AR-15 Mags

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ARnoob, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. ARnoob

    ARnoob New Member

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    What are some of the best AR-15 mags? I need some that are NOT too expensive (no more than $15/ea.). Thanks!
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  2. Dillinger

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    Try These. They are good quality, parkerized steel and the green "never jam" follower. I have about 20 of them ( both 20 and 30 rounders ) and have no complaints.

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  3. ARnoob

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    Thanks. Any idea as to who makes them?
     
  4. Dillinger

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    You know, I never asked. :rolleyes: They have no identifying marks on them. I just assumed they were Sportsmans Warehouse brand, but I never really questioned it once I saw how well they performed. I would be happy to post a few images if you doubt I bought them, but they work great and I have never had a problem with them. They really are a quality product and they feed both my AR's perfectly.

    Let me know if you want to see them...

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  5. shoez

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    check out Midway, I just got some AR Stoner brand 30 rounders for $9.99 on sale. They functioned perfect from my Armalite M15A4. Aluminum bodied, with a non-tip follower.
     
  6. scoutman

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    PMags from Magpul Industries. These are the best mags out there at any price. Luckily they can be had for around 15 bucks each.

    [ame]http://youtube.com/watch?v=UCFXcOOb4jc[/ame]
     
  7. bkt

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    I bought a bunch of mags and swapped out the tilt-o-matic followers with Magpul followers. That ended up being pretty inexpensive...maybe $12 each.

    I also have a few British SA 80 mags and they're very nice, but cost around $30 apiece.
     
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  9. ARnoob

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    Thanks guys, for all your input. Right now I'm using some Cproducts mags, and one of them had a pretty crappy follower that resulted in some serious feeding issues. The rest work fine though. I also have a Bushmaster mag, but haven't tried it yet. I just ordered several of those Pmags. I'll let you(s) know how it goes. :)
     
  10. balloo93

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    I have a mix of Cproducts, Okay Ind, Sanchez, and no name one.

    Avoid the Sanchez. All the others work fine. I have replaced all the mags I have with Magpul followers, new springs, and 90% with Ranger plates.

    I even have 5 40rds that I rebuilt as well. STAY AWAY from the 40s. 4 of them work flawlessly so far, but only 3 of them will slide into teh lower easy and only 1 of those 3 release easy.
     
  11. slowryde45

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    http://44mag.com

    best place I've found lately, and always has them in.

    Midway is also running an excellent special (or they were) on some that have the Magpul followers for $9.99 ea. That is a deal
     
  12. DSAPT9

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    I agree with a few others I like the Bravo Company mags. I have 50 of them and have run them all multiple time with no flaws. The people they get them from are the same folks that Bushmaster uses. Same markings and supplier code. Just with Bravo Company floor plates.

    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/
     
  13. Chance_P

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    Hey Dillinger, thanks for the link and info. Since you've had such good luck I'll pick up 3 and give em a try. Thanks again.
     
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  15. coltm4

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    yea, the magazine is the weakest part of the AR platform. they were originally intended to be disposable. HK makes a very high quality all steel magazine but they are expensive. magpul seems to have a good product. whatever you choose test fire all your new mags. also, number them so it's easier to track the ones that tend to malfunction. the ones that perform satisfactorily get tossed in your "go to war" pile. the ones that malfunction get tossed or used to practice malfunction drills. spray paint these training mags a bright color or mark them appropriately so as not to mix them up with your good stuff.
     
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  16. Dillinger

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    Glad to help. Let us know how they fair for you, but I haven't had any problems and even put a few rounds through them this past weekend, though the shooter was a little rusty. :rolleyes:

    JD
     
  17. dragunovsks

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    Are you guys talking strictly about aluminum or steel AR mags? I would like to know if the polymer mags are any good.
     
  18. Dillinger

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    I have never personally fielded any. No one coming in the shop, from any of the Tac Teams or with police units, along with any of the military guys, are currently fielding polymer mags. Or at least they aren't in the hard and soft cases when they come in for repair or servicing.

    That said, plastic will probably end up inheriting the Earth after we are all long gone, so maybe they are making some great mags and I just haven't been exposed to them yet.

    I know that Magpul is turning out some polymer mags that have a clear, see through polymer window in the side so you can instantly know how you are doing on ammo. I was kind of wondering if they were any good, but at $15 a piece, that's a little spendy at the moment...

    JD
     
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  19. matt g

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    44mag.com will also send "repair kits" to those of us in Cali. It allows us to "repair" our "old worn out" high cap mags that we're allowed to repair under California state law. The repair kit comes with one body, one follower, one spring and one floor plate.
     
  20. coltm4

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    that's hilarious. will they send these "kits" to us patriots in the People's Republic of New York?:D