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Magasine dump

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:51 am
by Admin
When I was in the service the SOP in a contact situation, was reload and dump your empty magazines. This is of course not a problem in a building but when going on patrol I had about 10 magazines and if we had a contact, and used fire and manuvere to escape .I was quickly down to five magazines to the rest of the mission. I tried some different magazine dumps but it didn’t feel right.

What do you do? And how?

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:43 am
by birddog
I bought a mag dump pouch from Tactical Tailor. It on a drop-leg rig and it will hold 20 M16/M4 mags. It straps to your belt and the backing of the legrig has antislip material with two QR buckles. Its MOLLE compatable

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:33 am
by Jack
Of course you could drop the partially used or empty mags down the front of your shirt. I'm sure everyone has heard of that technique though.

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:13 am
by birddog
Kind of hard to do with our uniform blouses un-tucked and with external body-armor on........

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:17 am
by jcheng14
mag pouches ftw

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:46 am
by jimothy_183

Re: Magasine dump

Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 4:36 am
by Ryan
Good basic mag pouch discussion:


If resupply is possible, and I am in a firefight, I don't want to take the extra 2+ seconds to:
1) locate fresh mag in whatever is my next reload pouch
2) extract mag
3) perform tac reload
4) retain empty mag in hand
5) reach around and locate my moving/swinging dump pouch
6) drop mag in dump pouch

A must read:
This post is very important.
He is not only an inspiration but he tells you exactly the way it should be told.

"For a quick summary, here are the mistakes I made in combat that I believe led to my severe injury and permanent disability:

- Assuming I killed the bad guy with one shot to the torso area
- Performing such a slow reload
- Retaining my empty magazine during the middle of such an intense gunfight
- Stowing an empty magazine in the same location as my fresh magazines
- Looking down at my weapon while reloading instead of downrange in the direction of the threat(s)
- Having my rifle in the Low Ready while reloading
- Standing bladed and not taking advantage of the protection that my ballistic plates offered"