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Posted: 3/1/2002 9:00:14 PM EDT
Its Friday night and I'm staying home and I'm bored. The weekend looks dismal because no gun shows within a driveable distance. Wife wants me to do work around the house all this weekend. Thought I would try to break the boredom by asking about the number of AR mags everyone has. I have 124 of them: 50 new or almost new GI 20 90%+ GI 10 Orlites 10 Thermolds 10 Good fitting steel 10 50%+ GI 10 5% GI Colts 3 Useable GI range mags Only 1 Colt 20 rd What about ya'll? Am I deficient in this area or am I a leader of the pack? (ever since my girlfriend Susie L. told me how deficient I was in another important area back in 1965 I worried about things like that)
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:03:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Flash66: Its Friday night and I'm staying home and I'm bored. The weekend looks dismal because no gun shows within a driveable distance. Wife wants me to do work around the house all this weekend. Thought I would try to break the boredom by asking about the number of AR mags everyone has. I have 124 of them: 50 new or almost new GI 20 90%+ GI 10 Orlites 10 Thermolds 10 Good fitting steel 10 50%+ GI 10 5% GI Colts 3 Useable GI range mags Only 1 Colt 20 rd What about ya'll? Am I deficient in this area or am I a leader of the pack? (ever since my girlfriend Susie L. told me how deficient I was in another important area back in 1965 I worried about things like that)
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geeez I've got 8 well seasoned GI mags and one new orlite. You've got me beat.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:06:13 PM EDT
In refference to the topic asking me to list all of my weapons, I dont have any mags! I single load my sling shot every time[:)]
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:09:36 PM EDT
5 30 rnd 1 20 rnd 1 5 rnd
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:09:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:16:51 PM EDT
As a general rule of thumb - I like to have at least a dozen mags per rifle mixed 20's and 30's. Since FAL, AK47 and 74 mags are much cheaper I'd say at least 20 or so. The exception to this is my HK93 mags, ranging from $55 to $75 a piece - all I can afford to keep on hand is about 6 or so.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:19:57 PM EDT
While were on the subject, can anyone recommend a trustworthy source for 20 rnd mags?
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:21:30 PM EDT
I only have 14 for my one AR. You really cant have to many mags.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:22:38 PM EDT
AL - probably the most trustworthy folks are here on this board - check the magazines for sale section. I have bought and sold on this board and never had a bad deal. Good thing about this board is that most people selling, check other 'going prices' - so in effect, the prices are kept fair.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:25:42 PM EDT
AlClenin, I have a source that I trust. I dont have his permision to post his email adress here and it's kind of late to call and ask him. Send me an email and I will try to hook you up with him. Please every one dont send me a bunch of mail I will get his permision in the morning and then post his adress ...pat ps his going rates is $16 each for 90% 20 rnd usgi mags.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:25:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:26:24 PM EDT
Considering I'm really into long range and bench rest, I use the 8 rounders more than anything else, but keep 6 perfect 20rnd colts in the wait. Home defense is taken care of by 2 colt 30rnders fully loaded. Ammo is on stripper clips, so what's the need to carry around all those mags? I'm expecting a sunset, but still just ordered 5 brand new orlites for $50, just for the hell of it.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:38:03 PM EDT
This is all you should ever need. [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/Imbroglio%2Fmag%2Ejpg[/img] A cell phone with 911 on autodial would be good also.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:59:30 PM EDT
When you run out of room for them.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 10:01:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 10:11:54 PM EDT
where can i get some good yet none expensive mags?
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 10:19:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 3:40:42 AM EDT
I like at least 10 30's and 5 20's per rifle. So far I'm ok. I've got 4 AR's and about 60 30 round mags and about 40 20 rounders.
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 3:53:52 AM EDT
300+ and counting.... But I'm just sick. Eric The(SoSezMizHun)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 4:04:43 AM EDT
I shoot high power rifle. I have 9 20's that get used every match. I have one shortie for space gun offhand. I have about 7 more 20's and probably 6 or 7 30's, for rattle battle and civil defense. Colts? Who cares? As long as the mags are mil-spec that's good enough for me. I think these inflated Colt prices are something gunshow dealers invented... The only mags I stay away from are the new steel ones. They even look junky.
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 5:52:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2002 6:03:02 AM EDT by 5subslr5]
A very timely question ! I've recently moved and have been going through boxes trying to separate mags. Piled up on the desk now are about 51. (Counting three collector ArmaLite-Colts' 20-round mags) I'm a member of AR-15.com so I feel obligated to share info but in this case only once. The 'BEST' 30-round and 40-round mags were the ones by ArmaLite for the AR-18 and AR-180. ArmaLite's 20-round mag was made strictly for the AR-18/AR-180 however their 30-round and -40-round mags were factory made for both the AR-18/180 and the AR-15/M16. The base plate on these 30's and 40's is marked "Sterling."
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 5:59:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 5:59:51 AM EDT
Post from Citabria7GCBC -
where can i get some good yet none expensive mags?
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Well, you remember that 'time machine' that was being discussed on that other thread .... you'd have to start there. Or wait around to see if the AWB sunsets in Sept. 2004! I once bought 40 contract GI mags (NIW) at the Astrohall Gun Show in Houston for $2.50 each! Those days are, I fear, gone forever! Eric The(Collectable)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 6:06:14 AM EDT
Post from 5subslr5 -
A very timely question ! I've recently moved and have been going through boxes trying to separate mags. Piled up on the desk now is about 51. (Counting three collector ArmaLite-Colts' 20-round mags) I'm a member of AR-15.com so I feel obligated to share info but in this case only once. The 'BEST' 30-round and 40-round mags were the ones by ArmaLite for the AR-18 and AR-180. ArmaLite's 20-round mag was made strictly for the AR-18/AR-180 however their 30-round and -40-round mags were factory made for both the AR-18/180 and the AR-15/M16. The base plate on these 30's and 40's is marked "Sterling."
