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PCFlorida
October 13, 2008, 08:12 AM
Aimsurplus (http://www.aimsurplus.com) has the C Products Teflon coated black aluminum body 30 round AR mags with the no tilt follower on sale for $9.98. Smoking good price on a good mag.

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IndianaBoy
October 13, 2008, 10:55 AM
Some guy setting up a carbine class at my range told me he avoided C products mags because they weren't very good. He suggested numbering my mags so I could isolate problems.

I just scratched my head because I have never had a jam with any of them, and my ar runs so reliably I don't see a need to number my mags. If I didn't have enough already I would snap some of those up!

Z-Michigan
October 13, 2008, 11:13 AM
C Products mags are fine if you test every single one twice with a full load of ammo. This is based on personal experience, with a lot of their mags and a lot of AR mags from other manufacturers. Their quality control is poor and as far as I can tell hasn't improved. Witness the debacle with their recent introduction of 30 rd x39 AR mags. I have probably two dozen of their mags (all .223, mix of aluminum and stainless steel) and when I bought I foolishly assumed they would all work, so I only tested a couple. Wrong! Now as I try to use more of that same batch I find a lot that either don't fit or don't function. Again, you must test each mag they make.

OTOH, I have not had similar issues with nearly any other brand of AR mag except Promag. My experience has been great with Cammenga, DPMS, and NHMTG (note: I think the DPMS mags are made either by NHMTG or Okay Industries). The Magpul Pmags are also great, though I bought early enough that I got one of the batches with a molding issue that made them unreliable in feeding. Magpul had identified this issue and offered a really no-hassle exchange program to replace the defective and possibly defective mags (anything with that batch code, some of which probably did work fine).

C Products customer service is decent and if you get lemons they will likely replace them with no hassle. But you will need to spend about $30 worth of ammo to adequately test each $10 mag.

SSN Vet
October 13, 2008, 11:36 AM
I love the Teflon coating...

Have it on my Anvil Arms lower and it's a 'top shelf' finnish.

PCFlorida
October 13, 2008, 01:00 PM
I only mentioned it because I have about 30 C Products mags and haven't had a FTF from one of them. I consider them good quality

RP88
October 13, 2008, 01:31 PM
I heard they werent really teflon-coated, because they'll mar up once you slide them into the magwell. Or maybe I was reading reviews for the wrong products

I'd jump on it though, if AIM didnt bar people under 21 from buying from them despite being old enough to own and buy most of their products from anywhere else and own under law...

tkcomer
October 13, 2008, 02:18 PM
I have the 10 rounders for 5.56 and 7.62x39 for shooting off the bench. No problems so far.

rob_s
October 13, 2008, 02:31 PM
I haven't had good luck with anything from CProducts, and the service after the sale has been non-existent as well.

I'd rather spend $2/mag more and pick up some D&H mags from Bravo Company.

Gunnerpalace
October 13, 2008, 06:16 PM
Wait let me get this straight just because I'm not 21 yet I cant get a Magazine from AIM?

Gary G23
October 13, 2008, 06:32 PM
I bought 30 C Products mags once and had to throw 12 of them in the trash. I think I'll pass.

MechAg94
October 13, 2008, 08:28 PM
I have something around 10 C-products mags. I probably haven't tested all of them, but I haven't had any trouble with those I have tested.

If I remember correctly, C-products were considered 1st class until about 2 years or so ago and they had some bad production runs. I have no idea if that has continued or not. I don't think I bought any at that time.
I also remember that D&H has a bad run of mags a few years ago also. I guess every one has forgotten about that. I have some of theirs that work fine, but they aren't perfect.

Most of the mags I have bought lately have been Magpul P-mags which have worked perfectly for me. I have one NHMTG mag that is great. The only issue I had with it was sharp points on the feed lips that I filed.

IMO, you should always number or mark you mags somehow and keep track of mag related problems.

Evil Monkey
October 13, 2008, 08:34 PM
I bought 10 steel c products mags a while ago, haven't tested them yet. They were my only source for new steel mags, as I will absolutely NOT buy aluminum mags. I've been spoiled by how tough steel AK mags are, not saying that steel ar15 mags are just as tough but at least it's steel.

Anybody know how good the steel mags from Britain and Singapore are? Which other countries sell steel ar15 mags to the US?

MechAg94
October 13, 2008, 08:48 PM
What are you doing to your mags that steel is required? :)

You ought to try one of the Magpul P-Mags. I think you would be impressed how tough they are.

The word on failing C-products mags I heard was always on the aluminum ones. I have no idea if the steel mags are a problem.

Z-Michigan
October 13, 2008, 09:42 PM
Anybody know how good the steel mags from Britain and Singapore are? Which other countries sell steel ar15 mags to the US?

You want Cammenga Easymags. All steel, even the follower, and made in the US (in my home state, actually). Go to their website to see torture test videos equivalent to those for Pmags. Best price I've seen is $25 each at CDNN, but I was impressed enough to get several despite the price.

The Easymags also have the slide-open front cover. This is a neat feature, but not really that important to me. I think people get hung up on that. What I see is an extremely well made and durable steel mag for AR's, that just happens to have that feature. It doesn't interfere with anything if you don't want to use it.

Pmags are good too. I just like having some metal mags of known long-term durability, along with the Pmags that clearly have extreme short-term toughness but unknown durability over decades.

MIL-DOT
October 13, 2008, 10:01 PM
(quote) "If I remember correctly, C-products were considered 1st class until about 2 years or so ago and they had some bad production runs. I have no idea if that has continued or not."

Yeah, I recall reading at arfcom that they were the proverbial cats meow,everyone raved about them and their customer service. So, I split a batch with a friend, and still have a few new in the plastic. The ones I've used function flawlessly. Still, I'm a little disturbed to start reading the less than flattering stuff about them lately.
Now it seems Pmags are the ******. So do I grab a few of those just to read a year or three later that they also suck ? :confused:

JRadice45
October 13, 2008, 10:18 PM
I bought 2 Cproducts SS mags (30 rd) a year back and they have functioned fine. I wanted some more but I heard some bad things about them. I ordered them anyhow on midway and got 3 more. They have functioned fine as well. I also bought two P-mags with that order (also 30rd) to see what all the fuss was about and they are also very nice.

rob_s
October 13, 2008, 11:13 PM
The word on failing C-products mags I heard was always on the aluminum ones. I have no idea if the steel mags are a problem.
Mine were stainless steel and wouldn't feed. Followers would bind in the bodies. Worthless.

StealthyBlagga
October 13, 2008, 11:31 PM
I had problems with balck teflon aluminum C-Products mags... the rounds were sluggish at feeding. I sent them back to be replaced with plain vanilla grey GI mags, and they run flawlessly. I'd avoid the black mags personally.

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