Originally Posted by surf
Now a better question would be along the lines of "is that USGI type magazine manufactured by a reputable manufacturer or supplier of true USGI magazines?"
You are correct. What I really care about is that they are made to USGI specs be a reputable manufacturer. I have some "pre-ban USGI" mags that I purchased during the ban (Colt, Center Industries, Labelle) that have been proven 100% reliable, hence my desire to stick with that type of magazine.
I took your advice and called Ranger Joes and asked them what brand the magazines are. At first the lady said that she thought that they were Tapco, but then said that she didn't have any information on the brand so I ended up canceling my order.
So now I have two questions:
- What manufacturers produce quality USGI-style/spec aluminum magazines?
- Years ago I replaced the black followers in my 30 round mags with green followers. Would it be worthwhile to replace my green followers with MagPul followers?
I have a couple of teflon-coated 30-round magazines that are absolutely fantastic, though I don't recall the brand off of the top of my head. In my reading, it looks like D&H (formerly Labelle, whose magazines I really like) makes 30-round teflon-coated aluminum magazines with MagPul followers so perhaps I'll keep my eyes open for some of those.