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Posted: 4/9/2006 5:59:46 AM EDT
Just wondering how many loaded magazines everyone keeps on hand at any given time. I'm not talking about the night before you head to the range but just your everyday stockpile.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:01:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:03:28 AM EDT
43

27 rds in each, just in 5.56
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:03:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 6:05:28 AM EDT by billclo]
Enough for a basic loadout. 9 mags in vest/rifle, with a few more in a bug-out box. The rest of the ammo I may need is on stripper lips/bandoliers for quick resupply.

Then there are the ammo cans full of ammo I haven't gotten to yet.

I figure the ready mags I have now are enough to overheat 2 guns. If that doensn't solve the problem, I'm really screwed. And if there is something that might require a heightened state of preparedness, say a natural disaster, flood, riot (out here in the country not so likely), there will be warning signs most likely, and I'll have time to top off additional mags. Like all of them. That'd supply a US Infantry squad at least.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:04:37 AM EDT
I keep10 loaded at all times.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:06:15 AM EDT
10 30rd mags and 1 beta
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:08:37 AM EDT
I keep my 45 loaded and thats it. Right now I have about 10 AR mags loaded but it is from a range day cut short. I know that everyone says that a pistol is over penitration for home defense but it is goverment quarters so I dont care if it messes up the walls and I dont care much for my neighbors either
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:50:43 AM EDT
I keep two 30 round mags downloaded to 28.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:56:02 AM EDT
I have 30 mags loaded with 28 rounds.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:10:49 AM EDT
40+ loaded with 855PD for plinking, 10 or so with 68 gr Black Hills
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:11:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 7:12:09 AM EDT by JeepDriver]
5 total

2 sets of mags clamped together. All 4 are loaded with XM193.

1 loaded with Black Hills 68gr Heavy Match



Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:15:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 7:16:44 AM EDT by chrome1]
Depends on when I was last at the range and how lazy
I am , but even at my worst I have at least 300 rounds
loaded in each rifle caliber and 5 mags for each autoloading
handgun .

Truth is that if push came to shoot . You probably won't
out live your ammo supply on your own .

No matter how high speed , low drag you think you are
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:17:39 AM EDT


30/30
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:20:43 AM EDT
(16) 30 rd mags
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:30:37 AM EDT
One with 28 rounds of Balistic tips for home defense that stays in the safe with my Ar's. IF the SHTF, I would have time to grab my bag and load as we go. My family is my team. Oh I have 2 mags full of 45 near my bed all the time.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:32:37 AM EDT
28, 30 rounders loaded to 28
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:42:24 AM EDT
Don't you wish you had been there that day when they fucked with the new guy and said:

"bring me a box of batteries for the chemlights and only put 28 rounds in your 30 round mags"

How many years has it been?

Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:43:29 AM EDT

I have loaded mags in my pack and ammo cans, but I always keep three 30 rounders loaded in a mag pouch for quick access, and when I use them at the range I reload them.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:22:38 AM EDT
1 each in both of my ARs and 5 spares loaded, unless I just got back from the range.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:33:03 AM EDT
Why only 28 rounds in a 30 round mag?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:34:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 8:41:21 AM EDT by Stainless]

Originally Posted By BillLumberg:
Just wondering how many loaded magazines everyone keeps on hand at any given time. I'm not talking about the night before you head to the range but just your everyday stockpile.



87!!!



Now... the real answer...

"how ever many you feel comfortable with."

Are you planning on shooting hundreds of zombies by yourself? Do you live in an area where the possibility of riots or civil unrest or some type of natural disaster are high? Do you plan on bugging out or bugging in? Do you have other weapons that you would prefer to use first? How many ARs do you have... and if you have more than one... do you plan on giving those rifles (with extra mags) to family members or friends? How many mags can YOU personally carry with your current LBE?

The answers to these questions will determine the proper amount of mags you need to keep loaded.

Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:36:19 AM EDT
17 30rd mags for my Bushy M4
13 30rd mags for my WASR-10
2 13rd mags and 2 10rd mags for my Para-Ord Tac Four
2 12rd mags and 1 10rd mag for my Para-Ord P12
3 10rd mags for my Taurus PT-111 9mm
3 7rd mags and 2 8rd mags for my Sig P220
5 15rd mags for my Sig P226
2 13rd mags for my Springfield XD45acp
3 15rd mags for S&W 5906
3 15rd mags for Glock 22

Also have Mossy 12ga with 7 in tube, 6 on side saddle on receiver, 5 on side saddle on folding stock and 2 5-shot 38special snubbies on standby
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:42:23 AM EDT
3 30rnd magazines in my chest rig and 1 in my rifle.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:46:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:09:10 AM EDT
4
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:41:50 AM EDT
Bueller......Bueller....
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:43:05 AM EDT
Why only 28 rounds in a 30 round mag?


because 30 depresses the springs in the mags to much and they have a habit of feeding bad or gettin caught, and also wears the srping darmically tomuch for long term storage.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:50:03 AM EDT
10 30rdn mags loaded for the ARs
I keep 3 loaded mags for my compact 45acp

Have a nice day
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:51:44 AM EDT
TORQ, ty. That's what I was thinking, but I wasn't sure.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:52:28 AM EDT
10 30rdn mags loaded for the ARs
I keep 3 loaded mags for my compact 45acp

Have a nice day
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:58:01 AM EDT
9 (30rd)mags of black hills 68gr match
4 (30rd)mags of Q3131

I also keep 5 mags for my AK loaded as well.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:13:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TORQ:
Why only 28 rounds in a 30 round mag?


because 30 depresses the springs in the mags to much and they have a habit of feeding bad or gettin caught, and also wears the srping darmically tomuch for long term storage.




