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Old July 16th, 2021, 03:21 PM #1
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Magazine dust covers

Anybody have a source for mostly generic rubber caps to fit over various sizes of handgun magazines? I'm looking for something to keep dust, etc. out in case I want to toss a mag into a bag or pocket, nothing fancy.
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Old July 16th, 2021, 03:23 PM #2
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Honestly, if that's all you need and you aren't worried about looks, go with a piece of aluminum foil or saran wrap. It will keep the dust out and doesn't cost anything.
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Well, there is the classic yes. Thank you adit. 8-)

Good points though, a pack of small balloons would cost a couple of bucks and do just fine. Duh. Me think gud, big brain time!
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I think the balloons would be too tight unless you cut the openings off, and condoms would look too much like condoms.

How about nitrile or latex gloves? Cut the fingers & thumbs off and you get 5 mag 'condoms' per glove.
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I think the balloons would be too tight unless you cut the openings off, and condoms would look too much like condoms.

How about nitrile or latex gloves? Cut the fingers & thumbs off and you get 5 mag 'condoms' per glove.
Hmm. Have a box or two of those around, I may just try that idea.

Condoms have such a long history of use to protect rifle barrels, magazines, etc., though - it's a Marine Corps tradition (and Army, I know) going back at least to WW2.
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Hmm. Have a box or two of those around, I may just try that idea.

Condoms have such a long history of use to protect rifle barrels, magazines, etc., though - it's a Marine Corps tradition (and Army, I know) going back at least to WW2.
They protect both your rifle and your gun.
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Hmm. Have a box or two of those around, I may just try that idea.

Condoms have such a long history of use to protect rifle barrels, magazines, etc., though - it's a Marine Corps tradition (and Army, I know) going back at least to WW2.
Yup, I'm aware. In the field it makes sense, but would feel odd to pull one out of my pocket or a range bag like that, though.
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You could also try Finger Cots.

https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Fi.../dp/B00URIW2B0

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We had these in a lab where i worked long ago. We would make little foil pouches for them and print labels for them like condoms. It was funny at the time.
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