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October 07, 2001, 20:04
I bought one at the Saxet show in Austin, Ron said they built only six of 'em. Anybody here shot theirs yet? I also got to look at my DSA mags. The 10 used ones are in great shape and the 100 new ones are great. They also gave me free shipping (60 lbs),, I couldn't be happier with their service.
October 07, 2001, 22:20
You bought 100 new mags?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Holy cow - that beats me.....
October 07, 2001, 23:37
Well ya know mags are expendable, and the price of other mags keeps going up. It's just a symptom, hell I really need more mags. As bad as the FAL bug is, I could end up with only 2 mags per gun. Is this my cry for help?
October 08, 2001, 03:53
Originally posted by Tsonda:
<STRONG>Well ya know mags are expendable, and the price of other mags keeps going up. It's just a symptom, hell I really need more mags. As bad as the FAL bug is, I could end up with only 2 mags per gun. Is this my cry for help?</STRONG>
Had the same problem with AK mags (80+). I soon realized though, that I could shoot these AK's every weekend with the same four mags for the rest of my life and never wear out the mags. So I just alloted 4 mags for each of my AK's, and sold the remaining.
[ October 08, 2001: Message edited by: Hootbro ]
October 08, 2001, 06:47
Wait, I'm confused - "I could end up with only 2 mags per gun" - does this mean that you have 50 FAL's?!?!?!?!! :eek: ;)
October 08, 2001, 15:16
50 FALs, now thats an addiction!.
DUDE, you need serious help. I'll take a couple FALs off your hands for ya :D.
Wright Brothers Gunsmiths
October 08, 2001, 16:40
I'll take two off your hands.
so, it's down to 46 FALs, Come on guys ,give it up and help a fellow FALer. :D
October 08, 2001, 18:31
Wait a minute I don't have 50 fals, so you ca not have any of mine. I as writing of the possibility of 50 fals. After all you can't have too many. Hoot is probaly right aboout the mags, but I can always sell them. 100 is crazy, blameit on Boston T. Party. I have 3 fals right now and do not intend to seek treatment for my addiction. I LOVE these things.
October 08, 2001, 20:54
Hey man - the Boston Tea Party was a long time ago - I don't think you can blame your FAL addiction on it..... :p
This is just the first step: Denial
Besides - I read somewhere that normal battle load was about ten mags, so OF COURSE you need ten mags per gun, minimum. That means you have enough mags for ten guns. So now of course you have to build (I assume you're over buying them and on to the next step by now) some more guns to match the number of magazines you have.
Oh no!~ You forgot about spares! You'll definitely need some spare mags and parts to replace those that wear out.....(not that I've ever actually heard of a mag wearing out - springs being weak when you get them, yes, but wearing out while you have them?) -
Short story - YOU'RE IN TROUBLE, YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MAGAZINES!!!!!!!
Then there's the spare parts for your ten guns.......
[ October 08, 2001: Message edited by: kotengu ]
October 08, 2001, 21:09
Everybody ought to have at least 100 FAL mags. They're cheap as dirt and flimsy compared to many others. AR mags are the same thing, tho certainly not as cheap. AK mags and CETME mags will last forever, so whatever you feel is necessary for a basic load is fine. Every time this topic comes up, 20 FAL mags/rifle seems to be the most popular number. Once you get to about 50 FALs, it's probably OK to have 10 mags/rifle with 100 or so spares overall.
October 08, 2001, 21:37
thanks for the support Kev, still along way to go to get 50 fals, but hope springs eternal. Kotengu you, like Kev, are a wise man who can see to the heart of the problem. i am trying to get all my ducks in row to start building my own. But I still want a pre ban para, and maybe an argie, and oh yeah an izzy LB. Also I reckon some folks over look the utility of the fal mag, stack 'em for end tables, tv stand, computer deske ect. Yep definatly functional and utilitatiarin (sp?).
