Anyone use hex mags?

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  • TexMex247

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    I've got plenty of plastic mags and they've all done just fine for me. I'm not operator but I appreciate durability and reliability all the same. I like the texture of hex and troy but I keep a few magpuls loaded up and I'm curious about long term effects of that. I have yet to have a plastic magazine fail but I also don't punish them.

    Lately I find myself exclusively buying okay or psa aluminum mags. There's a reason why okay magazines have been fielded for generations. Overall I like my hex mags and have several but don't see myself buying any more of them versus others.
     

    Orbie

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    I've got plenty of plastic mags and they've all done just fine for me. I'm not operator but I appreciate durability and reliability all the same. I like the texture of hex and troy but I keep a few magpuls loaded up and I'm curious about long term effects of that. I have yet to have a plastic magazine fail but I also don't punish them.

    Lately I find myself exclusively buying okay or psa aluminum mags. There's a reason why okay magazines have been fielded for generations. Overall I like my hex mags and have several but don't see myself buying any more of them versus others.
    I have some Magpuls that I have had since 2011. They are always stored loaded and have never had any issues. I do keep the covers on them and that may help.
     

    rp-

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    I have a lot of faith in the dura mags and that's almost all I have for my ar15s. These mags will be for the ar10 though. The duras are a steel mag and they're 2 bucks cheaper still than the pmags so I'll most likely go that route. I'm not looking to abuse the mags or I might spend the extra couple bucks on the pmags.

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    Sam7sf

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    My only issue with metal mags is you can drop em and change something. I had one drop and the tabs that hold the base plate got pushed in you couldn’t take the mag apart anymore. It’s just a mag. I really don’t care. But if the day comes politicians make it difficult to get mags, I would rather have pmags stocked up.

    But if you like aluminum mags more by all means. More pmags for the rest of us.
     

    rp-

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    My only issue with metal mags is you can drop em and change something. I had one drop and the tabs that hold the base plate got pushed in you couldn’t take the mag apart anymore. It’s just a mag. I really don’t care. But if the day comes politicians make it difficult to get mags, I would rather have pmags stocked up.

    But if you like aluminum mags more by all means. More pmags for the rest of us.
    Damn. I came here trying to save some money but you guys are gonna sell me on the pmags

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    Sam7sf

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    They make a product that’s really good for the price. After seeing with my own eyes that other brands are not battle ready, I think gen2’s are a no brainer.

    I like gen 2 because they don’t have the stop on the spine that can interfere with some trigger guards.
     

    Sasquatch

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    Damn. I came here trying to save some money but you guys are gonna sell me on the pmags

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    Some things you just don't cheap out on - magazines for a firearm that you might have to defend yourself or your country with (yeah, I went there) is one such place. Its OK to buy some cheap range mags once in a while, but it sounds like you're fairly new to the AR game and don't have more than a few mags. Buy good ones first, you can always experiment with questionable stuff later.
     

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