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Posted: 2/23/2006 2:53:05 PM EDT
How many loaded mags do you guys keep for the AR???

I'm not talking end of the world just normal home defense be ready type situations.

Those that depend on Handguns how bout you??
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:08:32 PM EDT
I mainly rely on my Glock 19 for home defense, so I have 2 15 rounders loaded up with Black Hills 124 gr. JHP +P. This resides on my nightstand. Usually my AR mags are empty, but I just got a chest rig so I figured I would fill up the mag pouches for a SHTF situation. That means 6 30 rounders loaded with Q3131A/XM193. I also have two extra Glock mags in the chest rig loaded with 124 gr. NATO.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:08:50 PM EDT
5 30 rd mags in my BOB..more loose in boxes if needed
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:46:44 PM EDT
Six for the AR, two for the pistol.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:58:58 PM EDT
Eight 30rd AR mags and 2 G17 mags in chest pouch. Four 20rd AR mags w/ home defense ammo. G17 with six more mags.

TS
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:05:17 PM EDT
How many mags you got? If you got a mag, and it isn't loaded, it's time to get some ammo for it.
If you have a semi-automatic and you have unloaded magazines laying around (that you plan to use for SHTF), you might as well use them for bricks.

No matter how fast you can load a mag, having an empty mag and loose ammo laying around in a gun fight will make your uber-tactical gun about as useless as an expended case.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:09:01 PM EDT
Every mag I have is loaded with a worthy ammo. 56 AR mags and 6 40 cal. 55 gr remington psp is my go to ammo.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:20:46 PM EDT
3 for the AR and 2 for G19
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:35:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:
I mainly rely on my Glock 19 for home defense, so I have 2 15 rounders loaded up with Black Hills 124 gr. JHP +P. This resides on my nightstand. Usually my AR mags are empty, but I just got a chest rig so I figured I would fill up the mag pouches for a SHTF situation. That means 6 30 rounders loaded with Q3131A/XM193. I also have two extra Glock mags in the chest rig loaded with 124 gr. NATO.



Hey dumbass, use a shoulder weapon for home defense! Last thing us arfcommers need is you do die so that there are less of us to defeat hillary. Can you would fataly w/ a glock, absolutely, will they bleed out quickly enough not to be able to shoot you back? Maybe not fast enough.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:36:10 PM EDT
BTW, I keep four, but I rely on my mossberg w/ Surefire M900 and 00 buck as first line of defense when something goes bump in the night.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:37:09 PM EDT
2 thirties for the AR, 3 tens for the SIG. Three speed loaders for the .357
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:52:07 PM EDT
I've got 25 30 rounders loaded and one 40 rounder. Not that I expect to ever need that many but I bought a Lula not long ago and couldn't resist.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:53:49 PM EDT
all of my mags are loaded I dont have that many though maybe 20 or so?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:08:09 PM EDT
Correct answer: All of them, when they get here that is. Ordered 10 30 rounder mags a few days ago. I will be ordering more after the AR is built.

I'll probably keep a few mags at the ready and the rest in a can as I colloect more mags.

After that I just need to get all the parts for the rifle. I hate waiting.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:11:39 PM EDT
87
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:15:29 PM EDT
5, one in the gun and four in a pouch. If I don't get things taken care of with the first mag, I should start looking for my sneakers.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:32:31 PM EDT
10 for the ar & 3 for every pistol in the house.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:39:46 PM EDT
Six for the M4 and five for the 1911 Government Model in a Urban Assault Vest.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:22:10 PM EDT
all the mags that i can w/ all the ammo i got

right now: 27 30rnders
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:10:41 PM EDT
I have 70 loaded 30 rounders for my AR's
10 loaded 17 rounders for the GLock
and 24 loaded 32 rounders for the Colt 9mm AR
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:19:24 AM EDT
Two



Hundred
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:25:26 AM EDT
Normally zero are loaded.

But when I load them up to go shooting I either load up all 24 + C-Mag. Or just half of them and the C-Mag.
All my magazines are 30 rounders.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:28:15 PM EDT
I have 32 loaded for a total of 960 "available" rounds.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:54:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Darkstar117:
I have 32 loaded for a total of 960 "available" rounds.

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Are those any special type of box???

TS
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:35:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 1:35:54 PM EDT by billclo]

Originally Posted By rightwingnut:

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:
I mainly rely on my Glock 19 for home defense, so I have 2 15 rounders loaded up with Black Hills 124 gr. JHP +P. This resides on my nightstand. Usually my AR mags are empty, but I just got a chest rig so I figured I would fill up the mag pouches for a SHTF situation. That means 6 30 rounders loaded with Q3131A/XM193. I also have two extra Glock mags in the chest rig loaded with 124 gr. NATO.



Hey dumbass, use a shoulder weapon for home defense! Last thing us arfcommers need is you do die so that there are less of us to defeat hillary. Can you would fataly w/ a glock, absolutely, will they bleed out quickly enough not to be able to shoot you back? Maybe not fast enough.




