Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Balrog, Jul 28, 2022.
Where is a good place to find them?
Not a fan of C-Products either steel or aluminum- seen a few brand new with bad feed lips.
Gun Mag Warehouse is my go-to.
D&H was a US Govt contractor. I think PSA bought the tooling when D&H shut down.
Sorry, I'm embarrassed to say that I was wrong with my previous comment.
D&H are very much still in business.
They purchased an older company; LaBelle Industries who had been a magazine supplier to the govt and continued production of magazines using the same tooling.
Haven't ordered again since then, work brought me out to CA and forced me to leave the fun stuff in storage out of state.
I have 2 D&H 30 rounders, and they're GTG. They've got a nice Teflon finish that doesn't mark up like most metal mags.
For the OP, has there been an issue with any mags you're using?
Others on here say “USGI,” but I fear that they do not realize that the U.S. government-issued magazines are simply magazines purchased by the government from Brownells, Okay, Magpul, and others; it is not as if the government has a magazine factory or something like some seem to think.
They are 'mil spec', which does assure some degree of consistency and quality.
As noted, the ones I have, and the ones I used in the service (full disclosure; never had to run thru' the jungle with my M16A1) always worked. Always.
Whatever contractor's name is on the baseplate, USGI (with an NSN) whether new or not, still says it was made to a certain spec to be used by some Govt Goon. Those I have never really had an issue with and first become a Govt Goon back in 1988. I am also well aware that not everything the Govt gives it's Goon is the best or the greatest, but with mags at least, so long as I maintained them, they ran fine, were affordable, and plentiful, at least for now.
My AR 30 rounders (some Colt along with Okay and Adventure Line), are also good to go!
I’ve used surplus mags for over 40 years with great success. Now admittedly all my aluminum mags were purchased 30-40 years ago, but I assume the quality hasn’t changed.
D&H are second best. Brownells and Palmetto mags are D&H.
Duramags are just ok if they make a color you want that no one else does, but they are finished like comblock milsurp AK mags and you may give yourself tetanus from the razor sharp feed lips.
The last few years I’ve read a lot of complaints with Surefires, but never bought any of the last gen.
D&H get my vote for best bang for the buck, they’re usually the cheapest and work great.
All my Brownells are the straight GI 20s but if their 30s are as good, that would get my vote for BEST aluminum mag.
I don’t run any CPD/Duramag or ASCs in 5.56 but have a ton of em in other calibers for ARs. Between the two I prefer Duramags but for 5.56 there’s better/cheaper options. If you want mags in different colors, buy some Rustoleum...
I gotta add, I prefer my Lancers to my aluminum mags, and if you gotta have all metal, the steel bodied E-Landers or the el cheapo steel SKH mags are better, and often as cheap. I’ve even got a few of those weird Bulgarian all steel slab sided AR 5.56 mags that use the ‘AK style’ followers. Those are great too.
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