DontTaseMeBro 2 Posted January 23, 2012 Report Share Posted January 23, 2012 I recently ordered several magazines for the Saiga 12 and thought a review of the latest generations would prove benefitial. The focus will be on craftsmanship and design. In this review I will cover: 10 round SGM Tactical 10 round ProMag 10 round AGP Arms SGM Tactical (10 rounds) The Good: The follower is solid and the spring was in great shape upon initial inspection--not a given as we will see. The Bad: This thing is ugly. Not only is the design bland, but it's marked up from being removed from the mold and lacked any finishing touches (no deburring). The compression spring struggles under load, so don't expect to pack a full mag of slugs. Conclusion: The lack of attention to detail combined with the lack on any steel reinforcement makes this a subpar value compared to peers. AGP Arms (10 rounds) The Good: A steel reinforcement at the lip gets this magazine off to a good start. The bar is further raised with some surface texture for improved handling, date of manufacture, and a ribed based plate. The Bad: The compression spring was buckled upon initial inspection (I will be contacting AGP Arms for a replacement). The follower demonstrates some flexing, screws add to the weight and no deburring. Conclusion: The inclusion of steel reinforcement is a welcomed touch, but the quality of the compression spring is questionable. Pending a response from AGP Arms I recommend avoiding this one. ProMag (10 rounds) The Good: Good surface texture, a steel reinforced lip, modern design, and the spring is acceptable. A nice touch is the truly toolless base plate release. Smooth action. The Bad: The follower is weak and subject to flexing under load. A wide base plate and noticable weight don't make for an easy carry. No deburring. Conclusion: If you can't get factory mags or want the higher capacity, this is the solid choice. Final Thoughts With SGM Tactical failing to include steel reinforcement and going with an underpowered spring, it's not a reliable option. AGP Arms has a solid design, but quality control could be a problem if my compression spring buckling is not an isolated incident. For now, ProMag is the best choice for > 8 rounds in a box magazine. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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