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Old 04-07-2020, 02:39 PM
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10 round mag/ 20 body

Does anyone know of a vendor who makes a AR15 10 round magazine in a 20 round body?
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Old 04-07-2020, 02:48 PM
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If you can't find one you can just buy a Magpul 20 rounder and their 10 round limiter. Install in the mag and you'll have a 10 round magazine.

https://magpul.com/firearm-accessori...obal_color=118
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Old 04-07-2020, 03:36 PM
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He may have trouble getting the 20-rounder to begin with, unless Magpul is willing to modify the magazine prior to shipping to NJ.
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Old 04-07-2020, 03:42 PM
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Does anyone know of a vendor who makes a AR15 10 round magazine in a 20 round body?
This vendor sells them, but they’re currently out of stock. However, you may be able to search the SKU# (SKU: MAG1020-BLK) and find them somewhere else. Maybe even contact Magpul directly.
https://www.riflegear.com/p-351-magp...-223556mm.aspx
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:36 PM
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Also checkout Lancer Systems L5 AWM 10/20 Advanced Warfighter magazine 10-round capacity with a 20 round polymer body.

They're probably out of stock now, I've seen them at Midway USA and are available in 3 different colors, opaque black, opaque flat dark earth and translucent smoke.

If you can't find some try to get notified when they're re-stocked.
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:16 PM
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My S&W AR-10 came with a ten round magazine.

I can not imagine that they would be all that hard to find.
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:38 PM
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I did a little searching and found these 30 round body with 10 round limit steel mags. Don't know the quality. https://www.larue.com/products/e-lan...ound-magazine/

Same mags at Midsouth https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...-magazine-30rd
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Old 04-07-2020, 11:16 PM
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I prefer the 20-round length over the 30s. In fact I shoot with my 20-rounders 90% of the time. True 10-rounders are too short and are difficult to grab. It's kinda like Goldilocks said, the 20-rounders are juuust right.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:12 AM
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I liked 20 round magazines just fine years ago when they were the norm. But I have used 30 round mags for so long now it would seem strange going back to the 20's.
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:11 AM
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I prefer the 20-round length over the 30s. In fact I shoot with my 20-rounders 90% of the time. True 10-rounders are too short and are difficult to grab. It's kinda like Goldilocks said, the 20-rounders are juuust right.
Exactly. 30's are too long, 10'are too short.
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:47 AM
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Exactly. 30's are too long, 10'are too short.
Same here.

30 rounders for range use and taking gun pics.

20 rounders for home defense and vehicle travel.
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Old 04-08-2020, 10:23 AM
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Does anyone know of a vendor who makes a AR15 10 round magazine in a 20 round body?
Awhile back, I wanted some 10 round 7.62 mags for my REPR. Ordered a couple from LWRC, but when I received them, I was ticked, because they were 10 round capacity in 20 round mag bodies. Thought I was actually ordering short 10 round mags.

I just removed the pin and used them as 20 rounders. My point is, that the only thing restricting their capacity, was a rivet that went all the way through the mag body. So, if you have some 20 rounders laying around, you might be able to make your own, just ensure that the mod is permanent (rivet vice removable screw) in order to be legal.
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Old 04-08-2020, 04:32 PM
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I have considered going with 10 round mags for my 6.5 Creedmoor. The 20 rounders are a little bulky with the larger size round.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:31 PM
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Exactly. 30's are too long, 10'are too short.
I’ve been looking for the D&H 15 round metal magazines for a few years now. I had gotten a couple awhile to try out and liked them. They are longer than a 10 round mag and shorter than a 20 rounder.

Don’t know why they are not available any more, I would buy a few more if I could find them.
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:52 AM
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I have an AR10 and use it as a deer rifle. It came with a 20rd mag which is fine; however, I bought two 10rd mags to use when hunting. I find a shorter mag doesn't get hung up on the brush, and luging around more than 20rds is unnecessary since there have been many years when all 20rds go back home unfired in the box!
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:24 AM
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Colt AR's used to come with standard 20rd mags that had a U-shaped piece of sheet metal limiting the follower travel to load only 5 or 10, and a POP rivet in the floorplate to prevent sliding it out. Drill out POP rivet and WA-LA!
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Old 04-10-2020, 10:24 PM
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The absolute worst 10-round mag I ever encountered was the one that came with an early post-AWB Bushmaster I bought. It was a standard mag that had literally been cut in half and riveted back together again to create the shorter length and reduced capacity. It also jammed all the time, so it became a target in very short order.
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Old 04-11-2020, 11:55 AM
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I recall some that were basically a 10rd mag with a plastic base to give a 20rd mag length.
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Old 04-11-2020, 01:23 PM
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I prefer the 20-round length over the 30s. In fact I shoot with my 20-rounders 90% of the time. True 10-rounders are too short and are difficult to grab. It's kinda like Goldilocks said, the 20-rounders are juuust right.
Exactly.

Circumstances of use (and political geography) can affect these matters, but for many/most practical use applications, including prone shooting positions, a 20-round AR15 magazine is just right.
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