- Jan 15, 2021
- Eastern North Carolina
What magazines do you guys use and.what is your experience with reliability and durability?
Agreed. I'm going to order some gen 3's. I thought I would see what you guys say first. I was trying to decide between Pmags and Lancer. The consensus seems to be that Pmags are best.PMags, Lancers & D&H are what I've been using.
Hard not to load up on PMAGS at current prices....a dozen 30rd mags delivered to your doorstep for $150-ish.
As I enjoy shooting AR-15's, I've bought many brands of magazines to try in my rifle(s)
Almost every brand i've tried seem to work pretty well. Rarely have had I had any issues with magazines.
Despite this success, I have noticed I like some mags better than others.
My latest find & purchase is the topic of this review.
The Lancer AR magazine is considered a "hybrid" magazine, because they are a polymer mag that has steel lips.
from the Lancer website description :
" Lancer set out to design a better 5.56 magazine; one with the reliability of steel and the durability and weight of polymer.
The L5 Advanced Warfighter Magazine (AWM®) is that magazine. The L5AWM’s exclusive hybrid design includes
a hardened steel feed lip assembly molded into a proprietary polymer body with aggressive surface texturing to create
the ultimate rifle magazine tough enough for military, law enforcement, and competition applications."
here's a link to the mags https://gunmagwarehouse.com/lancer-l...-magazine.html
I will say I really like these mags. Load easily, have a smooth, non-tilting, follower that's very easy to load.
They work flawlessly, & seem more durable, than P-mags, having steel lips.Time & use will tell how they hold up.
I'll include a short review from the site where they were purchased..Gun Mag Warehouse. https://gunmagwarehouse.com
I've placed several orders from them. They post order confirmation responses immediately after order is placed.
Withing a day, they send a order status email and tracking information.The 3 orders I made shipped quickly & arrived when tracking said they would.
With the backlogs & delays many retailers have Mag Gun warehouse has provided outstanding service.
They even have some good prices & sales on magazines.
I have found the Wilson Combat mags to be extremely reliable. Very durable.
I use the the 8 round mags but only load 7.
LGS had them on sale for 8.99 finally starting to get back to normal !
I have not had any issues when I loaded 8, they work fine fully loaded. I was advised by someone who has extensive military and police background to download by one. I will check out the link-profile ones , thanks.AR-15 Magazines
But since you mentioned it....why do you download your 8rd mags ?
Did some type of incident lead to this ?
WC also makes a great lo-profile steel based mag that comes closer to a flush fit than that 8rd ETM-style.