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icenix
12-18-2011, 9:25 AM
Metal or Polymer magazines for an AR-15?

I am running a BCM upper with a Spikes lower housing.

Is there much of a difference with fit, loading, quality, how it holds up, etc.?

Thanks

the_t0ny
12-18-2011, 10:46 AM
Me personally, I prefer using my 10/20 and 10/30 pmags over the regular aluminum gi mags. It seems like they follower runs smoother, although I've never had a problem with the gi mags loading or functioning.

dieselpower
12-18-2011, 10:53 AM
this being said... I use USGI mags... LOL

rdesKUSUchA

icenix
12-18-2011, 11:03 AM
this being said... I use USGI mags... LOL

rdesKUSUchA

Soooo, what you're saying is that as long as I don't run over them with a truck, I should be fine regardless, haha.

jkody
12-18-2011, 11:05 AM
I use GI mags in my Colt that I keep in Oregon but I use PMAG 10/30 mags in my Cali legal LMT. I have not had any problems with either mags in either ARs.

dieselpower
12-18-2011, 11:21 AM
Soooo, what you're saying is that as long as I don't run over then with a truck, I should be fine regardless, haha.

or fall on them or press hard on them... I was crossing a over a large rock and pivoted on my hip (on the USGI magazine) and heard a distinct crunch... pulled the mag out of the holder and the rounds went everywhere, I cracked the feed lips and the spring did what a spring does...emptied the magazine LOL

Munny$hot
12-18-2011, 1:47 PM
Pmags, but depending on your lower they may require a little bit of sanding on the front. USGI mags with Magpul followers are also a great option

shortround1
12-18-2011, 5:49 PM
Pmags, but depending on your lower they may require a little bit of sanding on the front. USGI mags with Magpul followers are also a great option

I just picked up some of the D&H aluminum mags with the magpul followers today. Anybody using these already?

MrPlink
12-18-2011, 6:25 PM
Soooo, what you're saying is that as long as I don't run over them with a truck, I should be fine regardless, haha.

thats generally a good idea.
I still run pmags almost exclusively.
converted all my old USGIs to em, and if Im buying new mags to block off its what I go with.
Cheap, tough, effective. What more do you want?

1forall
12-18-2011, 6:31 PM
I use P-Mags...they seem to fit better in my rifles and feel better in my hand.

repomanNWP
12-18-2011, 6:39 PM
I like the AR-stoner 10 rounders, no reason to try anything else.

shooterfpga
12-18-2011, 6:42 PM
ive got both. i prefer metal in my ar15 and polymer for my lmt mws.

CombatDOC
12-18-2011, 7:32 PM
+1 on PMAGs They are durable and easy to maintain.

tanakasan
12-18-2011, 8:10 PM
+1 on PMAGs They are durable and easy to maintain.

10/20's here. Reliable and readily available...in colors even!

robert

killathrilla
12-18-2011, 8:14 PM
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ap3572001
12-18-2011, 8:28 PM
Many people in LE like P-Mag,s. At work we just got a bucn of FN M16 mags. They also work great

the_t0ny
12-18-2011, 10:11 PM
I just picked up some of the D&H aluminum mags with the magpul followers today. Anybody using these already?

I have some d&h mags with and without the magpul followers, both work great in my AR. Only down side is one of the mags had a bent feed lip so it's reliability is questionable.