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Old 08-01-2020, 06:46 PM
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1911 magazine storage

Iíve been looking for a way to keep magazines organized and available. MTM has a 50 plastic box with a foam divider and there are some others out there that pretty much mimics that idea. I would like to know if anyone has another idea on a product that is available or if someone has made there own divider system to fit in a 50 cal. metal can. Other ideas on keep them accessible and organized ?
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:32 PM
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I own the MTM case for 1911 mags. I loaded it up and left it in the car for occasional use. Admittedly they were standard steel surplus mags but they flecked with rust. I did it just to put those mags in service. It was a bad idea. That styro/padding held moisture. Iím sure if I had used stainless mags with desiccant the project would have worked better. The device and concept is great, I just failed to think it through. For competition shooters who would cycle through 16 mags regularly I can see a use. My TMC 1911 (Tactical Magazine Can) sits awaiting a use.

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Old 08-01-2020, 08:02 PM
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Pelican Case Ideas

Here are some mag/ammo storage ideas. There are 6 Wilson 47D in the case. They offer a bunch of these micro cases.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:48 PM
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Amazon has various configurations of foam that will fit in a 50 cal can. I have a couple of these and also a couple MTM boxes for AR mags.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:44 PM
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I store my mags in sets of 4. Each set of 4 is in a ZipLock sandwich bag, and then placed in MTM ammo cans.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:48 AM
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Well if you're just looking for home storage, those clear plastic shoe hanger things that you can hang off a door can be used for organizing all sorts of things.

Here are some other ideas...

https://www.magstoragesolutions.com/#

https://www.amazon.com/Case-Club-Pis...089B6PM8B?th=1
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:38 AM
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Thanks guys. Storm, I had given some thought to the TMC but wondered about the foam hanging on to moisture. I see Case Club has (what looks to be) a rigid plastic divider set to fit in a 50 cal. can. I may order one of those to see how that works. https://www.caseclub.com/product/30-...o-can-plastic/
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:25 AM
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The magazine storage pouches from California Competition Works are very handy.
I have few double stack 6 or 8's in different colors to store 12 or 16 singlestack mags, which I like because one pouch can hold enough for a couple of stages. Or buy the singlestack version.
Easy to grab the pouches you need for that shoot. Store in a dry, climate controlled area.

For long term storage where they aren't being used? I'd lightly oil the mags and store directly in VCI bags inside a sealed (gasket) ammo can.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:26 AM
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Home depot sells sets of zippered black polypropene bags, of different sizes. I have several sets and use each according to how many mags, and/or spare parts I have for various guns. I use color coded key tags with labels for each to separate the bags by manufacturer and one bag for each model, and several for each manufacturer as necessary. I keep all of them in a very large pelican case, in my office. They stay dry and easy to find simply by opening the case, looking for the proper color, and then the specific model from among those colors.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:41 PM
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I have a couple of Plano plastic boxes that each hold a large number of magazines.
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:55 AM
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I started numbering my 45 ACP 1911 mags. I stopped at number 75. I still have a bunch that aren't numbered.

My spare stock are kept in a large Rubbermaid container.
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:57 PM
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:12 PM
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I use these by TUFF Products.

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Old 08-05-2020, 05:47 PM
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:11 AM
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I use pistol cases from Midway. The center pouch holds the pistol. One side is the magazine storage area and as you can see it holds seven mags. The other side has two zippered pouches that can hold twelve more magazines each. So, this soft case can hold one 1911 plus thirty-one 8 round mags.

I have one of these pistol cases for each pistol. Each case is loaded with seven mags. Spare parts and odds & ends go in one of the zippered pouches. The other zippered pouch may hold a couple more mags or small tools.

So, when it's time to go shooting all I have to do is grab and go.

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Old 08-12-2020, 02:22 PM
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I like those.

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Old 08-12-2020, 04:31 PM
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Mil-surp magazine bandoleers

Mil-surp molle magazine bandoleers are how I organize those magazines that frequently go to the range. They look pretty similar to the pic from ‘Steve_in_Allentown’; except mine have a shoulder strap vs a handle.

Magazines used for CCW are thoroughly tested for function and stored in groups of three. Each magazine of each threesome is labelled with a group and member ID, e.g. “2-2”: group 2, magazine 2. And the threesome is bundled together. But, those are in a little shipping carton that fits neatly into a storage nook.
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:10 PM
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This ones on fleabay..

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Old 08-12-2020, 07:04 PM
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The only issues I have with the ammo can is moisture between the magazine and foam and for a “quick” range trip you get to bring them all.
I ordered a few of these to try figuring I could bring a dozen of whichever caliber magazine I needed that trip. They should stack OK or be placed in an ammo can if need be. We’ll see when they get here.

https://www.cedhk.com/ced-magazine-s...ches-6-l6-pack
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