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Posted: 10/3/2014 11:47:36 AM EST
Why do people put red tape on their magazines?
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Time of the month?
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Correct answer.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:49:13 AM EST
tracer vs ball vs armor
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Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:50:02 AM EST
Blanks vs. live ammo. Duh!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:54:58 AM EST
For me read tape means "Expensive! Do not put in range bag! Do not use for plinking!" No tape means "Bought in bulk. Plink away."
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:57:32 AM EST
To identify my junk quickly if I shoot with buddies.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:57:33 AM EST
Die Hard 2


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Red mags for me mean I killed someone with it.
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Red means it has no soul
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Die Hard 2


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Came here to post that.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:58:24 AM EST
Red = live ammo
Blue = blanks

Switch as necessary in a firefight to confuse everybody as to whose side you're really on
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[Last Edit: 10/3/2014 12:01:37 PM EST by lostnswv]
So they are easier to find when you drop them in grass or bushes. If you take any shooting course not on a complete cleared dirt or gravel range after the first day your initial supply of 12 mags becomes 9 or 10, that night you are at Wallyworld looking for Neon colored duct tape or neon spray paint.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:59:36 AM EST
As posted above, tape color denotes load type.

Green tape = green tip (m855)
Yellow tape = m193
Red tape = 55g match
White tape = 75g match
Blue tape = cheap plinking ammo of various weights
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:00:56 PM EST
I use white so I know its mine because there is usually at least one scumbag at the range trying to take my mags.
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Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:
Red = live ammo
Blue = blanks

Switch as necessary in a firefight to confuse everybody as to whose side you're really on
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"I swear I had that guy in my sights..."

"Blanks?"
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Originally Posted By shotgunfatcat:
Red mags for me mean I killed someone with it.
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So you physically beat someone to death with a magazine? Fucking awesome.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:04:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By echo_5:
As posted above, tape color denotes load type.

Green tape = green tip (m855)
Yellow tape = m193
Red tape = 55g match
White tape = 75g match
Blue tape = cheap plinking ammo of various weights
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What if you are shooting a different caliber? 7.62x39 for example
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:04:53 PM EST
To cover up the penises I drew on them when I was in the Army and want to use them on a range with people who would not appreciate my art.
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Originally Posted By Zcwilkins:

So you physically beat someone to death with a magazine? Fucking awesome.
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Originally Posted By Zcwilkins:
Originally Posted By shotgunfatcat:
Red mags for me mean I killed someone with it.

So you physically beat someone to death with a magazine? Fucking awesome.


Not a plastic one
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Originally Posted By echo_5:
As posted above, tape color denotes load type.

Green tape = green tip (m855)
Yellow tape = m193
Red tape = 55g match
White tape = 75g match
Blue tape = cheap plinking ammo of various weights
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Stealing this...
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Originally Posted By JThompson:
I use white so I know its mine because there is usually at least one scumbag at the range trying to take my mags.
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YEah, better just put your initials on them using a paint pen. Been there done that and I had a buddy come up short a HK P7M13 mag after turning his back to get more ammo out of his range bag. Happened right smack in the middle of the mag ban. He cried like a little girl when he found out what a full size replacement mag cost.
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Originally Posted By Rick_NE:


You put red tape on your junk....










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Originally Posted By Rick_NE:
Originally Posted By Booze:
To identify my junk quickly if I shoot with buddies.


You put red tape on your junk....













I had to clean paint off my junk with JP8. Tape is nothing.

Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:11:40 PM EST
Tracer and IMI tungsten core match mix?
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My
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Originally Posted By mr_stretchy:

What if you are shooting a different caliber? 7.62x39 for example
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Originally Posted By mr_stretchy:
Originally Posted By echo_5:
As posted above, tape color denotes load type.

Green tape = green tip (m855)
Yellow tape = m193
Red tape = 55g match
White tape = 75g match
Blue tape = cheap plinking ammo of various weights

What if you are shooting a different caliber? 7.62x39 for example


My post refers to AR mags. My ARs are only 223/556.

Well, I do have an AR in 40sw but it runs on Sten mags and I'll never confuse a Sten mag for a STANAG.
Now that I mention it, even the Stems have colored tape denoting load type.
Red = hot JHP
White = subsonic
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Originally Posted By TarawaS2000:
Blanks vs. live ammo. Duh!
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Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:


Not a plastic one
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Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
Originally Posted By Zcwilkins:
Originally Posted By shotgunfatcat:
Red mags for me mean I killed someone with it.

So you physically beat someone to death with a magazine? Fucking awesome.


Not a plastic one


I stick to GI mags mainly, but the blood absorbs into the stippling on my pmags for a really cool effect.
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Originally Posted By sd_norske:
For me read tape means "Expensive! Do not put in range bag! Do not use for plinking!" No tape means "Bought in bulk. Plink away."
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This
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:16:29 PM EST
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Forgive me, but different colors of tape is a massively flawed way to identify magazines. It depends on lighting, having time to look and taking your eyes off of the situation.

The identifier needs to be tactile, easily identified without looking, with no chance for misidentification.

For example, PMags for ball and a few USGIs for tracer would make sense. You can tell those apart the moment you touch them.
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Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:


Forgive me, but different colors of tape is a massively flawed way to identify magazines. It depends on lighting, having time to look and taking your eyes off of the situation.

The identifier needs to be tactile, easily identified without looking, with no chance for misidentification.

For example, PMags for ball and a few USGIs for tracer would make sense. You can tell those apart the moment you touch them.
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Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:
Originally Posted By irishtech:
tracer vs ball vs armor


Forgive me, but different colors of tape is a massively flawed way to identify magazines. It depends on lighting, having time to look and taking your eyes off of the situation.

The identifier needs to be tactile, easily identified without looking, with no chance for misidentification.

For example, PMags for ball and a few USGIs for tracer would make sense. You can tell those apart the moment you touch them.


I'm to cheap to buy multiple types of ammo, my ball rounds go into pmags with no tape. I was just replying with what i have seen people do. Different mags makes sense though.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:58:57 PM EST
No tape = 5.56
Blue tape = 5.45
Red tape = oops, I picked up someone elses mag
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Came here to post that.
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Originally Posted By OCD-617:
Die Hard 2


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Came here to post that.

First thing that came to mind
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Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:


Forgive me, but different colors of tape is a massively flawed way to identify magazines. It depends on lighting, having time to look and taking your eyes off of the situation.

The identifier needs to be tactile, easily identified without looking, with no chance for misidentification.

For example, PMags for ball and a few USGIs for tracer would make sense. You can tell those apart the moment you touch them.
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Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:
Originally Posted By irishtech:
tracer vs ball vs armor


Forgive me, but different colors of tape is a massively flawed way to identify magazines. It depends on lighting, having time to look and taking your eyes off of the situation.

The identifier needs to be tactile, easily identified without looking, with no chance for misidentification.

For example, PMags for ball and a few USGIs for tracer would make sense. You can tell those apart the moment you touch them.


I don't store them all together.

I won't confuse one for another.
Even if I did, I'm still shooting SOMETHING at bad guys.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 3:07:10 PM EST
I use it for mags that give me problems with feeding or reliability, so that I can train for malfunctions with my weapon. All my mags are coded so I know which ones are mine, to keep people from swiping them.
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