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hogarth
02-19-2011, 07:02
Anyone have any? This company seems to talk a good game. Are these as good as the Bulgarian Circle 10s? They are about the same price. Or are they the second coming of Promag? Overall, it seems most people like US Palm stuff, but wasn't sure about their mags. Thanks!

faawrenchbndr
02-19-2011, 07:29
I did not know US Palm was making mags, cool deal!
I have one CrapCo mag that actually works, would love to get some reliable US mags!

hogarth
02-19-2011, 07:47
Yes. In fact, one source tactical is running a sale now...buy 4 get one free. I'd like to partake, but don't know anything about them.

http://www.onesourcetactical.com/buy4get1free-uspalmak30magazines.aspx

RUT
02-19-2011, 07:52
I bought one for evaluation, and it's very well made and counts as a US part. I only wish they made one in 20 round form!

Joshhtn
02-19-2011, 08:00
I did not know US Palm was making mags, cool deal!
I have one CrapCo mag that actually works, would love to get some reliable US mags!


I have a couple (2) CrapCo mags myself... They have yet to let me down and have seen PLENTY of range time, though nothing beats a good metal mag!

I too would like to see a good, reliable U.S. mag made available.

roundgun
02-19-2011, 08:11
Check Aim Surplus. new manufacture Bulgarian 30 round $8.95 each, if you buy 10 or more price drops to $7.95 each.

DD26
02-19-2011, 12:00
There's plenty of reviews on them scattered around the interwebs. The general consensus is that they're good, but not $30 good.

I'll personally stick to $10 steel Commie mags that I know work. I'll pick up some of the Palm mags when the prices drops.

YMMV

Joshhtn
02-19-2011, 12:05
There's plenty of reviews on them scattered around the interwebs. The general consensus is that they're good, but not $30 good.

I'll personally stick to $10 steel Commie mags that I know work. I'll pick up some of the Palm mags when the prices drops.

YMMV

This.

faawrenchbndr
02-19-2011, 12:29
How many parts does the US Palm mag account for, when considering 922?
Two?

BBJones
02-19-2011, 12:53
They are not worth $30 price tag. There are plenty of reviews elsewhere. IMO The main problem with them is the feed lips are not metal reinforced at all. secondary problem is they can never be disassembled. 3rd problem - only metal in the entire mag is a very thing strip that runs around the 2 locking lugs. For those of you about to say well Pmags don't have this or that and they are great, AR mags and AK mags operate in a very different way.

For $30 bulgarian circle 10's are a far superior mag. USPalm fit between tapco and circle 10's for plastic mags. For the quality they should be priced about $15-20 a piece.

G-Lock808
02-19-2011, 13:23
How many parts does the US Palm mag account for, when considering 922?
Two?

three

faawrenchbndr
02-19-2011, 17:06
I thought it would only be two, body & follower....what's the third? :dunno:

Joshhtn
02-19-2011, 17:10
I thought it would only be two, body & follower....what's the third? :dunno:

On the CrapCo it's 3... Body, Follower, and spring.

faawrenchbndr
02-19-2011, 17:16
I thought it would only be two, body & follower....what's the third? :dunno:

On the CrapCo it's 3... Body, Follower, and spring.

I thought it was body, follower & baseplate on the TapCo for the three parts count.

What is the parts count on the US Palm?

Joshhtn
02-19-2011, 17:26
I thought it was body, follower & baseplate on the TapCo for the three parts count.

What is the parts count on the US Palm?

Okay, I don't know now... I'm all confused:dunno::supergrin:

faawrenchbndr
02-19-2011, 17:44
If the US Palm's baseplate can not be removed,......does it still count?

RUT
02-19-2011, 17:52
>>I'll personally stick to $10 steel Commie mags that I know work. I'll pick up some of the Palm mags when the prices drops.<<

Or when the price of commie mags goes up or the supply thereof ceases to exist, whichever comes first.

hogarth
02-19-2011, 18:11
Thanks for the info...I've got a pair of Circle 10s (b/c they are pricey....otherwise I'd have more) and a half dozen quality ComBloc ones, which I think I'll stick with (or add more of).

faawrenchbndr
02-19-2011, 19:29
One thought in mind as well is the parts count for 922 compliance

1time
02-19-2011, 20:13
Rememberthe parts count is not about adding US parts but removing foreign parts. If your gun came with foreign mags adding any US mag lowers the foreign parts count by three. If it did not come with a mag or came with a US mag is would not change the part count no matter if the base plate is removable.

faawrenchbndr
02-19-2011, 21:07
Darn good point,.......in my case I'm thinking Norinco Mak90.
So, mags are included in the parts count for compliance.

cole
02-20-2011, 01:44
... The general consensus is that they're good, but not $30 good.

I'll personally stick to $10 steel Commie mags that I know work....

Most agree with the above, including me. More discussion:
US Palm mags........what's the skinny on these? (http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=64&t=134450)

DD26
02-20-2011, 07:41
On the CrapCo it's 3... Body, Follower, and spring.

Any AK mag's 922r parts count is: Body, follower, floorplate. The spring doesn't matter.

Joshhtn
02-20-2011, 09:26
Any AK mag's 922r parts count is: Body, follower, floorplate. The spring doesn't matter.

Makes sense.

TnHawk-45
02-20-2011, 23:16
As the person who cut one in half for the entire world to see how they are REALLY built I can say one thing. There are NO good US made polymer mags that I would bet my life on.

If you need 922 parts you can get Circle 10 Waffles with US made parts from KVAR or change things like the piston or the fire control group for 3 parts alone. You can also add US made pistol grips like the really comfortable one from Hogue or even change the butt stock for one and the handguards for one more part. If you insist on US wood you can get it also from Ironwood Stocks.

There are options out there that work so you do NOT have to depend on mags from Promag, Crapco, or Palm that have only shown me so far their ONE worth is as TARGETS!

9mm +p+
02-21-2011, 00:15
Personally I feel $30 per is way too much with surplus steels still selling for below $10, the only polymers I have and will buy are Circle 10's.