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Marking Your Magazines

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by teleblaster, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. teleblaster

    teleblaster

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    I numbered my Glock magazines about a year ago with red permanent marker; not very easy to read on the black mags but I could see it. I just got another batch of mags and I found I could no longer see the numbers on the old ones.

    What is best product and location for marking magazines?
     
  2. SJ 40

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    I tried the Sharpie permeant markers back five tears ago,just doesn't last long.
    So at work we had a Brother P touch label maker,problem solved and the hold up very well. SJ 40
     

  3. mongo356

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    I take an awl and scratch Roman numerals on the base plate. They won't come off very easy and they are replaceable if you decide to sell or traade the mags etc.
     
  4. dhgeyer

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    Here's an idea: take a small drill bit and, by hand, put 1, 2, or 3 small indents down at the very back bottom of the mag body. Not all the way through, of course. Just indents. If you wanted to make them really stand out, you could fill the indents with white model airplane dope. I wouldn't use a drill bit any bigger than 1/16".

    I just use a black Sharpie. Even harder to see, but quite durable.
     
  5. roguedaddy

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    I use my wife's fingernail polish on the floor plate. Last a very long time.


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  6. Genin

    Genin 19k & 11b

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    I use a soldering iron to put numbers on the baseplates. That's how I keep track.
     
  7. SC_Dave

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    I use a paint pen.
    David
     
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    ^^yep silver paint pen

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  10. W4CNG

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    Soldering iron but not too hot and too deep and small bit in the iron. Buff off the removed plastic and you are good to go. My brother bought me 8 mag bottoms with my name printed on them and numbers from 1 to 8 for Christmas. That was really nice.
     
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    Address labels on the side of the mag for me.
     
  12. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I use a Silver Sharpie and code the mags per pistol model, example:

    17-1, 17-2, ect.
    19-1, 19-2
    26-1, 26-2

    You get the idea,:wavey:
     
  13. Richardh

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    I just put dots of fingernail polish on the bottom.
     
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    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

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    On my 1911's, I use a simple approach. The little colored dots you get from the office supply store, I place one on the pistol and one on each of the mags that go with that pistol. They stay attached fairly well, are many different colors, and are very useful to me.

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    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

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    I use a Sharpie white paint pen. Works good. Holds up. Get it at Staples.

    Paint pen. Not marker. Get the finest point one they have. Get it started flowing on some cardboard or something first.
     
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    I just scratch my initials in mine with the tip of my knife. On my Glock mags, bottom back underneath witness holes. They are just mags.
     
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    Thanks. I think the paint pen seems like the best option for me. I have other stuff I can mark with it too, so it doesn't just get used once and left to dry out.
     
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    I have magazines that were marked with Dyno labels in the mid 60s. I'll let you know if they last.