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I can't decide what type of mags I should get for my sig556

I have military "surplus" (read battlefield pickups). and they work good. I have some Israeli military aluminum mags and they work good.

I have been looking at Brownell's tan ones with magpuls, cmmg's mags springs and SS followers in a GI body, Lancer's mags, and Magpuls.

I was really hot to trot about the Magpul's until I noticed the cover designed to prevent lip spreading. I have had bad luck in the past with some polymer mags that spread and shot ammo out of them like a foutain, so this stopped me dead in my tracks. I like the price, I like the colors, and I like their body strength.

I am scared of loaded mags witht hard to remove covers in a SHTF scenario, and I am scared that chemicals will dissolve them.

I am a little nervous also about jumping on the latest band wagon. I remember how many "operators" and wannabees kept telling me how great their HK's were for $60 a pop. Until I started hearing all of the complaints about rust and bad springs.

I personally have had the best luck with old GI 20 rounders with aluminum follwers. Unfortunately they are pricy now and don't hold 30.

So, which is the best? NO flames please, ONLY those who have USED and abused their mags please reply. I don't care if you own 1 or 100 please only give actual USE feedback.

THANKS, I appreciate any help u can give.
 

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...the short answer is to go with the D&H mags and replace the follower with the magpull anti-tilt follower...or order them that way...the D&H mags are the same as the former Labelles...they are made on the Labelle tooling and are USGI spec mags...you can't do better...really... :wink:

...i've used the Labelles for many decades..before the green "so called" anti-tilt follower was invented...and never had issues...never the less...i switched out all my black/green followers to the mag-pull anti-tilt follower...and now they are perfect... :p

...i also love the magpulls...they are great...they are the "ONLY" poly magazine i would trust my life to...however...i trust my Labelles more (now D&H )... :twisted:

...BTW...any " telfon" coated spec USGI mag will serve you equally well...but be warned that "almost" everyone claims that their magazines are "USGI spec"...and when you get your mags... don't mess with them...like replacing the "spec" spring with " extra power" springs and such...just replace the follower with the mag-pull anti-tilt...and you'll be fine... 8)

...i recomend these...you pick the color if "purdy" is important to you... :p ...

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/AR15-mag ... a-s/21.htm

...Bravo Company...good prices...and more important..."good"... "honest" and "knowledagable" people... :wink:
 

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I bought 30 D&H mags about a year ago. They are marked something else on the floorplate, but they have the D&H date codes on the body and salesmen said that is who they got them from.

Thanks, I hadn't really had the money to abuse my D&H's yet, but it is nice to hear someone have good luck with them. I paid $12 for mine. IF I had bought 100 they would have sold them for 10 each. NOt bad, but I could not get anyone interested in a big buy.
 

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Stupid me, they were the from that exact website. I buy my duracoat from them.

THanks, it is nice to see they offer a lot more options this year.
 

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The only thing interesting about Orlites was the wire mesh they imbedded at the top to strengthen the lips and opening.

They still looked ugly as sin.
 

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I've used USGI used mags for years, both black and green followers and have never had any problems with either.
These have been used in AR's, Daewoo's, a 223 FAL and in the Sig 556.

I recently found out about Magpul's and ordered 10 and I gotta say I really, really like them alot! I also have not had any problems with them and they are for all practical purposes indestructable.

Go with the magpuls!
 

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PMAGs

I'm stationed in Baghdad, Iraq and almost all of my company uses PMAGs. I carry around seven of them every day. They are absolutely the best magazines for the price. I know they are hard to find now, but order some and get on a waiting list. Another good option is to buy the Magpul conversion kit (follower and spring) and slap that in a USGI body. That body seems to fit the best, but has a death-trap follower. The only downside to the USGI body with magpul guts is the feed lips tend to separate easily if you drop it, but all you have to do is check the lips frequently, or not drop it. I have several USGI magazines with that setup and have not had one failure from them to date (at least this deployment anyways). I would definitely stay away from the steel H&K magazines... aside from the extra weight, they shatter easily when dropped (steel doesn't seem to take the impact as well as aluminum) even though they added the strip of rubber in the seam to supposedly prevent that. They have good followers and springs, but aren't exactly the most durable. My TC had one fail on him going into a house a few weeks ago. He came back to the truck with no floorplate, no spring, no follower, and no ammo left in his weapon. No good.
 

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I've got 20 Magpuls and 10 Lancers and have not had a single problem yet with over 1,000 rounds down the barrel.
 

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I've been using USGI mags with green followers for years and have never had a problem with them. That said, I have replaced all the followers with Magpul anti-tilts.

I have also gotten 100% reliable performance from the factory SIG magazines. I have a handful of these and they all run like a top.
 

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There are several good mags, as to storage I loaded a 30rd mag for my first ar-15 and somehow lost in in the house I found it 5 years later and though the spring would be shot but I was wrong it was fine so for the last 20 years I have kept it loaded only unloading it one a year to check if there is and weakness in the spring there is not I unload and then imedately re load it, I will be checking it again this month and to give you a idea on how long it has been loaded the only ammo back then I could find was norma it has been loaded for 25 years and still is good.
 

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I've had good luck with Magpul and SIG.
 

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I dpopped a loaded PMAG right on the lips it hit hard sharp limestone. I thought it would break ,a little dust but no damage I keep 3 loaded with the covers on in my safe and the covers flip off with just a touch of your finger. I also have one sig mag no complaints and 3 usgi with PMAG inereds that work great. I love the feel of the PMAGS they don't get has hot in the sun. i've been burned by aluminum mags setting in the sun when I went to change out. +1 for PMAGS 2k rounds through them already.
 

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The vast majority of the mags in my crate are US GI, a mix of green (mostly) and black (some) followers. Haven't had issues with many of them. I also have 8 or 9 Magpul mags and I agree, they're the heat. I also have a couple of Sig mags that came with the rifle. I've had no issues with them either, but for some reason they don't give me the confidence that the P-mags do.
 

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It seems like everything is sold out except Lancers at all of these stores. Did that maker do something right with regards to ramping up production before the election or are folks just wary of the clearish mags? Almost every report I've seen about them is positive.
 

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Yeah, these mags are great, but WHERE CAN YOU FIND THEM THESE DAYS??????? This panic has got people selling them for $58 a piece on gunbroker.com
 

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I like the Lancers. Only put a few hundred rounds though one, but no issues. They seem very well made and have reinforced lips. They come with a big warning that says they can take any kind of chemical abuse no problem except deet, which apparently will instantly destroy them. I've not tested that theory.
 
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