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Surefire 60 and 100 round mags.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by NeverMore1701, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Anyone chomping at the bit to try them? I'm not, due to their price, but would like to hear how others like them.
     
  2. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    Just because Surfire slaps their name on something doesn't give me wood to go throw money at it... but that's just me, personally.
     


  3. denn1911

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    Although I am interested in them, it's not for their name brand. I will be checking them out first chance I get, but I'll be doing research on them. I'm hoping that they are reliable long term. If they prove themselves, I may add some to my inventory.
     
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  4. Dobie

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    Has Surefire let you down? Just curious.

    I am game
     
  5. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    I just don't see the need to go out and drop $120 on a cumbersome 60 round mag that I don't need. Surefire builds solid products, but I don't have to run out and buy the newest one, just because it has "Surefire" written on the side.
     
  6. Dobie

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    Cumbersome compared to what? 30 round P mags?
    Its not even out yet. If the price is off for you dont buy.

    I will have some if its reliable.
     
  7. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Hmph. I'll keep my Beta-C. At least I can use it on a bench.
     
  8. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    You seem like I upset you. Not my intent. I'm Sorry if my not being overly impressed with Surefire upsets you. Have you seen pictures of it? It looks cumbersome to me. The 100 round looks impossible. Good luck finding a mag pouch for either...

    I can buy eight 30 round Pmags for the price of one of those. I have also trained to reload, so it doesn't intimidate me to the point that I feel the need to shove a 60 round mag in my gun. I think it's an answer to a question never asked, and Surefire is banking that people will pay an insane price because it has their name on it.

    I'm not telling you not to buy it. It's my opinion that it's another example of over priced and unneeded gear that some people will drool over because of name brand recognition. I respect your opinion. Respect mine.

    If you don't want to hear different opinions, lightfighter is always accepting new members.
     
  9. 12131

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    I agree with txleapd on all points. Google for pics, and you'll see what he means.
     
  10. Dobie

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    I have seen the pics and video....again it not even out yet.
    Upset? Over what? Something thats not released yet that you dont want - whatever. I will give it a chance, thats more than you will apparently.
     
  11. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    You're right. I'm not going to give it a chance. Why should I pay $120 to skip a reload? I guess I'll miss the chance for it to make me cool... Oh well.
     
  12. surf

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    Of course I have not tried the mag yet. For my purposes 60 rounds on a rifle is cumbersome but manageable on a Redi-Mag type of set up. However there seems to be one big difference in where the weight is located on the Surefire mags. With the Redi-Mag or a double cinch set up the weight is higher on the receiver of the weapon. It appears that Surefire set up that will put the weight at a position on the rifle that will more dramatically affect the rifle balance and maneuverability in a negative manner. I would imagine that for a combat shooter, or someone who might use the rifle for extended periods of time, this set up would be more of a disadvantage especially in CQB or when alternate shooting positions change frequently. I am quite positive that 100 rounder won't be any better. I also wonder about feed reliability with the added weight or more correctly the added lateral pressures put on the magazine. This may be a lesser problem if Surefire has it worked out, but something to think about.

    I definitely think it will sell as a novelty item, or might even do well in the gaming community, but I don't think it will have much practical application in the LE or military or defensive shooting worlds.
     
  13. AK_Stick

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    I'm defenitly looking at those 60 round mags from Surefire, and Magpul.


    Those may be just the ticket for guys like me.
     
  14. MikeinCincy

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    I will probably buy one of each to begin with. If I am satisfied (which I always have been with Surefire products), then I will perhaps buy more.
     
  15. I wouldn't rule out trying the 60 round mag. But I dont see myself carrying 3-5 of those mags on my kit. Maybe just keep the 60 rounder in the gun, toss it in the dump pouch and then reload with traditional mags after that.
     
  16. PlasticGuy

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    I was thinking the same thing. Having 50-60 rounds in the gun and ready to go sounds great, and I can carry 30 round mags if I need reloads beyond that. Skipping my first reload doesn't sound like a bad idea, as long as reliability isn't compromised.
     
  17. MARSH1

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  18. surf

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    Wait till the double cinch comes out then you can hump 200 rounds on the weapon. :)
     
  19. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    What you talkin bout, can just duck tape as many together as you want.....
     
  20. surf

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    Now your going old school on us.

    If we do the standard duck tape end to end overlap on the 100 rounders we will have our own monopod to shoot from the standing position. I am so gonna rock that and video it! :rofl: