Need help on AR-15 magazine choice for gift

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by orangello, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    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.
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    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.
     
  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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

    orangello New Member

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    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.
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    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
     
  7. DrJason

    DrJason New Member

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    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?
     
  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    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:
     
  9. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys!


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

    Dillinger New Member

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    In this day and age that ALONE should warrant you buying him AT LEAST three of those high end AR mags for HIS rifle... LOL
     
  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Certainly, but he had the sense to buy an AK-patterned rifle, less mag picky.
    :D
     
  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Because when you drop that metal mag and it lands lips down my pmag will be fine and your metal mag will be toast. Plus my pmags come with covers that snap into place to keep pogie bait crumbs out of them as well as dirt and sand.
     
  13. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    So Chairman Mao and rest of his staff are opposed to children?? :D
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Nah, just less picky about their "mags" from what i hear.
    :p
     
  15. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Cane's magazine is a Tripp Research 52-round behemoth, I assume. Not my $120 cup'o'tea, but I will be buying their 1911 mags.

    Back to the issue at hand:

    C-Products are great, which I think are steel. I'd buy steel first, polymer second and aluminum last.

    So funny, I would assume that a PMag with a window would be the coolest thing for her, especially in dark earth or something (someday they'll come out with a Ruger Raspberry color...then Cane will be all over it).
     
  16. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Pmags are alright, but in my opinion, the Lancer5 mags beats it hands down on functionality, design, and atheistic. C product mags are what I use also; I have the steel black with the orange anti-tilt follower.

    Scubie