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Old February 24th, 2012, 05:03 PM #1
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So...what's the deal with GI 30 rd AR mags?

I'm going to the gunshow tomorrow in York, PA, and am going to pick up some mags. Definitely getting some PMAGS, so no need to say "don't buy GIs, buy pmags."

I do want to get SOME GI mags just cause they'll probably be a little bit cheaper.

Question is, what should I look for? Are there many different manufacturers? Which follower should I be looking for? Are they NIB are surplus? Etc.

Totally new to aluminum GI mags.

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Old February 24th, 2012, 05:08 PM #2
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colt , parsons , adventure line Ill have to get out the book I cant remember all the manufacturers ......... I use mostly GI mags

brownells makes great metal mags too
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Old February 24th, 2012, 05:11 PM #3
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I mostly use cheap C-Products steel & aluminum mags.

I have a few AR Stoner mags that are really nice.

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I'm going to the gunshow tomorrow in York, PA, and am going to pick up some mags. Definitely getting some PMAGS, so no need to say "don't buy GIs, buy pmags."

I do want to get SOME GI mags just cause they'll probably be a little bit cheaper.

Question is, what should I look for? Are there many different manufacturers? Which follower should I be looking for? Are they NIB are surplus? Etc.

Totally new to aluminum GI mags.

Thx.
get mags with anti-tilt followers...the green ones and black followers are typically junk IMO...unless they are anti-tilt...most ive seen are brown or orange followers. around $10 a mag is good average price.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 05:34 PM #5
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I have a bunch of GI spec 20/30 mags by c-products and D&H they work fine in ARs, not so fine in my PLR.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 05:40 PM #6
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I was wondering the same thing and headed up there for the same thing on Sunday, haha!

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O-Kay Industries, should be able to get them new for $8-$10 each, sometimes there is a guy there who will sell "buy 10 get one free". I probably have 100 O-Kay mags still in their cardboard boxes. I really need ammo to load them up.
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Recently manufactured - Okay, NHMTG, and Colt are all the "same" mag.
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Personal opinion? I think pmags handle better and feel stronger than the GI aluminum magazines I have. There's also the maglevel/window feature, which is nice to have.
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I can't say which is stronger, I've seen many army mags dent and crack and I've seen a Pmag split apart right down the seam, I guess the difference is that the pmags don't dent.
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