Minimum # of rounds needed for a good mag test

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  • Tnhawk

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    I expect a new mag to complete 2 or 3 cycles without a problem before i consider it reliable. If I change ammunition I run a mag or two of the new ammo.
     

    candcallen

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    Yeah...I’m trying not to be a snob but don’t defend yourself with kci mags man.
    KCI are only for the range. Even with new springs I still couldnt trust them.
     

    Axxe55

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    I think everyone has their own criteria of what constitutes the minimum amount of rounds through a gun, or magazines, to be able to place their confidence in that gun for whatever use they decide it's needed for.
     

    kbaxter60

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    Absolute minimum for me on any new mag would be two fully loaded with zero malfunctions. But if it was a 30 round mag, I might be tempted to just do one mag if I was short on ammo.
    About the same for this peep.
    For a bonus test, load up with a mix of ammo brands/types.
     
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