Mag Count Per Gun?

Discussion in 'General Hi-Point Discussion' started by TNTRAILERTRASH, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    Was inventorying mags for my varied bang-bangs. Trying to figure what is a good comfy amount to have. 10 factory mags for 2 carbines is low IMO. I do have 9 15rd (feel the love) ProMags. 14 JHP45 factory mags for the carbine and one pistol. I do have 3 14rd ProMags too. I think I am good in the .45 catagory.

    What's your criteria/guidelines?
     
  2. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    I like at least 10 good, functional mags per weapon, and since some mag share,
    one could have 12-15 for a 4595/JHP combo perhaps.
    Main Battle Rifles (AR/AK) basically no limit. Maybe you should think in terms of
    "how many times can I reload the mags with the ammo I expect to have"...
    20 or 30 standard capacity mags (30 rds) for ARs and AKs, IMO.
    Maybe having 5 or more complete reloadings of all mags with ammo on hand?
    Just a thought :D
    Extra gun stuff (mags, ammo, accessories) are good barter items, too!
     

  3. Have enough guns that mah storage os a problem. My rule is 3 per. Excwpt my 1911, i must have ariund 10
     
  4. On anything more than 10 that may one day be banned and maybe grandfathered, I'd say buy them any time you have any spare cash. I buy AR & AK mags every time I see a good sale and I have some spare cash.
     
  5. tjulian

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    I'm still new to mag fed semi autos. So I have no rules or criteria. I have 3 mags for the C9 and 1 mag for the 995

    3 mags for the C9 is good for the range I will be ordering mags for the 995. I primarily have these guns for fun time at the range so I think 3 or 4 mags each is enough.
     
  6. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    I agree, for a fun-only piece!
    I have a couple of things that only have a few mags. Most are well stocked.
     
  7. ajole

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    As mentioned by a few here, mag count is determined by gun usage and intentions.

    My magazine fed Enfields have 1 mag each, and I have 1 spare, which is the case with most of my mag fed milsurps, even the semi auto versions.

    They aren't designed nor intended to do tactical reloads in firefights, nor do I intend to use them in that role, so I don't get all stupid about it.

    I have at least two mags for every pistol I have, even the old "shoot 'em once a year" collection guns, because they are a wear item.

    I see absolutely no reason to have more than three mags for any of my serious carry or duty type guns. I don't pay for time at the range, and I'm never going to carry more than two spares. You know the old saying...If I need more than three mags...I should have been using them to fight my way back to my rifle.

    The HPs have spares, mostly because with 17 guns, there's always a few extra mags around.:p

    The AR, the AK, and the SKS Sporter are my only guns I feel need multiple extra mags.

    That said, I think I have 8x30 round and 4x20 round AK mags (the SKS prefers the 20) and about 16 AR mags, 6x20's and 10x30's of various make and model. The 20's were on sale at $4 a pop, and prone is easier with them.

    Also....I have about 750 AR rounds on stripper clips, about 500 AK rounds on clips, and about 40 enbloc clips for the Garand loaded up. The Enfields have 20 loaded clips as well. Wish I could find some cheap K-31 chargers.;)
     
  8. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    I have 11 30's for the AR. I want to get a 10 for sighting it in better. Probably get so milspec 20's. I do want to build an AR some day.
     
  9. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    I did order some G***k mags yesterday. I ordered some of the revised edition MagPul G17 mags. And I got 3 +2 G***k G26 mags for the G27...........:p
    Glock-Glock-Glock........
     
  10. 0311

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    All of my carry guns have at least one flush mag & two extended.

    I hate loading mags at the range so I tend to go a little overboard. It's nice to be able to load up a full box of ammo at home.

    I have more AK & AR mags than I have ammo to fill them.
     
  11. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    I like being able to load up the night before going to the range too. For my S&W 22's? 15 or more mags, for the full size, 7 8rd that flush fit in the 2213's, and just got some 2 aftermarket 5rd's for the S&W 61-3 Escort. Too bad the 10rd's don't fit the Escort :D
     
  12. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    • *Collection Guns? Makes a LOT of sense! Except I grabbed all the Browning Hi Power mags at my #3 LGS, since they were actually CHEAP!
    • **HP mags are cheap too, and in my scenario, they will be for the "all hands on deck" during the Zombie Apocalypse... ;)
    • ***Definitely the ones to stock up on. With this statement, I can get on board with your reasoning! :D
    • ****K-31 is the Swiss 7.5x55? Sweet! Just pony up, it's Worth It!


    Doing GREAT, until you mentioned you have more AR/AK mags than ammo to fill them :(
    Fix that, Son! :mad:
    [​IMG]:D


    Most Escorts like a Big 10, iykwim ;)
     
  13. Think1st

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    6 handgun mags per weapon is a good start, with 10 each for the long guns being the other start point. I don't plan to ever load them at once, but it makes sure that I can always have good ones of the others wear out, get lost, or get damaged.
     
  14. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    I have 3 ProMags for my Marlin 795, shooting perfect so far... ;)
    The one 15 round ProMag for the 995? Terrible!
     
  15. 0311

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    Doing GREAT, until you mentioned you have more AR/AK mags than ammo to fill them :(
    Fix that, Son! :mad:
    [​IMG]:

    AYE,AYE SIR !
     
  16. ajole

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    Well....I won a no-drill no-damage scope mount in a funding auction once, so I'm not sure it's worth it to me, as you can't use the charger with it on.

    It's offset to the right, so you can still use the irons.

    [​IMG]


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  17. USMC_VET

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    Standard USMC load out !! :)
     
  18. planosteve

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    For the JHP and 4595 I have either 13 or 14 mags, not sure and will need to count them. For the AR I currently have 9 mags, but I will pick up a couple more next payday. They are all aluminum mil-spec as per Moonz's instructions.

    I have 4 10 rd and 7 BX25 mags for my TZBB (10/22) and American bolt action 22. I love that they share mags. I only have 2 mags each for my American 22 Mag and 30-06.

    For my other pistols, CZ75 BD, M&P 357, and Ruger MKII I have 4 mags each. Sorry but rifle mags are more important to me.

    I have plenty of ammo for all the above except the 30-06, but I have been told that more of my brand will be coming in soon.

    As far as future mag purchases, more AR mags, I want at least 21 total. 2 more mags each for 22 mag and 30-06. I need to get a couple new mags for the MKII as a couple of them are wearing out after 30 years of use. I might also get a couple more HP mags next time I am on the site. If I see BX25 mags for under $20 I might get one or two more of them.
     
  19. Fracman

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    That has got to use up a lot of your windage