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Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:46 pm
by bajajoaquin
I broke down and bought a rifle with AR mags. What's the word on price vs reliability? Pro-Mags? Something else? I'm in CA, so 10-rounders.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:48 pm
by senorgrand
Magpul 10 rounders are great

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:59 pm
by offensivename
Yeah, I use some e-landers for things like 6.5 grendel but for normal 5.56 magpul's the best game in town.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:00 pm
by Stiff
Lancer is a good bet if you’re limited to 10 rounds.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:05 pm
by shinzen
Magpul and Lancer are both good to go. I haven't had great luck with Pro-mags in any rifle.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:06 pm
by bajajoaquin
that's a good point. They were crap in my Ruger. Thanks for the advice on Magpul and Lancer.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:14 pm
by senorgrand
shinzen wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Magpul and Lancer are both good to go. I haven't had great luck with Pro-mags in any rifle.
I've had both. I think magpul are a little more robust if your are planning to drop them in the dirt. but the lancers were great too.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:16 pm
by lurker
i've had 6 thermolds and 6 orelites for well-nigh 20 years and they've been flawless. if they can still be had, i recommend.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:18 pm
by bajajoaquin
I just ordered the last 5 Magpuls from Midway. Funny how the hoarder in me comes out so easily. I was only going to buy two but I saw they were the last five, so I ordered them. I don't really think we need to stock up on this stuff, but man, put the threat of scarcity into me, and it's buy, buy, buy!

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:21 pm
by lurker
my reasoning for 12+ magazines was that i could go to the range, have a blast , and go home with a mag-full or two left over.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:25 pm
by Stiff
I still have AR mags from the Hillary panic, so no need to buy now.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:32 pm
by bajajoaquin
Yeah, I get that. It's just not my mind set. The reason for my extra ammo, multiple firearms, extra mags, etc., is the same reason for the pile of scrap metal, two deep fryers, extra power tools, multiple cars and motorcycles and other crap: I'm a hoarder. I might want that some day. What if it's not available later? I'd better buy it before the government starts tracking it. Well, it's paid for, no need to sell it.

All that is just the BS that feeds the hoarding. Look for me on a reality tv episode near you.....

:)

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:44 pm
by lurker
i have more than bare minimum because i want them, i can afford them, and it doesn't hurt anyone for me to have them.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:50 pm
by YankeeTarheel
lurker wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:21 pm
my reasoning for 12+ magazines was that i could go to the range, have a blast , and go home with a mag-full or two left over.
Travelling with mags with rounds in them is a felony in NJ unless you have a carry license, even if they are locked up separately from the firearm.

So far I've had good luck with Magpuls, AR-10 DPMS format...and they have a cover.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:12 pm
by lurker
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:50 pm
lurker wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:21 pm
my reasoning for 12+ magazines was that i could go to the range, have a blast , and go home with a mag-full or two left over.
Travelling with mags with rounds in them is a felony in NJ unless you have a carry license, even if they are locked up separately from the firearm.

So far I've had good luck with Magpuls, AR-10 DPMS format...and they have a cover.
you can own magazines? wtf. we've already concluded that NJ is messed up. personally i think the rest of us should eject NJ from the union. maybe england will take you back.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:30 pm
by YankeeTarheel
lurker wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:12 pm
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:50 pm
lurker wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:21 pm
my reasoning for 12+ magazines was that i could go to the range, have a blast , and go home with a mag-full or two left over.
Travelling with mags with rounds in them is a felony in NJ unless you have a carry license, even if they are locked up separately from the firearm.

So far I've had good luck with Magpuls, AR-10 DPMS format...and they have a cover.
you can own magazines? wtf. we've already concluded that NJ is messed up. personally i think the rest of us should eject NJ from the union. maybe england will take you back.
Shit! Other than some strange gun laws, NJ is actually a really great place to live. We have some of the best schools in the nation, We are a moderately liberal state, even with occasional Republican governors. We've gotten rid of all but 2 repub representatives, Probably, prior to this pandemic, our 3 worst problems were some of the more draconian gun laws (not as bad as NY or Cali) high property taxes, and inadequate commuting tools into NYC.

Until June 2018, an HCM was defined as MORE than 15 rounds. Then the lowered it to 10, but with a 6 month grace period. We're subject to a lot of jokes, mainly due to New Yorkers (I was born and grew up in Westchester), and when we moved North again, I found NJ an easier state to live in than NY. Never want to live in NY ever again!

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:25 pm
by lurker
england can have NY, too, but i suspect england knows better.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:53 pm
by Tedzilla
Magpul Gen3 are what came with the Mohaska from the factory so I picked a couple of extras before the Hillary debacle. They drop clean, never fail to feed and have neat little windows.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:23 pm
by kronkmusic
Magpul, Lancer, and also Surefeed if you like old school aluminum mags, which I do. Can't go wrong with any of those brands.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:57 pm
by YankeeTarheel
lurker wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:25 pm
england can have NY, too, but i suspect england knows better.
And I thought we'd give them Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:48 pm
by TxChinaman
Can't go wrong with Magpul or Lancer.

Re: Reliable AR Mags

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:01 am
by JohnNewell
Magpul. Definitely.