Aftermarket AR15 magazines


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CrazyIrishman
February 11, 2006, 01:30 AM
Has anyone used the AR mags that Brownells sells? I have several mags that were made originally made for the military but I was thinking about buying a couple new ones from Brownells but am unsure of their reliability and function.


THX

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cbsbyte
February 11, 2006, 01:35 AM
Has anyone used the AR mags that Brownells sells? I have several mags that were made originally made for the military but I was thinking about buying a couple new ones from Brownells but am unsure of their reliability and function.


THX

Which AR mags are you talking about? Brownells sell a few different types. If your state has an Assault Weapons Ban, or restricts magazine capacity then you will not be able to buy new high capacity, above 10rd, magazines.

modifiedbrowning
February 11, 2006, 01:53 AM
I have never used the Brownell made mags, but from what I have heard they are quality magazines. I believe that they are made by one of the GI mag manufacturers, D&H maybe? Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

Optical Serenity
February 11, 2006, 01:56 AM
Is anyone here using HK ar-15 steel mags? I've been looking to get some, and have heard great things about them.

modifiedbrowning
February 11, 2006, 01:58 AM
I have a British steel mag that has worked perfectly for me. I don't think that the HK mags are worth the price.

1911user
February 11, 2006, 02:31 AM
With the ban gone and new USGI 30's available for $10-$11, I see no need to buy anything else. Also, the anti-tilt magpul followers are cheap insurance at $2 each. I'll jump at a good deal on the older 20 rd mags with alloy followers.

The-Fly
February 11, 2006, 03:02 AM
Is anyone here using HK ar-15 steel mags? I've been looking to get some, and have heard great things about them.

never used the HK mags myself, and for what they cost, never will. I have a pile of D&H and DSG teflon USGI, and taiwanese type 65 steel mags, and all of them work great. I dont see what advantage there is to paying 4 to 5 times as much for a mag when the $10-12 ones i have work flawlessly.

regarding the thread starter, i have zero clue what brownell's carries mag wise, i get my mags from 44mag.com.

http://www.44mag.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DH30BMG

Onmilo
February 11, 2006, 10:44 AM
I have a bunch of the 30 round Brownell magazines with Chrome Silicone springs.
All of them have worked faultlessly so far and I purposely left two of the magazines loaded full for 6 months before I used them.
Everything went well.
I thought Maryland had a magazine capacity restriction though??

pcf
February 11, 2006, 11:12 AM
Marlyand does not have a capacity limitation on magazines, only that magazines holding 21 or more rounds cannot be sold transfered or purchased within the state.

I'll second buying from 44mag.com I purchased six CP 20rd magazines from them. Three didn't work. I contacted CP on a Thursday afternoon about the problem, and was sked to return all six. I got them in the mail the following Monday. On Tuesday I recieved 7 new D&H magazines with magpul followers from 44mag. Good people, good service and they back what they sell.

Bartholomew Roberts
February 11, 2006, 11:31 AM
Brownell's was recently awarded a contract to supply magazines to the U.S. military and the aluminium mags they sell under their name are USGI. Good stuff at a great price.

CrazyIrishman
February 12, 2006, 12:31 AM
Which AR mags are you talking about? Brownells sell a few different types. If your state has an Assault Weapons Ban, or restricts magazine capacity then you will not be able to buy new high capacity, above 10rd, magazines.

I am talking about the 20 & 30 round mags that they advertise as being made for them.

Yes,Maryland has had a hi-cap mag ban since 1996. PCF posted the cutoff as being 21 rounds or more which is true. A Maryland resident is allowed to buy hi-caps out of state and bring them back, and if you already have hi-cap mags prior to '96 they are grandfathered.

MechAg94
February 12, 2006, 12:40 AM
http://www.eaglefirearms.net/ar15_magazines.htm

These guys sell the same teflon coated one mentioned above. They also sell one that is supposed to be made for Colt. I have one of those, but had to file a sharp point on the lips to get it to work reliably. That type actually looks better made. Anyway, I have bought several 30 rounders from them and have no complaints.

I haven't used any made from Brownels. I learned early on with my AR to find mags that work and stick with them.

Dave Markowitz
February 12, 2006, 10:15 AM
FWIW, another good source of USGI mags is DSG Arms in Texas. I've placed orders with them a couple of times and got good, fast service. The half dozen black Teflon coated 30s I got from them match the color of my Colt 6721 perfectly.

http://www.dsgarms.com/

Ringer
February 12, 2006, 10:30 AM
FWIW, another good source of USGI mags is DSG Arms in Texas.

And they are currently running a Shot Show sale $9.95 for Black and $10.95 for DSG Mag - Grey Teflon coated 30 round anti-tilt AR15 M16 magazine. Recently ordered a handful myself.

Dave Bean
February 12, 2006, 11:15 AM
How about the stuff manufactured by Labelle Industries????

Dave Bean

atblis
February 12, 2006, 12:23 PM
Buy a bunch and have fun. Don't waste your money on anything else. Buy GI mags (there are supposedly some crappy GI mags though)..

.40-.45
February 12, 2006, 12:34 PM
I have a few Brownells zero problems here


great company great products!!!

Bartholomew Roberts
February 12, 2006, 02:21 PM
Here is an excellent resource for AR15 magazine questions:
http://magfaq.tripod.com/

Flatfender
February 12, 2006, 04:33 PM
How about the stuff manufactured by Labelle Industries????

Dave Bean

The D&H teflon mags are Labelles, or at least made on Labelle equipment.

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