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Searched the board and there's no info on Charlie foldability with Hexmags.

I recall that P-Mags are too bulky without trimming.

Reason I ask is a Gunmag Warehouse email came to me today offering 30-rounders for $7.99.



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I've been shooting the AR platforms since 1974 when I joined in the big green machine. I have seen attempts at polymer AR mags: Israeli Orlite (actually pretty good), early Thermolds (CRAP, though I hear newer ones are better), Eagle clear plastic mags (PLASTIC GARBAGE), PMAGs Gen I (crack and split), and GenII PMAGs, (which are supposed to be pretty good). Then came Troy Battle mags, a answer to a question that was never asked... Now Hexmags. I handled some, and they would make OK range magazines, but I'm betting if you dropped a full one, it would spit rounds out. I didn't see or feel the engineering that a MAGPUL polymer has. They felt like plastic.

I would stick with current new Generation MAGPULs or Aluminum US GI with MAGPUL followers (that's what I run in my Keltec and my ARs).
 

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It's a safe assumption that any polymer magazine will be too thick for folding the Charlie stock.

FWIW, 10rd PMAGs stick out too far for the Charlie stock to fold completely.
 

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TBH, I was looking at building a spreadsheet that sorted brands of polymer mags by whether or not they fit or not, but that answer has universally been no :D
It would be really nice if the Charlie stock worked with polymer. They are only getting more popular. I suppose they were still pretty uncommon when Kel-Tec dreamed up the Charlie underfolder, so polymers simply weren't considered.
 

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I've been shooting the AR platforms since 1974 when I joined in the big green machine. I have seen attempts at polymer AR mags: Israeli Orlite (actually pretty good), early Thermolds (CRAP, though I hear newer ones are better), Eagle clear plastic mags (PLASTIC GARBAGE), PMAGs Gen I (crack and split), and GenII PMAGs, (which are supposed to be pretty good). Then came Troy Battle mags, a answer to a question that was never asked... Now Hexmags. I handled some, and they would make OK range magazines, but I'm betting if you dropped a full one, it would spit rounds out. I didn't see or feel the engineering that a MAGPUL polymer has. They felt like plastic.

I would stick with current new Generation MAGPULs or Aluminum US GI with MAGPUL followers (that's what I run in my Keltec and my ARs).

I've dabbled in polymer mags myself having owned Eagle creek, thermold and orolite. I wanted to like the eagle creek because they were transparent so you could see what you had left in the mag.

I could never figure out why they were so popular when the aluminum ones work so well. Am I missing something?
 

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Polymers (P-Mags in particular) became popular after troops overseas picked some up to replace worn-out GI aluminum mags.
I'll pick up a Hex-Mag at some point, since I seem to be building a collection of AR mags from various makers.
 
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