I have several guns that use magazines that look alike. ruger security 380 and 9, or the G3Cor the G2C the mags look alike, and even though I know. I am just trying to make it easier for anyone else (wife)in my house. I was thinking about using a paint marker and making a mark on the upper part of the mag.
I use a paint pen/marker and number them. None of my guns have lookalike mags, but I still number them since I have multiple mags for each gun. That way, if the gun or mag malfunctions, I know which mag is involved.
Paint pens I got on Amazon. Numbers. If I put an R with the number that indicates range use only, not to be relied on for defense. If I put an X on it, I suspect that magazine of having been at fault in a stoppage (rare but happens)
That sounds like a great idea. I was actually thinking of making a mark on the bottom of my mags. I have a Sig P365XL, Sig P365 380, a Sig 22LR, as well as an FN 509 MRD, Canik SFX, BRG, Hellcat Pro, S&W M&P Shield plus 2.0, 2 Ruger 38 specials ( revolvers ) & a Springfield XD-M Elite. I havent had problems with the mags myself but I dont want the wife to have any if she needed to use one of the guns or multiple guns.
We also both have a shotgun on each side of the bed. Mossberg 590S Tactical & a Kel-Tek KSG. Those are easy to identify.
I use different color or material of magazine backplates.
These can be bought for few bucks.
No more thinking about markers or paint being washed off after cleaning.
I am very new to this and I never thought about marking the magazines. I noticed when we used them I was 2nd guessing if i had the correct ones for my wife’s guns. She has Glocks and they all basically look the same. My Smith and Wesson are completely different than my Canik so this is something new I learned today Thanks
I like the sharpie brand paint pens. They last a pretty decent length of time and they come in various colors. I usually letter and number mine due to training with a lot of people that run similar equipment. First initial of last name and magazine number. H1, H2, etc etc. between glock mags, pmags, and ETS mags I think i have somewhere around 40 glock 17 pattern mags at this point. Spend time preloading mags at home, will help you make better use of your training time at the range instead of wasting time reloading the same 2 or 3 mags over and over and over again. Also spreads out wear across more mags as well, extending the lifespan of them
Full disclosure: I once went to a CCW qualifying course with a compact 1911 using full size magazines.
I passed, no jams or malfunctions.
I marked them with nail polish as soon as I got home.
May I ask… why would you expect any 1911 malfunction?
Part of the magazine was sticking out. Having no knowledge at the time of its effect on function, I was bracing for the worst.
Nope, nope, nope… Magazine can stick out even to the ground. Good mag release and lock mechanism is what decide if you go with malfunction or not. 1911/2011 has no problem running longer magazines.
You need to put more trust in this platform …
If there’s no RED on a magazine, it’s ball/practice rounds.
The Blue and Gold represent the Blue Crew and Gold Crew.
You have to be a “bubblehead “ to understand.
On my Sigs the mags say Sig on the bottom plate. My Canik does as well, not to sure on the S&W or Springfield XDM Elite.
If I know the magazine is not going to work, be reliable I put a Kamala Harris sticker on it.
Paint marker (I find the gold leaf pen from Michael’s to be the most permanent). I put an abbreviation for the firearm and a sequential number. Ex: P320-1, etc.
I use a Dremel engraving tip on the baseplate and the bottom side of the mag.
I had the same problem with magazines. I used my wife’s craft paint and put a dab on the bottom of each magazine.
Black – Browing Hi Power
Green – Sig P 229
Red – H&K VP 9
I store the mags in my safe, loaded on magnets next to the firearm they fit. That helped keep the magazines organized as good as the paint markings.
I use a punch and mark with a consecutive number punch marks, which I shape the “dots” like a domino pattern associated with that number.
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