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These mags interesting........

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Airborne Infantryman, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

    Nov 20, 2009
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  2. Fenris Wolf

    Fenris Wolf Blue Blazer

    Aug 21, 2005
    I have a couple of the Lancer mags. They have been excellent so far.

  3. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

    Nov 20, 2009
  4. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    I have quite a few of the older Lancer L5s. They've never given me a problem, but you do need to keep them away from deet. I actually prefer them over pmags (not that pmags are bad by any stretch). The new ones are supposed to be deet resistant. I will eventually get around to getting some.
  5. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
  6. TknoGeek


    Jul 3, 2010
    N. Va
    I did just that recently picking up sevral L5AWM mags. I have a bunch of PMags, too, but I think my next several mags will be Lancers. I like the ability to see exactly how many rounds ate loaded. Sure, the MagLevel PMags give an indication, but it's more approximation than accurate count.

    One really can't go wrong with either of these.
  7. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

    Nov 20, 2009
    Please give us a small review on build quality and fit and finish when you get them. :wavey:
  8. I have both the original Lancer and the new Lancer with the metal feed lips as well as a whole bunch of Pmags and GI mags. I saw the new Troy battlemags at Botach and they are a bit more streamlined in size and look interesting. At $12, I am going to pick up a few just to test them out.
  9. TknoGeek


    Jul 3, 2010
    N. Va
    I got them last week and took them to the range this past weekend where they easily fit the mag well of my Rock River Arms LAR-15. They are rather stiff when seating a full mag on a closed bolt, but that's not usually an issue for me.

    I didn't give them a torture test, but I did give a couple a stiff torque test (twisting them a bit) to see if I heard any squeaks or saw any movement. I saw none and heard nothing. Pretty solid build. I like the wraparound steel lips better than the old L5A design. It seems much less likely that a drop will knock the lips loose from the mag.

    They seem to fit into my MOLLE mag holders a bit more easily than my PMags (even with the PMag dust cover removed). That could be perception since they have to have similar exterior dimensions, but nonetheless, I could get two Lancers in my holders more easily than I could get two PMags. YMMV. I like the textured grip area, too.

    As for function, they fed the 90 rounds I tried without issue and dropped free when I pressed the release. I don't ask much more from a mag.

    I like the ability to see the round count accurately and they seem to be as durable as my PMags. Time will tell, of course. Meanwhile, I'm not looking to sell my stock of PMags, but I'll be getting more Lancers.

    Edit: BTW, I found a 10-pack of AWMs for $165 shipped at That's competitive with MagLevels.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  10. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    No way I am paying more than a PMAG costs for anything. I did order a Troy to try out since it's about the same price. PMAG's are proven, I am not spending more to experiment.
  11. I think I can afford the extra $2.95 to play with a Troy mag just for S&G.
  12. KalashniKEV


    Sep 24, 2003
    I still like USGI the best, but the Lancers go in and out of the mag well a little smoother than P-Mags for me. I've always wanted to try an E-Mag...
  13. 3 for 36 at Botach. I'm picking up a 3 pack this weekend.
  14. ftw13


    Sep 12, 2009
    Fort Worth,TX
    i like that there are more polymer mags entering the market,i can't wait to try some troys and tangodowns. i want to get some of the new lancers i have the old l5s and they are top notch.
  15. surf


    Jul 7, 2010
    I haven't given up on polymer mags, still have a ton of PMAGS and I am open to testing new stuff, but about a year ago I went back to Colt USGI mags w / Magpul followers and ranger plates. Definitely not anything cheaper (except I get the USGI mags free) but I like the way they drop from the magwell in all my weapons and the way they pull or reinsert into pouches is much smoother.