What kind of magazine do you think is the best (in an AR-15)?

You can qualify your choice by whatever means you want. That means style, aesthetic, practicality, durability, reliability, etc. are all on the table.

Me personally, I like transparent mags and find the plastic tacticool mags to be a turnoff as of late.
Standard steel mags and 3D printed waffle mags are also pretty kino

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Promag for that poor man feel

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Suresneeds, with Pmag coming in a close second, and an honorable mention to Brownells GI aluminum mags.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Close but I’d put pmags behind brownells

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I only buy Pmags, and I don't really care if they're the best. I just want everything to feel exactly the same every time I pickup my gun. I value reliability above all else, and my Pmags have never let me down yet.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The magazine in your picture is .300blk and that is arguably the best option for .300blk.
    The best magazine, in terms of the magazine is the gen3 windowed pmag. They allow viewing of the rounds, are extremely reliable, durable and can be equipped with a dust cover. However, they only come in 5.56.
    If you want the window feature or visibility for .300blk, then you go with the Lancer pictured in the OP.
    On purely aesthetic grounds, its' almost always going to be straight 20 round vietnam style metal mags. Plus, they hold 1 box of ammo exactly which is satisfying.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >On purely aesthetic grounds, its' almost always going to be straight 20 round vietnam style metal mags.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >On purely aesthetic grounds, its' almost always going to be straight 20 round vietnam style metal mags.

      Gonna have to agree with that, though I prefer the 25 rounders personally. Just a little bit longer goes the extra mile for me

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            After careful consideration and a full investigation looking at all permutations including meta analysis of the data, no.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That rifle looks like dogshit, you're wrong

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/OK5fv6D.jpg

            >On purely aesthetic grounds, its' almost always going to be straight 20 round vietnam style metal mags.

            Gonna have to agree with that, though I prefer the 25 rounders personally. Just a little bit longer goes the extra mile for me

            no

            https://i.imgur.com/jWpgkxv.jpg

            >On purely aesthetic grounds, its' almost always going to be straight 20 round vietnam style metal mags.

            yes

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            To disagree with that other anon, that rifle looks amazing. What brace?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Zenitco PT-1 on an Isle MFG picatinny adapter

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Remind me of the F1 FAMAS mags, i kinda dig it.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              NTA but
              https://www.brownells.com/gun-parts/magazines/rifle-magazines-parts/ar-15-25-rd-straight-body-steel-magazine/

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >"on sale"
                >$57 per mag
                Good grief.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have 25 rd .308 windowed pmags of the m118 variety. So they exist or existed in other calibers.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ...but not .300blk. I have no idea why not. I'd would love some FDE windowed mags for my AR with the FDE furniture. NB4 whatever, I already had /arg/ do a roast of them for me. They're biggest issue seems to be with the Midwest handguards and 2x Acog.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Doesn't .300blk fit just fine in 5.56 mags? I don't shoot it but wasn't that part of the appeal to be able to use 5.56 mags and receivers?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            300 blackout will have feeding issues in a 5.56 mag due to the larger much heavier projectiles not being lifted and supported properly with the shape of the 5.56 follower. 300 blackout mags have a different follower to alleviate those issues, otherwise they are identical.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              That's not it.

              >Doesn't .300blk fit just fine in 5.56 mags?
              theoretically it does, realistically most of it does but then you get common outlier ammo that doesnt feed

              Some of it does, depending on ammo.

              Doesn't .300blk fit just fine in 5.56 mags? I don't shoot it but wasn't that part of the appeal to be able to use 5.56 mags and receivers?

              The neck/bullet size is different and they can be pinched by the internal ridges near the front of the 5.56 mag. The .300blk mag has smaller ridges. .350lgnd which is designed to shoot out of an AR, has to use mags where the ridges are no larger than the rear ones.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Ah, gotcha, that's some good info there. Magpul may actually make specific mags for 300blk then. They make two kinds of .308 mags already, one for dead ass standard rounds and then one for longer than saami m118 rounds.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Doesn't .300blk fit just fine in 5.56 mags?
            theoretically it does, realistically most of it does but then you get common outlier ammo that doesnt feed

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Aesthetics
    Lancer
    >Function/cost ratio
    Pmag
    >Funnest
    schmeisser 60rd casket

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Standard steel mags
    Finger mashers.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Trying to buy metal AR mags in bulk for cheap. I missed out on Surefeed and D&H mags are impossible to find at the moment. I hate the black finish on steel/aluminum mags and I'm too much of a basedcuck to spraypaint mags. Rainier is selling 10 KCI mags for 90 bucks but I've never heard of KCI before so I'm hesitant on the reliability.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      KCI is range mag supplier supreme. They're not quite promag but they're not what you'd want in a home defense or similar srs bsns gun. Only KCI shit worth owning is the big sticks and drums for fricking around.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    EZ

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I still like stanags the most since they weigh the least and fit better in tenspeed pouches. I also like the tinny scraping sound they make

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1) Gen 2 PMAGs
    2) Brownell's gray aluminum mags
    3) ASC black steel mags with the orange follower (I call them the Halloween Magazines)
    Honorable mention: Okay Industries surefeed (before they added the stupid herpes bumps)

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    USGI

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      as long as they have anti-tilt followers and the feed lips aren't fricked from years of abuse by boots they are GTG. Bonus points if you do the OG magpul gutted paracord mod.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Where's the grip tape?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    20 round pmag. Affordable, reliable, compact. It's obvious when they're damaged and I like the litte dust covers.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When I was in the service, I was sent on some shit detail out to the DRMS, (or DMRS, whatever), yard.
    Out in their desert shitpile was a whole mess of surplus 20 and 30 round magazines. I filled every pocket in my cammies with those motherfrickers, and still shoot them today in my Sporter.

    Never had a hint of a problem with them or the rifle.

    Thanks, Uncle Sam!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      DRMO?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Many a magazine has fallen off the back of a truck into the lap of a gun-loving veteran.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a few dozen steel/aluminum mags leftover from being issued them in my Army days. They are beat to hell, prolly rusty springs, some still have dirt in them I think from different countries and states. They still feed ok. I only have like 3 Pmags.

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