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Posted: 8/10/2004 8:01:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2004 8:05:30 PM EST by MarkGleason]
http://www.fourfourmag.com/hklarge.jpg

It is my opinion most HK stuff is overrated but these German M16 mags are hands down the nicest mags I have laid hands on. The way HK's follower is set up it can't tilt or bind. If you push down from the top on the front of the follower the whole follower moves down evenly and very smoothly, no different than if pushed from the middle. The finish is really nice too and the mags look damn near indestructable. I have some hi-res pics I can email if anyone wants to see them.

I emailed the admin about becoming a AR15 sponsor so once they get back to me I will have these in the for equipment exchange so keep an eye out.

-Mark
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 8:06:16 PM EST
They are very nice and I hear USMC Force Recon is using them. Unforturnately their all postban. So possesion of them can't legally occur to us 'citizens' who aren't using them in a LE role until Sept 13,2004.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 8:52:08 AM EST
How much $ ?

Thanks,
Dan
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 8:57:01 AM EST
yeah, what is the price
Link Posted: 8/14/2004 6:01:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/14/2004 6:01:23 PM EST by Stryfe]
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Link Posted: 8/14/2004 6:07:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/14/2004 6:19:28 PM EST
Tagged. Looking to score a few of these after the sunset.

Link Posted: 8/16/2004 1:31:29 AM EST
I looked into buying these. My leo price would be about $45 bucks according tot he vendors I called. I am holding off for now. Good mags just trying to save money.
Pat
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 5:16:01 AM EST
I just don't see what the HK mag can do that the USGI doesn't. I agree HK stuff is overrated.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 5:18:36 AM EST
Is that a metal follower?
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 7:27:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By gotm4:
They are very nice and I hear USMC Force Recon is using them. Unforturnately their all postban. So possesion of them can't legally occur to us 'citizens' who aren't using them in a LE role until Sept 13,2004.



False. Not true. There were a few made before the AWB. Most people just haven't seen them.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 3:01:47 PM EST
At $50 each i'll pass.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 4:01:57 PM EST

There were a few made before the AWB. Most people just haven't seen them.


Wow, HK was making these ten years ago.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 4:09:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/16/2004 4:09:34 PM EST by XM777]

Originally Posted By markm:
I just don't see what the HK mag can do that the USGI doesn't.



Try accidently stepping on the feed lips of your GI mag and an HK mag. Then you will see something the HK can do that the GI can't, function.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 5:06:57 PM EST
So I'll grab another $15 dollar USGI mag. I have yet to step on one of my mags anyway.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 5:31:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
So I'll grab another $15 dollar USGI mag. I have yet to step on one of my mags anyway.



Well, if you are a hobbyist and have a never ending supply of cheap magazines, then the HK mags probably are not for you. Any old mag like the USAs or Westerns will probably suffice and save you money.

Others however, do have that option.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 5:47:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/16/2004 5:48:21 PM EST by markm]

Originally Posted By XM777:

Well, if you are a hobbyist and have a never ending supply of cheap magazines, then the HK mags probably are not for you. Any old mag like the USAs or Westerns will probably suffice and save you money.

Others however, do have that option.



How do USA or Westerns fit into the friendly debate? They are not a functional option. No one here would honestly recommend them.

But I do however have about forty USGI's. Should I step on one, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. I only regularly use about 3 mags anyway.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:27:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
I just don't see what the HK mag can do that the USGI doesn't. I agree HK stuff is overrated.



The real question should be: What can the HK mag do that the British SA80 mags can't?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:43:56 PM EST
for $45 I'll stick to my USGI mags with green followers.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:47:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wipeout:
for $45 I'll stick to my USGI mags with green followers.




+1, guys HK is basically raping us on that price probably cost them $10 if that to make it
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:18:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:

Originally Posted By Wipeout:
for $45 I'll stick to my USGI mags with green followers.




