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customaquatics
October 19, 2012, 07:09 PM
i was in the shop an bought all the AR mags he had "used for $10 a pop" an i found i don't wanna say it but a Heckler & Kock 6mbH Restricted Law Enforcement / Government Use Only 10-94!!!!! i went to the H&K website an there going for $60 a piece heck ya!!! the next one i got was a FNH mag but the H&K is the best deal i've ever got.

BLUETIP
October 20, 2012, 07:53 AM
NICE FIND

kraigwy
October 20, 2012, 08:05 AM
I found the best mags for the AR are the old standard 20 rd mags for the M16. Made of steel and always worked.

I always figured if I can't do it with 20 rounds the extra 10 are gonna be a waste anyway.

Any in 3 gun, I've never seen the advantage of 30 rounders over the 20.

Plus, like I learned in SE Asia, I only load 18 in the 20s.

kraigwy
October 20, 2012, 08:17 AM
Sorry, double tapped.

BlackJackID
October 20, 2012, 08:44 AM
Congrats...I love finding deals like that.

DasGuy
October 20, 2012, 01:06 PM
What's special about them besides having "H&K" on them?

5.56RifleGuy
October 20, 2012, 01:09 PM
Im pretty sure they are stainless steel.

p loader
October 20, 2012, 06:29 PM
Plus, like I learned in SE Asia, I only load 18 in the 20s.


I've always loaded 30 in my 30 round mags. Never had any issues. I like Pmags but issued ones will work too.

Destructo6
October 20, 2012, 10:43 PM
The HK steel mags were the thing for a while.

They are a novelty without any real advantage.

Good find, though. Its always nice to add to the collection.

triage1998
October 21, 2012, 11:39 AM
Nice find!

allaroundhunter
October 21, 2012, 05:33 PM
i found i don't wanna say it but a Heckler & Kock 6mbH Restricted Law Enforcement / Government Use

They are a nice find for sure, and very nice mags; but I have never found them to be more durable/reliable than my PMags.

And also, it is Heckler and Koch, GmbH

SPEMack618
October 22, 2012, 06:00 PM
I've always loaded 30 in my 30 round mags. Never had any issues. I like Pmags but issued ones will work too.

I always loaded 28 in my 30 rounders, even th PMAGS simply becaus it was easier to seat the mag in the gun.

MikeGunz
October 22, 2012, 06:05 PM
Had a few of those sold all but 2. The differences are theyre built like a tank, have a steel dual follower, about a 1/2in longer, there fore hold 30 rds better than a standard issue GI mag. When I was in Iraq 06' we were issued them and a few made it home with me. They were the best before P-Mags came out.

raimius
October 24, 2012, 08:06 PM
I've always loaded 30 in my 30 round mags. Never had any issues. I like Pmags but issued ones will work too.
I've seen fully loaded Pmags fail to seat properly when inserted into an AR-15 with the bolt closed. I found out the hard way, when running a move-and-shoot course. I had my 30+1, and as soon as I fired my first shot, the mag fell out! :o

Destructo6
October 25, 2012, 02:19 PM
and as soon as I fired my first shot, the mag fell out!
That's why you always do a "tap & tug" when seating on a closed bolt.

Bamashooter
October 25, 2012, 03:04 PM
I was under the impression that P-Mags were the cadillac of AR magazines. Followed by Lancer Warfighter and Tangodown. P-Mags are so cheap and reliable I dont see buying anything else. I have yet to have a problem with my rifle due to magazine. P-mags are the best.

allaroundhunter
October 25, 2012, 05:42 PM
I've seen fully loaded Pmags fail to seat properly when inserted into an AR-15 with the bolt closed. I found out the hard way, when running a move-and-shoot course. I had my 30+1, and as soon as I fired my first shot, the mag fell out! :o

That isn't the Pmags failing to seat properly, that is you failing to seat the Pmag.

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Bart Noir
October 26, 2012, 01:53 PM
Kraigwy, I also like the metal 20-rounders. But I notice that you said they were steel.

So, since I like to learn things, were the original 1960's 20-round mags made of steel, not aluminum?

Bart Noir

raimius
October 26, 2012, 08:54 PM
That's why you always do a "tap & tug" when seating on a closed bolt.
Yep! Learning occurred that day. :o

That isn't the Pmags failing to seat properly, that is you failing to seat the Pmag.
Even when using quite a bit more than the normal force to try to seat the mags, it didn't always work. If a healthy, athletic 20 year old male cannot get it to seat normally or by really slamming it home, I'd call it a failure to seat properly.
Simple solutions though...don't try to load a full 30 with a closed bolt. Works just about perfect when you don't do that.

insomni
October 27, 2012, 02:40 PM
nice find on the HK mags! I'd be inclined to grab a few more just to stick up on ebay!

Simple solutions though...don't try to load a full 30 with a closed bolt. Works just about perfect when you don't do that.
The M-16 was DESIGNED to be loaded from the open bolt position. it USUALLY works with the closed bolt, but as has been mentioned, there can be issues with that from time to time.

as for me, I've had PMags in some pretty craptacular places, conditions, and situations, and never had a single problem with them. I even dropped one, which landed lips down, cracked the spine about 1". it dumped 4 rounds out when I picked it up, and then cycled the remaining 26 flawlessly. I tossed it afterwards, but any mag that can fire 26rounds despite critical damage is a winner in my book.

I think i'd call them the Tacoma (inexpensive, rugged, reliable) of magazines, and reserve the caddy title for the H&K ones

Quentin2
October 27, 2012, 07:22 PM
I also stumbled across a cheap H&K LEO only mag a couple years ago. Hardly ever use it now, too heavy plus I like good GI or polymer mags.