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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Skgreen, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Skgreen

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    Handgun magazines.

    I’ve acquired more than I can store / organize in my safe.

    What examples or methods of organizing/storing handgun magazines can you share?
     
  2. DJW

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    personally never felt the need to keep mags in a safe. have a rolling storage unit in a closet which serves as a repository for them. we have no children around but even if you do have they can't really get in much trouble with them..........they are not firearms after all.
     
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    File cabinet drawer .
     
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    I've got an old plastic hard cover brief case from some long forgotten item. I throw them all in there.
     
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  7. Skgreen

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    Keeping them in the safe close to their respective handgun was the easy answer early on, but as time goes by, the collection grows,,,

    One of the issues I ran into recently was slipping a PX4 mag in my Tanfo. Same capacity. No readily available "ID" or logo on the baseplates. Black mag/black follower/very similar rounded baseplates,,,

    Slipped right in, fit flush and fired all 17 just as pretty as you please, but getting the mag back out was another story. (Field strip/wooden dowel)

    Not really looking for a large 'catch all' container as much as an organizer of sorts that allows me to keep all the mags from pistol "A", separate from "B - Z", but still provides quick / easy access to all.
     
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    I use 1 drawer per gun and label that drawer. It avoids the confusion you ran into.
     
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  9. Texas10mm

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    Small Plano ammo cans from Walmart.
     
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    I stuff 'em in boxes ..:what:..
     
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    In a cardboard box in a closet is just fine.
     
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    Mine is a parts organizer, I think from Home Depot. I threw away the lid. Here's one of them.

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    I honestly hadn't pictured 'compact vertical' storage as much as 'drawer-like', but vertical (with color-coded identifiers for the 'similar' ones) makes a lot of sense!
    A 'compartmentalized caddy' with a carrying handle in the center (or on each end) would really be nice!!!!
    THANKS!!!!
     
  15. giggitygiggity

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    I have a soft-sided pistol case for each of my pistols. I like the Walmart Fieldline Tactical cases. They can hold two pistols, have a large exterior pocket, and interior pouches for 8-10 mags. I also have smaller cases that are better for single stack pistols and revolvers.

    Anyways, I buy the small plastic colored Harbor Freight dog tags, label each tag with the gun’s name (SW Shield, 92FS, etc) , and attach it to one of the plastic D rings on every case. I then keep the gun in my safe and all of its accessories (magazines, extra barrels, etc) in its case. I store the cases in a plastic storage bin.

    Whenever I want to shoot, I grab my pistol from the safe, it’s case from the storage bin, and I’m all set with the exception of ammo, hearing protection, etc. It also helps because I don’t have to determine whether the magazine I pulled from my safe is for my 92FS, P226, etc. I just have to match the case and pistol. This works for me. If you only have 1-3 mags per gun, there might be better solutions. However, most of my pistols have between 3-15 mags.
     
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    I have old soft cases from Bulldog for most of my autos. They have spots for four mags, which is plenty for most. I have more mags than that for a couple of guns and handle that differently.
     
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    I use a plastic box from Wallyworld with a snap-on lid. It's cheap, handy, and keeps out the dust. One thing that is plentiful around here is dust.
     
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    That's an excellent question! This problem had crept up on me--somewhat unnoticed-- like our younger cat gradually sneaking towards the older cat.

    Will buy another plastic divider/organizer box at Loew's to keep extra mags in one place.
    Alfsauve's solution is perfect for some of us. Why have about sixteen mags somewhat scattered between the top of a closet and the safe?

    CZ PCR, Sig P6, (a pair) P228, .380 Russian Makarov.
     
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    or harbor freight $3 with a coupon, periodically.
     
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    All of my range bags have pockets into which magazines are kept. This prevents getting to the range without a suitable magazine.
     
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    This is probably not the answer the OP is looking for, but its what's happening here.

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    It's even worse in the shed. I gave up on organizing stuff like this a long time ago. I just dump them on the floor, get what I need, load for the range at home, then scoop up the rest and put them back in the rubber maid. Yes, there's more elsewhere.
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