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Posted: 11/10/2012 6:16:57 PM EST
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I've tried a few mag couplers over the years and my favorite to date is the Magpul MagLink. Here's what I've found while using it over the last few months:

Pros:
-Durable. This mag coupler has held up to banging around in my range bag, swapping mags many times, and all the shooting I can dish out to it without missing a beat.
-USA made
-For those living in states that don't respect The Constitution with their magazine capacity limits, it gives you a way to have an extra mag at the ready.
-Works with both the MOE Pmag and the GEN M3 Pmags
-Easy to put together
-Can be configured in a couple ways so it doesn't interfere with manipulating the controls of the AR for both right and left handed ARs
-Very lightweight
-Cost. I picked it up for $14.95 shipped


Cons:
-Weight. Having 60 rounds hanging from your rifle increases the weight; no getting around that.
-Some people that have used it think changing mags is awkward. I haven't found that but your mileage may vary....

Here's a video with some shooting, mag changes, and a discussion of the products hits and misses:

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Posted: 11/10/2012 6:40:13 PM EST
I like mine as well however the top round does back out a little and you have to push it back in sometimes.... not too happy with that part.
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Posted: 11/10/2012 6:56:41 PM EST
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Posted: 11/12/2012 3:23:07 PM EST
Good to hear. I picked one up when I ordered the new mags but have not messed with it yet.
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Posted: 11/12/2012 5:15:22 PM EST
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thanks for the review
I want to pick a couple up and was waiting on a hands on review
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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:35:11 AM EST
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thanks for the review
I want to pick a couple up and was waiting on a hands on review


Glad you found it helpful.
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Posted: 11/13/2012 1:55:15 PM EST
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Been thinking about these. Where do you get them for $14.95? Do these work with all gen Pmags including the new M3?
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Posted: 11/13/2012 2:08:12 PM EST
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I like mine as well however the top round does back out a little and you have to push it back in sometimes.... not too happy with that part.


Show stopper for me - my Arredondo coupler used with GI mags exhibit ZERO walking rounds.
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Posted: 11/13/2012 2:58:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 1911xdm:
I like mine as well however the top round does back out a little and you have to push it back in sometimes.... not too happy with that part.


Show stopper for me - my Arredondo coupler used with GI mags exhibit ZERO walking rounds.


That would be a show stopper for me too––-I've never had this issue I'm wondering if the mag is bad as opposed to the coupler?
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Posted: 11/14/2012 10:55:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By Magpul:
Originally Posted By plouffedaddy:
Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
Originally Posted By 1911xdm:
I like mine as well however the top round does back out a little and you have to push it back in sometimes.... not too happy with that part.


Show stopper for me - my Arredondo coupler used with GI mags exhibit ZERO walking rounds.


That would be a show stopper for me too––-I've never had this issue I'm wondering if the mag is bad as opposed to the coupler?


ALL M4 magazines when used with a coupler will experience some movement of the top round that is not in the magazine well during recoil . This was reported back 15 years ago when the USGI MMH (Multiple Magazine Holder) was introduced into the Military supply system.

The round movement doesn't happen all the time but it will occur if you run the mags this way long enough. Coupler type does not matter.

For the PMag SOP we suggest using the dust cover on the exposed mag which can be knocked off in under a second with minimal additional movement.

I would think that simply rocking the magazine in, from front to back, during the reload would nullify the issue as the magazine well would effectively reset the round.
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Posted: 11/14/2012 11:51:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Magpul:
Originally Posted By plouffedaddy:
Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
Originally Posted By 1911xdm:
I like mine as well however the top round does back out a little and you have to push it back in sometimes.... not too happy with that part.


Show stopper for me - my Arredondo coupler used with GI mags exhibit ZERO walking rounds.


That would be a show stopper for me too––-I've never had this issue I'm wondering if the mag is bad as opposed to the coupler?


ALL M4 magazines when used with a coupler will experience some movement of the top round that is not in the magazine well during recoil . This was reported back 15 years ago when the USGI MMH (Multiple Magazine Holder) was introduced into the Military supply system.

The round movement doesn't happen all the time but it will occur if you run the mags this way long enough. Coupler type does not matter.

For the PMag SOP we suggest using the dust cover on the exposed mag which can be knocked off in under a second with minimal additional movement.


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Sucks they won't work with 20rd mags... bleh..
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Posted: 11/14/2012 7:24:41 PM EST
Have you considered loading initially from right mag and moving to the left mag? This way you have a better purchase of the mag when reloading and easier access to the bolt release.
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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:23:26 AM EST
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Have you considered loading initially from right mag and moving to the left mag? This way you have a better purchase of the mag when reloading and easier access to the bolt release.


Indeed, you're correct. I tried not to get too specific in the video and stated there are a few ways to set it up for that reason. There are a couple ways you can use it and still have a good ability to control the rifle. The downside I can see with doing it as you suggest is that it would be a little more difficult to lock the charging handle back should you need to in a double feed type scenario (still very do-able) during the 1st mag.

Both ways would work just fine I suppose. There's not always 1 right way to set it up but there certainly are wrong ways to do it.
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Posted: 11/18/2012 5:04:00 PM EST
I use mine on my HD SBR. 60 rounds for instant HD if something happens, extremely useful.
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