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Is there a generally agreed best way to store AR mags? I have tried a 50 cal can, but they don't fit well standing or laying down. Most Pmags & Lancers. I'm keeping GI mags in SAW pouches, but I'm already running out of space for those.


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Posts: 1572 | Registered: August 05, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I don't have any of these, and I'm surely not affiliated with them but I have been looking at these for some time.

Mag storage solutions. Looks like a neat way to store magazines. They make them for AR 15, AK 47/74, AR 10/G3/ FN/FAL.



http://magstoragesolutions.com...images21/pic2800.jpg
 
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You can store 19 mags per MTM can. I LOVE these and have several.

https://www.amazon.com/MTM-Tac...-TMC15/dp/B00HVDFSQ0


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Cardboard boxes. The ones that hold 10 boxes of shotgun shells (500 2-3/4" 12-gauge shells) work well.
 
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I have over 60 mags (I know, I'm slacking) and I found a cool little pack made by Blackhawk. It holds about 10 or so mags. I forget the name of it but pretty sure you can find it with a little Google fu.

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I use the large SAW ammo cans. You can fit thirty G.I. magazines in one. Arranged upright in four rows of seven with two against the back. Twenty five Pmags will also fit if you are creative. Lay seven in the bottom with the feed lips in alternate directions. Seven more on top and a row of seven standing across the back. Then four on their sides top of the ones resting on their spines. You can fit twenty six if you split the ones standing in the back into two rows and rotate 90 degrees. Next I am going to see how many will fit in a 40mm can.
 
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40mm holds a boatload of mags.
I think ten across lying flat, I'll look later and let you know I have a full one.
 
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Steralite 18qt clear storage boxes. You can fit 30 x 30rd in two stacked rows of 15, and on the side space remaining 10 x 20 standing up, or I suppose you could fit another 4 30s if you wanted to instead.

Not as tactical looking but they stack easily and you can get 6 for <$40. All my gun stuff / magazines is in Steralite or Plano storage boxes (Plano makes better parts bins, Steralite better mass storage solutions).
 
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Good sources for SAW or 40mm cans? I would hate to spend double the price of the can to ship it. You are talking about the 17x6.5x10.5" cans? Doesnt seem that much bigger to me, but....
I do have an older model can of indeterminate make. Larger by far, lift off lid with 6 hinged latches (2 on each side, 1 each end) that even has a cardboard liner. It is currently storing ammo. Possibly 20mm?


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My unloaded magazines are kept in cardboard boxes on shelves. Minimum space, minimum weight, minimum cost.




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You can store 19 mags per MTM can. I LOVE these and have several.

https://www.amazon.com/MTM-Tac...-TMC15/dp/B00HVDFSQ0

Are you taking out the foam? Amazon ad only says 15 capacity, why I ask.


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You can store 19 mags per MTM can. I LOVE these and have several.

https://www.amazon.com/MTM-Tac...-TMC15/dp/B00HVDFSQ0


Curse you bubbatime, you made me spend money this morning. They should arrive Tuesday.
 
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For empty mags I like boot boxes, I can fit a bunch in a Bellville A390 box.

For loaded mags an ammo can. Preferable 7.62 or .50 cal or plastic. They fit on shelves decently.
 
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My unloaded magazines are kept in cardboard boxes on shelves. Minimum space, minimum weight, minimum cost.


I have lots that have only seen the light of day to insure all were accounted for in the box then taped back up and stored. Usually the box they come in for exactly the number you ordered.


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Big plastic tote, normally in the clear wrap PSA sends them in, loaded go in a .50 cal can......you can fir 17 in one can.

Then I keep 4-6 6 mag GI bandoliers in different places, you can get them cheap from surplus stores.
 
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You can store 19 mags per MTM can. I LOVE these and have several.

https://www.amazon.com/MTM-Tac...-TMC15/dp/B00HVDFSQ0


Those are huge wastes of space, I can cram at least twice as many magazines in those cans. We are talking about magazines that wear items, disposable, and cost less than $15 each. They don't need to be coddled.


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Originally posted by PPGMD:Those are huge wastes of space, I can cram at least twice as many magazines in those cans. We are talking about magazines that wear items, disposable, and cost less than $15 each. They don't need to be coddled.


Agreed. You can easily fit 4 rows of 7 in an MTM or Plano plastic box. The dividers might make sense for organizing pistol mags (especially more expensive ones) for a trip to the range, but are a no-go for general AR mag storage, in my opinion.
 
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Those are huge wastes of space, I can cram at least twice as many magazines in those cans. We are talking about magazines that wear items, disposable, and cost less than $15 each. They don't need to be coddled.


I got the TMC308 model, for my AR-10b (T); the magazines are more expensive, but they are not wear items and since I don't shoot it often, this way all the mags I got for it will not get lost or misplaced.

Also, I've been using MTM products for my ammo for decades, these stupid boxes last a very long time.
 
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I got the TMC308 model, for my AR-10b (T); the magazines are more expensive, but they are not wear items and since I don't shoot it often, this way all the mags I got for it will not get lost or misplaced.

Also, I've been using MTM products for my ammo for decades, these stupid boxes last a very long time.


All magazines are wear items. Heck the entire gun is a wear item, there aren't too many parts on a gun that have an indefinite life.

The only mags I baby are mags that I can't replace easily, like my P220-1 9mm magazines.

MTM does make good products I have a number of their ammo boxes. Though these days I am mostly buying Dillon boxes, as I can get a case of 50 for the same price as 10 MTM boxes.


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Cardboard boxes. The ones that hold 10 boxes of shotgun shells (500 2-3/4" 12-gauge shells) work well.


Where are you buying 50-round boxes of shotgun shells? All the cases around here are 10 boxes of 25 (250 2-3/4" 12-gauge)... Frown


OP - I store my AR mags in 50 cal cans. Not the best fit, so I fill in the space with loose ammo. That way I can reload them if need be! Smile




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