older lancer L5 vs new L5AWM

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  1. win

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    What do you think of the older lancer L5 mags?
    I have not used them although I have some L5 AWM and really like them.
    Would you buy the older mags or hold out and spend a little more and the the newer style?
     
  2. ottomatic

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    I do not have any new Lancer mags, but I love my older L5s.
     

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    DJ Niner Staff Member Moderator

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    I have both, and in my opinion, the new design is a major improvement in many areas. The wrap-around steel feed lip that also serves as the mag release engagement surface, the texture on the mag body to allow a more positive grip, and the sliding baseplate vs. 3-tab snap-latch disassembly are three items that come immediately to mind.

    I wouldn't (and won't) throw away the older mags, but I think the new mags are definitely worth the extra few bucks per unit.
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Are the Lancer mags "Euro" guns OK? They'd snap into SCAR, FN bullpup, Steyr AUG, etc.?
     
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    http://www.lancer-systems.com/business-areas/small-arms/products/magazines/l5-advanced-warfighter/

    FS2000 needs the magazine modified slightly. Forums tailored to the particular platform usually have info on what mags will work and what if any mods would have to be done to the mags.
     
  6. K. Foster

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    When a semi-auto malfunctions, the first thing you look at is the magazine. Quality mags are crucial to reliable operation. The AWM upgrades are what gave Lancer it’s reputation. I’ve seen so many issues with aftermarket mags, the only ones I’ll use are Pmags and AWM.
    I’m not saying the old ones are unreliable but the changes were made for a reason. I would not let a few dollars per unit affect my decisions.
     
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    I've not used the AWMs, but the older Lancers have been great.
     
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