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How many magazines are enough?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by frizzz, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. frizzz

    frizzz Clackamas Member

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    How many magazines between all calibers do you have?
     
  2. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    However many you (or I) have... it's not enough.
     
  3. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    For what?
    For a semi-automatic .223 or .30 rifle, 5 spares (20 or 30) plus one on the rifle I would figure is more than enough.
    Pain to rotate though.

    For a carry pistol, one spare in addition to the loaded magazine, maybe two spares. If it comes to the pistol and I'm being confronted with another weapon, I'm already gone or on my way out by the time I realize this. Carrying more than two would classify it as an offensive weapon IMO, which I don't feel is necessary if I'm carrying a rifle or SMG.

    I have yet to change my mind on that, though.
     
  4. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    The correct answer is always "one more."
     
  5. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    5 or 6 per pistol, plus one in each can of ammo as a spare.

    Rifles: So many I haven't seen some in years...but I only have to keep an eye out for 3 flavors.

    Garand clips: I snap decent ones up if they're priced right any time I see them.
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Guns that won't scare people into legislation = 2 magazines each
    Guns with difficult to find magazines = 3-4 magazines each
    Guns that might scare people into legislation = 6-8 magazines each
     
  7. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    Everyone should remember the wise words concerning estimating that you might need:


    Estimate what you'll need then add 50%.


    Double that.
     
  8. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Have 10 AK mags, need about 10 more. Pistol maybe 4
     
  9. RickB

    RickB Greater Seattle area Member

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    I have fifty full-moon clips for my .45 revolver. I have one magazine for some of my obscure guns. For the guns that get shot regularly, I have at least four. 8-round .45 mags are apparently my favorites, as I have about a dozen of those.
     
  10. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    I found that i only use one at a time. I load and shoot. Then i load again and i shoot. More than one magazine means more cleaning.
     
  11. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    I second that, but I use two or three at a time when I'm practicing various immediate action drills with friends and other such combat drills.
    Such as dropping a magazine free without regard for it getting dirty, etc... Heh.

    Yea, more cleaning, but whatever.

    I know what you mean, though, and it's how I'll usually shoot if I'm just going for slow accurate shooting.
     
  12. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Can't reload magz when Zombies are bashing down your door!

    Just Sayin.........
     
  13. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I ordered eight 30 round Magpul PMAGs for an AR15 I don't have yet, just because I know I'll need them in the future. It's painful dropping $113 on something you can't use and don't necessarily *need* right now, but it's nice knowing I'm covered on that front. I'd actually like to pick up at least four or six more. How I'm going to afford to fill them is an entirely different issue, but that picture of ajgunner's safe with 100+ fully loaded AR15 mags has been an inspiration to me.
     
  14. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Oh, you mean like this?

    Preparedness1.jpg

    And this?

    Preparedness2.jpg
     
  15. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm pissed-off in general about this topic. In the past few months, I've bought an AK and AR just to have them. I don't even really want them - I'd rather put the money toward an O/U shotgun, bolt rifle or any number of handguns. But, better to get them now, when I can, rather than wait until the future when I might not be able to get them.
     
  16. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    :huh::huh: Welcome to the wonderful world of November guns.




    Better get the mags for the guns you don't want know.. even my cheapest source of AK mags raised there price $5 each in the last 3 days3
     
  17. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    I have to admit that every time someone has proposed a :ban: on some class of firearm or another, something in the back of my mind says "Why?". Then it screams ":finger: Better get one!" Anyone that doesn't want me to have something is going to have me pushing back just as hard, and thousands along with me. Talk about counter productive. :withstupid:

    I guess I'm just not a superposed kinda guy...:p
     
  18. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    22.4 magazines is enough. Thats the correct answer :D
     
  19. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    Two magazines are enough 97.8% of the time.
     
  20. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Funny how most of us are prepared for the other 2.2 %of the time..

    Hell I don't even need a gun 99.9 % of the time... but in that 0.01 that burgalar is going to bubblegum right thru his pants