One friend of mine owns about 200 different mags. I wonder how many mags does the average gun enthusiast own?
I like to keep 15 pistol and 50 for my main rifle then about 20 for anything else.
Great question. This’ll give me an idea of what the average person and crazy person has. Sadly my mag count is pretty small…so far.
Makarov=1 original mag
Star BM=2 original mags
9mm carbine=3 mags
14 mags 20 1911 everything else everything else 2 to 3 each.
You need more to survive the zombie apocalypse
Trust me I know! I started late in the game.
Dont worry im starting a raider gang and you can join.
I was supposed to count?
They should all be numbered so you can rotate them.
Currently I only own one mag for my .22. I would like to get a couple more though, be able to shoot for longer between needing to stop and reload. At this point, I can’t really see myself getting more then 2-3 magazines per rifle.
I’d say 30? Between single mags, p mags, and glock mags.
50 rifle and 20 pistol feels like the sweet spot between practical and preppertard
@jf89 This sounds right. I need to get the mag holder racks then I was going to pick more up and keep em loaded. Thinking when I get the Q trash panda for the ar15 I will load quite a few with 77 noslers for just in case and rack em or have a duffel bag full of em.
Far more than I dare to claim publically. I have mags for guns that I know I have but can’t find.
For serious guns (aren’t they all? or they get sold) I have at least 6 for those. For super serious guns the number is much higher. The cost of the mags can easily rival the gun. Without mags it’s just a slow to fire single shot.
I second Brian’s response. I have no earthly idea how many I own… none. My closest guess is many many cubic feet worth. That is the idea, to have so many loaded magazines that it doesn’t matter.
- Buy a case of magazines. Load all of them with ammo. Store, and use at will.
- Buy a second case of magazines and load those as well.
A firearm with out a magazine and ammo in it is just a really nice paperweight.
remove the empty and discover that was the last one - so for me, never enough
good to have a few extra mags for each gun (still working on that).
Goal maybe 5 mags per gun (depending on the gun)?
But then, what are mags without bullets? See my new topic about bullets…
Well… I after reading these comments, it’s about time to buy more PMAGS.
Minimum of 10 (ten) working, loaded mags for each serious purpose gun you own is a great place to start. If it’s a range toy, IDGAF, 3-5 mags would be what’d I’d keep around. Serious purposes…EDC, SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, etc, a minimum of 10. I honestly dunno how many Glock mags & Pmags I have squirreled away in various places…