How Many Magazines?

How Many Magazines?

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    How Many Magazines?

    How many magazines do you all have for your weapons? Personally, I have 5 each for my M&Ps (5 15s for the .40 and 3 17 and 2 12s for the 9c) and 3 (1 7 and 2 8s) for my PF9. What is the general consensus for how many to have?


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    I like to have at least six per gun.
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    I try to carry enough magazines so that I can at least pre-load a fifty round box of ammo before I go to the range. With my pistols, that's usually six or seven magazines. I don't want to spend shooting time trying to reload magazines.
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    I had 5 for my 1911 4 8rnds and 1 7rnds, 5 for my 22/45 10rnds and 12 for my 10/22 10 25rnds and 2 10rnds. but alas they fell off the boat while fishing
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    I don't think there is a magic number that is "adequate". Magazines eventually wear out. Stock enough for your carry set up and a separate supply for training (whatever works for you) and as many fresh spares as you can conveniently afford/store.

    Those exact numbers are different for each of us.
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    Probably more than I need but if I find a good deal, I normally take advantage

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    I only have 2 for each of my semi-auto handguns. I know, not "enough"...

    Currently at 13 for my AR though.

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    I have atleast two for almost every pistol. I have four for one of em, but I only really use two when I take it to the range. I haven't exactly seen or figured out why I really need more than 2-3 for each gun. Just my opinion, to each their own.
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    i like to have several for each gun. makes it easy on the range, less time loading mags. for duty i carry four. others guns the number is not set,, just four or more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatalite View Post
    I like to have at least six per gun.
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    The cases i keep my pistols in hold five plus one in the gun. I would get more mags, but they are 60$ a pop. So I think six for pistols is enough. For ARs, as many as I can get my hands on and gi or magpuls are dirt cheap (used to be), so why not have fifty or a hundred? I currently have 27 ar mags and I don't even own an ar.

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    I have 1-2 per handgun that have gotten a function/loading check and those are strictly carry mags. 10/22 and AR... Why stop! There's enough to load out and go to the range and not spend time loading but as someone stated they get worn out and there's always room for more!
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    Minimum I would like to have 2, perferably 3-4 or more. God Bless

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    I have 5 for my CZ P-01, 3 for my HK 45c, and 6 for my Saiga .308. I'd like to pick up a couple more for each.

    I have an 8 round tube with the extension on my tactical 870 shotgun.
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