Whats considered long term storage? 1 year, 5 years, 10+
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:18:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PocketG:

Originally Posted By TORQ:
Why only 28 rounds in a 30 round mag?


because 30 depresses the springs in the mags to much and they have a habit of feeding bad or gettin caught, and also wears the srping darmically tomuch for long term storage.




Whats considered long term storage? 1 year, 5 years, 10+



He is wrong.
Ignore that.
Loaded mags do not wear the springs.
Loading and unloading is what places wear on the springs.
This is an urban legend.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:26:29 AM EDT
I have a tactical bag with 4 loaded 30 round mags. It is my habit for 24 years as a 19 D to put 28 rounds in them. I purchased 4 of the new silicone spring mags and am experimenting with 30 rounds but old habits die hard. My last round in each of these mags is s tracer. I have M193 loads in these mags. I also have three full bandoliers with M193 ready to grab. I am experimenting with my version of the M262, I got a box of 20 M262 from a buddy who just got back from A Stan and I chronographed them. (2950fps at 4500 feet from a 16 inch barrel) that is a pretty hot load so be careful. I decided on the Hornady 75 Moly instead of the 77 Sierra. I may replace the M193 with these in the future.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:29:34 AM EDT
I usually keep two loaded at all times. Today, I am loading up a few more.

As much as I hate to think it, tomorrow might be a very interesting day. Especially here in the Southwest.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:38:33 AM EDT
Orion, I hear ya! I work downtown. Some of the comments I've heard this past week have been "interesting."
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:44:18 AM EDT
Are people worried about waking up and seeing a world like in Mad Max?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:47:14 AM EDT
10 for the front of the house, 10 more at the back.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:52:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 10:52:58 AM EDT by cpt_en_ca]

Originally Posted By TORQ:
Why only 28 rounds in a 30 round mag?


because 30 depresses the springs in the mags to much and they have a habit of feeding bad or gettin caught, and also wears the srping darmically tomuch for long term storage.




according to someone's mother's sister's uncle's brother who heard it at 31 flavors
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:03:25 AM EDT
Minimum: 21 mags (7 mags for each of my 3 ARs)

Maximum: All my 35 mags when I have plenty of ammo.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:13:25 AM EDT
I keep a 20 round clip full of TAP in my AR
8 30 round clips in bandoleers full
2 Ammo cans full of ammo on stripper clips w/2 speed loaders
10 new 30rd magazines ready to be filled
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:17:51 AM EDT
1 only have 2 rounds of 5.56 here, not enough for a mag
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:19:20 AM EDT
2 30rnd for the AR
4 for the Sig
2 for the 1911
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:15:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 2:36:15 PM EDT by ALPHAGHOST]
19
of course, i'm down several range mags.....
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:29:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By PocketG:

Originally Posted By TORQ:
Why only 28 rounds in a 30 round mag?


because 30 depresses the springs in the mags to much and they have a habit of feeding bad or gettin caught, and also wears the srping darmically tomuch for long term storage.




Whats considered long term storage? 1 year, 5 years, 10+



He is wrong.
Ignore that.
Loaded mags do not wear the springs.
Loading and unloading is what places wear on the springs.
This is an urban legend.



+1

I keep 9 Loaded.

Nathan
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:33:15 PM EDT
6-30 round mags
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:34:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 2:36:14 PM EDT by fogofwar]
3-29's in my 5.11 vest along with 2-15 Glock mags.

12-29's in my grab-and-go ammo can. That leaves enough room for shotgun and pistol ammo, too.

I also want to add a couple more cans. Ya never know. . . .
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:08:20 PM EDT
For the AR's, 14 30 round mags to 28 rounds. If that doesn't do it, I have a whole lot of loaded AK drums and mags.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:12:37 PM EDT
I keep 8 loaded, 4 of them in mag couplers, 2 mag coupled mags in my rifle, 2 mag coupled vest on my assault vest, and 4 mags in my tac. leg pouch. All the mags are 30 rounders and I have a few 20 round mags loaded up in my range bag.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:13:14 PM EDT
well all i can say is find out for yourself, ever wonder why the military puts 27 instead of 30
hmmm let me see.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:17:31 PM EDT
6.

Would be 8 but I keep 2 in the bag because the local range requires the use of their ammo
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