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Old 06-28-2020, 01:27 PM   #1
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If foam is bad where do you store your extra mags

Someone saved me from keeping my pistol collection in a foam case (shout out Jedi51050) but what do you all do with your extra mags? I'm so bored with this corona lockdown that i'm cleaning my mags and I'm wondering what I should do with the 1 or 2 extras per gun? If I shouldn't leave them in the foam box I got when i bought the gun my only idea is to throw them all in a cardboard box in the safe. What do you gentlemen do?
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Old 06-28-2020, 01:32 PM   #2
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Someone saved me from keeping my pistol collection in a foam case (shout out Jedi51050) but what do you all do with your extra mags? I'm so bored with this corona lockdown that i'm cleaning my mags and I'm wondering what I should do with the 1 or 2 extras per gun? If I shouldn't leave them in the foam box I got when i bought the gun my only idea is to throw them all in a cardboard box in the safe. What do you gentlemen do?
I mounted a magnetic strip on the wall in my gun storage area and put them all on that.
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Gun storage materials:

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...ials/index.htm
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I mounted a magnetic strip on the wall in my gun storage area and put them all on that.
I 2nd the magnetic strips, they work awesome. On one 12 inch strip alone I have 6 15 rounders, 2 18, 1 20, for the 226 and 4 10 rounders for the 365,s all loaded. Neat organized and secure. If you get the junk ones from china your mags will slide around on the strip, fall off etc. You havent lived until you seen an 18 round loaded mag fall of your chinese strip and bounce off of your optic on its way down on your fav black rifle. Buy a good one and you practically gotta yank them off. Best thing is you always have a visual. Everything I leave in the cases seems to fall out of memory... Old I reckon.

EDIT: I also found if I can mount the strip to where the floor plates are actually setting on something and then stuck on the strips. No where to slide to per se. But a quality strip will hold them suspended fully loaded.

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I do have several of the MTM magazine storage boxes for extra magazines with the closed cell foam. I put a couple of desiccant packs in and haven't had any problems. I do wipe them down with a silicone cloth first though. These are for my long-term storage of mags that I don't use regularly. The numbers on my mags indicate the model it goes with. This one has 229 and 229-1 mags.



To store and transport magazines for range trips and just-in-case purposes, I use Magazine Pouches.


The front is all velcro, so you can patch up as you like.


This way I can just grab what I need and throw it in my range bag. After each trip, I wipe them down with a silicone cloth, reload them, and rotate them into my storage cans.

For me, this has been a good way to keep track of all my mags and make sure they stay in good shape...

Just my 2c worth...YMMV.
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I buy the bags for my pistol that have pockets for the mags, keeping every thing together.
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I just ordered a few of these Friday. They come in all sizes, and you can adjust the size of each partition. They also have matching lids.

I ordered the 15" x 9" x 6" bins

https://www.uline.com/BL_8821/Divider-Boxes
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Since I have close to 180 extra mags besides the extra ones that came with the gun. I have
a box for each of My Sigs that has the extra mags, parts and extra grips marked for each model. on the outside I have listed what is in there. Being that some mags come in a plastic bag the boxes differ in size. These boxes are stored in a spare room
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I keep my mags in a few gun socks in my safe. I bought them from Midway. They’re silicone treated. I use them for my pistols and my AR and Shotgun also.


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I put my rarely used mags in an oiled up ziplock and haphazardly toss them in a bucket.

Not the best way but it works for me
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I do have several of the MTM magazine storage boxes for extra magazines with the closed cell foam. I put a couple of desiccant packs in and haven't had any problems. I do wipe them down with a silicone cloth first though. These are for my long-term storage of mags that I don't use regularly. The numbers on my mags indicate the model it goes with. This one has 229 and 229-1 mags.



To store and transport magazines for range trips and just-in-case purposes, I use Magazine Pouches.


The front is all velcro, so you can patch up as you like.


This way I can just grab what I need and throw it in my range bag. After each trip, I wipe them down with a silicone cloth, reload them, and rotate them into my storage cans.

For me, this has been a good way to keep track of all my mags and make sure they stay in good shape...

Just my 2c worth...YMMV.
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I have a large plastic ammo can for pistol mags and a couple of clear plastic totes for my rifle mags, one for Ak and one for AR mags.
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I do have several of the MTM magazine storage boxes for extra magazines with the closed cell foam. I put a couple of desiccant packs in and haven't had any problems. I do wipe them down with a silicone cloth first though. These are for my long-term storage of mags that I don't use regularly. The numbers on my mags indicate the model it goes with. This one has 229 and 229-1 mags.



To store and transport magazines for range trips and just-in-case purposes, I use Magazine Pouches.


The front is all velcro, so you can patch up as you like.


This way I can just grab what I need and throw it in my range bag. After each trip, I wipe them down with a silicone cloth, reload them, and rotate them into my storage cans.

For me, this has been a good way to keep track of all my mags and make sure they stay in good shape...

Just my 2c worth...YMMV.

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I just ordered a few of these Friday. They come in all sizes, and you can adjust the size of each partition. They also have matching lids.

I ordered the 15" x 9" x 6" bins

https://www.uline.com/BL_8821/Divider-Boxes
Thats an awesome idea. I have used many ULine products but never for firearm stuff.
The stuff they make is tough as nails. Its all designed for commercial use.
Add to that tool box drawer liners (the rubber, not the cheap foam) and 3M spray adhesive. You can then buy the Kaizen polyethelene foam sheets in 2' x 4' 2" thick sheets from home depot. Skys the limit then. I have made many long gun and pistol inserts for presentation boxes.
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