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Mine come numbered in the mail January 2020 , February 2020
But I then do put numbers on my “clips.”
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I also apply reflective tape on my mags, allows me to identify my SD mags vs those loaded with ball ammo.
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I generally have 5 mags for every gun, but I think I have 8 for my G48 because I've used it for formal training. I don't generally mark my mags unless I have problems with reliability. Then I'll mark them with dimples from a sharp nail on the bottom of the mag plate.
All my personal mags are numbered. Carry mags and training /range mags are kept separate and used accordingly as well. For work I have not numbered my duty mags, and we use training mags with orange base plates for range use.
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Yes, I number mine on the base pad. Metal mag's, I use a electo-etching pen I aquired when I was a machinist. Other's get marked with an electric engraving tool.
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Not numbers, names.
I name each magazine.
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I feel so inadequate here. I only have 2-3 mags for each gun and none of them are numbered or initialed. But then the range I use most of the time is never busy and I'm often the only one shooting so no danger of getting mine mixed up with someone else's. I usually set up a small table behind the firing line (outdoor range) and keep my pistol case, ammo and mags on it. I don't do rapid fire exercises where I'm simply dropping the mags on the ground in the quest for more speed. When the gun goes to slide lock I put the empty mag on the table and either pick up a fresh one or refill as needed.
I have been numbering my mags (even duty mags) with a silver sharpie for many years. As far as it looking "ghetto" I don't really care!
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If I mark a mag it's because I'm having troubles with the gun and want to figure out if it's the mag. If the gun has no problems the mags aren't marked.
I do number my mags, as does my wife. (Silver Sharpie)
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I number and initial all of them. On my 15-22 mags, I make a mark at 10 round, 20 and 25. Different matches only allow you to load so many plus only takes a quick glance to know how many are left or when its full. Had someone pick up a Ruger mag once thinking it was theirs, initials proved otherwise.
I label them to avoid confusion (Taurus 92 and Beretta 92 mags look a lot alike and to differentiate between other double stack nines), but maybe numbering them wouldn't be such a dumb idea! Probably a real good idea.