto a shoulder and run out to the car if I have to get out of dodge. Something you think about when you have a hurricane season and you're 10 inches above water level between three ponds.
If they don't have pouches, of they're handgun mags, they go in an ammo can. Often loaded.
And all of them get numbered. Body, baseplate, and a non-contact spot in the follower.
Makes reassembly easier if I have to dry them out or something, and makes it easier to track down malfunctions.
that said I just keep my mags in an ammo can.
We have three of those stackable Sterilite 27 qt. containers. While they're alright for lighter weight objects (we use them for storing Christmas bows, ribbons, and some wrapping paper), I don't think they're sturdy enough for holding very many magazines. They also just sit upon each container without any sort of way to secure them all together. Also the drawers can be a bit difficult at times to open and close properly.
As for my storage methodology I store all of my handgun magazines in labeled plastic bags and keep them in a 21" by 15" by 12" plastic tote. My AR and AK mags are in ammo cans, along with some ammo, "just in case".
Each category is further divided into two groups…’new’ and ‘in service’.
With over 200 magazines on hand, I needed a system to avoid buying stuff I already have.
The entire inventory is kept on my phone and accessible with two clicks.
Pistol bag has six pockets (five available as a tool roll is in the 6th). The pockes will easily hols a couple of AR 30 round mags, so, plenty of space for pistol mags. And, any spare that are specific to a range trip goes in the main compartment (those are P220 mags in the photo)
Rifle bag has fewer dedicated pockets, but has room for spares in the main compartment, and most of the rifle specific cases have mag pockets
It's not a system for everyone but it doesn't work for me.
AR/Mini magazines go into Harbor Freight plastic ammo cans. I used to keep them in metal cans, but those were repurposed to hold ammo again.
A bunch of magazines can fit in each one.
Separate names with a comma.