I have a serious clutter problem when it comes to magazines. I was wondering if anyone could share their storage methods for multiple types of mags
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Pistol mags I usually store in ammo cans
Rifle magazines in 2 de Walt tool bags
I have a lot of rifle mags
get some of the small locking lid plastic containers at Lowes, I have tons of stuff stored in them.
I use my military foot locker from 50 years ago. I don’t carry it around and that keeps my organization of the mags the way I want it. Move it and it that organization would turn to shiff. I like the smaller latching container idea, Staples and Home Depot would have similar items.
I also use fabric bags for smaller magazines.
The rest of your mags should be buried underground.
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I uses these
First I will assume these are all loaded magazines since empty mags are worthless. Two basic methods as I see it. Long term storage, magazines I want to store and only have to check on once a year, this goes in ammo cans to be distributed to locations in which their use could be called upon.
Short term storage like the EDC mags for the pistol live on the nightstand when not in use. Several pistols have cases that fit every mag I have for that firearm so they stay together. Rifles in what are odd calibers for me stay with whatever allotment of magazines they have. There is a larger ammo can for each of the main calibers I have in the AR platforms.
I do have a few worthless mags, some in the pistol parts drawer, Sig 239’s that I have a glut of and some old 1911 mags I just can’t bring myself to toss…and then there is that cardboard box full of worthless p-mags I have been too lazy to instill with value.
Ammo cans is the best. airtight and easy to open to get them.
In Vietnam, they overloaded rounds of ammo and stuck them in with cases found in caches. When the enemy used them, the rounds would go kaboom. Sounds like all your mags that don’t work might be a good barter item when SHTF.
Not all loaded. Don’t want the springs to wear out
I have a couple that are in an old Armalite AR 180 that’s been loaded for 30 years or better. they still work fine. I will shoot them every so often but not much. Now I would imagin the lips would go bad if pressure was on them for that long, but in the gun the pressure is off. I seriously doubt a polymer mag would make it that long without one of those caps.
Is that the kind you read, or the kind you load?
OMG. Here we go.
That’s an old wives tale, it’s the cycling of a spring that wears it out. You can find the scientific numbers with a google search but this guy gives a pretty good explanation;
My Dad had a S&W 59 magazine loaded since the 90’s, few years back he let them fly, just as the pistol sat for 25+ years, cleared it, took it to the farm, not a glitch in the slightest and hasn’t been with several hundred rounds since then.