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Old January 13, 2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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Need help with choosing extra mags for my AR

I'm looking to get a few extra 20 & 30 round mags for my DPMS AR-15 .223 rifle.
Are their any brands to avoid, or any that are high on the should buy list?
I'm thinking about Magpul,Pro-Mag or Tapco. Opinions on these brands?
Are there any other brands I should strongly consider?
Links to quality mags would be appreciated also.

Appreciate the help on this.
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Old January 14, 2011, 01:00 AM   #2
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Pmags seem to be all the rage. I have GI issue aluminum
ones that work fine and Lancers, that are also fine.
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Old January 14, 2011, 12:19 PM   #3
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Magpul P-mags... buy them.

Steer clear of "Crapco" or Pro-Mag

Next question

ETA - link to the AR-15 Magazine buy/ sell section @ AR15.com

http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=7&f=24
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Old January 14, 2011, 04:21 PM   #4
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+ Magpul
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Old January 14, 2011, 05:41 PM   #5
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I like USGI and Lancers. No one around here carries the Magpuls so I only have one, but it has been 100%.
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Old January 14, 2011, 05:47 PM   #6
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PMags are the way to go IMO. They are light, durable, have the dust covers, and offered with or without sight windows. Area51Tactical.com had 10 window Pmags about a year ago for $170 shipped. I jumped on that in a hurry. I'm sure there others on the market that will do the job however it seems that more and more AR owners are going to the PMags.
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Old January 14, 2011, 06:24 PM   #7
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OF your 3 options presented, go with the Pmags.

Also consider USGI mags, for about half the price of pmags.
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Old January 18, 2011, 09:53 AM   #8
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Magpul, HK(416), brands....

I'm not big into M4s, ARs or "battle rifles" at this time.
Time, training resources and $$$ being the main issues.
If I were looking for some serious, well made AR magazines I'd snag a few HK 416(fits in ARs/M-16s), the popular Magpul or the cool, high tech model I saw that goes from green to yellow to red so you can keep track of your rifle rounds at a quick glance.
Im not sure of the exact brand name or price but it may be here: www.Brownells.com www.Cheaperthandirt.com www.NatchezSS.com .

Brownells is a great shooting sports/gear company and puts out a entire printed catalog of AR parts, magazines and related accessories.

All the best:
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Old January 18, 2011, 10:15 AM   #9
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P-Mags are on the way.

I ended up ordering 4 30 round P-Mags. I didn't spend the extra money on the mags with the count indicators. I figure, when it doesn't go bang any more it'll be time to put in another full mag. The P-Mag is where everybody was going, so I figure it's going to be worth the few bucks they cost in the end.
This rifle is for fun anyway. It's not like I'm going to be facing a bunch of zombies, or my In-laws soon.

Thanks for all the help,
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Old January 18, 2011, 10:41 AM   #10
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ar mags

C products makes stainless steel teflon coated mags with the anti-tilt followers for a VERY reasonable price. Go to CDNN.com, they sell them for agreat price.
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Old January 18, 2011, 11:55 AM   #11
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PMAGs. I have put mine through some rigorous conditions (mud/water/sand) and they keep on keeping on.
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Old January 18, 2011, 12:06 PM   #12
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Another vote for the PMags. And to stay away from Pro-Mags. :barf: I was in dire need of a mag, and bought a couple Pro-mags. The lips had spread out from the git-go, and wouldnt hold the rounds. One of them now had duct tape wrapped around it and it's used in the vice to hold my ARs.
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Old January 18, 2011, 12:07 PM   #13
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Pmags and Lancers are nice - I bought 2 of each and have been testing them for the last few months and really like them. I think they will last a long time. In the past i've bought many USGI mags from Bravocompanyusa.com and have been pleased with them also - that's where I buy all of my AR stuff.
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