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Meanwhile, in a van parked somewhere in Oklahoma... Fed1: 'Hey, Mike, were you able to grab that guy's ISP?' Fed2: 'Yes, Joe, got it loud and clear!' Fed1: 'Should I send the boys in now?' FedBase: 'Negative, Joe. We need to monitor him a bit longer to see if he leads us to Mr. Big, you know that Hun fellow in Texas.' Fed1: 'Roger that! Fed1 out.' Eric The(DisconnectingNow)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 6:14:03 AM EDT
Darn ! You're right. There's so much snow on their van it was hard to detect !
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 6:30:33 AM EDT
Lord, 5subslr5, there's snow on that van? You'd better go check them boys out! They may have frozen to death in that unheated van. That's one way you can tell when you're being checked out - the suspect van will be the only one on the street without snow on it! Eric The(EducationalPurposesOnly)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 7:53:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2002 7:55:37 AM EDT by Ghettoblaster]
300+ mags?! That [b]is[/b] sick! [shock] All I have is 12 Thermolds and a Beta-C. But since I'm more worried about the local gang bangers than anything else, I think I'm set pretty good. [;)]
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 7:58:04 AM EDT
So, [b]Ghettoblaster[/b], what you're telling me is that Miz Hun has been right about me all these years? I need to get a 3rd and 4th opinion, as well! Eric The(AllRight,IMayBeATad'Extreme'ButWhoIsn't?)­Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 8:01:14 AM EDT
Hun, you'd only be sick if you had 300+ "clips" [:D]
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 8:01:33 AM EDT
I think she may be right. Maybe I can help your recovery along by buying some of those evil non-gelded mags from you. hehehe
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 8:08:51 AM EDT
Mmmmm............500 plus maybe, I think I must have 40 or 50 Glock mags....definite storage problem.
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 8:12:20 AM EDT
In our unit arms room we had about 9 per soldier, but our unit basic load included about twice as much. Oh yeah, they were loaded too! Happiness = Surplus Supply of High-Cap Mags
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 8:33:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 8:57:48 AM EDT
My mag source is a guy named Wally Taylor [url]senseisugarbear@hotmail.com[/url] The last time I bought from him it was for 10, 20rnd mags in very good condition. all were adventureline. he charged me 150 plus 7 shipping... his service is fast and he is honest...pat
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 10:09:26 AM EDT
I still have almost 900 30s and 20s left over from when I had my FFL. Of course back in those days you could buy them by the truckload for about $4 to $6 each. The good old days!
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 1:28:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By paterpk: My mag source is a guy named Wally Taylor [url]senseisugarbear@hotmail.com[/url] The last time I bought from him it was for 10, 20rnd mags in very good condition. all were adventureline. he charged me 150 plus 7 shipping... his service is fast and he is honest...pat
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Just got 5 nice 20 rounders in the mail from Wally. He gets a thumbs up from me.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 2:08:27 PM EDT
Imbroglio, RFLMAO!
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 2:40:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2002 2:41:32 PM EDT by sgtstinger]
Once upon a time, when I still had my Green Label Colt 6600 HBAR, I had a 20mm ammo can with 100-110 USGI 30-rounders. ALL were in 95% condition or better. I parted with the HBAR in a trade for a HK 91. I GAVE 40 of the mags to a buddy. The rest I sold for $10 apiece to a dealer at a gun show. I gave the money to my wife 'cause she was still pissed about the HK 91 deal. Life REALLY sucks sometimes...
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 2:41:41 PM EDT
flash66, you give me hope and something to strive for. Makes my 24 30's and 7 20's and 1 10 look prety skimpy.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 2:58:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 3:07:58 PM EDT
Beekeeper Umm, interesting, you have sex once for each mag that you have? Lets see, I have 121 mags and I'm been married to a school teacher from the midwest for 30 years. That means I have 89 more chances for sex???
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 3:15:19 PM EDT
6 30rnd 1 5rnd
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 3:17:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 3:28:34 PM EDT
All I have is 8 30rnd mags, six in the vest and two on the rifle.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 3:31:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 5subslr5: The 'BEST' 30-round and 40-round mags were the ones by ArmaLite for the AR-18 and AR-180. ArmaLite's 20-round mag was made strictly for the AR-18/AR-180 however their 30-round and -40-round mags were factory made for both the AR-18/180 and the AR-15/M16. The base plate on these 30's and 40's is marked "Sterling."
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I agree that the "best" 40 round mags are the Sterling made AR18/AR15 mags BUT Sterling also made curved 20 rounders that fit and function well in both AR18/AR15 rifles. As the 30s and 40s the 20s are also marked "Sterling" made in England.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 4:16:56 PM EDT
Can you ever really have just enough?
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 4:23:51 PM EDT
I'm up to 95 USGI mags. 69 30 rounders, 26 20 rounders. I figure I'll stop with the USGI mags at 100 total. Now I'm just getting started with the Thermolds. Probably add another Beta-C to the mix as well. Also need to beef up the 7.62x39 AR mag collection.
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