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Posted: 1/31/2006 5:29:24 AM EST
Who has the best deal on MP5 mags right now? I need mags that will work with a BW.

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:26:58 AM EST
CDNN has German straight 30's for $29.99ea.

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 10:47:57 AM EST
Straight mags don't work period! That is why you see them for so cheap compared to German curved mags. Avoid like the plague. Sometimes you hear of people with no issues, but more often than not they don't work regardless of manufacturer. I have a BW5 and they will not feed straight mags. My range rents out real deal MP5's and it won't feed straight mags. A friend of mine has a factory HK94 that was converted to full and it doesn't run on straight mags. See a trend here.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 11:38:28 AM EST
You mean they need to work too!?

Gordon Miller has POF 30rd curved mags with chrome followers for $40.

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 11:46:28 AM EST
"I need mags that will work with a BW."

Looks like CDNN has the "asian" mags too.

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 12:31:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
"I need mags that will work with a BW."

That's a rather nebulous statement, because not all BW's are exactly the same, just as mags may have their own quirks. What works in my gun may not in yours.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:08:18 PM EST
About the straight mags.....

I carried an EnMP5 in Iraq...wouldn't feed w/straight mags. I currently have an HK MP5 and a SW/BW5 and guess what....won't feed straight mags. Go figure.

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 2:27:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:49:20 PM EST
pof mags work great
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:46:20 AM EST
OK, retry:

I'm looking for mags that are most likely to work in a brand new BW5-FS. I prefer curved mags because I think they look better. Plus, from what I have heard and read they tend to work better. Plus, I have never fired a (real) MP5 with anything BUT curved mags.

Oh, yes, six more weeks and I get to fire a REAL MP5 (or three) again. Plus my BW should be in. Life is good...

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:33:43 AM EST
Straight mags work just fine with FMJ ammo. They made curve mags to help with feeding problems with hollowpoint ammo.

Stick with HK or POF mags... avoid the asian 40rd mags.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 10:37:11 AM EST
my straight mags work better than the curved mags and always did...I can shoot 800 rounds in straight mags without a jam and barely get 200 shot with curved mags before I have a jam. 40 round aftermarket are the most unreliable while 30 round factory curved are better but I haven't had the experience where they are so great...
For those who curse your straight mags, I'll give you $10.00 a piece if you want to liquidate your supply.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:37:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 2:54:57 PM EST
I have 8 of the straight mags from CDNN. All 8 work fine in my 94.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:29:00 PM EST
Are the Asian contract mags any good? They are cheaper.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 1:28:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
$11 a piece for HK straight mags... sorry brother.. had to do it!

I'd take you up on that offer.... if I wouldn't have already given them away.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:55:04 AM EST
I have never used the straight mags. Been told they will not work, vary well, in my MP-5.
( By people who should know). hug.gifhAs for factory HK mags they are marked at the bottom 9mm x 19 IE On their left side with the mag inserted in the firearm. (All of the ones I have are)haveww.cdnninvestments.comI typed in MP-5 mags. They say 33rds I could only get 28 in mine).
I use them for matches. They have always worked for me. They were $19.99 or so. They have NO marking on them.
I shot mostly for matches White Box 115gr FMJ 100 rds for $12.04 out the door at Wal-Mart.

Hay if the straight mags are cheap.... way not try one!

Let us know what you find that works for you!!!


Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:00:50 AM EST
I have 4? mabey 3 of the curved ones. Used and loved on deployment, light rust. IM me for pictures if you want. 25$ a pop....
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