SA80 Magazine

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Rockhopperst4, Feb 14, 2007.

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  1. Anyone know where i might be able to buy an SA80 magazine from? I've checked all the usual suspects and drawn a blank.

    I think i read somewhere that M16 ones are the same so one of those might do instead.

    Its just so we can practice loading them as being in a specialist unit we don't have drill nights.
  2. For that purpose, any STANAG magazine will do, e.g. M-16, AR 15, crappy old RG L85A1 magazine, etc.

    The Web has thousands of places you can buy one from.
  3. Can you give me a few links? I've searched this morning and the only ones i could find were old Sten gun mags and loads of airsoft kit!
  4. Ooooooooookay....... :plotting:

    By practising loading them do you mean slotting it into the rifle (in which case I'd have thought that if you can get your hands on the rifle then the mags should be in the same armoury) or do you mean (as I sadly suspect) that you want to practice filling the mag with rounds (in which case, seriously, no need to practice. All you do is pop them in :scratch: )?

    Either way, please step away from the keyboard and get back to your cell, please try to ignore any sharp objects that you might take a fancy to on the way....
  5. Very good!

    We need to practice filling the mag. One of our MATTS tests (sorry but I'm TA) is filling the mag in 75 seconds.

    I know it does sound really sad but a few of the guys who were away this weekend found it quite difficult as they only had a couple of attempts before the timed run.
  6. Think my gran might have a Womans Weekly or a Peoples Friend.
  7. That's not what I heard from the old dears in the Rotary Club :thumright:
  8. Well you would need drill rounds as well! Why not ask the PSI if you can loan one on signature?
  9. Do they have fat little fingers and access to an unlimited supply of icecream ?
  10. 30 Rounds in 75 seconds can be done with your eyes closed, you do not need to practise that.
  11. 30 Rounds in 75 seconds can be done with your eyes closed, you do not need to practise that.[/quote]

    You are my HERO - everyone needs practice so cut him some slack. :plotting:
  12. If you don't have drill nights, were do you expect to get the rounds to fill the mags with? Kind of defeats the object if you have one without t'other.
  13. Rockhopperst4,

    Check your PM's mate.

  14. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    Not sure if mags with a capacity of over 10 rounds can be sold or legally owned. I could be wrong though.

    Anyway, if your instructors are worth their salt they should be able to put aside enough time to practice before the test.

    Good luck in your quest.
  15. Not exactly hard to load a mag in under 70 seconds. i hadnt done it in over a year until last week so you must be seriously special if you need practise.