Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2021, 11:45am   #1
Stevedore
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 10,726, Level: 71
Activity: 4.8%
 
Stevedore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Long Valley, NJ
Posts: 2,058
Thanks: 952
Thanked 757 Times in 416 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $406058
Default Gun Magazine

I'm finally about to acquire my first handgun, a Beretta 92FS. (Paid for, waiting at the store, awaiting permit from local PD)

It comes with 1 magazine; 10 round, because New Jersey. I'd like to have at least 1 spare, possibly 2, to minimize reloading breaks at the local range.

Should I buy OEM Beretta magazines, are there better choices, are there any I should avoid, etc.?

Also- Any recommendations for magazine loaders? I've been to a range with my son a few times, and pushing rounds into magazines with my thumb is somewhat uncomfortable. I've seen a couple of configurations: Maglula & ETS C.A.M; any thoughts?

Thanks!
Attached Images
  
Stevedore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 12:08pm   #2
snide
Barn Raising II,III
NCM Supporter '13
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 115,982, Level: 100
Activity: 99.5%
 
snide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I could never live there.
Posts: 150,203
Thanks: 116,178
Thanked 23,202 Times in 10,919 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $108033784
Default

[knooger] I use my dick. [/knooger]
snide is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to snide For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 12:10pm   #3
bill_daniels
10cm member
Barn Stall Owner #90125

NCM Supporter '19,'20
Points: 124,785, Level: 100
Activity: 67.7%
 
bill_daniels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, Tejas, Estados Unidos
Posts: 48,938
Thanks: 17,106
Thanked 21,762 Times in 10,041 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2621492
Default

Mec-Gar makes OEM magazines for quite a few gun manufacturers. You wouldn't go wrong with any of their magazines.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Gun-Parts/...&Sort=4&View=1
bill_daniels is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to bill_daniels For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 12:46pm   #4
99 pewtercoupe
Barn Stall Owner #74
Barn Raising II

Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 75,477, Level: 100
Activity: 32.1%
 
99 pewtercoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On an island somewhere
Posts: 21,538
Thanks: 3,446
Thanked 11,032 Times in 5,191 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $10393746
Default

I have a Maglula. It works fine. My S&W .40 has very stiff mag springs and I find it impossible to load more than half full without using it.
99 pewtercoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to 99 pewtercoupe For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 12:58pm   #5
MEANZ06
A Real Barner
Points: 39,999, Level: 100
Activity: 21.0%
 
MEANZ06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Left coast Beaches
Posts: 12,036
Thanks: 3,436
Thanked 3,358 Times in 1,577 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $4635916
Default

I will say the Maglula is a thumb saver, We wouldn't shoot as much we do if it wasn't for that nifty little device. Also have a 30rd speed loader for the AR mags as well.
MEANZ06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 12:59pm   #6
Steve_R
A Real Barner
Points: 31,253, Level: 100
Activity: 99.0%
 
Steve_R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: On the beach
Posts: 11,323
Thanks: 5,100
Thanked 15,145 Times in 5,079 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1025333
Default

You're waiting for a permit from your local police department to be able to own that? ICNLT.
Steve_R is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Steve_R For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 1:08pm   #7
Mike Mercury
Chief Meat Gazer
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #98
Barn Raising II,III,IV
Points: 116,237, Level: 100
Activity: 69.4%
 
Mike Mercury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 39,289
Thanks: 15,212
Thanked 26,006 Times in 9,832 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5135124
Default

for spare mags I always try OEM first; but right now you buy whatever is available.
Mike Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mike Mercury For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 1:09pm   #8
Mike Mercury
Chief Meat Gazer
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #98
Barn Raising II,III,IV
Points: 116,237, Level: 100
Activity: 69.4%
 
Mike Mercury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 39,289
Thanks: 15,212
Thanked 26,006 Times in 9,832 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5135124
Default

Quote:
Gun Magazine
why not Girly Magazine

Quote:
Originally Posted by snide View Post
[knooger] I use my dick. [/knooger]
Mike Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 1:14pm   #9
ZipZap
Barn Stall Owner #55
Points: 25,706, Level: 100
Activity: 76.6%
 
ZipZap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,515
Thanks: 1,328
Thanked 2,712 Times in 1,332 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $23236
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snide View Post
[knooger] I use my dick. [/knooger]
Unloading only...
ZipZap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 2:02pm   #10
Hardluck
A Real Barner
Points: 29,889, Level: 100
Activity: 99.0%
 
Hardluck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Al
Posts: 7,508
Thanks: 1,989
Thanked 10,734 Times in 3,858 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $22573
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_R View Post
You're waiting for a permit from your local police department to be able to own that? ICNLT.
I couldn't either!
Hardluck is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Hardluck For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 2:03pm   #11
Hardluck
A Real Barner
Points: 29,889, Level: 100
Activity: 99.0%
 
Hardluck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Al
Posts: 7,508
Thanks: 1,989
Thanked 10,734 Times in 3,858 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $22573
Default

Can't go wrong with Meg Gar or Maglula!!!!
Hardluck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 2:56pm   #12
DAB
Sparkles Flambeaux
Barn Stall Owner #4
Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'21
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
Points: 142,488, Level: 100
Activity: 34.1%
 
DAB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 58,196
Thanks: 10,858
Thanked 24,717 Times in 12,122 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $17500122
Default

i might own a few Beretta 92 variants, and have about 10 magazines for each. I stick with either factory magazines or Mac-Gar magazines (they make them for Beretta, so they know their stuff.

since you live in NJ, you are legally limited to 10 rounders, which should be available on the Beretta website.

https://www.berettausa.com/en-us/

these are $32 each: https://www.berettausa.com/en-us/ber.../jm92f-c80404/

these are $26 each (on sale): https://www.berettausa.com/en-us/ber...k-10rd/c80405/

and these are $34 each: https://www.berettausa.com/en-us/mag...only/jmc80404/

i mostly stick with the 17 rounders from the factory, or the 15 round sand resistant ones from the factory, but also have some Men-Gar 18 rounders.