October 09, 2001, 00:23
Para you say? Well then, better get to work on acquiring some alloy mags. Didn't see any mention of inch mags either. They're available pretty cheap right now in lots of ten. Wonder if there's any discount for lots of 100?
October 09, 2001, 12:16
I'm not sure kev should be a reliable source of support.
After all, he DID buy (sight unseen, mind you) a Chauchat. ;) :p
I didn't know GT ever made a FAL...how long ago was this?
[ October 09, 2001: Message edited by: awp101 ]
October 09, 2001, 13:52
Dude, remember to alternate your aquisitions,ie.,mags, ammo, kits, receivers, and when asked the numbers of your orders, double what you had in mind. Always start at 5, except ammo, which starts at 1000.
The only control you will realize is when you are awash in debt and parts and unfinished projects. This tends to take the sparkle out of it, but you will make astounding progress until then.
Don't forget bags and pouches for your porters and bearers.
October 09, 2001, 17:07
welcome to the board. Looks like you're going to fit in just fine. Although, you might want to get a few more mags...
October 11, 2001, 01:10
I'm surprised that no one asked you what receiver Global built it on...an
Imbel I assume. They were one of te places that used to have some of the best STG Kits, so they probably used one of those.
Don't let the number of mags bother you, I bought 300 new Metrics from Sarco a couple of years ago when they were $3 each for 200 or more. Sooner or later FAL mags will dry up too, like so many others.
I bought alot of M14 mags, new in the sleeves, about 10 yrs. ago when they
there was no demand even at $5 each.
A few years ago 75-Rd. AK drums could
be bought at Knob Creek for $5 each,
and the guy still had to take half of the crate home.
Mags appreciate more than stocks or gold. Just be sure to store the extras
properly: heavy duty 1-2 gal. zip lock bags, with a fogging of aerosol Sheath
(Birchwood-Casey), or Outer's Metal Seal. Both are top-rated for long-term
storage, as most oils do contain a small bit of water...I found that out the hard way. Do NOT seal them in plastic bags without fogging them. I prefer the fogging as it creates a rust-preventative atmosphere in the bag that will also protect the mag internal parts, unlike surface oiling.
I TRIED vacuum-sealing them with a Tilia "Food Saver", but invariably the
heavy plastic bags would be punctured
by some sharp parts of the mags, even if I double-bagged them.
October 11, 2001, 17:43
Thanks,, especialy fr the storage tips, I has been wondering about that. Ron with Global told me they bougth six unissued stg 58 kits. THese were the only un issiued kits they could get, and that they would only build FALs on unissued kits. So it seems they are in limited supply. Mine was the last one they had. I was going to pass it up but couldn't resist. I also plan on buying more mags, mostly as an investment. But since I don't sell things it won;t help me. My heirs will be so happy though. I haven't shot the rifle and mostly I was interested in hearing from others with global fals. But I do appreciate the advice. Do I have to have alloy mags for a para?
October 11, 2001, 23:11
Originally posted by Tsonda:
<STRONG>Thanks,, especialy fr the storage tips, I has been wondering about that. Ron with Global told me they bougth six unissued stg 58 kits. THese were the only un issiued kits they could get, and that they would only build FALs on unissued kits. So it seems they are in limited supply. Mine was the last one they had. I was going to pass it up but couldn't resist. I also plan on buying more mags, mostly as an investment. But since I don't sell things it won;t help me. My heirs will be so happy though. I haven't shot the rifle and mostly I was interested in hearing from others with global fals. But I do appreciate the advice. Do I have to have alloy mags for a para?</STRONG>
Alloy mags are the correct mag for a Para, but are not necessary. Still, for $9.99 each from Tapco in excellent
to new, a set of 9(one for the rifle &
eight for your belt) would be nice.
A year ago we were paying $18 for well
worn alloy mags, and glad to get them. Think of your FAL as a working man's
October 12, 2001, 15:19
Thank you USMC306, I have much to learn.
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