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Good deal on used Colt 30 rd AR mags

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by im_n2_vws, May 18, 2011.

  1. im_n2_vws

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  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    That's a decent price. Be sure you inspect them VERY well.
    Be sure and try them at the range before counting on them in a HD situation.
     


  3. zhix

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    IMO if you're buying it for collecting it's a decent value, but you can get brand new mags that will work for the same price or less.
    I will admit that I got into collecting AR mags myself although I don't think they have much if any collector value. If I see one I don't have and it doesn't look like junk I usually buy at least 2, so I have way more than I can ever use.

    I just remembered that out of half a dozen new Colt mags I have had, there was one that was defective and would barely even fit in the magwell.
     
  4. FatBoy

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    Seems a bit over priced to me, but if your happy.
    New "GI" mags are under $9 all the time.
    FB
     
  5. poodleshooter1

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    Link? I can never find them for less than $12 now.
     
  6. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    You can get brand new USGI spec mags for less than $10/ea.
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    But they're not Colt mags!
     
  8. FatBoy

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    D&H for $8.99 http://www.44mag.com/product/d_h_ar15_magazine_black_teflon/223_ar15_magazines

    DSG base plate, but D&H mags w/ magpul followers $85/10 http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/MA-02DSGG10.aspx


    Bravo has D&H for $800/100 or $85/10 http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/AR-15-Magazines-p/magazines dh bt30mf 100 pack.htm

    Brownells has their tan twenty rd mags for $7.99 http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=21225/Product/AR_15_M16_20____30_ROUND_MAGAZINES

    Never used Brownell's mags but people seem to like them.

    Those are off the top of my head, but I'm sure there more.

    FB
     
  9. glock031

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    All winter long CDNN had new colt factory mags - 30rd 17.99 & 20rd 14.99. When i decided to order some they were gone. :crying:
     
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  10. IndianaMatt

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    On a semi-related side-note:

    Is it true that 30-rd. mags, even the high quality ones, tend to feed less reliably than the 20-rd. versions?
     
  11. im_n2_vws

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    I was just saying that I thought it was a good deal on COLT factory mags. These are real Colt's, not mil. spec. made for the military by someone else. I may be picky, but I wanted real Colt mags for my Colt AR. Just like I like real Glock mags for my Glock. The only gun I have that I don't worry about factory mags is my AK, but as long as they are commies and not plastic I'm ok with that. And maybe a Wilson combat for my 1911. Most of the time you buy cheep mags you get what you pay for. These are very nice, just took them apart and cleaned them. It is hard to tell they were evan used, except for a few wear marks and some carbon. Manufacture dates 2008 and 2010.

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    It is hard to see in my pic but it is marked Colt mfg.
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  12. im_n2_vws

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    didn't mean to post the the same thing twice. (edited couldn't figure out how to delete)
     
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  13. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    For the record, my USGI mags work great though.

    Have you tried PMAG's? I like them better than USGI or Colt mags.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    PMags are great! However, I prefer straight 20 round USGI mags over all others.
     
  15. FatBoy

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    I thought Colt mags are/were made by Okay(NHMTG) and they just slap on a COLT floorplate?
     
  16. im_n2_vws

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    You might be right. I know a company called "shooting star" or something like that used to make some of the Colt 1911 mags back in the 90's.
     
  17. FatBoy

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    Chip McCormick Shooting Star mags; maybe.

    Either way, my point is there are only a very few actual mag manufactures and they just slap a roll marked floorplate for whatever Co. they have been contracted by. Nothing wrong w/ Okay/NHMTG. They make good quality .mil mags and had/have a DoD contract. All mine work just fine. Bushmaster/DPMS/DSG/Bravo etc use D&H mags.


    So, by being picky and wanting real Colt mags, not some mil spec mag made by someone else, you got real Okay mags w/ Colt floorplates manufactured by a DoD contractor made to .mil specifications.:wavey: (Just having some fun w/ you)

    Welcome to the dark side BTW. Your Colt will serve you well. I started w/ just one AR. Then I became afflicted w/ BRD and all he11 broke loose.

    FB
     
  18. mvician

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    or Universal Industries (UI)

    Colt mags are just a floor plate on a USGI mag
     
  19. glock031

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    Some places like SA list two types of colt mags. Like Colt USGI mill spec. Then they'll list Colt factory mags manufactured in house by colt manufacturing/defense. ?????
     
  20. FatBoy

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    SA?? Stag Arms?:dunno: I didn't see anything marked colt.

    Springfield Armory is what I thing of when I see SA, but they don't sell ARs unless I missed something.

    ETA: Forget it....Surplus Ammo and Arms

     
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