I've been looking for a more affordable option for PMags. The Star/Green Label Pmags are probably the most inexpensive choice out there so I did some research. There were some mixed reviews. Some people said that they were horrible others said they worked perfectly fine.
I have a Magpul PTS Masada so fitting shouldn't be an issue. I understand that these mags aren't made of the usual high quality polymer Magpul likes to use but that isn't a huge issue for me. I'm mainly concerned with feeding. My ROF is relatively high so I need some magazines that can keep up.
I'm just looking for some opinions and personal experiences about them. Thanks.
I had a box of them a while back and they were quite possibly the worst mags I've ever used. They're also not actually made by Magpul PTS, so I can't "guarantee" that they'll fit in the PTS MASADA.
I would still recommend buying the real PTS PMAGs as those are the best mags I've ever used, though I do realize they are much more expensive. If you're looking for something more economical, I suppose you could try the STAR ones and if they work, great. If they don't work, sell them.
I have both the real PTS and the green label versions. Both have fed perfectly in every AEG I have put them in. The green label ones required some minor sanding and filing to easily fit in my metal body CA but they fit fine in every plastic body AEG I tried them in. I've never tried them in another metal body so I don't know if it's a CA thing or a metal body thing.
The biggest downside to the green label mags are that the baseplates are pretty weak. Two of mine have cracks from accidentally dropping them from about waist high. The main body of the mag seems sturdy, and the baseplate doesn't actually do anything so if it does break off the mag will still work. My real PTS mags have been dropped, thrown, slid, walked on, fallen on, and overall abused and they still look new. At first I couldn't justify their cost but after owning them for a while and putting them through the paces I'm convinced they are worth the money. If the green label mags are what fits your budget I would recommend them based on my experience.
If you ever come over to Eastside again you can try out my green label mags to see if they will work well in your Masada.
So I caved into the awesome price of the Star PMAGs and they came today. I'm actually very impressed. They actually don't look and feel as bad as I was expecting and feed flawlessly.
My only problem is this: how do you get the base plates off? I saw the small guide on ASR but for whatever reason I cannot get them to move an inch. The reason I'm asking is because I bought a pack of the new Green Label ranger plates. Any tips?
UPDATE: Never mind, I finally managed to get them off. They are a pain though.