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My G&G GC16 M4 with metal reciever came with a grey metal hicap mag.

 

I want to buy three midcaps, and G&G do them in polymer and in metal. There's only a couple of quid difference.

 

Which are more practical and reliable in your opinion. The gun is fairly light so weight isn't a problem. I generally like metal mags, even though they are usually monkey metal. However I know some people prefer polymer, and there must be a reason beside cost.

 

I suppose I could buy one of each and see for myself.

 

Or should I not buy G&G M4 mags at all, but get something from another manufacturer? My hicap has a lot of movement in the mag well and needs tape round it.

 

Your advice would be gratefully received.

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If you can afford them I'd recommend some PTS EPM mags, they're not cheap but they're an incredibly tough polymer and very high quality. I use a mix of those and TM metal mags in my recoils. Their old non-recoil mags from Pmags through to their more recent stuff is just as good and my go-to option 

 

If they're too much then I'd just get the metal g&g mags or similar, they're solid and reliable.

 

As an alternative to putting tape round mags, have a look at gluing an old credit card or similar to the inside of the magwell, it can work just as well and is a bit neater

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Cheap plastic mags have a tendency to split at the seam when dropped. A nice PTS polymer mag won’t, but my brother has broke a couple of plastic mags by dropping them. 

 

Either metal or a high quality polymer like PTS epm mags will last you a good while. 

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Thanks to you both for your advice , and thanks for the tip about the credit card.

 

Don't think I can stretch to PTS at the moment so G&G metal it will have to be.

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1 hour ago, Wo1f said:

Cheap plastic mags have a tendency to split at the seam when dropped. A nice PTS polymer mag won’t, but my brother has broke a couple of plastic mags by dropping them. 

Don’t drop em ? 😇

Nearly all my mags are metal , mid cap stanag’s I swear by classic army , 120’rds and not that expensive (cheapest I’ve found is £12+P&P ) 👍

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I have 4 of each personally.

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personally i do the cheap plastic ones, because it minimises the ballache when it gets lost/broken/stolen (although saying that i've yet to lose a mag....)

 

the magpul and other fancy style polymer mags are great for m4 platform guns, but a word of warning that if you're planning to at some point in the future expand your arsenal some guns (the f2000 being a prime example) don't play well with anything bar the "standard" pattern mags.

 

i'll not reccommend against metal, that's what i'd be running if i weren't such a cheapskate :P

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