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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by lambene, Apr 13, 2017.
SO I am wondering why some people go with Metal over Polymer or Polymer over Metal magazines.
Polymer can take more deflection and return back to shape.
They don't make plastic for the Browning Hi-Power.. so metal. lol
Polymer doesn't rattle and make that "tinging" sound when empty and or dropped. I have both and prefer the polymer.
Also when shooting in wet/cold conditions with gloves a stippled "PMAG" is hands down superior to the standard "STANAG"!
The answer to this conundrum and many others is the same: personal preference.
We need a mic drop "smiley". Lol.
Ive dropped enough polymer "wonder mags" to know I prefer metal.
I'm old enough (just barely, of course) to remember the days before the word 'polymer' was popular. In those days, plastic was the word. Plastics have come a long way, but to me they're still 'plastic'.
Plastic guns were toys - cap guns and squirt guns - and that association is still strong for me. When I pick up a plastic gun at the gun shop and dry fire the thing, it reminds me of a squirt gun. Completely different experience when handling an all-metal gun.
I do have a plastic handgun, and love it now that I'm used to it. Fortunately, when it's fully loaded, the added weight gives it a different feel. Nice and solid.
Same thing applies to the magazines. An empty plastic mag makes me think of the G.I. Joe toys that were around when I was a kid. Once they're loaded, it's better - but still not as good as a hunka iron in my fist.
The other aspect of this is durability. If I take care of my 'wood and steel' guns, they'll be around for my great-grandchildren to use. But I don't have much confidence that a plastic gun will still be functioning after 100 years, even if it's well cared for.
So I vote for steel. But I'll use plastic if need be.
I prefer metal mags. Polyester makes my crotch sweat!
Can I say sweat?
Metal because they seem to fit better in my "battle rattle" plate carrier. And because, well, metal.
What is this "Polymer" or "magazine" you all are speaking of?...
Just kidding... ( sort of )
I too associate plastic ( polymer ) with toys and toy guns.
I know , I know , the AR 15 design is 60 odd years old and you should never mistake a real gun for a toy gun.
I also know that the plastic of today has come a long way from the plastic of my youth...
But it just doesn't hold a near and dear place in my heart as does wood and steel. ( or brass )
Forget a smiley. Do it right.
personal preference is correct.....that is why I am asking everyone there personal preference....SEE what I did there see
I have both I hear people say they would never use polymer OR pmags but I never had a problem with them I just buy what is on sale lol last I checked I had 60 Pmags and 20 metal ones and still looking for more also have 8 metal AK MAGS and and 20polymer AK mags
I use pmags. I know them and trust them.
I know they won't fail or break through regular use.
Metal to me means rust. Even though I doubt the metal mags will, I like the feel and use a the pmags.
However, if I didn't have or could use pmags I would buy metal ones.
Imve use other plastic/polymer mags and they were junk.
Metal of course...
Oh wait .... wrong metal... sorry.
Metal is easy to paint though
Nothing wrong with having both. Pmags and aluminum 30s and 20s from Brownells. My pistols are all steel.
No we don't,since thebummer made it famous it can drift away
Any reason to show off that nice collection,huh Andy?
Yep!....Or even no real reason.