I just got three new Tapco gen 2 mags for my mini 14 tactical. I was looking for an alliterative to the factory mags. I figured I could get three of these for the price of one factory mag. I had great luck with Tapco magazines in my AK. The Tapco gen 2s had great reviews but after checking them out I disagree with all of them. The first thing I noticed was the fact the the outside diameter is greater on the tapco's. So much so they hardly fit in my condor mag pouch. It's not a big deal but kinda lame. The next issue came up when I tried to put one in the gun. It took a lot of force to get it to seat right. It also did not drop free when I hit the mag release. After that I loaded one up and tried putting it in the gun. It did not go in at all. I guess the rounds put pressure on the magazine walls causing it to not want to go in. I finally got it to seat after working it in for a bit. I have not gone to the range with them yet but they fed all the rounds through when I cycled it manually. Has anyone else had issues with these? Is this a case of you get what you pay for? Is there a decent alliterative to factory magazines?