saiga gas plug(which is best)
Im looking at either the tac47 auto plug or the md v plug. Anyone have experience with these?
I've seen the Tac47 one work, but have no 1st hand experience myself. Ask TxZen, he does
I have the autoplug from tac47 and it works as advertised, but is not meant for 3" rounds.
So, if you are not interested in shooting 3" rounds, then the autoplug is great
The autoplug works and I agree with jeffro's comments.
I've put 1500 rounds down the pipe on my S12 over the course of a year and never had a problem, though sometimes if I left it sit for a month I'd have to give the tension spring a bit of a turn to cycle low brass. When actively shooting every weekend 100-200 rounds per trip I never had to adjust it, and I only did it twice in that entire year. It's a good product and I've run mine hard with tons and tons of low and high brass mixed mag dumps. I shoot 3" out of it from time to time as well but I do not recommend it, it's not designed for it and TAC47 discourages it.
As far as quality and reliability I've been really impressed with it. Zero problems since I got it.
The MD plug is a manual plug. I don't see it doing anything that any other manual plug can't already do...it's not different or advanced it's just a well made plug like the rest of them. The popularity comes from MD Arms reputation and not necessarily from any quality improvement, but in any case I don't see what advantage it offers over the TAC47 autoplug which actually works and really is hands free for mixed mags etc.
What every one else has written about the Tac47 auto plug has been my experience as well. I would also add that, at least it seems to me, a lot of the crud that usually gets trapped in the piston area gets blown out of the gun using the auto plug. My piston seems to stay cleaner, longer and the gun just keeps chugging along, round after round, mag after mag. I would highly recommend it.