If you feel like I do, you locate that you are 1) welcoming of polymer magazines, and two) also annoyed by the amount of “new” AR15 magazines that have hit the market in the last couple years that were… nicely, total crap.
MagPul set the pace and high quality common, but that does not mean they are automatically the best available. Troy, IWI, and Lancer have all produced polymer magazines which equaled the famed MagPul PMag in reliability, durability, and high quality. In this review I will take a appear at some polymer magazines from Mission First Tactical (MFT).
I was fortunate to really test a handful of of the early prototypes and give some feedback. What we saw and tested back then impressed us, and MFT has created some tweaks considering that then.
The MFT MAG has the slimmer profile of the Troy BattleMag, but not really as slim simply because of the reinforcement ribs. The MFT MAG nonetheless fits into tight mag pouches far more very easily than a PMAG. It has the identical all round height and width of a PMAG, but with out the bulky base plate. Thanks to the especially created polyamide physique, it seems to be lots robust.
Where the Troy BattleMags and IWI Mags barely hold 30 rounds with only 1/16” of movement left following the 30th round, the MagPul has a a lot more forgiving ⅛” of movement left, to improve closed-bolt reloads using completely full magazines. MFT’s mag will really hold 31 rounds if you totally fill it.
According to MFT, they were not happy that the ⅛” of movement was enough to assure totally positive magazine insertion on a closed bolt, so they created sufficient movement to enable one further complete round to decrease insertion force and assure good lockup. MFT noted that this eliminated the military folks’ typical need to run 30-round GI mags with only 28 rounds to assure they could reload with a closed bolt.
In my testing, I did uncover that the MFT had a noticeably less complicated closed bolt reload lookup on a full magazine, but do not count on the magazine to seat with a closed bolt if you cram 31 rounds into it.
MFT also made in an oversized bolt catch notch for more positive bolt hold-open, even on slightly out-of-spec receivers. The magazine features a stainless steel spring and four-way anti-tilt non-jamming follower.
Other good functions consist of sharper reinforcement ribbing and a stippled grip, both of which supply a much more “grippable” magazine in the course of the reload push/pull cycle.
A couple of unique baseplate attributes are drain holes and a paint pen matrix pad for magazine ID use.
The baseplates also have a simple toolless disassembly with double safety release tabs. The baseplate is created to let for swift magazine dump unloads with out the spring and follower flying about the area. Toggling by means of the three positions with the two buttons is simple, smooth, and quick even though offering total manage more than the spring pressure.
So do we have yet another premium polymer magazine on the industry equal to the PMAG? I’d say that we definitely do. At this point I like the attributes of the MFT MAG a bit much better than my PMAGS.
Not only do MFT MAGS have great features, they are joining the celebration with an MSRP of $ 14.99, which is about $ five lower than MagPul’s equivalent. MFT delivers these one hundred% USA-produced MFT MAGS in Black, Foliage Green, Gray, and Scorched Dark Earth.
You may well want to give a few of these magazines a try. I was definitely impressed.