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Not an entirely serious question mind you, but the Botach thread got me curious how many mags that an AR aficionado would deem to be sufficient. 30's and 20's, of course...
 

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i dont know if i would call myself an aficionado.....but i have about 30...

I use all of them though. None put away for safe-keeping. I really SHOULD have a case in storage.
 

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many people feel 5-10 per gun is usually fairly adequate. Personally, I like the round number of 10 (I have 10 AK mags and ordered 10 AR mags)
 

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I've got 11... the one my AR came with and 10 Pmags I picked up at a gun show. It's enough for me for now but I'll probably grab more as I see them since I may not have the option later.
 

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No such thing as to many mags a large stash of hi cap mags is like money in the bank especially if the Awb gets reinstated you $15 pmags will increase in value upword of $100 a piece

So look at it this way you could invest $400 now and have 30 NIW hi cap mags sit on them for a year and if Obama instiutes the ban sell them for $3k now show me mutual fund with that kinda growth

Oh an not including what I have for sale my personal stash is at about 60 pmags and another 50 USGI c-product mags all but 10 of them are 30 rounders the rest are 20 round mags
 

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It depends on how much ammo you have for your mags......:cool:
 

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Good point, 'some folks' think a brick or so of ammo should be stored inside magazines :mrgreen:

It depends on how much ammo you have for your mags......:cool:
 

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Good point, 'some folks' think a brick or so of ammo should be stored inside magazines :mrgreen:
What good are mags with no ammo in them?:confused:

Ammo is on the "one's" list of to tax and take away.

Do what you can. Take care of your family first.
 

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I would say to buy at least 10 a month if you can. Mags can eventually get damaged where they won't function anymore. At that point its in the trash or rigged to work for a range only mag. I have a mix of PMags 30rds, CProducts 30rds and old GI 20rds with the metal followers. All have been 100% reliable. With the way things may go with our next prez. I'd say buy what you can now but don't buy from anyone trying to jack prices because of the election results. CProducts has stated that they will not be one of those companies. :D Some have doubled them and most everyone is out of stock overnight.
 

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I have a whole mess of mags varying from 20 and 30 round USGI, to CProducts to...well, the list goes on. Total, I probably have close to 30 or so mags. I am getting the feeling that 50 is a nice round number which roughly translates into "IT IS TIME TO BUY MORE MAGS...NOW!"

Mags are on my short list of stuff to buy over the next few months for various rifles/pistols (AR-15, AR-10, XD-45, HK USP 9mm and 45acp, HK P7M13, AK, etc, etc.). At a time like this when we are staring down the barrel of another, this time more comprehensive AWB, you'd better get 'em now: 1) while you still can; and 2) before the prices go through the roof.
 

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No such thing as to many mags a large stash of hi cap mags is like money in the bank especially WHEN the Awb gets reinstated you $15 pmags will increase in value upword of $100 a piece

So look at it this way you could invest $400 now and have 30 NIW hi cap mags sit on them for a year and WHEN Obama instiutes the ban sell them for $3k now show me mutual fund with that kinda growth
Fixed it for you:p
 

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I have 14 now and will look at bringing it up to an even 20.....

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Interesting question--depends, I'm sure, on what scenario one envisions.

I have six mags--four pmags, two metal (though I've replaced the followers in the metal mags w/ magpul Gen III followers, which makes them work wonderfully). I only have the one black rifle.

That's probably enough for the scenario I'm planning for. I can't imagine winning a firefight with anyone--heck, I don't ever want to be in one, and as was said in my favorite book of all time, Lucifer's Hammer, there's no predicting how good the other guy's weapons will be.

Ergo, for me, my BR is more a stand-off weapon. Keep people away, get their heads down, then bolt. My home is not defensible against a determined foe (nor are most people's homes). Therefore I can't see myself tied down to it as a fixed point.

It's hard for me to see a scenario where, for instance, I had 10 fully-loaded 30-round mags, and having that make a difference. I'd rather run than have to use them.

That said--and I'd almost like to start a new thread on this rather than risk a hijack here--I'm not afraid of anyone on this board being the reason I need a BR. The people here are preparing to defend themselves, not preparing to attack others. There are people here with far more rifles and pistols than I will ever have--but they're preparing to defend what they have, not preparing to take what others have. They won't need to. At least that's how I read it.

So anyone against which I might need a BR strikes me as someone who won't be all that well prepared, and for which just a few rounds would make the difference in either scaring them off, or in getting their heads down while *I* take off.

And no, I don't envision a lot of defending a fixed position, unless I'm part of a larger community doing that.

My focus has been on learning to reload (and buying stuff to support that) rather than buying additional firearms. It's the old ammo=cash thing, and I'm looking for a basis to be part of a community of people defending themselves, i.e., what do I bring to the party?

[And yeah, I know, it's the old "what good is ammo without guns to shoot it, versus what good are guns without ammo to shoot in them" argument. Trying to find that balance is tricky, especially within a specific budget, one that also goes toward outfitting other supplies.]

I think the best argument for lots of mags (mentioned previously in this thread) is that they may break down over time, become inoperable. I'm thinking I'd like to get a bunch of cheap metal mags, refit with magpul followers, and have those be backups.
 

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e I though that my arughment of being a.capitalist a result of what the socialist causes is a pretty good reason


I am thinking about ordering another couple of thousand dollars of mags
 

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i would say at least 20.
 

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and i cant even find 2 haha ;x

i understand why people say 20
 

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and i cant even find 2 haha ;x

i understand why people say 20
I bought 3 used pre-bans last night from a fellow New Yorker for my first build. I'm looking to be around 10 by January if I can, anything over that is a bonus. It's even harder for us that live in states where the AWB still exists because if we want anything over 10 rnds it's got to be pre 1994! (Or no date stamp at all)
 
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