Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > Where to find AR-15 Magazines

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2013, 06:10 PM   #31
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweeper22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,230
Liked 184 Times on 150 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

First, let me preface this by stating that I have a healthy supply of new/barely used mags.

With that in mind, I would contemplate paying:

$12-18: USGI type aluminum mags, Tapco mags (they're solid)
$12-20: PMags, Troy Mags, TangoDown ARC
$16-26: PMags (windowed), Lancers

These are all good mags in 20rd or 30rd varieties. I actually bought a Surefire 60rd mag for $99 recently...just for the heck of it, and because that was also the pre-hysteria price. It's just sort of something I'll have, just "to have".

Mags are extremely difficult to come by at the moment, and the demand situation will probably result in a permanent price increase. When everyone is fighting to be the first to give you their money, you typically respond by raising your prices. But that doesn't mean you have to buy off-brands or spend $60-80/per on GunBroker. I'd suggest getting on some waiting lists for popular, appropriately priced, and proven mags. Maybe you'll have to wait 6 days, maybe 6 months...but I think that advice will serve you better than making a "get it now" purchase that you'll later regret. Some of the hysteria buyers are bound to feel okay about their purchases down the road. But many will likely be staring at equipment that would have been available for 20-50% of the price they paid had they simply waited a few months.

Just my opinion.

__________________
"The Future is Unwritten"
sweeper22 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 12:47 AM   #32
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bige91603's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 836
Liked 84 Times on 61 Posts

Default

Scored a 3 pack of troy battle mags for $50

__________________
bige91603 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 01:43 AM   #33
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pratt86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
Default

Just give it a few months. This prize craze will ease. The ban won't happen.

__________________
pratt86 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 05:44 AM   #34
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
LaiePoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 520
Liked 67 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bige91603
Scored a 3 pack of troy battle mags for $50
Where? How?
__________________
LaiePoi is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 05:57 AM   #35
Kostriker
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bigcountry02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southwest
Posts: 5,734
Liked 1414 Times on 813 Posts
Likes Given: 2894

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LaiePoi View Post
Where? How?
http://www.natchezss.com/Category.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=AB&prod ID=AB30223ALGMG&prodTitle=A.S.C. .223 Remington Aluminum Grey 30 Round Magazine w/Grey Follower

A.S.C. .223 Remington Aluminum Grey 30 Round Magazine w/Grey Follower

$21.99
__________________
Bigcountry02 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 06:00 AM   #36
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bige91603's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 836
Liked 84 Times on 61 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LaiePoi View Post

Where? How?
Correction, 2 of the 3 packs

http://aresarmor.com/store/Item/TRYBRP
__________________
bige91603 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 06:13 AM   #37
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
LaiePoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 520
Liked 67 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bige91603
Correction, 2 of the 3 packs

http://aresarmor.com/store/Item/TRYBRP
Cool thanks! Do you know if they are they actually in stock?
__________________
LaiePoi is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 06:16 AM   #38
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bige91603's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 836
Liked 84 Times on 61 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LaiePoi View Post

Cool thanks! Do you know if they are they actually in stock?
Yea i called before i ordered, they said if it is out of stock that there is no price shown and cannot add to cart. Like the Listed pmags
__________________
bige91603 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 08:07 AM   #39
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 841
Liked 53 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

At the local gun show today even the junk pick through box was $20 per mag.
They used to be $5 ea.

__________________

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
George S. Patton

7.62 Man is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #40
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,036
Liked 99 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 42

Default

I can get IMI 30 round mags locally for $30 each. It isn't cheap but they have a good supply.

I also ordered a 3 pack of the battle mags as I've wanted to try them

__________________

A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future.
- General George Patton Jr


Last edited by GeneralPatton; 02-03-2013 at 03:29 PM.
GeneralPatton is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
does anyone know where i can possibly find these magazines? PHILatDCMFirearmsSC General Rifle Discussion 4 08-17-2012 03:41 PM
new bx-25 magazines for the 10/22. shootitout .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 8 02-07-2012 03:17 AM
Where can I find high quality Sig Sauer P220 10 round magazines??? FlintandSteel General Handgun Discussion 9 06-20-2011 10:30 AM
Magazines SHAMUSPI 1911 Forum 17 04-19-2010 07:08 PM
H & K 223 Magazines WHOLESALE DAN Sponsor Display 0 12-20-2008 11:13 PM