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Posted: 9/10/2013 5:07:21 PM EDT
Are they still issued still? or allowed to be used? I was looking on the DOD website and they had a picture of a major with what appears to be a 20rd magazine

http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2013-09/hires_130905-N-RW752-161a.jpg
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:09:00 PM EDT
If you bring you own you can use it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:09:21 PM EDT
I never saw any officially, probably can buy your own if you want, especially if you're a major.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:10:20 PM EDT
Yes, some guys had 20rd PMAGs they used in turrets in 1151s and MAXXPROs.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:12:08 PM EDT
20's = a good thing.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:12:32 PM EDT
Assuming you aren't talkng about the SR25.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:13:14 PM EDT
Personal mags for turret gunners (fit up there better), line grunts (easier to use prone), DMs, and finally fobbits because its lighter.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:15:58 PM EDT
There have been fellows here in GD from MARSOC that purchased their own and used them in Iraq.

Operators Warehouse (T.A.G.s) in Jacksonville NC used to carry them, so there must have been a market for them.

The original 20 rd magazine with the metallic followers were a very decent magazine.  Before the advent of Magpul n"on-tilt" followers for the 30 rounders, I'd be tempted to keep a few handy were I to deploy again.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:20:27 PM EDT
tracer loaded ?
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:21:44 PM EDT
Kept a 20 rounder I found in Iraq with a new follower. I kept it in the lower leg pocket. Fits perfect.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:23:02 PM EDT
never seen one on deployment. though if you go looking through some conexes or storage bays you can find them.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:25:01 PM EDT
Not an O-4, nor was I issued any 20rd mags.  I did bring a few Pmag 20s and I really liked them.  Fit in a back pocket well for the around the FOB mag and they were a bit easier to maneuver in and out of vehicles with than the 30rd mags.

Just me though...
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:25:05 PM EDT
I know when my brother went to Iraq with 3ID in 2003, he was issued about 20 of those 20 rounders.

He said they got them out of the armory.

I was real surprised they were still around.

On the other hand, I knew a guy who was a Major that worked in Intelligence, that took his own in a bandoleer, and was told by a ranking officer, that he couldn't use them as they weren't regulation.







Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:26:29 PM EDT

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Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:26:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FPT_RAIDER:
Are they still issued still? or allowed to be used? I was looking on the DOD website and they had a picture of a major with what appears to be a 20rd magazine

http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2013-09/hires_130905-N-RW752-161a.jpg
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in 04 they were in high demand
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:44:59 PM EDT
thanks, everyone
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:48:41 PM EDT
When I was driving my up mag was a 20 rounder all tracer.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:50:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FPT_RAIDER:
Are they still issued still? or allowed to be used? I was looking on the DOD website and they had a picture of a major with what appears to be a 20rd magazine

http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2013-09/hires_130905-N-RW752-161a.jpg
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Tourist
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:54:41 PM EDT
I saw a few in use. I didn't really know anything about ARs at the time so I didn't think much about it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 6:03:11 PM EDT
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tracer loaded ?
what?  


He's a 13er, don't even bother trying to understand him.

ETA:  Never saw any 20's while I was down range but I'm sure it's a possibility, just like bringing your own 30 round PMags.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 6:21:31 PM EDT
We still have a bunch for range use.  Makes it easier to say "the big mag has 20 rounds, and the two little ones have 10 rounds"
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 6:31:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 7:06:15 PM EDT
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He's a 13er, don't even bother trying to understand him.

ETA:  Never saw any 20's while I was down range but I'm sure it's a possibility, just like bringing your own 30 round PMags.
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Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
Originally Posted By OKnativeson:
tracer loaded ?
what?  


He's a 13er, don't even bother trying to understand him.

ETA:  Never saw any 20's while I was down range but I'm sure it's a possibility, just like bringing your own 30 round PMags.


Excuse me gentleman but didnt sylvan just say hIs up mag was tracer loaded. Just sayin.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 7:07:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FPT_RAIDER:
Are they still issued still? or allowed to be used? I was looking on the DOD website and they had a picture of a major with what appears to be a 20rd magazine

http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2013-09/hires_130905-N-RW752-161a.jpg

Tourist


Snarf.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 7:11:53 PM EDT
Some aviators use them. Hard to get in or out of some aircraft with the rifle containing a 30rd mag mounted.

Link Posted: 9/10/2013 7:15:24 PM EDT
When I jumped, I always used a 20 round mag it would fit in my rifle, inside a M-1950 weapons case; a 30 round magazine wouldn't.
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