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Organizing your pistol magazines.... What do you use?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wacki, Oct 12, 2013.

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  1. wacki

    wacki Member

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    I keep my pistols in a pelican "briefcase". The pistols are in holsters and the magazines, ear muffs, glasses, etc are just thrown in there. I'm considering a knife roll (buy / make my own) to organize the magazines. What do you use? What do you recommend?

    Right now I've got
    • 7 glock mags
    • 5 sig mags
    • 4 Walther P99 mags...
    • etc

    just kind of thrown into the Pelican case.
     
  2. wacki

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    A mahogany finished wooden tool box that has two felt lined drawers in the bottom, and a swing open lid on the top storage area. I have it filled. They were on sale at Lowe's several years ago. I got my wife the same box for her jewelry.
     
  4. Chuck R.

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    For the pistols I shoot/train a lot with, the majority of those mags are kept in mag holders in my range bag.

    For others and spares, I use plastic “tackle boxes” that Wal-Mart sells. You can customize the compartments to some extent, they’re cheap, see through, they stack on top of each other, and they’re cheap (figured cheap was worth repeating). For rifles; FAL and AR in my case, I use wine boxes (20 FAL mags to 1 box). For other mags I use a plastic tool box.

    Chuck
     
  5. Esoxchaser

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    I use various sized Maxpedition pouches. They will hold an amazing number of mags, and I but them color coded by the caliber and firearms the mags fit.
     
  6. wally

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    I generally store magazines in a zip-loc freezer bag, enough mags to hold 50 to 100 rounds depending on the size of the magazine, loaded and ready to go in my range bag.

    Mags for guns that aren't range favorites get stored in plastic storage bins that stack nicely and hold 8 to 12 magazines depending on the size. I write on the ends with a paint pen so I can quickly pull what I want from the stack when I need them.

    Rifle mags, I just stack on the shelves of an old book case.
     
  7. usp9

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    I make my own mag pouches. I use felt, as it protects the finish pretty well. I make them as long as needed depending on how many mags I have for a particular gun. I roll them up and stack them on a shelf when not in use. Roll it or lay flat in my range bag. Keeps everything close, tidy and neat at the range. Works great.
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  8. M2 Carbine

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    I have a bunch of magazines. A lot of them look alike. So to make it mistake proof I use a label maker and label the bottom of most of the magazines.

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  9. tomrkba

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    A box.

    You don't have enough magazines.
     
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    I've got a couple of Crown Royal bags. Each holds the magazines for one gun or gun type in the case of my two CZ's which share magazines.

    I also sewed up a couple of draw string bags for the ones which don't have enough magazines to fill up a CR bag.

    The rolls with the separate pouches look nice. But I use my guns in matches and drop the mags on the ground. Because of that I can't get too worried about them rubbin' and bumpin' in the communal bag a little.
     
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    I like this. What I've done is jus use the gallon size ziplock bags.
     
  12. CapnMac

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    Having learned slowly and the hard way, what i do is that I have two range bags; one for long arms and the other for handguns. Pretty much, most all the extra magazines go in pockets in the appropriate range bag.

    This--mostly--prevents getting all the way to the range and not having a necessary magazine (or only the one to use).

    This is handy, too, for when the mags get cleaned separately--they can be pitched in the range bags (or put away properly) after cleaning.
     
  13. mdauben

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    For home storage I have a stack of plastic boxes, one for each gun. They will hold 6-12 mags each, depending on the gun. I mark the end with the gun and store them on shelves in my ammo cabinet.
     
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    [​IMG]I use this Cabelas bag I found for about 15 bucks. Enough room for spare mags, two pistols and an up Lula loader. I carry ammo and ears in a different bag.
     
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    CEDs and the TUFF organizers
     
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    .50 caliber ammo cans. I get all kinds of free ammo cans from work and they do a good job of keeping my mags (and I got a ton of the things) sorted out.
     
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    For mags I use frequently they stay in an inside pocket of my range bag. The rest get stored in plastic shoe box size containers.
     
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    I use ziplock bags+black marker. Simple. Economical. I sort mag bags into larger boxes by caliber.
     
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    My pistol mags store with the corresponding gun. Each either has a factory case or aftermarket case. Here is one example:
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  22. ritepath

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    About every two or three months I lose all my magazines that either I don't use or just don't get that pistol out and shoot. So I start searching in the three or four bags that I keep my mags in. I'll eventually round them all up and verify that I have the number of mags I know belong to each pistol. I don't store the mags with the pistols ever, except for my EDC's.

    Then a few months later I search them all out again.

    Maybe it's time for something other than a handful of range bags to store my mags in.


    Now that you've brought this up, I'll need to do inventory again before my mind can be happy. Maybe make a nice spreadsheet also.
     
  23. CurlyQ

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    I use the oldest, simplest and cheapest of organization techniques. A pile.
     
  24. giggitygiggity

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    I use ammo cans. They work well with everything from pistol mags to AR mags.
     
  25. JR24

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    Yup, I use a plastic tote unless its commonly used ones, then they are in the range bag or gun cabinet.
     
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