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Tapco Magazines 7.62X39mm

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by carloglock19, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Anyone use them on your WASR? I picked up 4 from my last gun show outing really cheap and they didn't quite fit. So I broke out the dremel tool and modified them a little. I sanded down the part that catches the mag release. I was careful not to over do it, the 1st one was a little rough but the others look good. I will be using these at the range only. I know Tapco Crapco but couldnt pass up $7 a piece. Gotta love dremel tools!
     
  2. For all the bad they're supposed to be, I have 2 that fit fine and work even better in my saiga. Not as sturdy as the metal ones, but you can't beat them at the range.
     


  3. Broncbuster

    Broncbuster Dying Breed

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    I have a few 20rnd ones and have not had a problem out of them.
     
  4. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    There are millions of AK factory mags that are available for cheap.. Why is there such a desire to purchase aftermarket mags? I dont get it.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I've got one I use at the range, in my Mak90.
    It's been flawless so far.........still need to complete the parts count for 922 compliance.
     
  6. I have 5 factory mags so far and couldn't pass up the price on the Tapco mags! I just wanted to post in case someone else ran into the same situation with their mags!
     
  7. Reswob

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    unproven crapco mags for only $1 less than commie steel? No ****ing way. I don't get how they stay in business making a product (almost) no one wants.
     
  8. H&K .45 AUTO

    H&K .45 AUTO 10-42

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    The prices for military surplus magazines would have to triple before I would consider spending even a few bucks on an aftermarket mag. IMHO... The military mags are time-tested, and battle-proven. I can't think of any reason to go with anything else, considering the track record of the real deal. Do let us know how they work out in the long-term though. Having to modify them with a dremel right out of the gate isn't a good sign though in my estimation.
     
  9. I have a dozen eastern euro mags and a handful of Tapco. My AK is a Romanian, but it has dimples. The Tapco mags feed flawless and I have yet to have an issue with them. Some of the metal mags I can't say the same for.

    I get the Tapco mags for $10 out the door. I can find metal mags for less than $11 after shipping. The Tapco mags are local.
     
  10. NHCraigT

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    I have multiple + AK steel mags, and use them in multiple AK's, but could not pass up on a $6.99 per Tapco mag deal.

    Loaded up on a big order of them......(opsec).

    All shoot fine...in all my AK's.

    Lifetime warranty. Not a single malf. ever...even on earlier tapco mags I have had.

    = That's my 2 cents.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011
  11. Fangs404

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    When I picked up my AK, it came with 2 Tapco mags. I've read bad things about them, but I haven't had any issues with them in the ~500 rounds I've put through my AK since I got it a couple months ago. I did pick up 5 Bulgarian steel mags from http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...n+30rd+Steel+AK47+7.62x39+Magazine&groupid=15 though. I prefer the steel mags, although there's no real reason. I just like the construction better.
     
  12. Tailhunter

    Tailhunter Glockman

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    This will become someones signature ... I can feel it.

    "Tapco is not an upgrade, no matter how many times you read about it in the want ads."
     
  13. Freakazoid

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    Store threw in a tapco mag when I bought my AK. I've had no issues from it or my steel mags.
     
  14. Aceman

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    I have some Tapco's that run like champs in my WASR - slighty BETTER than steel due to a little mag wobble. Fit is perfect, function is flawless.

    I'd use them any day, anywhere. No excuse not to.
     
  15. cole

    cole Millennium Member

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    My Tapcos run fine. Great range mags. If they don't fit in you WASR it's the WASR, which starts off as a single stack magwell and is opened up to a double.