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Gun Magazine Rant
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Posted on 01/15/2015 9:39:03 AM PST by Seruzawa

After years of being a sucker and buying magazines off of the tables at gun shows, I'm done. I'm looking at my mags and I have about a dozen gun show mags and only maybe two or three are reliable and quiet. Most jam or don't activate the slide stop when empty or just plain rattle when loaded. I've spent an average of $15 each. For the same $ I could have bought 6 factory mags and have 6 good mags instead of 2 or 3.

As an experiment I loaded a factory 7rd Ruger .45 mag with 7 rds and left it in my safe for 4 years. Some time ago I took it out and it still functioned perfectly without one mishap in 50rds. Ruger makes really good mags. So do the other factories in my experience.

Screw this gun show crap. The stuff there is overpriced anyhow. I get better deals at Doug's Shootin' Sports or cheaperthandirt or midway.com than from these corporate entities at the gun show. There's hardly anything but corporations at shows any more. All the little guys have been pushed out.

I'm not going to get started on the cheap worthless fancy looking knives they sell there.

Screw 'em. I'm embarrassed that I've been so stupid so many years.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: garbage; gunshows; magazines

1 posted on 01/15/2015 9:39:03 AM PST by Seruzawa
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To: Seruzawa

If you’re buying from FFL dealers, I’d say stop! Rotten stinking filthy money grubbing ba$tards willing to pi$$ all over the 2nd Amendment in the name of making a few bucks...I refuse to buy from an FFL dealer. ANYTHING.


2 posted on 01/15/2015 9:43:09 AM PST by dware (The GOP is dead. Long live Conservatism.)
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To: Seruzawa

For about the past ten years, I’ve purchased most of my pistol magazines from Brownells and Midway USA. They both have good prices, a good selection, and excellent customer service.


3 posted on 01/15/2015 9:44:12 AM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: Seruzawa
clips¿
just kidding
4 posted on 01/15/2015 9:44:19 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: ├čudda├čudd

I plan on getting a couple of extra clips for my glock.

;-)


5 posted on 01/15/2015 9:50:57 AM PST by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

;-)


6 posted on 01/15/2015 9:51:11 AM PST by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Seruzawa

If you are buying 1911 magazines, they are notorious for being very finicky. Stick with good name brand, brand new magazines like Chip McCormick or Wilson Combat.

If you’re buying magazines for Glocks, they should work just fine. I’ve bought a few beat up old Glock 9mm magazines and they always work in my G26.


7 posted on 01/15/2015 9:53:58 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Seruzawa

I lucked out last year at a garage sale by a guy that works in security. Bought 40 30round 5.56 mags still in plastic, all stamped “For law enforcement and government use only”.

Work flawlessly and a steal at $2 each.


8 posted on 01/15/2015 9:57:19 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: cuban leaf
I plan on getting a couple of extra clips for my glock.

I'm always buying new high-capacity clips for my fully-automatic 12-gauge pump action AK-47 assault Glock.

9 posted on 01/15/2015 9:57:40 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

I’m always buying new high-capacity clips for my fully-automatic 12-gauge pump action AK-47 assault Glock.


I think you and I bought the only two they ever made. :-D


10 posted on 01/15/2015 9:59:16 AM PST by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Seruzawa

When it comes to tools, there is a saying:

Only cry once.

When I don’t follow it, I usually remember it later.


11 posted on 01/15/2015 9:59:29 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Seruzawa

I have some Wilson combat mags for my 1911 Commander.

They are like butter. Smooth and creamy. Who doesn’t like butter?


12 posted on 01/15/2015 9:59:54 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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To: Seruzawa

I thought this was going to be about Gun Magazines having like too many ads and not enough meaty articles or something.

Low and behold OP is talking about CLIPS!

OMG!

:) /s


13 posted on 01/15/2015 10:00:56 AM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: cuban leaf

I got the only one set up as an over under with a belt fed .30 cal. That thing is sweet.

Mine came in Orange and green, like the Dolphins colors.


14 posted on 01/15/2015 10:01:42 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I was gonna get the Gatling upgrade but it was just too much.


15 posted on 01/15/2015 10:02:52 AM PST by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Seruzawa

Santa brought me enough Wilson Combat 1911 mags to replace most of my entire set, some of which were apparently stamped out of tuna cans. Big, big difference. Eight is better than seven anyway - this way I have to miss the bugger eight times before I beat him to death with the barrel.


16 posted on 01/15/2015 10:05:17 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Vermont Lt

Thought dolphins were grey?


17 posted on 01/15/2015 10:12:25 AM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Seruzawa
Especially when it comes to magazines, you get what you pay for. Factory or the occasional Mec-Gar are the only pistol mags I bother with anymore, and the gun show vendors want as much for them as the brick & mortar LGS or the big online vendors.

Actually, I have bought practically nothing from a gun show in the last 10 years... I guess I'm paying to go in and look at decrepit milsurp boltguns, piles of cracked antique cop gunleather, mystery sausage/jerky and reloads that I'd trust as much as a Democrat senator.

Mr. niteowl77

18 posted on 01/15/2015 10:41:05 AM PST by niteowl77 (The five stages of Progressive persuasion: lecture, nudge, shove, arrest, liquidate.)
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To: niteowl77

“reloads that I’d trust as much as a Democrat senator.”

I have some which were part of an accidental acquisition(included, no cost). A friend ran out and asked if I had any .223, which I did. He loaded it into a Savage bolt action and fired.

It was a sight to behold, as a blue cloud appeared around the action. The bolt had to be hammered open, the bolt had departed for parts still unknown, and the case had “Gone Full Muslim”(head off the case).

Gunshow ammo - give it to a Liberal!


19 posted on 01/15/2015 11:53:23 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Osage Orange

Te Miami Dolphins. Orange and some horrible shade of green/blue. They are usually colored with dirt and blood when they leave Foxboro


20 posted on 01/15/2015 12:25:11 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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