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Posted: 9/29/2004 2:26:45 PM EST
I am new to AR rifles, but not new to guns. I have 12 mags for my G35 that I shoot in competition: 7 ten rounders and 5 fifteen rounders. I recently ordered 10 thirty rounders for my Bushmaster, but I read about guys/gals? who never seem to get enough. Do you really shoot enough to need 30 or 40 or more mags. No flame intended...maybe I just don't get it, but what's the need for more than 10 or so?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:28:39 PM EST
LOL- he doesn't have the sickness *yet* does he?

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:29:48 PM EST
They do wear out, and you never know when some asshole is going to make them illegal again.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:30:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By GoGo:
LOL- he doesn't have the sickness *yet* does he?






10 AR's require lotsa mags. Almost 150 for me.

Danny
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:35:06 PM EST
Getting ready for the revolution I guess Minuteman?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:39:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:40:02 PM EST
10 mags per rifle is required to maintain active status in the ARFCOM "inner circle" (or so DonR and Arock told me.) Some of us own... well... "more than a few" rifles.....

I have over 100 mags.

Seriously, I know I have only been shooting AR's for almost 4 years.... but I have been using the same 8 - 30 rounders as my range/training mags since day one... I have to guess right at around 10,000 rounds.... and my mags still look fine. I think it would take a LOT of abuse to wear mags out by use.... I can see them getting beat up a little worse in training classes tho.

Just get 10 per rifle and you are good to go.... unless you live somewhere that might ban them in the future..... and STOCK UP.


It's for the children!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:57:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By ALPHA9000:
Getting ready for the revolution I guess Minuteman?





Danny
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:17:52 PM EST
if you dont understand thats ok.

the less mags you buy, the more mags that are available for me.


Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:25:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Minuteman419:

Originally Posted By ALPHA9000:
Getting ready for the revolution I guess Minuteman?





Danny



Got yah up here Minuteman, we Virginians are always ready
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:00:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:

Originally Posted By Minuteman419:

Originally Posted By ALPHA9000:
Getting ready for the revolution I guess Minuteman?





Danny



Got yah up here Minuteman, we Virginians are always ready



It's our duty to be prepared!

Danny
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:05:36 PM EST
I'm a relative newbie to AR's, but I've got 11 30rd mags now. And I got in on Tapco's sale... I'm awaiting 7 more.

It's a sickness, I think. Besides, who knows how long you'll be able to buy, or even own them...
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:31:51 PM EST
26 here! You NEVER know!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:48:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By QuietShootr:
They do wear out, and you never know when some asshole is going to make them illegal again.



I'm sure a certain senator plans on it if he gets into the oval office...
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:52:17 PM EST
I only have 1 Bushmaster 10 round mag and i blocked it down to one round since it is a semi auto anyway.I live in New Jersey and dont want to take any chances!!!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:25:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
if you dont understand thats ok.

the less mags you buy, the more mags that are available for me.





here here!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:13:57 PM EST
cant have too many

if another ban comes along, best to have extra mags

mags wear out too...

they look awsome new
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 8:46:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 8:47:35 PM EST by FishKepr]
I've never worn out a magazine. However, I have broken or damaged mags via accidents and acts of stupidity. Once a feed lip is dented it's very difficult to fix correctly.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:06:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
I've never worn out a magazine. However, I have broken or damaged mags via accidents and acts of stupidity. Once a feed lip is dented it's very difficult to fix correctly.




that usually is the problem, I have some mags that have 0% finish on them but they still run like a champ
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:30:22 PM EST
I have 5 and would like five more but....I live in California. No deals for me. I get to read the ad's for NIW G.I. mag's in Shotgun News and on the EE here and vibrate with anger.


San Francisco screwballs run California. I pity Arnie.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:31:46 PM EST
I like having them.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:41:36 PM EST
Just because I can
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 10:31:51 PM EST
if you lived in CA before the ban and have 5 mags, how many mags do they know you have... unless you post it on an online forum.

You can always buy preban mags from somewhere else and bring them back, unless they now stop you at the border...

anyway, AR mags aren't the sturdest thing in the world. If they were all steel, maybe 10 would be plenty. But they arent't.

I say at least 20...
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 10:49:30 PM EST
Zombies. I need to buy more.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:08:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Quake_Guy:
if you lived in CA before the ban and have 5 mags, how many mags do they know you have... unless you post it on an online forum.

You can always buy preban mags from somewhere else and bring them back, unless they now stop you at the border...

anyway, AR mags aren't the sturdest thing in the world. If they were all steel, maybe 10 would be plenty. But they arent't.

I say at least 20...



The deals I've seen require one to live elsewhere, or no deal. Also most mag's now for sale have dates stamped on the bottom. Bad news for me.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:10:40 AM EST
I have 50 AR mags and am willing to buy more NIW 30rd if I find good deals.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:38:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By tracecom:
No flame intended...maybe I just don't get it, but what's the need for more than 10 or so?



Betcha your one of those fellas that don't have any spare parts for your weapons either.....

As noted above if the world keeps right on spining on greased rails, you'll probably be able to buy the mags and items ya want till kingdom come. (or atleast until Kerry or some demoncrat gets elected)

However should the world come to an end as we know it, and you don't have the bare essentials, as in plenty of mags and replacement springs, plenty of ammo or a reloader and bullet makin components out the wazoo, a simple broken extractor, places your weapon out of action. Turning an expensive rifle into an awkward club.

Some folks are short sighted enough to live with that possibility.

Most of us around here aren't!

Mike
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:50:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By tracecom:
No flame intended...maybe I just don't get it, but what's the need for more than 10 or so?

