I do the same thing. Green for 62gr LAP, Blue for SD rounds, red for 77gr, and Orange for 75gr Speer JSP. No tape means it is 55gr only which is what I mostly shoot at the gun range.
I have a massive order inbound from GO to hedge against measure 114 passing. It's a great place to shop for mags.Global Ordnance made things way to easy to acquire a significant amount of 30 rounders.
I read an apocalypse novel where the guy put his wife in a bunker with 5 ammo cans full of loaded 30 round mags and told her she can only stop shooting if she’s dead or her gun melts. I will always remember that scene in the book as not only did it make me smile, it’s exactly what I’d do.
@CountryGent , if the wife’s the one thinking that little carbine you have is her ideal
rig if stuff goes down. I think you would like that idea too!
Im not a huge fan of the drums. The 40 round ones are pretty slick. I mostly got them as they were that sand color that rit dye works well with. However they are great, work just as well as the 30s.
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I've noticed that single well placed shots in a short amount of time tends to cause even "trained" people to never move again, so with that in mind any size mag that allows a person to maintain consistently accurate fire helps reduce the frequency of mag changes.I’ve noticed that a high volume of fire in a short amount of time tends to cause even “trained” people to decide retreating is a good idea, so with that in mind the Magpul 40 round options allows. a person to dump 20 rounds in quick order and still have 20 available without a mag change.
Yep the 20 rounders just work, one of my 20's is a colt mag I've had for a looong time, it's my go to mag for testing a new gun or build. Iirc the 20 was the original ar mag.I hear you. While my answer is super-boring, the little I shoot ARs, I kind of just stick with 20-round box magazines. (Oh, there's 30s and at least one of the coffin mags floating around, and at least one lil' flush-fitting hunting mag. But, yah, the old 20-round box mags just work.)
(Depends on who and how many you are defending yourself against)I've noticed that single well placed shots in a short amount of time tends to cause even "trained" people to never move again, so with that in mind any size mag that allows a person to maintain consistently accurate fire helps reduce the frequency of mag changes.
Fire supression is a thing, but probably not typically employed, or desireable, in your average self defense scenario. YMMV
Evidently... only LEO's are trained to mag dump on city streets.