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I've been on a roll buying mags for my new G34. I'm up to 6 17 rounders and 1 33 rounder. I've just bought 4 more 17s and pondering another 4 33 rounders.

I admit, the 33 rounders are at this point, not practical and I have been debating what to use them for (I can see a Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in my near future).

I have like 9 18 round mags for my P226 and my brother-in-law thinks I'm nuts, but he immediately saw the light when I showed up at our range trip with 8 mags fully loaded and not have to pause for reload.

Question is, how many mags to do keep for each gun you own?
 

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I like at least 6 so I can carry 2, and 1 in the gun while the others rest. Yeah, I know with modern springs it's prolly not necessary... but I'm old. :rolleyes:
 

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I don't usually buy too many extra mags. In Fact, you sounds kinda crazy for wanting that many! :)

I have a 33rd mag for my G19/G17 that I bought for purely fun factors. Other than that I have 2 for each. I might buy 2 more for each but no more than that.
 

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i think it depends on the gun, a ten round mag for a glock or any gun i would say six mags are good, although i do have some 15 and 22 round mags but they add to much to the weight to the gun. on the mouse guns that hold less like the sig p238 i have 12 mags
 

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I find that six loaded mags will get me through most matches I go to. Therefore I keep 8 loaded mags so I don't have to hurry between stages to get ready. Helps to have extended mags. i use the 10 shot extenders from Taylor.
 

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wow... I’m happy with the 3 mags that came with my Glock. I might get one of the silly 33 rounder mags for fun but I think you have enough mags for a lifetime and then some
 

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Would have to agree that the number of mags is of personal preference. Although, one can never have too many.
 

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I agree with the "as many as you can afford" concept. However with that said, Glock has substantially increased the prices of their magazines in recent years. Just 4 years ago I purchased 20, 13 round Hi-Cap original Glock factory magazines for my 2 Glock 21's from Natchez Shooters Supply for just $13.99 apiece. Today they are well into the $20+ range for the exact same magazine.

Even with the price increase they, (Glock factory magazines), are still cheaper than most. For example when I purchased my Sig P-226 SCT, (Super Capacity Tactical), it shipped with 4, 20 round magazines. I then purchased a Sig P-226 Stainless Elite. I bought 4, 20 magazines for it at a cost of $54.00 each. Magazines for H&K pistols can run even higher than that. For a 31 round magazine for my H&K USP 9 they want $150.00 for one! By comparison factory Glock 33 rounders can be had for just $35.00 each when on sale from Midway.

Magazines are somewhat of a disposable item. Based on that it pays to have as many as possible, or at least as many as one can afford with the current economy. Also, with the current Democratic leadership, one never knows if or when they'll try to push another Hi-Cap magazine ban. Bill T.
 

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I agree with the "as many as you can afford" concept. However with that said, Glock has substantially increased the prices of their magazines in recent years. Just 4 years ago I purchased 20, 13 round Hi-Cap original Glock factory magazines for my 2 Glock 21's from Natchez Shooters Supply for just $13.99 apiece. Today they are well into the $20+ range for the exact same magazine.

Even with the price increase they, (Glock factory magazines), are still cheaper than most. For example when I purchased my Sig P-226 SCT, (Super Capacity Tactical), it shipped with 4, 20 round magazines. I then purchased a Sig P-226 Stainless Elite. I bought 4, 20 magazines for it at a cost of $54.00 each. Magazines for H&K pistols can run even higher than that. For a 31 round magazine for my H&K USP 9 they want $150.00 for one! By comparison factory Glock 33 rounders can be had for just $35.00 each when on sale from Midway.

Magazines are somewhat of a disposable item. Based on that it pays to have as many as possible, or at least as many as one can afford with the current economy. Also, with the current Democratic leadership, one never knows if or when they'll try to push another Hi-Cap magazine ban. Bill T.
They can be very expensive. But at least the model Smith used back in the 80's is gone. 1 Gun, 1 Mag, extra Mags were almost comparable in price as they are today.
 

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I agree with the "as many as you can afford" concept. However with that said, Glock has substantially increased the prices of their magazines in recent years. Just 4 years ago I purchased 20, 13 round Hi-Cap original Glock factory magazines for my 2 Glock 21's from Natchez Shooters Supply for just $13.99 apiece. Today they are well into the $20+ range for the exact same magazine.

Even with the price increase they, (Glock factory magazines), are still cheaper than most. For example when I purchased my Sig P-226 SCT, (Super Capacity Tactical), it shipped with 4, 20 round magazines. I then purchased a Sig P-226 Stainless Elite. I bought 4, 20 magazines for it at a cost of $54.00 each. Magazines for H&K pistols can run even higher than that. For a 31 round magazine for my H&K USP 9 they want $150.00 for one! By comparison factory Glock 33 rounders can be had for just $35.00 each when on sale from Midway.

Magazines are somewhat of a disposable item. Based on that it pays to have as many as possible, or at least as many as one can afford with the current economy. Also, with the current Democratic leadership, one never knows if or when they'll try to push another Hi-Cap magazine ban. Bill T.
Get as many hi-caps as you can now, because if our current president does get re-elected, you can bet they won't be legal again unless you are L.E.
 

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Get as many hi-caps as you can now, because if our current president does get re-elected, you can bet they won't be legal again unless you are L.E.
yup, he will allow the UN to implement their new rule so he will look like he's innocent and it will look like it's not a violation of the 2nd ammendment.
 

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yup, he will allow the UN to implement their new rule so he will look like he's innocent and it will look like it's not a violation of the 2nd ammendment.
Yeah, no more hollow points (cop killers?) , absurd excise taxes on ammo, primers, powder, bullets, etc. He'll go all out!!:mad:
 

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Yeah, no more hollow points (cop killers?) , absurd excise taxes on ammo, primers, powder, bullets, etc. He'll go all out!!:mad:
I see that prices have already begun to rise on ammo now, I don't know it it's because the election is around the corner and they are trying to make as much as they can or there has been more regulation pushed down on the manufacturers.
 

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I see that prices have already begun to rise on ammo now, I don't know it it's because the election is around the corner and they are trying to make as much as they can or there has been more regulation pushed down on the manufacturers.
Prices have been going up and availability has been going down since this administration took control. As a dealer, a couple of years ago, I was trying to put together an order for ammunition for several customers with my distributor and just about everything on my order was not in stock, my salesman said they never know what and how much will be coming in at any given time. This was all for popular plinking/practice ammo ie; 9mm, .45, .38, 5.56, 7.62... see a pattern here? I asked him why it was so scarce and why the wholesale prices were so high, and he told me that his company had just had a meeting with the big three ammo mfgr's. --Winchester, federal, and remington about this problem and their answer was chilling-- the government basically told them to keep the availabity of those popular calibers low to the retailers or they would suffer losses in their military contracts-PERIOD! It's the same type of thing the Gov. did to Colt--stop making those little Mustangs and pony's etc. or we will get our M-16 & M-4 rifles from someone else. If that's not gun control thru politics, then I don't know what it is. Remember 5 years ago you could get a case of 1000 rds. of 7.62X39 for around $100.00 and now it's $300.00? That's cuz they tripled the import tariff on all that stuff. I guess I'm ranting:mad: but it's only gonna get worse.
 
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