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Troy Industries polymer mags

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by ScrapMetal, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. ScrapMetal

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    I'd like to purchase a few of these and try them out. I did a search and didn't find anything except on Troy's website. Anyone know of anywhere you can pre order them?
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  3. HogGlocker

    HogGlocker Owner Since 88'

    Troy Industries New Polymer Magazine

    January 20th, 2010 | Photo Recon Product Announcement | Posted by Stickman

    Troy Industries snuck a new polymer magazine onto the market, and Steve Troy spent a good amount of time going over it with us. High-impact polymer 30-round magazines are out, and an upcoming 20-round mag can be looked for as well. Anti-tilt follower, directional textured sides for easy insertion and removal in pouches while retaining a non-slip grip for users, and it comes with a pull tab. Steve stated this magazine is ready for use with all M4, HK416, and FN SCAR style weapons. Currently in production, these are available in Green, Flat Dark Earth, and Black.

    Look forward to an upcoming review on these, I’m ready to beat the hell out of them to see what they can take. Steve doesn’t seem too worried about it, and maybe his confidence is a sign of how these are going to do. We’ll see as soon as we get our hands on them.

    In Military Times here:

    http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gearscout/2010/01/20/troy-industries-new-polymer-magazine/


    Stickman is a high end photographer [does lots of stuff for MAGPUL....can't remember if he works with them or for them]...he spends lots of time on AR15.com......interesting that he is the poster [for pics] I assume on these mags......just interesting is all.
     
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  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Thanks HogGlocker,........guess I missed that release
     
  5. Jer

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    I think Magpul has this one covered pretty good already.
     
  6. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Afraid of trying something new? :rofl:

    I'm just messing with you. :supergrin:
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    A crap load of people bashed the PMag when they were released,
    remember that? Many said it was plainly a updated Thermo-Mold
     
  8. markman

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    I had a half dozen of the American made Thermolds that I got during the ban. I never had any problems with them, but I got rid of them and replaced them with P-mags.
     
  9. PlasticGuy

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    I was at SHOT, saw the release of the Troy mag, and then talked to the owner about them a bit and pawed it over a lot. I have quite a bit of experience with P-Mags on my personal time and at our training center at work and respect them a lot, but the Troy has some nice additional features.

    The Troy mag appears just as solid as the P-Mag and the follower is very tilt resistant. In addition, there is some aggressive texturing along the leading and trailing edges that make it really stick in your hand. It also has a raised area below the mag catch cut-out and another on the back just below where the mag well would end that prevents over-insertion in the rifle. Also, the base plate doesn't extend beyond the side walls of the mag, so the bases won't hang up on each other when pulling them out of multi-mag pouches.

    Interested yet? :supergrin:
     
  10. Jer

    Jer ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Until I hear the price. Honestly I haven't experienced significant issues with the pmags, they're dirt cheap and better than all the mags they replaced at a fraction of the price and had the foresight to actually create such a product that was much needed and didn't exist prior AND they aren't charging $30, $40 or more for them so for me, my money is with Magpul. It would take more than a smaller baseplate to get me to change my mind too.
     
  11. PlasticGuy

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    It offers a lot more than a smaller base plate, if you re-read my post. Price, according to Troy, will be $15.
     
  12. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    I will try the Troy mags. Not throwing out any of my USGI mags or PMAG's, just gonna supplement them.
     
  13. crazymoose

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    Troy's Battle Ax stock looks pretty interesting, as well.
     
  14. HogGlocker

    HogGlocker Owner Since 88'

    Roger that.......won't be getting rid of my tried and true USGI mags or my PMAGS which I have come to love.

    I will try the Troy though.
     
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Word,..............
     
  16. AK_Stick

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    I'll probably buy 7 to try out.

    I don't think they'll be replacing my Pmags. Only thing they really seem to offer is a smaller base plate.
     
  17. ScrapMetal

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    Not looking for a replacement for my Pmags either, I'd just like to get a few and try them out.
     
  18. MySiK26

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    Aren't PMAGs about the same price?
     
  19. Fire_Medic

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    Yes and sometimes cheaper if you catch the 10 packs on sale or get discounted pricing somewhere.
     
  20. PlasticGuy

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    Yes. Of course you never know until you run them some, but they do offer some nice additional features for about the same price as a P-Mag. Maybe you have to handle them to fully appreciate the difference, but I was impressed. This is coming from a guy with a healthy respect for P-Mags, both from experience at work and in my own personal collection.

    I'm not saying I'm going to sell off my P-Mags to get Troy mags, just like I didn't sell off my USGI's when I bought the P-Mags. I do think the next batch of mags I order will be Troys though.