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How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« on: July 13, 2017, 01:46:20 PM »
What's the minimum # of mags you like to have per handgun? Just curious....

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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 02:46:32 PM »
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as many as came with the firearm - no more - no use for more - won't waste my $s buying more - won't trade for more and, of course, won't steal more.....in fact, 1 per firearm would be enough for me
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 03:02:46 PM »
See, I want a minimum of 6 per gun.

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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 03:48:52 PM »
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why ?
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 03:59:48 PM »
For guns that are really just range toys, 2 or 3 is fine, but for anything defensive or competitive I want at least 6.
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 04:05:44 PM »
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why ?

A few reasons. It is nice to have them all loaded up before I go to the range.

For Beretta mags - I have so many that I can easily load over 200 rounds in mags, and not have to load a mag at all on a range trip.

But, I also like to rotate mags in a carry gun to not stress the springs (and yes - I realize that this is an issue in and of itself - some brands are better about this than others. I have had issues with HK and Beretta springs not locking the slide back if you leave them fully loaded too long).

Plus, one day they may be hard to get - I lived thru the 1994 ban of mags holding more than 10 rounds. That was a major pain in the butt. Distributors hoarded mags right before the ban kicked in, and you couldn't buy anything until after the ban started. Then they charged a fortune for preban stuff. Never again.

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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 04:33:46 PM »
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I find that loading mags at the range is a good thing - sometimes get tired of pow pow pow and setting a pistol down to reload (or mark and score targets) offers something besides pow pow pow - I don't take more than 1 mag per pistol when I go shooting - got all the extra mags that came with my pistols just sitting in the safe, never loaded

can't see anyone "carrying" more than 1 extra mag on their person - shucks, even for my truck console pistol (g26) I've got just the 10 rounder and a happy stick (2 mags total)

different strokes.....but that's what keeps the folks who make mags in business I suppose
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 04:48:45 PM »

Mags are not designed to last forever. They are the weakest link in a firearm.
I prefer to have at least 10 for the guns I can get that many for. (Some of my guns mags are vaporwear)

*ironic thread as I've been tearing my house apart today looking for a shipment of 10 pack of glock 33rds I obviously hid well  :sick2:

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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 05:45:51 PM »
Life is good if you wear 1911 blinders.  I have no clue how many 1911 mags I own.

And, I'm not willing to count'm.  Lots of flavors though.  And, when a pistol demonstrates a dislike for a magazine, it is noted.  The don't use drawer holds 4 mec gars - 2x10mm that my silverback despises and 2x40sw which ran a pistol I know longer own (might run in the Silverback, but I ain't starv'n for mags, so ...)

I do know my count is 2 speedloaders for my DW revolver.  I need a pair for my colt too, but I've yet to find speedloader packaging which announces compatability with my Trooper Mk III.   So, all this to advise that I don't count mags, but I do desire 2 speedloaders per revolver.

I will also add, I also have clips for 2 of my 1911s ... paper clips to aide takedown on 2 FLGR pistols which I haven't replaced with Dawson Tool less FLGRs.
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 06:04:41 PM »
I have probably (12) 16 round mags for my CZ 75,s. But they fit in everything CZ we have, which is pretty handy. Plus about (6) 14 rounders for my 75 compacts, and (4) 10 rounders for the wifes Rami.

The 16 rounders are what I keep  (2) in each vehicle and around the house for spares if ever needed by either of us. If Im going somewhere I think I should carry a spare mag, I just grab a 16.

Beretta 92 mags, I probably have 6 per pistol.
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 06:07:08 PM »
For my Walther PPQ M2 9mm I have 7.... 3 X 15rd & 4X 17rd


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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 06:42:12 PM »
4-12 depending on the gun.

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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 06:59:38 PM »
I have 4 - 14 rounders  for my Rami and 6- 7 rounders for the 1911.
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2017, 07:38:31 PM »
I will admit to owning a ton of Beretta 92 mags. But the rest of my handguns - just the 6 mags each.

Damn HK is proud of their mags - they ain't cheap :P

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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 06:39:30 AM »
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after "thinking" I've gotta change what I posted about having extra mags.....I have purchased additional happy sticks for our Glocks - 9mm for the Truck's console g26 and a .40cal Happy Stick for the nightstand-duty pistol

but, other than those, what comes from the factory is what I've got.....
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 02:50:19 PM »
I have 4 - 14 rounders  for my Rami and 6- 7 rounders for the 1911.

Didnt your Rami come with a 10 round flush fit?

I thought they all did.  :thinker:

The wifes actually came with (1) 10 round, and (1) 14 with the extender.

BTW, her extender needed a couple thousands sanded off it so the mag would lock in easier.
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 03:37:04 PM »
I prefer to have a minimum of 10 magazines per pistol.  Since I have a duplicate of almost every pistol I own.......that adds up.  I don't carry a spare magazine while at work (although I keep one in my tool box and in the vehicles).  When not at work I carry two spares. 
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2017, 07:12:06 PM »
I have 4 - 14 rounders  for my Rami and 6- 7 rounders for the 1911.

Didnt your Rami come with a 10 round flush fit?

I thought they all did.  :thinker:

The wifes actually came with (1) 10 round, and (1) 14 with the extender.









BTW, her extender needed a couple thousands sanded off it so the mag would lock in easier.





When I bought my Rami it came with 2-14 rd mags then later I bought 2 more with no problems.
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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2017, 11:30:21 AM »
5 or 6 for my pistols, at least a dozen moon clips for my 625 and 986, 2 or 3 speed strips and/or speed loaders for the other revolvers.

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Re: How many mags do you keep per handgun?
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2017, 02:25:08 PM »
THREE for each handgun.

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