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How many AR-15 magazines do you own?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by OctoberRust, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    Curious how many 30 round AR-15 magazines you guys own?

    I'm looking to up mine a little before I start putting together a 2nd AR-15 (will probably be a little more patient this time, since I've already got one now. :supergrin:) Curious how many you guys have? I currently have 10, but would like to stock up on a little more before I start spending my play money on other things.
     

  2. G23Adam

    G23Adam .- -.. .- --

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    I have 20 I use with about 30 or so in reserve.

    All but 10 are Pmags.
     
  3. FnKev

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    10-12 per weapon is what I like to keep. It really depends on how much you shoot I think. Some people would be fine with a couple if they only go to the range occasionally, others might need way more than I keep because they shoot in classes or go to the range more than I. I use the same 6 for my Scar regularly, and I have 5 more still in box in case I need to replace any mags at some point. What do YOU need? :)
     
  4. FatBoy

    FatBoy Millennium Member

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  5. John Biltz

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    A logical approach is to decide what your basic load should be. People are going to have different opinions from its not in your home defense rotation to planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Uncle Sam taught me minimum basic load is seven but we are not in a war zone laying down suppressive fire. One in the gun and a spare would cover anything short of the inevitable zombie apocalypse for civilians. Saying that, I want seven. Then what you need for range use. Personally, I keep my range magazines separate from my defense magazines for several reasons from not abusing a magazine my life might depend on to just being to lazy to unload and reload a defense magazine every time I go shooting. Add in whatever you may or may not want to stash for back up in case a magazine ban comes in and I think you are there. That is going to be hugely different numbers from one person to the next but its the sensible way to do it as opposed to must. have. more. magazines.
     
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  6. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    I have way too many ... But that's still not quite enough.
     
  7. jeepinbandit

    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

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    Over 20 something all pmags and a few Troy Battlemags
     
  8. MarkCO

    MarkCO Millennium Member CLM

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    Plenty.

    Just don't keep those PMags loaded! Aluminum and Stainless mags are fine, but the PMags will eventually roll the lips out and double feed or puke the whole 30. Sure, it takes a year or so fully loaded to deform them, but...
     
  9. WinterWizard

    WinterWizard

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    I've heard the same thing but the opposite – that metal mags will deform but polymer Pmags won't. :upeyes:
     
  10. pag23

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    I have over 10 GI & Pmags.... no issues with either.
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  12. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    Thanks guys! Just curious what others have, I'll end up grabbing some here and some there as time goes by.


    Out of curiosity, on average if you shoot once a month or so, how long do ar-15 mags last? I hear they're parts that need a fair amount of replacing?
     
  13. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    I have.... well, enough.

    2 on the belt, 6 on chest rig, one in gun if it really came down to it, plus spares in the pack.
     
  14. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Sandwich!

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    37 Pmags & 3 aluminum GI mags.

    I'm waiting on Aim to more of the C Products SS mags in.
     
  15. I have at least 7 for each of my AR's. One in the gun and 6 in the old lbe mag pouches.

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  16. Jon_R

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    Around there. BCM had a deal on a 100 pack few years ago something like $6.50 a mag and I bought it. Forgot the brand but researched it as good at the time and been 100%.

    Sold some of those off but still have mix and match plus Pmags so probably little over 100. Made some ARs for my kids so they will probably head out into the world with a dozen or so a piece.

    ETA Tempting. :)
    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Magpul-PMAG-AR15-Magazine-CASE-p/mag211-black---case100.htm
     
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  17. Steve in PA

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    About 30. More than I need, but less than I want.
     
  18. MarkCO

    MarkCO Millennium Member CLM

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    You do know that C-Products wnet out of business don't you?