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How many?

I don’t have a problem, I can stop whenever I want.

Tam discusses How many magazines is enough?

We’ve discussed this before. I now no longer have a the Sig, the AK or the 9mm AR. Now, my collection consists of the following:

5 – 6.8 SPC AR magazines
17 – 5.56 AR mags
4 – Glock 30 magazines
8 – 1911 magazines
4 – Ruger 10/22 magazines
2 – P-22 Magazines

I could use some more.

14 Responses to “How many?”

  1. Robb Allen Says:

    I can afford more 6.8 magazines or the ammo to put in them. But not both…

    Hell, they should give a magazine away with the purchase of 6.8 ammo.

  2. Sailorcurt Says:

    I’ve heard mixed reviews about using 5.56 mags for 6.8spc (some people say the 5.56 mags work fine for 6.8, others say you need dedicated mags). Considering that you have both, I would imagine you’ve had problems with the 5.56 with 6.8 ammo?

  3. SayUncle Says:

    Never tried a 5.56 mag. Only difference is the follower, IIRC.

  4. Sailorcurt Says:

    As far as how many…I don’t understand the reasoning behind having 30+ magazines. Are people afraid that they won’t be able to get them at some point?

    Short of an outright ban or the collapse of civilization, I can’t see that happening for anything other than rare collector’s pieces.

    I don’t see a ban happening. We’re winning after all.

    If it’s a “collapse of civilization” that we’re worried about, I wouldn’t be able to survive where I’m at…I’d have to move. With that in mind, it’s pointless for me to accumulate more of anything than what I can carry.

    For my TEOTWAWKI guns, that means 7 mags each for the rifles (6 to go in mag pouches, one in the rifle) and 5 mags for each pistol (two double mag pouches and one in the gun). That’s as many as we can reasonably carry in addition to food, water, change of clothes, etc. I do have a few spares (like 2 or 3) for each just in case, but if a mag breaks or starts acting up on me, I replace it immediately.

    For carry guns, as many as you generally carry plus a spare or two. If one breaks or starts causing feeding problems, fix it or replace it immediately.

    I could see having lots of mags for “run and gun” game guns, but I don’t currently play those games so I only need a couple or three mags even for my range guns. I do have about 25 or 30 en bloc clips for my Garand just because it’s such a pain in the butt to reload them. I’d rather not have to worry about it at the range and do it at home after I get home.

    I just don’t see the purpose behind having way more mags than you can actually put to use for any given purpose. I’d rather spend the money on another gun or more ammo than on magazines that I don’t realistically need.

    Does that make me a bad gunnie?

  5. Mikee Says:

    As a newbie gun owner, I bought a used Ruger Mark II 22LR pistol that jammed a lot. The gun store guys suggested trying a different (new, sold by them to me) magazine. It worked, and after I did a lot of fussy bending of the bad magazine lips to match the new magazine lips, so did the old mag.

    Just one reason to have at least more than one mag per pistol.

  6. SteveA Says:

    Was helping a friend move from an apartment to his newly purchased house(about ’01 or ’02) & noticed the box i was carrying was making a strange(yet familiar) metallic rattle. When we got inside i asked him what was in it. 1911 mags, over 100 of them!
    Apparently he used to work at a gun store for years & would find them on the range or buy them cheap when they got a trade-in firearm. He said they would keep the range found ones at the store for a week or so in case the owner came looking before taking them home.

    He only regularly used about 5-6 mags but i guess this falls under the old “rather have it then need it”.
    I guess my excuse for the several dozen ak & ar type mags that i ended up with is the “if you buy at least a dozen, I’ll make you a good deal” gunshow buys.

  7. Peter Says:

    P22- 6 mags
    Vz82- 4 mags
    Enfield- 5 milsurp, 3 Promag junkers (3/$10, OK? They still suck)

  8. Rabbit Says:

    Most of my handguns are SiGs. I have at least 3 mags for each, except the P225, for which I need at least a couple more.

    I’ve got 3 neutered 10 round mags for my CZ75D PCR, but I’ve yet to find an affordable source for (good/factory) normal count mags yet.

    FAL and AR; good to go. More than I can carry.

    Garand- dickered for a deal on a gross of clips some years ago. Same story.


  9. Roger Seitz Says:

    5 For the AR 308,
    11 for the various .45 ACPs.
    3 for the CZ 452 FS
    4 for the Browning HP .40
    1 for the Seecamp .32
    4 for the S&W M41
    35 clips for the Garand (and the bandoliers that hold them.)
    6 speedloaders for J frame .38s
    2 speedloaders for 686.
    10 fingers for the Anschutz .22 (SS)
    They all work properly. The ones that didn’t are gone.
    Also a small amount of ammo for each.

    Sight picture, trigger control, breath control = gun control.

  10. Mad Saint Jack Says:

    I’m trying to game the system, by having a Glock 17L and a 26, and a Kel-tec rifle, and running them all on one big pool of mags.

  11. Rivrdog Says:

    Tam’s shortages have nothing to do with the magazines for her weapons. She has a bare minimum. The shortage has to do with rifles. She evidently has no rifles in 7.62 NATO (or any other 7.62). She needs to remedy that. I recommend the PTR-91, one of it’s variants, preferably not the CQB version, she evidently has some CQB rifles already.

    Both Tam and I may very well find ourselves in a shooting war in the next few years, and those short-range Stoners won’t be much good on an open-range battlefield.

    In the next Revolutionary war, battles will be won or lost depending on which belligerent can shoot better at 300+ yards. Stoner rifle people need not apply.

  12. workinwifdakids Says:

    That was… odd.

  13. Drew Says:

    Don’t forget replacement springs and followers for the mags you already own — preferably at least two of each for each mag. Cheap insurance.

    I’ve seen mag feed-lip tools advertised to repair damaged lips, but have not tried them. Might be worth considering if they work as advertised.

    Other than the above, is there really any such thing as “too many mags” or “too much ammo”?

  14. Jim Says:

    I have a PTR-91 with a match grade & weight barrel. With the Heinzolt 4x milsurp scope and STANAG mount.

    I need two things to make this rifle nearly perfect.

    1. Rear sight adjustment tool.

    2. Good trigger work by highly reputed PTR/ HK G3 specialist.

    Any tips on findee?

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    Galveston, TX

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