Do you number your mags? - Kimber Forum

Kimber


Go Back   Kimber Forum > Kimber Forum Discussions > Kimber Talk

Like Tree10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2016, 07:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Donald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Rural Illinois
Posts: 575
Question Do you number your mags?

Do you mark or number your mags to identify them? I want to know how each performs, know how old they are and generally keep tract of them individually. I have used auto touch up paint that has a small brush to place digits on each one. The exception is my Ruger MkIII where I used my Dremel tool to engrave numbers on the mags.

What do you do regarding identifying each mag?
glokrok likes this.
Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 03-03-2016, 07:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
2sharp2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 12,294
Yeah been there tried that. Some of my old magazines still have enough black sharpie to tell what the number is. I was not very good at keeping records on them. Now I usually just put it in my pocket and then come back to it and run some dedicated rounds thru it if I think it may have a problem.
Donald likes this.
__________________
The Kimber Family

CDP & RCP Ultra's
Classic Carry Pro (Factory Bone Grips)
Custom Two-Tone 45/.460Rowland
Gold Combat Limited Edition
Master Carry Pro
Sapphire Ultra 9mm
SIS Custom, Pro, Ultra
Stainless Ultra Carry 9mm
Stainless Raptor Custom, Pro, Ultra
Super Carry Ultra Plus
TLE Pro (TFS)

84M Longmaster Classic SS .308
SVT 22lr Stainless Fluted Bull Barrel
Kimber Of America 82 Stainless Fluted .22lr
84M Varmint Stainless 204 Ruger
2sharp2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 07:44 PM   #3
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 34,847
I used to do that but now with over 40 1911 magazines I gave up that idea. Now I have dedicated carry magazines that are marked.
Islander and Donald like this.
__________________
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."-- Thomas Jefferson
Chuck43 is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Old 03-03-2016, 07:47 PM   #4
Super Moderator
 
Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 5,146
Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
I used to do that but now with over 40 1911 magazines I gave up that idea. Now I have dedicated carry magazines that are marked.
Pretty much what I do. Mark the carry mags as such.
__________________
Steve

Ohio Chl holder
NRA member
Old age isn't for sissy's
Islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 09:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
glokrok's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,523
I use different size base pads or none to distinguish the mags.
Donald likes this.
__________________
glokrok.com
glokrok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 09:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Hoffbrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Central California
Posts: 3,003
I don't mark mags, I just have dedicated mags for each pistol, all my stainless and WC go to the Eclipse and all black ones (thanks Joes1911) go to the Raptor, and so on with the others.
Donald likes this.
__________________
NRA Life Member
USCCA


Always be ready - 5.11
Hoffbrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 10:25 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Lineman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Posts: 3,757
Wink My 2 Cents Worth!!

My mags that work are just left plain. If one acts up, I mark it and that is the end of it's less than useful life!! See attached picture below!

Dead CMC Magazine (1).jpg

TROPHY CMC MAG.jpg
MARKED DEFECTIVE MAGAZINE TROPHY!!
Chuck43, JC45 and Donald like this.
__________________
The Lineman-Proud Army Dad!!
--Keith



Obama called me a CLINGER! Terrorists call me an INFIDEL!
Hillary calls me DEPLORABLE! Trump calls me an AMERICAN!!


Kimber Stainless Ultra Raptor II .45 ACP
Kimber Pro Carry II .45 ACP
NRA Member 45+ Years
Georgia Carry.Org Member
Wounded Warrior Project Supporter
Lineman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 06:57 AM   #8
Doc
Senior Member
 
Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 135
Naw! I've never marked magazines before. Never thought of that idea but may need to do so going forward.
Doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 07:18 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Donald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Rural Illinois
Posts: 575
Smile

Originally Posted by Doc View Post
Naw! I've never marked magazines before. Never thought of that idea but may need to do so going forward.
I began to label mags with my Ruger MkIII as I was chasing down FTFs, FTE, Stove pipes, etc. I discovered much of my problems were mag related. So I numbered them.

Since I got my Kimber Micro (with only one mag. Really?!), I have added an odd collection of additional mags. I got a Colt 6rder, three Kimber 7rders and one Sig 7rder. I've been known to do stupid things. The Colt and the Sigs are slightly different. So, I decided that I would number them. The reason is that I have experienced a few problems at the range and started to identify the problem type, the ammo used and the mag#. We'll see if there is a bad boy mag contributing to issues. I don't know, but if I don't number them... I won't know.
bhunted likes this.
Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 08:58 AM   #10
Doc
Senior Member
 
Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 135
Originally Posted by Donald View Post
I began to label mags with my Ruger MkIII as I was chasing down FTFs, FTE, Stove pipes, etc. I discovered much of my problems were mag related. So I numbered them.

Since I got my Kimber Micro (with only one mag. Really?!), I have added an odd collection of additional mags. I got a Colt 6rder, three Kimber 7rders and one Sig 7rder. I've been known to do stupid things. The Colt and the Sigs are slightly different. So, I decided that I would number them. The reason is that I have experienced a few problems at the range and started to identify the problem type, the ammo used and the mag#. We'll see if there is a bad boy mag contributing to issues. I don't know, but if I don't number them... I won't know.
Excellent point Donald. Thanks!
Doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
date of manufacture from serial number? NCdrummer Kimber Talk 1 10-04-2015 07:13 AM
Metalform part number for Ultra CDP II 9mm vulcan classic Kimber 1911 Forum 7 07-06-2015 01:42 PM
Need mags? Insta-Gator Off-Topic Discussion Forum 3 02-13-2015 11:59 AM
Kimber ultra carry KNRA serial number kpla51 Kimber 1911 Forum 10 01-29-2014 10:43 AM
Kimber CDP II Serial Number LeoC4 Kimber 1911 Forum 4 11-18-2013 04:12 PM