1911Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I have a Hi power with four 13 rnd magazines. My question is how many magazines do I need? What is the life expectancy of a magazine?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,108 Posts
As many magazines as you want/can afford is a good rule of thumb :)
I usually like to have 5-6 per serious use gun. Magazines don't have any particular life expectancy. With spring maintenance the tubes can sometimes last a VERY long time. Basically, if you have a mag that causes malfunctions where others don't, and a old/weak/damaged spring or a damaged follower isn't to blame, replace it. there's other factors, too, of course, and sometimes a problem mag can be fixed, but often replacement is the most expedient option in these cases.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
597 Posts
My goal is to have 16 for my 1911. My IDPA club shoots 4 stages each time, so I need 12 mags to be able to go to each match and never have to load a mag at the match. Plus I need one mag for topping off, so that's 13 mags to take to every match, loaded the night before. Plus I need a total of three for the ideal carry situation, to leave loaded up with my carry ammo, bringing me to 16.
I would never be able to do that with my Glock at $25 a mag for 10 rounders, but with CMC powermags being like $16 from Brownells, why the hell not right?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,456 Posts
More is always better!
I have 30.
Makes mag rotation easy (spring changes needed less often).

I'd suggest at least 4 mags per pistol (one in pistol, one carried spare, two "at rest"), but more is better.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,686 Posts
Have around 35. Many are failed experiments at making various guns work, and I either couldn't or didn't want to return them while I still could.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top