Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Firearms' Magazines)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
Joan E. Kretschmer

Magazines for semiautomatic pistols and rifles are fragile, so you and your family will need at least five magazines for a pistol and ten magazines for a semiautomatic rifle.

It would be better to have ten magazines for each of your family's pistols and twenty for each semiautomatic rifle.

At $20 per pistol magazine and at least $10 for an AR-15 rifle magazine, now you know one of the reasons why I suggest a .357 magnum revolver and the SKS rifle in Prepper: Surviving the Tough Times Ahead for your family.

With that said.

Parts of a Magazine
There are basically four parts to a magazine.

From top to bottom, the magazine follower, the magazine spring, and the magazine floor plate.

The magazine follower and the magazine spring insert into the magazine body (left) and the magazine floor plate slides onto the bottom of the magazine holding all of the magazine's parts together.

The magazine follower supports the cartridge while the magazine spring provides tension to hold the cartridge in place and push another cartridge 'up.'

The magazine floor plate holds everything in the magazine body.

Simple. Yes?

But, ... Then there is ...

The Law
Depending on where you live will determine the capacity of magazines you may legally purchase and possess. There are serious penalties for failing to comply with these laws.

But, ... You may be able to legally own 'repair parts' for magazines; you can't legally own.

Let me explain.

If you go to Brownells and search for "magazine body" (30 round) (20 round), you can purchase a repair magazine body. The same goes for replacement magazine springs (30 round), repair magazine floor plates (both capacities), and replacement magazine followers (both capacities). These repair and replacement parts would be used to repair your existing magazines, increasing their service life.

Now, let me warn you. If you live in a state that prohibits your freedom to own standard capacity magazines, you can't assembly these repair parts into a magazine, depending on the law. You may even have to store the repair parts in separate containers.

Needless to say, if you go this route, you, your partner, friends, and other family members need to be registered to vote.Talking to others about these repressive laws and the politicians that support them. Making sure you vote on election day.

And, ...

Supporting groups that are challenging these oppressive laws, such as the Second Amendment Foundation.

Lastly, ...
Tomorrow, I have another article about ... Magazines

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