Ah, the sights of Spring
Living on the Gulf Coast, Springtime is that wonderful time of year before the oppression of 99-degree/99 percent humidity days inside Hurricane Season.
And it looks like the tomatoes are coming in nicely (every man should tend a garden).
The counter-zombie perimeter dogs are loving the sunlight…
And the banana mags are coming into bloom along with the hibiscus.
Why do this?
Having a semi-custom and readily identifiable magazine at the range, 3-gun shoot, class or event keeps your gear from getting mixed up with others, makes it easy to spot for retrieval later (unless it’s a green mag in high green grass) and just generally lends a little more swagger to your game. Is a bright yellow “banana” mag the optimal choice for a home defense gun or tactical situation, probably not, but odds are you still have some good ole plain black, FDE or gray mags around that fit that bill just fine. Finally, when teaching new shooters or trying to get novices interested in the shooting sports– especially youth– having a splash of color for your AR isn’t a terrible thing if it makes the whole experience more approachable.
Your mileage may vary.
About laststandonzombieislandLet me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.
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