DAB is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DAB For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 3:49pm   #13
ratflinger
Barn Stall Owner #THX1138
Points: 8,211, Level: 63
Activity: 27.4%
 
ratflinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 574
Thanks: 190
Thanked 542 Times in 260 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1322
Default

Just bought a 160 rnd mag for my AR - why? Just because I could. Find a relative or a friend that lives out of state and ship the mags to them. No reason to be limited to 10 rnds just because your state is run by douchebags.
ratflinger is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ratflinger For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 4:16pm   #14
Stevedore
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 10,726, Level: 71
Activity: 4.8%
 
Stevedore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Long Valley, NJ
Posts: 2,058
Thanks: 952
Thanked 757 Times in 416 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $406058
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ratflinger View Post
No reason to be limited to 10 rnds just because your state is run by douchebags.
My "reason" is up to a $10,000 fine & up to 18 months in prison for possession of a higher capacity magazine. I'm not sure how (or if) that'll be enforced, but I have no interest in finding out the hard way.

All I'm going to do is target shooting; larger magazines don't mean much to me anyway.
Stevedore is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Stevedore For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 5:26pm   #15
allthrottleandsomebottle
A Real Barner
Points: 19,032, Level: 95
Activity: 1.5%
 
allthrottleandsomebottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lackey/Yorktown, VA
Posts: 1,880
Thanks: 407
Thanked 1,466 Times in 521 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1005893
Default

Maybe like Maryland..............cant sell or ship there, but if you drive and come back.....you good!
Colorado: No shotgun magazines over 8 rounds. No other magazines over 15 rounds

District of Columbia: No magazines over 10 rounds

Hawaii: No magazines over 10 rounds that may fit a pistol

Illinois: No magazines over 12 rounds to Chicago, IL

No magazines over 15 rounds to Aurora, IL
No magazines over 35 rounds to Riverdale, IL
No magazines over 10 rounds to Oak Park, IL
No magazines over 16 rounds to Franklin Park, IL
Connecticut: No magazines over 10 rounds

Maryland: No magazines over 10 rounds

Massachusetts: No magazines over 10 rounds

New Jersey: No magazines over 10 rounds

New York: No magazines over 10 rounds
allthrottleandsomebottle is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to allthrottleandsomebottle For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 6:26pm   #16
VITE1
Barn Stall Owner #69
Bantayan Kids '14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 48,426, Level: 100
Activity: 36.3%
 
VITE1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Port Saint Lucie FL
Posts: 33,813
Thanks: 17,381
Thanked 9,342 Times in 4,721 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1084134
Default

Look how well the high capacity magazine laws have worked when criminals are caught with them. Almost none get convicted unless they commit a felony in possession of the mag or are white people.
VITE1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 7:09pm   #17
JRD77VET
Barn Stall Owner #327
NCM Supporter '16,'17,'19,'20
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 94,152, Level: 100
Activity: 37.1%
 
JRD77VET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zionsville,PA
Posts: 43,036
Thanks: 21,522
Thanked 18,147 Times in 7,591 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5976008
Default

Used the "advanced search" on ebay
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...g=200&_fosrp=1

best deal THERE is two 10 round mags for $60
https://www.ebay.com/itm/25492754502...QAAOSwIuRgaJhd
JRD77VET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 7:27pm   #18
markids77
A Real Barner
Points: 16,901, Level: 89
Activity: 12.1%
 
markids77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: sweatin' on the oldies
Posts: 10,820
Thanks: 6,283
Thanked 2,845 Times in 1,683 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1000483
Default

Mec-Gar or factory. I would specifically avoid Pro-Mag, Ram Line, Tapco and the import see through plastic bodied stuff unless they have steel feed lips.
markids77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 7:51pm   #19
bigblock427
A Real Barner
Points: 6,737, Level: 56
Activity: 55.6%
 
bigblock427's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Posts: 4,182
Thanks: 2,218
Thanked 5,235 Times in 1,717 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $7484
Default

I have similar loaders to the two pictured. I much prefer the type shown in the right picture.

I lost all my guns in a boating accident.
bigblock427 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to bigblock427 For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2021, 10:06pm   #20
TripleBlack
Barn Raising I
Points: 13,681, Level: 80
Activity: 2.5%
 
TripleBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: PedoJoe & The Ho
Posts: 3,017
Thanks: 1,457
Thanked 1,715 Times in 719 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $308343
Default

I have only one 6 round magazine left. Boating accidents suck.
TripleBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:36am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2021 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page