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This is a basic money question. How many magazines do you all think is enough to have? I currently have 6-10's and 2-16's. Should I keep collecting or save my money for a second P99?
 

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There is no question!!
4 more .40 mags for your next P99
SURFMASTER
 

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One black KI Interarms P99 9mm today, but looking forward to adopting a second AA military example one of these years when its owner "retires."  I suspect jmoln and I are in the middle of the road with mag quantities ... lots of shooters with more than us!  
> 4-16's
> 3-10's
 

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I have 10-10 round mags, and 6-16 round mags.
I have a P99mil and a P99QA.
The easiest way to get 2 new mags, is with another pistol.
 

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Looks like I better play catch-up...found a deal today, 2 original Walther P99 prebans and 2 original 10 rounders for $185. shipped. Think I will buy them.
 

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Why do you need more than what you would carry?  Can you wear a mag out?  A friend did tell me the pre-ban clips were an investment as in the price would always go up.  Maybe true if the sunset clause is thwarted...
 

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Good point /dev/null/. For my purposes the collection of magazines is only used at the range or someday if I get into a competition. Thank you all for your input.
 

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I use the 10 rounders at the range, and at training courses, to keep my down tme to a minimum. If I can load up 100 rounds the night before, I can get a lot more shooting done in my time at the range.
I always keep 3 16 round mags loaded for my P99.
If my wife leaves town without me, she too carries 3 loaded 16 round mags.
You can never have too many magazines.
 

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I agree with NM_P99 on all points. You can never have too many mags. I use the 10-rounders for training and beatin' up at the range. My ten 16-rounders are reserved for my wife and I when we carry, "rainy days," and I rotate them to protect the life of the springs. Typically I load them down 1-round to 15, which can make all the difference in the life of my limited and valuable hi-cap springs.

Tim
 

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what sigmundsauer is saying he loads the 16 round mags with only 15 rounds (he loads one round short of capacity)
i do the same thing.

Bruz, did you get that 4 mag deal? by the time i responded it was gone. if you did, you got a GREAT deal

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I too only load my 16 round mags to 15, helps save the springs.
 

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Quote[/b] (/dev/null @ Jan. 09 2003,6:04)]How long do you leave a mag loaded before giving the springs a rest?
Wolff, a gunspring maker, says that the actual wear on a spring comes via the compression/decompression cycles, and you are better off loading up and leaving them that way, than you are loading and unloading them all the time.
I load them up to 15 rounds, and carry them for around 3 months, then I shoot up my carry ammo, and reload with fresh ammo.
More gunspring FAQ's can be found here: http://www.gunsprings.com
 
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