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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I would like to get some input on c-products ar mag , from New Britain CT. I just picked a couple up...the steal has no date of any kind or stamp on it , are they junk

what are good mags for the ar 15 :confused: I see all kinds. or is it all the same????
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I have several of them and they work fine do they have the green follower????????? if not go to the gun show and pick some green ones up and replace yours the followers are usuall a buck or less.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks for the quick response:) , I paid 16 bucks is this an OK price...also I'm a little confused about color of the followers and also I have no date or number stamp on mine on the website i can see a stamping I dunno???
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
if they fit and they work, damn the details, i say!

the green followers help prevent the rounds from binding up in the mag. basically the other followers will tilt and bind... the green ones are better at not doing so (maybe a little over simplified, but you get the idea) :D
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Frostyeyes said:
I have several of them and they work fine do they have the green follower????????? if not go to the gun show and pick some green ones up and replace yours the followers are usuall a buck or less.
Save your pennies and ditch that crappy 'no tilt' green follower and pick up a magpul third generation anti-tilt follower.

They're much more pricey but it's impossible to get the follower stuck like you can with the green followers.

Try using the eraser end of a pencil and pushing straight down on different parts of a green follower in a typical ar15 magazine.

You can get the follower stuck at least 3 different ways.

I might be just nitpicking, but a good magazine is one of the greatest ways to assure reliable functioning.

Did the floorplate look like this?


Floor plates are replaced before anything else on an AR15 magazine since you have to pry up the floor plate to remove it in order to clean an AR15 magazine.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
C Products are indeed good magazines. I usually order them straight from CP, and I get them for $10 a mag. You can order them with any number of different followers, coatings, and even steel if you wish.
 
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Krackels said:
Save your pennies and ditch that crappy 'no tilt' green follower and pick up a magpul third generation anti-tilt follower.

They're much more pricey but it's impossible to get the follower stuck like you can with the green followers.

Try using the eraser end of a pencil and pushing straight down on different parts of a green follower in a typical ar15 magazine.

You can get the follower stuck at least 3 different ways.

I might be just nitpicking, but a good magazine is one of the greatest ways to assure reliable functioning.

Did the floorplate look like this?


Floor plates are replaced before anything else on an AR15 magazine since you have to pry up the floor plate to remove it in order to clean an AR15 magazine.
YES SIR, the floor plate is a match to mine . I am on my way to mag-pul now.......I think I paid 4 bucks toooo much
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I bought some and most worked, although a few required some filing.There seemed to be a fair amount of difference in quality.

I went out this past weekend and all I worked on were 100%.I'd order some more knowinf that I may need to modify some.My d&h mags have all been 100% from the get go,which goes against what some claim on ar15 forum.
 
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kart racer said:
I bought some and most worked, although a few required some filing.There seemed to be a fair amount of difference in quality.

I went out this past weekend and all I worked on were 100%.I'd order some more knowinf that I may need to modify some.My d&h mags have all been 100% from the get go,which goes against what some claim on ar15 forum.
Yes you are correct I lined it up with my oem b master mag and the top do not line up, I guess ill find out if it will be a problem when I get the chance to shoot it...
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
WilliamWallace said:
so steel or aluminum? what's the verdict on that? bad experience with either?
you know I been trying to figure that out my self, I fell stupid to say that:???: ( I should Know ) but relay I cant tell is their a way to tell...it seems like steel --- I compared it to the bushmaster mag and it seem to Be the same:confused:
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
i don't think there is a way to tell unless you're just comfortable with what steel and aluminum feel like in hand... either way, i just ordered 3 aluminum ones from CP with gen II magpul followers and ss springs :twisted: i've been looking lately and this was just what i needed to get me moving on it...
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Krackels said:
Save your pennies and ditch that crappy 'no tilt' green follower and pick up a magpul third generation anti-tilt follower.
I dunno brother, I have never had a problem with the USGI green followers in my years shooting the AR. I do have some of the C-Products mags with the new Magpul followers, but I find them to be a remedy in search of a problem! When loading a mag, I have never managed to get the green follower sideways and bind. It's only happened to me when I've been fidgeting with them and pushing the follower down with my fingers.

The Magpul follower works, but I think the USGI Green does the same job for less. Like their other products, the Magpul follower just has the benefit of looking cooler and making us feel more robo-futuristic :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
boricua9mm said:
I dunno brother, I have never had a problem with the USGI green followers in my years shooting the AR. I do have some of the C-Products mags with the new Magpul followers, but I find them to be a remedy in search of a problem! When loading a mag, I have never managed to get the green follower sideways and bind. It's only happened to me when I've been fidgeting with them and pushing the follower down with my fingers.

The Magpul follower works, but I think the USGI Green does the same job for less. Like their other products, the Magpul follower just has the benefit of looking cooler and making us feel more robo-futuristic :)
+1

I swear by these...........



AR15 Magazine 30rd USGI NHMTG
New 30 round capacity AR15/M16 magazines made by NHMTG in Hartford, CT.


These top quality mags are issued by the U.S. military and are also the original factory magazines for Armalite, Colt, Rock River Arms, Wilson Combat, and other major AR15 rifles manufacturers. Floorplates are marked:
.223 cal/5.56 mm
NHMTG S/42
HARTFORD, CT

 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
44Mag's where I've bought a lot of mags also. i can't really tell the difference between the green followers and the Magpul followers either. I guess there can't be THAT much improvement if they're only $0.20 difference in price
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
I love 44mag and have bought several orders of magazines from them. The NHMTG are great magazine. A few month ago the NHMTG magazine dried up, reading over at AR15.com I heard that the reason was the Israeli military bought the entire month's production. I use do use 30rd but I really like 20rd straight body NHMTG, the new production but very similar to the old Colt straight magazines. Work great for prone shooting where the 30rd tend to be a bit long. I also have a few C-Product magazines and they seem of equal quality.

Now from what I have read, in general, aluminum magazine are better than steel magazines. All of my magazine are aluminum and I have never had a problem. The one exception I have heard for steel magazines is if you can find Sterling magazines (UK made) they are very good steel magazine but your are going to pay a premium for them. Given that aluminum magazine are cheap and work I would use those and toss them when they wear out or get damage.

As for Magpul followers I have several in my NHMTG magazine and I found that if you're also using their range basepads they work great but make it harder to insert a full 30rd magazine on a close bolt. I had to trim my followers about 0.10 inch to ensure I could seat a fully loaded 30rd magazine. So I can take or leave Magpul followers. The ranger basepads are nice though.

Rambling
mcb

ETA: If anyone cares 44mag.com has actual US surplus Colt straight 20rd magazines. 1970's vintage, handpicked $16.99
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
All 15 of my 30 round and 20 round mags are C Products with magpul anti-tilt followers. They all work perfectly, never a jam, never a problem loading from strippers, no rust, good strong springs.

And I pick them up at gun shows for as little as $12 each.
 
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