No need to insult the guy. If he's more comfortable with the Glock, more power to him. Everyone's situtation is different, as is their preference in defense guns.

As for how many loaded mags I have lying around, more than I need to melt the damn barrel; or at least make the gun(s) cook-off.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:11:06 PM EDT
2 thirty round mags in the M4's at night for a total of 60 5.56. As for my other toys, Somewhere around 87 rounds.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:23:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By billclo:

Originally Posted By rightwingnut:

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:
I mainly rely on my Glock 19 for home defense, so I have 2 15 rounders loaded up with Black Hills 124 gr. JHP +P. This resides on my nightstand. Usually my AR mags are empty, but I just got a chest rig so I figured I would fill up the mag pouches for a SHTF situation. That means 6 30 rounders loaded with Q3131A/XM193. I also have two extra Glock mags in the chest rig loaded with 124 gr. NATO.



Hey dumbass, use a shoulder weapon for home defense! Last thing us arfcommers need is you do die so that there are less of us to defeat hillary. Can you would fataly w/ a glock, absolutely, will they bleed out quickly enough not to be able to shoot you back? Maybe not fast enough.




No need to insult the guy. If he's more comfortable with the Glock, more power to him. Everyone's situtation is different, as is their preference in defense guns.

As for how many loaded mags I have lying around, more than I need to melt the damn barrel; or at least make the gun(s) cook-off.



Yep, I am a dumbass for using a handgun for HD. How could I be so stupid?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:15:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
87



i cant believe it took that long
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:48:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 7:51:29 PM EDT by CrotalusCo]
have 4 mags for the AR they come home empty and normally are reloaded at home and stored away with the rifle.

For my glock i have 3-15rd carry mag first 6 rounds are glaser blue last 9 are hydroshock, other 2 mags are FMJ

Shotgun 6 rds #4 buck
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:32:41 PM EDT
Primary HD rack / night stands:
(8) 30 round magazines for my AR-15
(4) 30 round magazines for my wife's M4
9 rounds in the Mossberg 590 and a few boxes of slugs in the night stand
(4) 40 round magazines for the V-93 (not sure why it's in the bedroom for HD...just fits on the rack I guess)
(3) 26 round magazines for my CZ-75B pistol
(5) 16 round magazines for my CZ-75B pistol
(3) speed loaders for my wife's .38 Special +P revolver

Secondary HD location (master bathroom retreat location):
(34) 30 round USGI magazines
(12) 30 round Orlite magazines
~1000 rounds boxed M193 5.56mm NATO rounds
~250 rounds boxed 124 gr 9mm +P
(2) Gas masks
O.C. grenades


KC7TXM
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 12:20:23 AM EDT
8 30 rounders for the m4 and one 7rd mag for the kimber cdp in the sock-droor.
-jls7
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:42:47 AM EDT
Right now, I'm keeping 18 mags loaded.
Six in my rifle's Go-Bag (Blackhawk Discrete "Homeland Security bag).
Two in my first line gear
Ten in my ammo Go-Box.

I keep 10 of my training mags loaded with cheap, plinking ammo, but I won't count that because I'm not reaching for that in SHTF.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:02:42 AM EDT
Four 16rd mags for my CZ75B on the duty belt, with SF 6P.

One 30rd mag loaded in my AR, with a spare 20rd mag on the buttstock. Eight 30rd mags standing by in my bedroom and car. 200+ rounds loaded on stripper clips.

My CZ is my go-to rig for bumps in the night because I have the most daily practice with it, and therefore am most proficient with it. If I have to get my AR, things are far worse than I can handle by myself.

I am not a ninja.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:38:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kc7txm:

~1000 rounds boxed M193 5.56mm NATO rounds
KC7TXM




Please forgive me for asking this..... But in a SHTF situation, wouldn't it be better if the M193 were on stripper clips? One bag of 100 stripper clips only cost ya like ten bucks at the most...

Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:06:59 PM EDT
Does keeping mags loaded quickly wear down the mag spring?
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:15:24 PM EDT
no
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:27:22 PM EDT
I load them the night before. It is like foreplay before heading to the range.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:16:02 PM EDT
All 30 rounders with 75 Gn. TAP loads....

6 in my TAC Vest, 5 on my Web Gear, 4 in my soft case, and 4 in my Pelican case, with one in the chute 24/7.

Other than that, everything else (all XM193) are in strippers and bandos...and I'm not going to tell you how much that is because I don't want you to be jealous!

Tack
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:22:43 PM EDT
As of now 35 30rd mags for my three ARs and a converted AUG-P A1 16" carbine that uses AR mags.

Seven mags each for my other Galil and two AKs.

Four mags each for my 1911, HK USP .40 full size, Sig P226 9mm, Sig P220 .45 and Glock 19.

