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I snagged a Stag AR today at an online estate auction today. What is the current wisdom on the best value mags these days.
 

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I like PMAGs alot, particularly the 20s. I like 20 round mags. You can bench, prone, and they are handier and a box fits in them.
 

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C Mags from CDNN have done okay by me. I've even used them in matches with no FTF. $6.99 each if you get on their mailing list (they hold sales of them about every month).
 

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My buddies here in town are also fans of Pmags. Interesting recommendation, Hambone. I have a ten-round mag for my AK just for bench work and I should get something similar for this new rifle. Thanks for the reminder.
 

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while P mags are good, they are way over hyped. for a lot less money, the USGI M16 20 and 30 rounds are excellent mags
How are they over-hyped? They don't dent and stay dented, they don't rust, they're quieter when in contact with other gear, and they run like a scalded dog, even topped off completely with 30 instead of 28 rounds. I have yet to get a magazine related failure with PMags.
 

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buds gun shop sells 10 of the doublestar brand for under a hundred bucks shipped sometimes, and I've shot lot through them with no malfunctions at all. It's all I have now. They have some with the no tilt follower too.
 

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the marketing of them from the manufaturer and all the gear queers







I can say the same thing about the USGI mags that I have as well.
That's called effective marketing. If you don't like Magpul, don't buy Magpul. Like you, I owned and used USGI mags for years, but the PMags are a significant improvement, like it or not. How much time have you spent rebending mag lips? No fun. PMags also come stock with the anti-tilt followers mentioned above and a silicon spring. They don't need upgrading as the more used USGI mags do. USGI mags are fine for plinking or sterile range time, and some are definitely better than others. For reliability in the field, the PMags have proven themselves to me and many others that use these for a living. There's a reason they're near the top of the wish lists of currently deployed personnel in the field.
 

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I like Magpuls. All of my other mags work fine too. I've got plenty black teflon DH curved 20s and I like them alot, and like my grey Brownells curved 20s, particularly at $9 new. To each his own and I'm thankful we have so many good choices of mags.

If anyone wants to argue about something, here's some controversy: I think 30 round mags in a semi-auto AR take up too much room, make the weapon unwieldy, and are inefficient (i.e., take up too much space for what you get). ;) I've got plenty of them, but more 20s. A full box of 5.56 per mag and they fit in your pockets too. I love 20s. :thumbsup:
 

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well, i've never had a GI mag rust...... whoever said that about rusting. and HAM, you're right about the 20's being easy to carry, but for pure coolness and less reloading in a stressful sitiAtion, i'll take the 30's.
 

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Falm, my finger starts getting tired working through a 30 on semi ;) It's easier at 500-550 rpm. I also prefer 10rd mags in my M1As. I posted a pic of one of my M1A builds awhile back and a sympathetic soul complimented my rifle but extended sympathies for living in a ban state (I don't) ;)

On PMAGS, I think I paid $14 for my windowed 30s and maybe $12 for my 20s. It was worth it to me.
 

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Agreed on the 20s, tho' I own 30s as well. Have an M16A1 clone like my issue rifle many moons ago (no buzz switch, of course) built from a NOS Colt upper and a NoDak lower; it would be a crime to use 30s in it.
A LULA makes mag loading (and especially UNLOADING) a whole lot more pleasant. Saves wear and tear on the mags as well.
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+10 on the Lula. UPLULA is great for all hicap pistol mags as well. Both money well spent. The only thing that rivals those in value is the keychain sized mag resin mag loading tool for my Ruger MkII at $5.95.
 

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I've never ponied up the cash to try a Pmag... I've got some old GI's that Uncle Sam forgot to ask for back, and C-products mags from AIM. I found the C-products anti-tilt followers for like a buck at a gunshow and upgraded the GI's. All work great, and as far as I can tell my only downside(?) is less flashy black plastic
 
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