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Lancer Magazines, yes or no?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by simon99, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Any of you ever use Lancer AR mags? Good or Bad?

    Any feedback appreciated before I shell out some cash on some. Thanks.
     
  2. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    The ones I have work fine for me. I can say the same about most mags though.
     
  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    from my experience, they are good to go. :thumbup: but more expensive than pmag.
     
  4. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    A big yea , I have 11 of them and they are excellent, like them much better than my pmags.

    They are as strong as a pmag and feed as good as any good mag. They can be left loaded and it doesn't matter on temperature the spring wont push shells through the metal feed lips.......Pmag/GI mag hybrid, when I have dropped a full mag a couple times they always loose no more then two rounds

    I have had good luck with them, and they all get treated rough , I load them all with 5 rounds and do barrier shooting drills so I can practice fast reloads as they run empty . They all have gotten thrown from the mag well a bunch of times and never a problem yet......
     
  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    There is also tango down/TSD mags.
    Essentially the same as the lancer, and for sale @14.99 at TSD.

    Both are great mags.
     
  6. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen a Tango Down with steel feed lips yet, can you point me to those ?.......the steel feed lips are what set the Lancer apart.

    The Tango I used came apart in the middle as well, totally different than the Lancer, if they changed them I am interested.
     
  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Nope you are 100% correct. I was under the impression that tango down was a subcontractor for the TSD magazines. If not its just TSD.

    Either way. tsd mags are the same as lancer.
     
  8. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, my LGS has Lancers on sale every now and then for a lot cheaper than a PMag so I've been wondering. My wife's Colt is a little finicky with certain mags and I hate throwing money down the drain....
     
  9. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up on that, never knew.....
     
  10. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    howdy, As I was shooting my reloaded 77gr hpbt yesterday I realized I forgot to mention they are a little more forgiving in COAL then any other AR mag I have tried yet if you like long heavy projo's
     
  11. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    I like them better than p-mags, they go in and come out the mag well better.

    But they generally cost more than p-mags, If you can buy them cheaper than p-mags do it. I had a bunch of p-mags before I found Lancers, either way they all seem to work.
     
  12. Thedudez

    Thedudez Washington Member

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    only thing I have heard about the Lancer Mags is a buddy of mine had is break while shooting in the prone for a Marine qual. He hates them I haven't tried them yet myself
     
  13. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    lancer mags are fantastic. i like them way better than pmags.
     
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  14. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    Hell yes! I like Lancer, then Troy, then Fagpul.

    I don't dislike Magpul but come on fanboys, oh I just want them because thats what I see so and so using. There using them because there paid to, or there free. Same with Flocks, ehh.
     
  15. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I remember a few years ago at SHOT, I wanted to stop by the magpul booth to see what they had... the whole thing was surrounded with about 200 of these little asian airsoft kids (most looked to be about 17-20) I couldn't figure out wtf they came from. Either way, I couldn't get close enough to the booth to see anything for the whole show. This is certainly one of my least favorite things about magpul.

    But anyways, yea, the lancer is a nice mag, I don't have any personally because my favorites are the C-Products stainless steel mags (of which I have TONS of). I do have about 10 magpul mags I use strictly for run and gun type indoor matches, where every time you drop a mag it always lands feedlips first on the concrete and then gets stepped on. My buddy uses the lancers for the same competition style, and on more than one occasion I've borrowed his.

    If you're willing to spend the coin, I don't think you're going wrong, for the moment at least, I can't really find any good reason to drop my all metal mags, but I definitely think the lancer is an order of magnitude better than the P-mag (I don't like the pmag... it's bulky, heavy, and seems to get way more credit than it actually deserves).
     
  16. ATB

    ATB Salem, Oregon Member

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    They are a little spendy but I am a fan. :thumbup:
     
  17. Tony617

    Tony617 Washington State Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a few Lancer mags and I really like them. I also have Magpul Gen 1 and Gen 2 and I have a few NHMTG ones too.
     
  18. OHshoot!

    OHshoot! Bellingham Member

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    I got a 20 round Lancer mag to try. So fa I am very pleased. I like the clear color, as it is easy to see what is in the magazine. I also really like the metal feed lips.
     
  19. Tony617

    Tony617 Washington State Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have few 20 round Lancer mags as well. They are curved where the 20 round NHMTG ones are straight. Both function fine.
     
  20. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    Definetly yes. Great mag, see the rounds, built great, no problems.