Extra magazines!

#1
As we only get four magazines issued, it could on occasion be nice to have a couple more.

Does anyone know anywhere online where I can get hold of STANAG magazines? Thermold would be nice, but it's not essential.

Cheers
T_T
 
#4
#5
Tartan_Terrier said:
After doing some more searching, I found some decent quality mags quite reasonably priced at Bravo Company USA. Pity they don't ship to Europe.

Take a look at the embedded video of them testing magazines here though:

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Magpul-PMAG-AR15-Magazine-p/magpul pmag 30 black.htm
Forget about getting them from the USA. They require an export licence for air rifle scope brackets FFS!

Try the people I suggested above. Helston Gunsmiths might have some...?

http://www.helstongunsmiths.com/
 
#7
Tartan_Terrier said:
As we only get four magazines issued, it could on occasion be nice to have a couple more.

Does anyone know anywhere online where I can get hold of STANAG magazines? Thermold would be nice, but it's not essential.

Cheers
T_T
Can you not get any extra from your SQMS/CQMS? We could get extra when out in afghan.
 
#8
On a serious note they are flinging them at troops in the stan now.

Get on tour. It'll take you 6 months to get them but you'll save money!!!

Or Just kill your Mucker and have his away and his Dezzy boots.

Hope this helps
 
#9
The Magpul ones look very impressive from the video. That said I was well impressed with the HK A2 ones I saw recently.
 
#10
Why don't you jsut go diffy a few like everyone else. You will then receive the correct item from the cheap as chips store known as Q & Ms
 
#11
Thermold magazines will not work in the L85, the magazine Housing is too long (so much for NATO standardisation...)

Go to WH Smith's and get yourself a copy of gun Mart. Leaf through the militaria section, and if you don't see M-16 magazines there, ring a few of the guys up, they are bound to have some. You also see a lot of RG magazines, as used on the L85 A1, but steer clear from those like the plague.

As for getting stuff from the US, several of the US posters on here are willing to act as a mail forwarding service (no export licence required for person-to-person shipping!)
 
#12
In my unit if they let you sign for as many as you want and not just the standard 4 some guys are taking 10 to 15 to Herrick and by all account s using them. But being a specialist unit we only have a few people on the ground at any one time so can afford to supply more mags.
 

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#15
stoatman said:
Thermold magazines will not work in the L85, the magazine Housing is too long (so much for NATO standardisation...)

Go to WH Smith's and get yourself a copy of gun Mart. Leaf through the militaria section, and if you don't see M-16 magazines there, ring a few of the guys up, they are bound to have some. You also see a lot of RG magazines, as used on the L85 A1, but steer clear from those like the plague.
As for getting stuff from the US, several of the US posters on here are willing to act as a mail forwarding service (no export licence required for person-to-person shipping!)
They were a vast improvement over the worn out colt ones that were originally issued!
Yes I am that old!
I also recall only being able to get 20 round mags for the AR15s and thinking it was Christmas when 2 M16A1 were issued to COP. Face it even SLR mags in NI had more black nasty on them than a 432 to stop you being fined for losing ammo!
 
#16
In my experience, the choice was between a worn out RG magazine, or a worn out Colt magazine, the latter of which being infinitely preferable, and infinitely stronger.
 

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LE
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#17
All our RG were brand new so new that you cut your fingers filling mags. When we attached the the SA Roulement bn they had very tired colt mags that were polished almost bronze with wear! They were green with envy. I guess its a bit like the old poncho to crisp packet waterproof to Gary Gore Tex!
 
#18
The 20 round Colt mags stillhave their place, filled with tracer for target indication.
 

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#19
FFBox said:
The 20 round Colt mags stillhave their place, filled with tracer for target indication.
They are used a lot in Canada where there is a mag restriction for civvy semi autos and cut down to 10 pinned to five allow a low profile like the Hawkins position!
 
#20
Tartan_Terrier said:
As we only get four magazines issued, it could on occasion be nice to have a couple more.

Does anyone know anywhere online where I can get hold of STANAG magazines? Thermold would be nice, but it's not essential.

Cheers
T_T
Pratac
Norwegian site supposed to be OK, never tried it out tough.
 

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