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Prc329
01-09-2007, 6:53 PM
O.k., I'm talking with my boss who just so happen to be an ex-marine (mortars to be exact) getting tips on how to handle my AR. He said I should never store loaded mags laying flat. The should be standing on there floor plate or on there edge, not flat on the side of the mag.

Does he speak the truth or just pulling my leg?

grammaton76
01-09-2007, 6:55 PM
Never heard of that before, personally.

dwtt
01-09-2007, 6:57 PM
Your boss is just kidding you and waiting for your reaction.

RossRinSD
01-09-2007, 7:03 PM
hey, they say the same thing about video tapes...

blacklisted
01-09-2007, 7:07 PM
Perhaps he is concerned about large, heavy stacks and the possibility of the sides of the mags on the bottom getting bent inward? Just a guess.

Prc329
01-09-2007, 7:20 PM
I don't mind because work better in my safe that way anyway. Just curious.

triggerhappy
01-09-2007, 7:32 PM
Could just be the way they had to do it to fit in their lockers. Space on a ship ain't all that spacious.

avidone
01-09-2007, 7:44 PM
The few moments it takes to re-orient the mags when laying flat could make all of the difference in an emergency fast deployment situation............
























Ha Ha. (where are the smile icons?)

DedEye
01-09-2007, 11:53 PM
Did he also ask you to pick up a box of grid squares and a PRC E7 that works while you were out?

Dr. Peter Venkman
01-10-2007, 12:17 AM
More like a ham sandwich and a coffee.

boosterboy
01-10-2007, 12:21 AM
I have never heard that either.

maybe so the weight won't deform the little idententation where the mag catch engages.:confused:

odysseus
01-10-2007, 1:01 AM
...I didn't know they were so fragile....

Richieboy
01-10-2007, 1:08 AM
Maybe with gravity the rounds sit funny and it can cause them to jam? :confused:

Ex-Marine...maybe old type GI issued mags with old type design flaws?:confused: :confused:

m1371
01-10-2007, 3:26 AM
O.k., I'm talking with my boss who just so happen to be an ex-marine (mortars to be exact) getting tips on how to handle my AR. He said I should never store loaded mags laying flat. The should be standing on there floor plate or on there edge, not flat on the side of the mag.

Does he speak the truth or just pulling my leg?

Never heard that one before.

Try asking him the reason why.

Prc329
01-10-2007, 7:15 AM
I will. He has been on vacation and I thought about what he said a couple of days ago when I was loading up a few clips after i upgraded my 20 rounders.

rorschach
01-10-2007, 10:06 AM
Never heard that one before.

O.k., I'm talking with my boss who just so happen to be an ex-marine

No such thing as an ex-Marine:mad:

The only ex-Marine was Lee Harvey Oswald.

Prc329
01-10-2007, 10:12 AM
My bad, a Marine.

krazek
01-10-2007, 10:55 AM
lol.

The few moments it takes to re-orient the mags when laying flat could make all of the difference in an emergency fast deployment situation............


Ha Ha. (where are the smile icons?)

JPN6336
01-10-2007, 3:22 PM
The only thing we were told about magazine storage was to download them by a round or two or to every so often completely unload and reload them so the springs didn't get damaged. And keeping them out of dirt and mud of course.

brando
01-10-2007, 3:49 PM
"Box of grid squares?" That's a classic right up there with "batteries for chemlights" or a "can of squelch." AR mags aren't the most durable, in most cases, but you don't have to baby them. Just keep them clean and not beat the **** out of them.