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joker619
04-14-2011, 12:04 AM
So after being told numerous times not to buy promags, I went ahead and purchased a metal mag. I got it from riflegear so it is a 10rd/30 body ca legal metal mag. Does anyone know what kind of mags they sell or are ie. Soviet, Chinese, etc. Even better, how can you tell what or where ak mags are from in general? This is my only mag besides the plastic 5 rounder you with a sgl-21. I plan on purchasing many different mags 10's and 30's and would like the knowledge on what to get, what they are, and what actually to look for. As of right now I'm just sticking to metal. Any help or guidance is appreciated. Thanks and sorry in advance!

Aspec5vz
04-14-2011, 12:17 AM
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1104378

joker619
04-14-2011, 1:09 AM
Thanks! Just what I needed!

MrPlink
04-14-2011, 1:20 AM
in case you forgot already, DONT BUY PROMAGS! Unless you are an AR snob and want to prove that AKs can suffer from feeding issues as well.

Stick to any of the steel commie mags and you will be GTG

zfields
04-14-2011, 11:17 AM
I havent had an issue in 800 or so rounds with tapco ak mags either....

joker619
04-14-2011, 2:19 PM
Still can't figure it out. It has a B stamped on it along with a design kinda like a hook. Maybe a Romy or Russian. Take a shot at it if you think you know. Thanks

http://tapa.tk/mu/633461e7-64bc-ecbf.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/633461e7-64d0-cadc.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/633461e7-64e1-ae03.jpg

tujungatoes
04-14-2011, 3:58 PM
in case you forgot already, DONT BUY PROMAGS! Unless you are an AR snob and want to prove that AKs can suffer from feeding issues as well.

Stick to any of the steel commie mags and you will be GTG

I use promags almost exclusively. No problems what so ever. YMMV

...and I'm about as far from an AR snob as you can get.

MrPlink
04-14-2011, 4:24 PM
I use promags almost exclusively. No problems what so ever. YMMV

...and I'm about as far from an AR snob as you can get.

theres always exceptions

rojocorsa
04-14-2011, 8:11 PM
Also, the Circle 10 Bulgarian Waffle steel lined poly mags are really high end. Expensive though.


Promags are considered ****ty because they don't have steel reinforcements at those contact points on the top of the mag, so they wear out easily. I guess if you take them out once in a while to shoot them off a bench at a range it's not that bad.

762.DEFENSE
04-14-2011, 8:25 PM
I guess I'm an AR snob, I have several dozen Tapco/Promag mags and haven't had an issue yet. :rolleyes:

949S_GP100
04-14-2011, 10:03 PM
Bought a 10/30 from rifle gear a month ago works great same markings on it as the ones I picked up from AIM Surplus which they said were bulgarian..

http://tinyurl.com/3mr56h2
^this links to AIM surplus

I bought 5 tapco rebuild kits and made my own 10/30's no jams yet and fit nice and snug in my WASR.

joker619
04-15-2011, 12:15 AM
Bought a 10/30 from rifle gear a month ago works great same markings on it as the ones I picked up from AIM Surplus which they said were bulgarian..

http://tinyurl.com/3mr56h2
^this links to AIM surplus

I bought 5 tapco rebuild kits and made my own 10/30's no jams yet and fit nice and snug in my WASR.

GP100- did you notice or have the markings I described in my earlier post on any of your Bulgy mags?? Stamped B and a hook design of some sort? Looks a lot like the one on your link, but just can't see the details too clearly. Thanks