I just bought my second hand gun and am trying to find an easy way to quickly distinguish which magazines go to which gun.
I was thinking about a little paint in the bottom of one but thought it might look cheesy. Any suggestions?
LOL, no offense at all is intended.....but I (at this point) only own one gun of any particular make, so I just know what magazines go with what gun. I guess I might feel differently if I ever get to the point that I own 3 springfield XD's or something.
I number my mags with fingernail polish.
M&P45 = White
M&P9 = Red
edit: I mark the side not the base.
You can also write the gun name on them.
I believe laquer loaded pens are available from auto body paint stores and or hobby shops.
If you decide you no longer want them marked a little laquer thinner removes it in seconds.
I have containers for different weapons, For HD,SD all the handguns use the same mags so it is not a problem.
I keep the mags with the guns. You should have one loaded and ready for a defense situation, especially since it is in a safe. TOF has a good suggestion too.
I store two different handguns and loaded spare magazines for each in a safe, I just keep them in separate locations and I'm consistently meticulous about it.
I don't see how a gun locked in a safe would be of much help for personal defence.
Asking the bad guy to wait a minute so you can get your gun from the safe doesn't sound like it would work to me.
I like a couple of handguns ready as long as they are in some type of safe or on my person.
Sorry, didn't mean to treadjack or get off subject. My bad.
Last edited by dosborn; 10-11-2009 at 06:35 PM. Reason: treadjack - sorry
oh, you meant the dog! (one less "o")
the paint sounds good to me, but I would think, just stacking in an organized manner would work for me. I keep my tools in a particular order, why not magazines too?
-Skinny magazines go in the 1911
-Mags with HK logo go in USP
-Glock mags go in the Glock
-Mags with Walther logo go in P99
The only reason I mark mags are for potential destruction after further testing. If they start to fail, they get painted, tested later, discarded if they continue to fail.
I only have 2-3 mags for most of my pistols. So they are always with the gun they fit.
...same goes for my rifles
My Grandson grabbed a 9MM mag off the tailgate one day and slipped it into my .40. When he fired it sounded like a very light load but the bullet travelled a number of feet and the case, forward half, fire formed to .40 diameter. Given the fact we have a large number of each ID marks are well worth the effort.
And Todd, we only use a little bit of glitter but never with mauve polish.
The problem I have is the guns and mags are in the mid size gun vault and there isn't a lot of real estate inside.