Until the ban in 1994, I only had six twenty rounders and three thirties of which I only used one and kept the rest in their wrappers. When the government said I could not have them anymore, I decided I would buy many more legal ones if only as a protest. Plus, since future availability is no longer a certainty as it was in the 1980's, you need to consider that you are buying a lifetime's-plus supply to have on hand. When the next ban goes into effect (no kidding ourselves please - this is a temporary reprieve) there will be no sunset and what we've got is all there is ever going to be.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:00:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 8:07:15 AM EST by mr_wilson]

Originally Posted By Aardvark:

Originally Posted By tracecom:
No flame intended...maybe I just don't get it, but what's the need for more than 10 or so?

Until the ban in 1994, I only had six twenty rounders and three thirties of which I only used one and kept the rest in their wrappers. When the government said I could not have them anymore, I decided I would buy many more legal ones if only as a protest. Plus, since future availability is no longer a certainty as it was in the 1980's, you need to consider that you are buying a lifetime's-plus supply to have on hand. When the next ban goes into effect (no kidding ourselves please - this is a temporary reprieve) there will be no sunset and what we've got is all there is ever going to be.



Hey Aardvark, what the heck are ya doing stealin somebody elses "handle"???

That's not cool man, suggest ya get yourself another handle as "aardvark" belongs to Clint, one of our resident HP shooters, and a dang good one to boot, hell if you'll step out your door, he'll drop ya form his back porch using nuthin but his iron sighted service rifle........

Mike

Note to other AR15.com'rs, anybody seen aardvark/Clint or x-man post lately, IM me please.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:05:27 AM EST
Old pic - I have many more now....

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:07:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By GoGo:
LOL- he doesn't have the sickness *yet* does he?




NOPE and he just doesnt get it
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:21:10 AM EST
yeah, but you're not a rifleman unless you load single rounds in your ar-15 without using a mag at the range.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:53:38 AM EST
Gus, everytime I see that picture, it makes me want to cry. I want to be just like you when I grow up

As to the mag issue...if you gotta ask, you aren't ready to know
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:02:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By gus:
Old pic - I have many more now....

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=16934



I would hope so! Not an entirely unacceptable start, though...
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:13:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By QuietShootr:
They do wear out, and you never know when some asshole is going to make them illegal again.




+1
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:16:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By gus:
Old pic - I have many more now....

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=16934




Dang.. I better get busy. I got about half as many as you have in that pic.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:30:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By gus:
Old pic - I have many more now....

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=16934



ameutuer, Ive got at least twice that ,
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:06:01 AM EST
At least five reasons:

Reason One -- Range time is for shooting. TV time is for loading.

Reason Two -- 4 shooters and 5 ARs

Reason Three -- The competition mags are to be kept pristine.

Reason Four -- Cheaper to buy in bulk. Especially, when people will buy some with a 30% mark-up.

Reason Five -- Politicians



Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:09:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
Hey Aardvark, what the heck are ya doing stealin somebody elses "handle"???

Having been off the board for a few years I did not know this handle was in use. But the next question is why did the board let me choose it if it is in use (software glitch?) ? It should have told me it was in use and to pick another name. This is the name I have been using on IRC for a few years now and decided to use it here.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:32:31 AM EST
With various state laws, and unknown possible future bans, the mags I have now may be the last I will ever get.

Also, just like my Homeland Defense Rifles, when asked why I need them, I say, "Just like a fire extinguisher, I don't need it now, but if I ever do, it will be too damn late to run to the store and buy one."
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:33:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By gus:
Old pic - I have many more now....

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=16934



Gus, (sniff, sniff) That smells like... FREEDOM.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:39:05 AM EST
AGAIN, zombies multiply at a exponetial rate while your loading mags and move faster when you have to reload.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:57:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Quake_Guy:
if you lived in CA... You can always buy preban mags from somewhere else and bring them back, unless they now stop you at the border...



Bring them back? Back from where? They live in Hotel Kalifornia, where you can check out but you can never leave.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:03:46 PM EST

I would hope so! Not an entirely unacceptable start, though...


Thanks - lots of guys here have WAY more than I do!


ameutuer, Ive got at least twice that


So do I, now. There are also the FAL mags, AK mags, pistol mags, etc. Counting all those, I'd say I have three times as many as that pic these days.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:26:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By QuietShootr:
They do wear out, and you never know when some asshole is going to make them illegal again.


Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:47:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:22:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Helldog40:
Also, Gus ol' buddy....leave me that frankenmag in your will, okay?



Which one? (I have several)
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:59:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 10:59:44 AM EST by M4arc]

Originally Posted By tracecom:
I am new to AR rifles, but not new to guns. I have 12 mags for my G35 that I shoot in competition: 7 ten rounders and 5 fifteen rounders. I recently ordered 10 thirty rounders for my Bushmaster, but I read about guys/gals? who never seem to get enough. Do you really shoot enough to need 30 or 40 or more mags. No flame intended...maybe I just don't get it, but what's the need for more than 10 or so?





30 or 40?

Those numbers are for lightweights around here son! I shoot with the same 13-15 mags all the time but I have 170+ upstairs in boxes (and buying more all the time). Like someone else said, I'm saving them for the zombies

Seriously, it's a sickness and I can't seem to get it under control
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:09:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:16:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Helldog40:

Originally Posted By gus:

Originally Posted By Helldog40:
Also, Gus ol' buddy....leave me that frankenmag in your will, okay?



Which one? (I have several)




Sheesh, silly question.....ALL OF THEM!



In that case, consider it done!!!!
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:17:04 PM EST
In the future mags and ammo will be used a currency.
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