Best magazine I've ever used
After being recommended by a colleague and extensive research carried out by myself I decided to buy 6 of these for my m4. I have tried just about every mag out there, including the infamous PMAG.
After using PMAGs for a few years I actually went back to the standard aluminium. I found I had to slap the PMAG on the bottom end for it to properly engage in the mag well, which is an unneeded extra split second on mag changes. The feed lips also have a tendency of cracking after some time.
Of course the standard aluminium has a host of weaknesses, so I was just using them temporarily while waiting for the Lancer mags to arrive (which they did in about a week to an APO which is pretty impressive).
This is what I like about the mags:
being mostly polymer they do not create the ting you get from aluminium;
they engage in the mag well without a slap;
they fall straight out when the weapon is held horizontally and the mag release is pressed;
the feed lips are hardened steel: I have not used it for long enough to vouch for the longevity but what I can say is they don't bend easily like the aluminium and I highly doubt they would crack nearly as readily as the polymer;
the bottom plate is flush with the rest of the mag which makes it more streamlined - lower profile especially if double stacked in pouches. I initially thought it would be harder to grip when removing from pouch without a protruding bottom plate but the aggressive texture on the mag housing alleviates this;
they feel just as light as the aluminium.
What I don't like:
Nothing. At this stage. Hopefully it stays that way
Reviewed by: Ivan from Middle East.