Makes sense to have 'more than necessary', whatever that number is. At the beginning of the 94-04 ban I only had probably 8-12 AR mags. Objectively more than really 'enough', but no way to know during those ten years whether the ban would actually sunset or not. Not again.
I much prefer the plain GI aluminum mags for serious use. Other than magpul followers, I don't really care about upgrades beyond that. Last ones I bought were NHMTG with magpul followers, cost $9 something. That was back in may of last year iirc.
This is the problem with making predictions as though they were absolutes, instead of just the assumptions and opinions that they actually are. So what was the actual, REAL outcome of this "can't lose" investment, the investment that will "triple your money" in six months to the point that the profit will "pay for a used set of NVD's"..? An actual LOSS of $200 dollars. They're $9.99 now; so you'd have lost $2 apiece on them, times a hundred.
AR-15 Magazine 5.56mm 30-Rd Aluminum Grey Even if you have the world's best, battle-ready, quality-built AR-15, all it's good for is firing a ...
Another example of why get-rich-quick schemes are pretty much always a net-loss thing, not a profit thing. Shame nobody warned us about this, and put it in a book somewhere for all to read.
Oh, wait. Someone did. His name was Solomon. You know, the smartest AND richest man who had ever lived up to his time. But people just can't let go of the childish delusion that they're smarter than everyone else...