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orangello 12-06-2010 06:35 PM

Need help on AR-15 magazine choice for gift
 
OK, I want to give my nephew's future wife some AR magazines for Christmas.

I wanted the C products ones off the Aim Surplus website, but they sold out. C Products AR15/M16 30rd .223/5.56 Mag w/ Anti-tilt follower Black Finish I should've gone ahead and ordered when a fellow forumite posted that link a month ago, D'oh!

On another website, i found two similar options from C products: aluminum 30 round 30 round aluminum magazine with orange follower and steel 30 round 20 round stainless steel magazine with orange follower .

Which would an AR chick want? I notice the steel one is marked "EMC" for some mag-retention feature i saw mentioned. I know she wants it in black & 5.56/.223, but i'm not sure if she would rather have steel or aluminum. I would think steel, but i don't have an AR and am wondering if there is something favored about aluminum magazines. She did go through basic training for the National Guard, i believe, but i haven't heard "mil spec" mentioned.

Lil hep please.

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lonyaeger 12-06-2010 07:04 PM

I agree. Also available in attractive "Flat Dark Earth."

MagPul Pmag Magazine AR-15 223 Remington 30-Round Polymer Flat Dark Earth - MidwayUSA

orangello 12-06-2010 07:13 PM

I hear you on the plastic love, but these are for a chick, a rather particular chick.

So, of these two, which is preferable, aluminum or steel? That is the extent of my available choices, i bleve.

lonyaeger 12-06-2010 07:20 PM

I would have thought that most women would PREFER the plastic ones.....not this one, huh? :(

orangello 12-06-2010 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lonyaeger (Post 398162)
I would have thought that most women would PREFER the plastic ones.....not this one, huh? :(

If you figure women out, let me know & write a best-selling book "Women for Men". I'm pushing 40, and gave up on figuring them out years ago. Nowadays, i just try to get along with them well enough not to get cut.

Dillinger 12-06-2010 08:11 PM

I wish I hadn't lost my hard-drive on my personal laptop, I had a ton of links for just this occassion. :(

I believe I bought a box of the C Products ones and they work great.

The aluminum ones will be fine, but the anti-tilt follower is a key depending on the weapon in question. Both my AR's run like a champ with the anti-tilts, so that is what I buy.

I have "read" horror stories on the Interwebz about people having expensive SUR's having to run ones without the anti tilt for blah, blah, blah reason. I have never confirmed or witnesses this. :rolleyes:

Best of luck!

JD

DrJason 12-06-2010 08:18 PM

I have 6 C-Products mags, 1 - 10 rnd that came with my M&P-15 and the others (30 round) I bought, no problems with any of them, honestly don't even know if they are steel or Al.......could someone educate me as to the functional difference? or why I would want plastic over metal?

Dillinger 12-06-2010 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrJason (Post 398211)
why I would want plastic over metal?

Because plastic is taking over the world. :rolleyes:

Presumably weight if you packing 80 of them escaping the hordes. The PMAG fans will tell you they were redesigned from the ground up and are an all together superior magazine.

If I was looking for all together superior, I would follow Cane's lead and buy his $120/piece AR mags. :eek:

orangello 12-06-2010 09:17 PM

Thanks for the advice guys!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 398217)
If I was looking for all together superior, I would follow Cane's lead and buy his $120/piece AR mags. :eek:

Yeah, the nephew hasn't knocked her up or married her yet, though. ;)


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