How do you identify your mags?

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by Enickols12, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Enickols12

    Enickols12 New Member

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    I have painted the underside of all of my mid caps white. How do you keep track of your mags?
     
  2. soviet

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    Do you work for the UN? I think there the only ones who have white under mags.
     
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  3. Enickols12

    Enickols12 New Member

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    No I don't work for the UN, I had no clue UN had white under mags, white just shows up the best on black mags.
     
  4. soviet

    soviet New Member

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    It was a joke. The UN is noted for using white vehicles, and blue helmets.
     
  5. Shadow_Nugz

    Shadow_Nugz New Member

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    Does anyone else know what military armorers use to mark magazines?

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    If you look at the bottom rifle, it has red(?) "16's" marked. What would you recommend for this?
     
  6. soviet

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    I put tape around the middle of my mags depending what I'm using in them. ( .20 .23 .25).
     
  7. Protectionperfection

    Protectionperfection New Member

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    All my mags run HailStorm .25g BIO bbs so there is not need to mark them for differences since there are non. I use a double triple pouch so the back row of 3 have magpuls on them and the front row has ranger plates... just easier to pull them thats all
     
  8. Dead Eye

    Dead Eye New Member

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    I engraved my call sign on all my mags.
     
  9. Username94

    Username94 New Member

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    Nobody else at my field never really has OD mags so its easier for me.
     
  10. Lefse

    Lefse Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Do you mean how to identify your mags from other peoples mags? Well, I never lend people my mags, so that one's easy. I use completely different mags than the majority at my field anyway.
     
  11. Protectionperfection

    Protectionperfection New Member

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    oh! lol I use a label maker with my Callsign on it so that if I ever sell them it can be removed...
     
  12. Knief

    Knief Moderator Staff Member

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    I keep all my mags on me and only lend them to teammates in a jam so I know I'll get them back.

    It's just a paint pen. Armorers mark the bits and pieces of different guys' kits with their corresponding number so they know to whom everything belongs. Blue and white seem to be the most popular colors.

    http://www.michaels.com/Sharpie-Oil-Based-Paint-Pen/gc1650,default,pd.html

    That particular gun case belongs to a Navy SEAL. Yes, it's the epitome of hotness.
     
  13. stxrus

    stxrus New Member

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    colored electrical tape, colored gaffers tape, paint markers, & engraving are all used here. very handy when you forget to retrieve a mag after a mag change or one is dropped by accident.

    i personally have a piece of 3/4" blue electrical tape around the nag just below the mag catch and a strip of fuzzy velcro vertically on the back ridge. both are great for IDing my mags and help with any fit issues between the mag & mag well
     
  14. Shadow_Nugz

    Shadow_Nugz New Member

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    Indeed. Its one of the images that made me want an M4.
     
  15. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D Moderator Staff Member

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    My mags are the ones in my pouches, guns, or hands.

    Seriously, though, all my AK mags have "Sparky" written in Cyrillic font (Спаркы)

    My AR mags just have D on them...
     
  16. 703

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    Colored tape around the middle of the magazine. Easily removed if I ever go to re-sell the magazine.
     
  17. DaveRuination

    DaveRuination New Member

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    i have one pmag that doesn't seat in my m7a1 so i sanded the top edge so i could identify it (i've painted them all). but i only use 120 pmags so i don't need to mark hi cap or mid cap differently.
     
  18. Thestig

    Thestig Some say... Supporting Member

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    For the win. And weirdly, it doesn't stand out.
     

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  19. jonwallace95

    jonwallace95 New Member

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    For my m4 I use a box mag, and my sniper is easily identifiable because I am the only sniper in my group. But my brother uses colored electrical tape, like in that die hard movie at the airport, he uses blue for mid-cap and red for hi-cap. Its an effective system for marking plus its not permanent.
     
  20. Archer627

    Archer627 New Member

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    I write the number "03" on my mags using a blue paint pen.