Originally Posted by locutus
Yesterday I saw Tapco Ar-15 30 rounders for $13 at a LGS.
I'm not familiar with Tapco, but it seemed strange that everyone who looked at them put them back in the box. Can I assume they are junk??
they are NOT junk!
I started out as a all magpul guy too.
But then I discovered the TAPCO Gen 2's
The TAPCO Gen 2 are to me at least the equivalent of the MagPul Gen 2.
I can already hear the howls of protest from the fanbois.. but its true.
But the body IS stronger and magazine lips ARE thicker on the TAPCO Gen 2 than the MagPul Gen 2 and if you look carefully at the MagPul Gen 3 Magazine it seems to have borrowed a lot in its construction from the TAPCO Gen 2.
Before the panic, I would buy a Mags a 50/50 mix of Magpul and TAPCO.
The only thing the MagPul Gen 2 has over the TAPCO Gen 2 is the dustcover which is neat.
But the TAPCOGen 2 has deeper "dust looser holes" in the follower and the rest of the mag is better as well.
(exact same spring, with body that is thicker in key places while being made out of the same material
If the PMags were not quieter than the TAPCO's when fully loaded I would have switched my mix to only buying TAPCO.
This of course was all pre bubble thinking.
Now I found myself buying ten thermold 20 rders a week ago
PS: Where did u find the TAPCOs?