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June 26, 2010, 05:26 PM
Im looking to buy extra magazines for my Colt AR-15. Can anyone recommend brands I should buy / stay away from? Im looking for 10 rounders, or pre-ban 20 rounders, as I live in NY State. Thanks.
June 26, 2010, 05:27 PM
I love my magpul P-mags.
June 26, 2010, 05:46 PM
Magpuls generally have a sterling reputation. I also hear good things about C-Mags if you're in a hurry to dump a lot of ammo through your AR-style rifle and not wanting to waste time swapping out mags.
June 26, 2010, 05:54 PM
Well I don't think C-mags will work for him as he lives in NY and they have some pretty dumb laws there. (I live right across the NY/PA border....COME JOIN US for real gun rights!)
+1 to Magpul P Mags, I think they come in 10-20 rounders too, I'm order some 30 rounders soon.
June 26, 2010, 06:07 PM
Sorry. Didn't look at the OP's location.
June 26, 2010, 07:21 PM
Thanks for the replies. I see magpul makes 10 rounders for us poor saps in NY and CA. I have a few questions; are the polymer ones ok compared to the steel ones? Also, when I buy mags for my ak, sometimes they don't fit well, and the guy at the store does his magic to make them fit perfectly. Is there a similar issue with AR mags, or do they generally fit right out of the box. Thanks again.
June 26, 2010, 07:30 PM
ar mags should be good to go from the start. Polymer is fine. P mags are great.
June 26, 2010, 08:24 PM
I have a few questions; are the polymer ones ok compared to the steel ones? Also, when I buy mags for my ak, sometimes they don't fit well, and the guy at the store does his magic to make them fit perfectly. Is there a similar issue with AR mags, or do they generally fit right out of the box.
To spec AR mags (magpul mags meet that description) don't need any tweaking that I've found so far.
I've literally tap danced on some loaded and unloaded magpul mags to see if they'd take it and it caused no issues. They are pretty darned tough and I highly recommend them.
June 26, 2010, 09:05 PM
I love my p-mag 20's
June 27, 2010, 11:23 AM
June 27, 2010, 01:06 PM
Pmags and CProducts are the only 2 commercial mags I'll buy and not 1 single malfunction in my AR-15 in 3 years with around 3000+ rounds through it. Non-commercial mags like the old GI 20rd mags with aluminum followers have been 100% great also. I pick a few up at every gun show I goto.
June 28, 2010, 08:30 AM
June 28, 2010, 01:41 PM
p mags seem to work great in my plr16 and ar15.
has anyone tried brownells mags?
June 28, 2010, 01:54 PM
I'll just reinforce what literally everyone else in here told you... Magpul Pmags :cool:
I have heard good things about promags too...
June 28, 2010, 02:11 PM
Did anyone read that he is restricted to 10 rounds?
June 28, 2010, 02:28 PM
As an ex-pat New Yorker I really only have one bit of advice for anyone living there...:rolleyes:
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