Been shooting my K-31 a bit lately and the fact that I have exactly one matched magazine for it got me to thinking about magazines generally. I've spent a bunch of money on mags, for everything from a Beretta 92, to a 10/22, to too many AR mags to count. I even have a passel of G17 mags that I just found in the basement though I haven't owned that pistol for about eighteen years. I probably have spent $2k or so just on mags for various weapons. But my favorite handgun right now is a Ruger LCR in .357 Mag. No magazine though. My "bump in the night, clear the property" gun is a Mossberg 590, again, just the one tube mag. The other rifle I have been playing with most is my Uncle's old Marlin .30-30 I inherited recently, with again a tube mag that I did need to buy a spring for, the last one put in the gun sometime in 1967. And what I have found is that I haven't missed shooting the bottom feeders much at all. And then I started getting the strange notion that I'd be just fine, short of those truly apocalyptic end of days scenarios we bat around, if things only hit the fan for a spell and the low cap iron was all I had. What rabble is seriously going to test themselves against the Mossy or even the old Swiss warhorse, or even the retired deer getter? And so I'm sitting on a lot of parked money in magazines and the voracious ammo eaters that use them. I could certainly finance quite the upgraded reloading station with those guns and their plentiful mags. . .especially if things start going sideways politically and they fetched beyond current top dollar. Wouldn't get rid of all of them, just most of them. Or have I just gone plumb loco relaxing with a beat up, badass bolt rifle from yesteryear?