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  1. Xenamnes

    Xenamnes Banned

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    For those that regularly use or otherwise carry firearms during their daily routines, has a situation, or set of circumstances, ever arisen that made maintaining a full magazine worth of ammunition not physically possible?
     
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    Why wouldn't someone keep their magazine full? Are they in a state with magazine capacity limits? Doesn't NY have a 7 round limit? That's the only reason I could see for a magazine to be less than full.
     
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    The only reason I can think of that would keep you from having a full magazine would be if something was wrong with the magazine. I don't think I understand your question.
     
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    I don't think the OP understands the difference between a revolver and pistol
     
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    The difference between the two platforms is indeed understood.

    The question relates to matters of ammunition shortages that make restocking reserves difficult if not impossible for extended periods of time, and other outside factors beyond the control of the individual who is affected as a result. Ammunition manufacturers in the united states produce their goods in waves in anticipation of market trends and demands, meaning focus is taken off of one category to be placed on another. As a result this means that shortages in available stock for purchase can suddenly dry up during a production cycle.

    Experienced firearm owners would have the sense to be aware of the market not being dependable and have reserves built up to account for such. But not everyone has the luxury of sitting on whatever amount of their selected ammunition may be, and as a result may be forced to make do with less than adequate circumstances. So the question is being presented, to see if anyone who regularly uses or otherwise simply carries firearms in their daily routines has ever found themselves in such a situation, where they are left with less than a full magazine capacity worth of ammunition for their firearm for an extended period of time.
     
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    My family makes our own ammunition as a hobby. My grandfather, specifically. He often gives them to local hunters as well.
     
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    Spim Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I've never had less than 200 rds handy and that was during the Obama shortage.

    I'm better prepared for the ebb and flow of availability now than I was back then.
     
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    once loaded to capacity, it'd still be full to capacity...

    unless of course some unusual event occurred that required dispensing a round or three...

    but then, once home, it'd be reloaded to capacity...


    my take is, the majority of 'carrying' individuals never need to reload their sidearm, 'cept during & immediately after target practice at an approved location...
     
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    No. I did notice the other day I’m down to less than 50 Rds of the Black Hills 60 grain V-max I use in my “carry” AR. I need to decide whether to get some more or switch to something else.

    I have other options stashed away in thousand to multiple thousand round lots so if the Black Hills stuff wasn’t available I wouldn’t have empty or partial mags.
     
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    I know that I never keep my magazines full.

    Decades ago in the Marines, we were taught to never max out our magazines unless we thought we were going to use them. 25 rounds in a 30 round M16 magazine, 5 rounds in am M1911 magazine, and 10 rounds in an M9 magazine if they were to be kept loaded at all times and never unloaded.

    This was to prevent excess wear on the magazine spring, and all of our guard magazines were kept and stored in this way.

    Even today, the magazines I keep loaded for my .380 only have 5 rounds in them, and they are 7 round magazines. And I have 5 of them, so it is not like I can not just grab another one if needed.
     

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