+1, guys HK is basically raping us on that price probably cost them $10 if that to make it



I expect they are some good mags, but I think the high price is just becuase its H&K.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 12:50:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 12:52:06 AM EST by SchlaffTablett]

Originally Posted By MAINEiac:

There were a few made before the AWB. Most people just haven't seen them.


Wow, HK was making these ten years ago.




Yea, or at least something similar. HK made a 5.56 rifle 10 or 15 years ago that took AR mags, it was called the HK G41. Not super sucessful, but deacent none the less.


BTW, Here's a pic -->
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 1:23:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
I just don't see what the HK mag can do that the USGI doesn't. I agree HK stuff is overrated.



my thought exactly, that why i love it when guys will sell me their USGI mags cheap beacuse the finish is all jacked, as long as it holds 30rds and functions 100% I dont care who made it or how it looks
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:11:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:59:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By XM777:

Originally Posted By markm:
I just don't see what the HK mag can do that the USGI doesn't.



Try accidently stepping on the feed lips of your GI mag and an HK mag. Then you will see something the HK can do that the GI can't, function.



Actually, the aluminum mag is stronger than the steel H&K mag, unless you fracture the spot welds on the USGI type. Try dropping one of each type onto a concrete floor & tell me about it. I have, BTW & don't leave your high-dollar H&Ks outside overnight...a few good dews will start them to corrode.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:31:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hotgun:
Actually, the aluminum mag is stronger than the steel H&K mag, unless you fracture the spot welds on the USGI type. Try dropping one of each type onto a concrete floor & tell me about it. I have, BTW & don't leave your high-dollar H&Ks outside overnight...a few good dews will start them to corrode.



The grass is ALWAYS greener syndrome is the root of this evil nonsense. Good point on the steel mag being more likely to sustain damage from droppage.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:38:35 AM EST
Didn't all the HK mags that the Marine Corps was using get recalled?

I heard something about the base plates falling off.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:59:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hotgun:

Originally Posted By XM777:

Originally Posted By markm:
I just don't see what the HK mag can do that the USGI doesn't.



Try accidently stepping on the feed lips of your GI mag and an HK mag. Then you will see something the HK can do that the GI can't, function.



Actually, the aluminum mag is stronger than the steel H&K mag, unless you fracture the spot welds on the USGI type. Try dropping one of each type onto a concrete floor & tell me about it. I have, BTW & don't leave your high-dollar H&Ks outside overnight...a few good dews will start them to corrode.



They have Maritime anti-corrosion mags.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 6:13:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Colonel_Kurtz:

They have Maritime anti-corrosion mags.



They still corrode. The followers are the first thing to start.

-Cap'n
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:54:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:56:26 AM EST by Hotgun]
CapnCrunch is correct. I've not seen much advantage to the "maritime" finish...seems a bit hypish on the part of H&K.

Yes, there is a recall....the baseplates tend to fall out at bad times such as when an accessory GL or shotgun may be fired. An also happen if you drop a loaded mag or the rifle w/mag. H&K band-aid solution is likely.

Hotgun
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:01:47 AM EST
I am Looking for 5 of them new in wrapper....

MT
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:22:03 AM EST
Not worth the money.

When dropped the floor plates, Yes there are two. Unlock and you have to put humpty dumty back togther again!

They are very destructible and dent easily in addition to coming unglued.

Oh! and the feed lips bend when dropped causing feed problems, so whip out your tool and bend them back somehow. And like your dented car they never bend back right.

They are also heavy, since they are made of steel. The long ends are butt welded continuously so unlike USGI there are no spot welds.

Start carrying them all day and the extra pound of steel becomes noticeable, unless you loose weight to compensate.

They must be over priced since I don't see anything about them that warrants the asking price. Just a lot baloney. Now that I have and have seen I want my USGI aluminum mags back.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 8:09:11 AM EST
Hey mark im gonna have to pick some of those up, where are you in oregon?

Justin
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