GUN Cheapest place to buy Colt AR-15 Magazines?

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  1. Accord

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    Cheapest place to buy AR-15 Magazines?

    Where's the cheapest place to buy Colt AR-15 standard 30 round magazines?

    I hate how all the Bushmaster magazines are silver :o.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I thought about getting some more.. but I am trying to think when I would use more than one even at the range.

    check Ar15.com.. you can sometimes get good deals
     
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    AR15.com, doh, that should have been the first place I looked.

    Does Bushmaster even make BLACK magazines?
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I just checked the RRA pic of mine and its silver too :hs: never noticed
     
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    Dude, Colt mags are overrated. You're paying for the name. Get some Labelles, DPMS, or whoever bought out Labelle. I cant remember the name on off the top of my head.

    Head over to ar15.com.

    Sounds like you want black magazines. I think RustyTX is selling a bunch of them over there. Selling DSG mags i think. Or something like that. It's the same shit as Labelles, just different name. They are teflon coated. Teflon = :love:
     
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    Thermolds are another option for black mags, whatever you get make sure there USGI mags not cheap USA knock off's.
     
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    ugh, the aluminum bodied, teflon coated mags w/ green followers i had for my bushy were the worst mags i've ever had. the british defense industries black steel bodied mags are so much better. never had an issue with them and they're the regular old black followers.
     
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    well shit......
     
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    You are the only person on the face of the Earth, ever, to say that. Ever.

    The older, BLACK Brit mags were good. The newer, GREY ones are not so good. Both are fucking heavy, because they're steel. Never had a rust problem with MINE, but if you abuse them, you WILL.

    I laugh at people who want Colt magazines only. It really shows that they're just after the name, or that they're just ignorant. Colt mags are the exact same as any other USGI-spec magazine. LaBelle, Okay, and about a ballzillion others have made black AND gray Teflon-coated USGI mags, with green and orange followers. The older, parkerized mags are prefered by some because they're less slippery, but the finish wears on them really quickly with use. LaBelle made the Teflon mags with DPMS floorplates.

    Which brings me to another point: if you buy a used mag, or even a "new" one that's out of the sealed plastic, you risk buying a magazine with a fancy floorplate, but a shitty body/spring/follower. I either inspect the shit out of used mags, or just buy NIW ones. I use a couple of old-ass USGI mags with black followers for some of my beater range mags. I use mags until they do not work anymore, usually from the feedlips being fucked up. Right now, those two mags have razor-sharp feedlips, but they still function fine.
     
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    :hsd:

    But I ended up going with USGI mags :x:
     
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    yes, they are black. i said so above. and yes, after being stored in a garage over the summer, exposed to louisiana humidity, they are starting to rust. i have sanded them down in prep for a norrell's moly resin coating.

    the grey teflon mags that i had were made on labelle tooling, i'm almost 100% sure. they failed to feed probably 3 times out of the mag and never held the bolt open after the last shot. it was probably an issue with the spring but shit, when i buy a mag, i'd like them to work out of the box without having to replace shit if i buy them new, which they were.
     
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    Brand? If it's a USGI mag, must be a fluke.
     
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    i don't know anymore, got rid of them when i sold my bushy. one of the dumbest things i've done. selling the bushy, that is.
     
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    Bushy mags are made by D&H and are aluminum.. I dont know which mags you got if they started to rust. Only Colt mags I ever buy are the 20 round straight bodies with the alloy followers.. most reliable mags ever.
     
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    i'm pretty sure it was clearly written which mags i have that have started to rust while they sat in a humid garage in new orleans for the entire summer.
     
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    well, was it a 20round magazine? When did you buy this rifle? Was it during the ban? If so, you should have received a 20rd magazine, pinned to only hold 10rounds. It had a gray teflon finish to it.
     
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    i'm talking about the 30rd aluminum bodied, teflon coated mags w/ green followers made on labelle tooling that i had. they were pieces of shit, they FTF like 3-5 times a mag and never held the bolt open after the last shot. they weren't bushy mags.

    the mags that have started to rust (barely) are the black british military steel bodied mags that have never failed me and are only rusting because they've been exposed to humid weather for like 5 months, sitting in a cardboard box that was in my mom's garage that took on an inch of water during katrina and the box soaked the shit up.

    i fail to see where the confusion is coming from. i've explained this in post 12.
     
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    Wait...so...is your mom hot?
     
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    get the HK magzine...more $$ but nice and black
     
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    The HK mags are nice but way too expensive. I can get D&H mags for ~$15 or less each with magpul followers, HK mags are around 50 bucks each.
     
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    I just buy cheap used USGI ones and if the finish is worn off I refinish them :o I still got a shitload of new green followers too I scored on ebay before they became nazi's.
     
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    overrated.

    Would be nice to have 1 or 2 as a show piece. Other than that, there's really no point getting them over USGI mags.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    That's what i was thinking too
     

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