Before I only had usually 10 30rd mags loaded and two mags each for my pistols which was the same way I had it during the '92 L.A. riots when I was living there at the time.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:09:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wjwill:

Originally Posted By kc7txm:

~1000 rounds boxed M193 5.56mm NATO rounds
KC7TXM




Please forgive me for asking this..... But in a SHTF situation, wouldn't it be better if the M193 were on stripper clips? One bag of 100 stripper clips only cost ya like ten bucks at the most...

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I've never been much of a SHTF person, I've just always had a good HD setup for a worse case scenario especially after my wife was stocked (she's young and good looking -- sometimes two of my worse problems in life). The 1000 rounds (I think 1040 actually in 20 round boxes) fits perfectly in a 50 cal ammo box for a quick get up and go item.

I'm starting to become "prepared for any situation" (SHTF I suppose, though I think being prepared for everything is a little more all inclusive, though I think that's the intent most people have on ARFCOM when they say SHTF) so that may be a good idea.

Loading up all those stripper clips won't be fun...how many do you think is enough ;) ? KC7TXM
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 3:15:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kc7txm:

Originally Posted By wjwill:

Originally Posted By kc7txm:

~1000 rounds boxed M193 5.56mm NATO rounds
KC7TXM




Please forgive me for asking this..... But in a SHTF situation, wouldn't it be better if the M193 were on stripper clips? One bag of 100 stripper clips only cost ya like ten bucks at the most...




I've never been much of a SHTF person, I've just always had a good HD setup for a worse case scenario especially after my wife was stocked (she's young and good looking -- sometimes two of my worse problems in life). The 1000 rounds (I think 1040 actually in 20 round boxes) fits perfectly in a 50 cal ammo box for a quick get up and go item.

I'm starting to become "prepared for any situation" (SHTF I suppose, though I think being prepared for everything is a little more all inclusive, though I think that's the intent most people have on ARFCOM when they say SHTF) so that may be a good idea.

Loading up all those stripper clips won't be fun...how many do you think is enough ;) ?

KC7TXM




I use to keep all of my ammo on stripper clips that weren't loaded in mags. But I came home one day my sugga momma had me 25 USGI mags that she hunted down on the net and bought for me with her own hard earned cash. She said she feels sorry for when she sees me loading stripper clips all the time.


GOD I LOVE HER!!!!
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:32:29 PM EDT
1 20 rounder of "performance" self defense ammo in the gun

15 30 rounders of XM193 ("go gun" ammo)
2 30 rounders of SS109 (Need to load a few more, I just hate opening a new box)
20 30 rounders of 62 grain Wolf (plinking ammo)
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:11:26 PM EDT
Loading up stripper clips is a pretty mindless task, one well suited to doing while watching TV...it adds up fast.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:06:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By billclo:
Loading up stripper clips is a pretty mindless task, one well suited to doing while watching TV...it adds up fast.




I would get tired with finger aches. Now I just have enough loaded mags stashed away so I only have to load up once a year or so.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:13:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 6:18:30 AM EDT by wedge1082]
2 loaded 30 round mags (5.56mm xm193) for the AR
2 loaded 17 round mags (9mm 147 gr. JHP) for the G17
.357 revlover is loaded with 6 .38 +p rounds

eta. There is another 300 rounds of xm193 on stripper clips. and another 500 in boxes.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:40:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rightwingnut:
. Can you would fataly w/ a glock, absolutely, will they bleed out quickly enough not to be able to shoot you back? Maybe not fast enough.



You are screwed in a defense situation if you are relying on someone to bleed out. It isn't like hunting squirrels bubba. A Glock 19 can and will shut down the central nervous system just as easily as a .223 will at close quarters.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:49:30 AM EDT
Twelve loaded AR mags. Why this number? Simply because my two LBV's have room for twelve magazines.

I used to go to absurd lengths to "preserve" the life of the magazines. Even as far as removing the floorplates, to allow the springs to uncompress during storage. That was back when a single magazine represented weeks' worth of saving my nickels and dimes..

Fast forward twenty years to when I was in Iraq. I received a very abrupt education on how "trouble will come quick and unexpected". Now, I'm more interested in preserving my own life.

The magazines stay loaded.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:24:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 12:26:27 PM EDT by centermass181]

Originally Posted By GySgtD:


Fast forward twenty years to when I was in Iraq. I received a very abrupt education on how "trouble will come quick and unexpected". Now, I'm more interested in preserving my own life.

The magazines stay loaded.



well said.
[golfclap]

18 AR mags in the safe, RG 62g...
2 AR mags in the bedroom
2 USP 40 mags in the bedroom
and two locked and loaded black labs.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:25:41 AM EDT
tag for pics
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 1:31:27 PM EDT
Every magazine for every gun I own is loaded ALL the time. I don't ever want to place myself in a position of grabbing an unloaded mag. They were made to hold ammo....thats exactly what I use them for.

I have never had a magazine spring "take a set" in my life.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 8:25:14 PM EDT
I keep 15 mags for the AR loaded and 3 for the 1911.
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