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Old 12-01-2017, 07:45 AM
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All of my magazines have base pads installed. I use a number stamp set and stamp numbers on the pads.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:33 AM
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+1 Sharpie

After my first tactical 3gun match where everyone racked a Colt 20 A2 and Benelli M1 Super 90; I broke out the DYMO label maker with orange and blue tape. I still have six AR magazines labeled (21 yrs ago) with my name in orange tape.

WC 47D magazines are marked with gold metallic Sharpie. Glock magazines are marked with the silver Sharpie - Reapply as needed.

Ive been wrapping the bottom of Pmags with colorful duct tape to identify magazines for work, competition and HD; simple and easy.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:38 PM
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"colorful"? Now you're scaring me......
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:31 AM
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Labels on the back edge of the mag seem to work the best for me
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:58 AM
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This post is a great reminder at least for me. Since the very last time I marked any mags, the markings just wore off. Also, since then, I bought a number of new mags that I never marked.

I certainly appreciate the different number of ways mags can be marked.

Time for me to get to work on my mags!

Thanks!!!
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:59 AM
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I put bar codes on all of mine.

But seriously, I do not generally mark magazines. On the rare occasion when I do. Like to differentiate my standard magazines for my S&W 4506s and my stronger sprung mags for my 4506 in 45 Super. I just use small pieces of electrical tape.

If I have a magazine that is giving me trouble, it usually ends up in the junk box in fairly short order.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:59 PM
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I "dot" mine, with appliance paint from Lowe's appliance dept... 1 for #1, 2 for #2 etc....Same pant I use on the front sight..

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Old 12-15-2017, 09:30 PM
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Several years ago, I picked up a package of small numbers & letters labels from the crafts section in a store (Wally World I think) they came in 4 different color bcackground and character combinations in the one package.
I still have a few pages left.
I put them on the bottom of the magazines, if you clean & degrease the area before applying, they stay put for a very long time.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:23 PM
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I use Dawson Precision numbered grip tape for base pads.

https://dawsonprecision.com/1-dawson...-for-basepads/

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Old 03-31-2018, 07:11 AM
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Laser baby!
$4 each at a local place.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:00 AM
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Now that's slick! I don't ID mags. If one malfunctions I put it aside and work on it later, possibly putting it back with the others if its fixable. So using the 'culling' process the assumption is any mags in use are good. I can see the benefits of ID'ng, I just haven't done it.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:31 AM
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Laser baby!
$4 each at a local place.
nice


of those I do mark, tally marks scribed on bottom has always worked for me


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All of my magazines have base pads installed. I use a number stamp set and stamp numbers on the pads
what a timely coinky-dink


Last week I marked a half dozen HK mags ..was going to do same as usual
(tally marks scribed with dremel)
But remembered I had a Harbor Freight letter/number punch set

too lazy to pull base pad to pound stamp right, I used a pencil torch to heat the tip and branded the plastic base pad


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Old 03-31-2018, 12:19 PM
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I have at least two generations of color coding with paint and labels on my magazines. I have a guide card in the box so I can tell what I am using. Maybe numbers and an inventory sheet would be better.
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:43 PM
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I use an electric engraver, never comes off but only on the bottom, really helped me solve the feed issues I had with my Springfield RO.
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Old 04-02-2018, 01:21 AM
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nice


of those I do mark, tally marks scribed on bottom has always worked for me




what a timely coinky-dink


Last week I marked a half dozen HK mags ..was going to do same as usual
(tally marks scribed with dremel)
But remembered I had a Harbor Freight letter/number punch set

too lazy to pull base pad to pound stamp right, I used a pencil torch to heat the tip and branded the plastic base pad


..L.T.A.
I have thought about using the HF punch set as well. Can you post a pic and how long you heated the punch for???

Thanks
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Old 04-02-2018, 02:06 PM
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I use my wifes sexy red nail polish.. initial and numbered
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:55 PM
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I have thought about using the HF punch set as well. Can you post a pic and how long you heated the punch for???

Thanks
the 4 was just right
the 5 was too hot and held on too long





about a 10 second count with pencil torch and 3-4 second hold down w/moderate to light pressure seemed to be the sweet spot

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Old 04-03-2018, 12:57 AM
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Cappi, Perfect. Thank you for the info.
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