View Full Version : Best mag pouches for Saiga rifle magazines?

09-05-2010, 12:34 PM
Hey all, I'm looking into buying a new shooting/tactical vest. I'm looking at getting a Molle vest and custom arranging pouches and such to suit my preference.

As the title implies, I mainly shoot a converted Saiga 7.62x39mm rifle. However, I never did the magazine conversion because I joined the party too late and don't have a source for preban AK mags, and I don't see the point in buying 10/30 mags if the saiga mags are 10rds and work just dandy, with the exception that follows:

I haven't really found a mag pouch that works well with the saiga style magazine. I am considering doing the conversion just so I can get pouches that fit, but if I can avoid having to, I'd prefer it.

So in summary, does anyone know of mag pouches that would work, and/or should I just suck it up and do the magazine conversion and use AK pouches?

09-05-2010, 2:24 PM
I have become a fan of the Tapco 10 round AK mags.

I did not fully convert my Saiga, however I did install a bullet guide and
filed the mag catch to accept AK mags. I did have several pre-ban 30 rounders,
but those Tapco mags are really cheap in comparison to stock Saiga mags.

There is the question of 922r being triggered by the mag conversion,
even if you are only using 10 rounders. I've heard this debated either way.

To stay on the safe side (plus 30 rounders definitely trigger 922 issues),
I got a modified G2 trigger group from Dinzag and the pull has improved
greatly. I added a Tapco Galil style handguard and use US made mags or
followers in my steel 30s.

In any case, It might be worth converting or partially converting to use these
cheap AK mags. I don't like maglocks or the Monster Man grip, so I kept
the stock buttstock.

Just my 2 cents, but those Saiga factory mags are prohibitively expensive
in my opinion.

09-05-2010, 6:39 PM
Yeah I agree on the price aspect, which is a good reason to do the conversion. I just already have a few saiga magazines already. I will probably end up just doing the conversion unless someone give me a miracle.