Originally Posted by JonM
both are great mags but neither are the end all be all of ar15 mag design.
Which is my point in the first place. You hit ANY AR website and people are going to be pimping PMags. They have been "THE" mags to have for years now. The other option is people talking about "upgrading" the standard GI mags with what is classified as the "USGI Upgrade" or "Range Plate" with a new follower and a finger hole base plate.
PMags. I tried them. I didn't care for them, and admittedly part of that was everyone barking it in my ear for EVAH. They are plastic, which is fine for weight, but they are not as durable as other options.
I met the people from Cammenga at SHOT. I have said this before about NHC, but the people from Cammenga have a passion for what they are doing and they want to run head to head in every environment against the best of the best to test themselves.
I'll be honest, I am over 6' and over 250 pounds (right now), so weight of what I am carrying in my opinion is negated by what I "can" carry. In a "SHTF/BUG OUT" situation my ammo is going to be mostly part of a much larger, much more foundation built carry system that includes my off road vehicle, so I have "wiggle room" there. That is me, not anyone else.
The Cammengas have not failed me, ever. I can load them quick, I can step on them in a mag change and move situation, and they stay true.
PMags are great for those that want to consider cost and weight. Cammengas are a magazine that are more expensive, right now, and they are heavier.
But I can do anything to a Cammenga mag and not worry about it. I parked a wheel of my Chevy 1500 on it in another thread, so I do believe in them.
I just don't personally like PMag's and 90% of it comes down to two issues. 1) Fanboy constant mention. 2) Tactical Plastic.