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Old August 31, 2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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How do you mark your magazines?

I'm looking to mark my mags. I want to distinguish between range and "duty" service and mark the mags individually to keep track of them, how many are left/full and so on. Also if I have any issues it should help get that mag out of the rotation.

I suppose my primary methods in considering are tape and paint. What type of tape or paint do you use and where do you apply it on the mag?
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Old August 31, 2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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i number the bottom of my service mags with black paint marker, i use orange on my range mags because orange is fun (not to mention burnt orange is the color of my favorite college football team).
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Old August 31, 2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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How do you mark your magazines?

I use a Maroon paint marker and number them. I do it because it is the color of the best college football team... And because I happen to be on said school's shooting team
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Old August 31, 2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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Reflective tape around the inside down by the base plate. Blue for my carry and white for the range.
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Old August 31, 2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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Sharpies. I use silver on black magazines and black on stainless. Comes in handy since I have a Glock 20 and 21. If not marked where they can easily bee seen it is easy to mix em up.
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Old August 31, 2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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different color magazine pads....

I'd look into different color magazine pads. Blue for duty, red for carry or home defense or 2nd load choice, orange or green for training/match use.

I've seen Glock models but I'm sure you could find 92/96 series, 1911a1, M&P etc.
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Old August 31, 2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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I scratch a number into the baseplate with a carbide scribe.
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Old August 31, 2013, 11:57 PM   #8
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Sharpies. I use silver on black magazines and black on stainless
I do the same...
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Old September 1, 2013, 08:09 AM   #9
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I use vinyl stick on letters & numbers. Much neater than my drunken spider scrawl!

After they sit for a week or so they're immune to solvents, they come in lots of sizes, shapes & colors so a single sheet will do you for severeal decades of mag marking. This is a rifle with obvious 1 1/4" marks on the side where its immediately visible, but you can go down to 1/2" ones in grey or even black for a low vis version. You can also mark on the floorplate for a more discreet effort.

If you want to change them a little lighter fluid will dissolve the adhesive without marking most surfaces.
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Old September 1, 2013, 09:55 AM   #10
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Re: How do you mark your magazines?

Nice rifle. That is a very clear way to mark them.
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Old September 1, 2013, 10:30 AM   #11
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I use vinyl stick on letters & numbers. Much neater than my drunken spider scrawl!
I use a similar method but on a smaller scale. Being involved in electrical and instrument work, in a previous life, I use wire markers or tags. You can get them from any electrical supply house. They come in a pad or rolls. They are stick on and come in either numbers and letters. I also use them to mark my M/L Range-Rod. They hold tight and last a long time. .....

http://3mcollision.com/3m-scotchcode...dispenser.html

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