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Old 12-16-2016, 01:28 PM
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If you had no AR mags, what would you buy ?

I haven't owned an AR for 7 years and no longer own any AR's. until now. I have a Colt M4 on lay away and it will be mine in about 3 weeks.
Knowing what you now know, what mags would you buy. How many and what brand? Steel, aluminum or composit?
I am on a tight budget so quality is of utmost importance and best price is secondary. I have a lot of ammo and only one other .223/5.56, a MSAR STG 223. With 8 factory mags.
This is a SHTF rifle for my wife. A fun gun for her also.
Thanks in advance
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:36 PM
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:42 PM
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Magpul

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Old 12-16-2016, 02:00 PM
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Old 12-16-2016, 02:27 PM
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Old 12-16-2016, 02:37 PM
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I have a mix of Magpul and GI mags, both 20 and 30-round. If I had to buy new mags all over again I'd start off with some Magpuls, but I'd still want some metal ones just in case. I haven't used any Lancer mags yet but it seems they're the latest in cool.
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:12 PM
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I have USGI and they have been fine. I just recently granbbed some pmags and they work too. I would probably get pmags.
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:27 PM
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Can't beat the price or the quality... they work and they last.
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:41 PM
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Primary arms had PMAGS for 8.88
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:46 PM
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Magpul P Mags for sure.......love them. There is a reason they are OE on a lot of AR's.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:05 PM
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I'm giving my sister and brother in law a batch of Magpul 30 rounders with the dust covers.

I figure that for someone building their stash of HD supplies, that's an appropriate gift.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:06 PM
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I still would buy the Korean made SS Victory SA-80 HK clones just looked on Armslist 15 for $120. Smooth operating, heavy duty, can use military speedloader.

http://www.armslist.com/posts/354121...56-look-alike-
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:43 PM
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:17 PM
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Lancer if you can afford them or PMAGS if otherwise.

I tried the ETS MAGS, and I just don't like the way they feel however, I really like their Glock mags.

I have had good luck with Glock PMAGS as well.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:43 PM
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I still would buy the Korean made SS Victory SA-80 HK clones just looked on Armslist 15 for $120. Smooth operating, heavy duty, can use military speedloader.

http://www.armslist.com/posts/354121...56-look-alike-
If an exact clone of the HK mag, this is a great deal. I think I paid $50 a piece for two of the HKs. They are the sturdiest mags I have seen for an AR.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:31 PM
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I have a grab bag of magazines. Most Magpul and Pmags but I have never had a problem with any of my magazines.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:32 PM
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If one were to examine my Match rifles, you would find the magazines to be one of many USGI makers. If you were to look at my HD guns, you would presently find them loaded with D&H 30 rounders.

While I have not had any trouble with Magpul, Lancer, or Troy magazines. I am not as trusting of them as I am GI magazines.

I would rate GI first, Lancer, and Magpul in that order.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:52 PM
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Magpul or Lancer.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:12 PM
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MagPul Gen 3 P-Mags.


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Old 12-16-2016, 09:39 PM
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Magpul Pmags or D&H aluminum from PSA (they use magpul anti tilt followers). both great mags and run flawlessly in every gun I've ever tried them in.
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:15 PM
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Magpul Pmags or D&H aluminum from PSA (they use magpul anti tilt followers). both great mags and run flawlessly in every gun I've ever tried them in.
That's pretty much what I have around here. A mix of D&H and PMags.

Keep an eye out on PSA. Recently they had 10 D&H aluminum and 10 PMags as a bundle, 20 mags total, for IIRC $129.99. That is a heck of a deal.
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:55 PM
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In no particular order: Magpul Gen 2, Lancer, OKAY, Brownells

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That's too much. Look around, 10-packs of Gen 2 mags can be had for $90-$100.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:07 AM
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Pmags are the most popular but imo Lancers and Daniel Defense mags are better. But they're also more expensive and there's nothing wrong with Pmags. I like having an assortment. Pmags, D&H, Colt USGI, Lancers, Troy Battlemags, DD...they all work.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:53 AM
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I have GI mags and a couple of Hex mags, no issues with either.

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Old 12-17-2016, 01:16 AM
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Magpul. Best value out there. I've got a crate full of them.
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