Extra magazines!

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Tartan_Terrier, Jun 26, 2007.

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  1. As we only get four magazines issued, it could on occasion be nice to have a couple more.

    Does anyone know anywhere online where I can get hold of STANAG magazines? Thermold would be nice, but it's not essential.

  2. Forget about getting them from the USA. They require an export licence for air rifle scope brackets FFS!

    Try the people I suggested above. Helston Gunsmiths might have some...?

  3. Why not wait til you next go on a course then "Kingo" yourself some.
  4. Can you not get any extra from your SQMS/CQMS? We could get extra when out in afghan.
  5. On a serious note they are flinging them at troops in the stan now.

    Get on tour. It'll take you 6 months to get them but you'll save money!!!

    Or Just kill your Mucker and have his away and his Dezzy boots.

    Hope this helps
  6. The Magpul ones look very impressive from the video. That said I was well impressed with the HK A2 ones I saw recently.
  7. Why don't you jsut go diffy a few like everyone else. You will then receive the correct item from the cheap as chips store known as Q & Ms
  8. Thermold magazines will not work in the L85, the magazine Housing is too long (so much for NATO standardisation...)

    Go to WH Smith's and get yourself a copy of gun Mart. Leaf through the militaria section, and if you don't see M-16 magazines there, ring a few of the guys up, they are bound to have some. You also see a lot of RG magazines, as used on the L85 A1, but steer clear from those like the plague.

    As for getting stuff from the US, several of the US posters on here are willing to act as a mail forwarding service (no export licence required for person-to-person shipping!)
  9. In my unit if they let you sign for as many as you want and not just the standard 4 some guys are taking 10 to 15 to Herrick and by all account s using them. But being a specialist unit we only have a few people on the ground at any one time so can afford to supply more mags.
  10. Oh, those magazines.... I'm off back to the Naafi bar.
  11. Try tescos.. okay, i'll get my coat
  12. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    They were a vast improvement over the worn out colt ones that were originally issued!
    Yes I am that old!
    I also recall only being able to get 20 round mags for the AR15s and thinking it was Christmas when 2 M16A1 were issued to COP. Face it even SLR mags in NI had more black nasty on them than a 432 to stop you being fined for losing ammo!