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    Does anyone know where to find cheap used mags? i own a sw40ve and in desperate need for some extra mags...thanks

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    Unfortunately with magazines, you usually get what you pay for.

    Ensure reliable function of a magazine before carrying. Most weapon failures are magazine related.

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    PS: Clips =/= Magazines. THANKS.

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    I don't know you obviously, but I assume your life is worth more than the 5-20 dollars you might "save" by getting cheap magazines.

    Get factory magazines, or high quality after market stuff that experts with your particular gun recommend. That goes for ANY gun.
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    I have a high quality mag I use for carry. I just need cheap mags to take to the range and practice exchange drills.

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    I don't suggest doing that. You can drop a mag in and out over and over without causing any real trouble if it's a good one. Just drop them onto a soft surface with a minimal distance to fall, and of course keep them empty.

    Also, it seems to me like a very bad idea to have malfunctions at the range that you write off as being mag related and no big deal. I want my carry gun to work 100% of the time if I'm going to trust my life to it.

    Also, if you only have one good magazine, you need to get at least one more good one. You should carry at least one reload. Even in a double stacked platform I'd want 2 more magazines on my belt if it was my only gun I had with me.
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    Good to go. Nix on the cheap mags

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    You can also buy covers for the bottom of most magazines ... see the Kimber in my avatar ... these help when practicing tactical reloading over a hard surface.

    And I have to disagree with Office888 - magazines are NOT the same as clips ... clips comes from 'Stripper Clips' which you would load with bullets, then plunge the bullets into the empty magazine through the open ejection port on rifles.

    These are for my Auto Ordinance and my Rockola http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalo...stripper-clips

    I also have them for the SKS and the Springfield M14 ...
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    okboomer wrote:
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    And I have to disagree with Office888 - magazines are NOT the same as clips ... clips comes from 'Stripper Clips' which you would load with bullets, then plunge the bullets into the empty magazine through the open ejection port on rifles.
    From where does this come? Don't get the connection.

    Neither Office888 nor clips are mentioned in this thread.

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    The way I was trained to do a tactical reload is to retain the mag. And I do it just as fast as if I let the old mag drop. In the event I need to take cover and fill a mag

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    On the topic of reloading in a shoot out, here is a video with Larry Vickers, someone highly respected for his custom 1911's, former special forces career, and current training work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61Cnr78WUNg

    I don't have nearly as much room to comment on this subject as he does, but it makes sense to me.
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    office888 wrote:
    PS: Clips =/= Magazines. THANKS.
    My Bad

    Sorry, dude
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    You can usually find reasonably-priced quality magazines at one of th many travelling gunshows. Steer clear of "rummage in the box" deals, though. And steer clear also of those "bargain" bags of reloaded ammo. One shot may fail to cycle the action and the next might blow up your weapon. Gun-show reloads are the nearest legal thing to Russian Roulette, IMO.

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    okboomer wrote:
    And I have to disagree with Office888 - magazines are NOT the same as clips ... clips comes from 'Stripper Clips' which you would load with bullets, then plunge the bullets into the empty magazine through the open ejection port on rifles.
    +1

    I was going to make the same comment until I read a little further.


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