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Old April 6th, 2012, 14:55   #1
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Waffle, pmag, tango down style for mp5??

Ok, so there is an absolute plethora of mag styles for AKs and ARs, but why not for mp5s? I realize that the waffle-y texture of polymer mags likely reduces weight while keeping structural integrity.. But it must also add grip too right? Given that mp5s come in many versions (mp5k, SD) and are used by many special forces, why arent there more mag styles for them? They all seem to be either long or short. I get that the ammuntion is smaller sized...but why does that prevent the mags from looking "tacticool?" heh.. I apologize if this is a stupid question.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 15:16   #2
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Probably because subguns like the MP5 are becoming less and less common with SWAT/police/military and intermediate rifles like AR15's are becoming more popular because they work better.

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Old April 6th, 2012, 15:19   #3
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Because in real life, MP5s get a LOT less use that you probably think. the organizations that use them tend to be smaller, especially when compared to the proliferation of m4s and AKs. Also, The AK has been constructed in many, many countries, and different time periods; and magazine type has changed with both of those.

To the best of my understanding, MP5s are on the way out in a lot of organizations in favour of M4s which are only marginally bigger with a lot more supply of parts. Specialist units that want rounds that don't penetrate as far as a 5.56 are the ones that I notice seem to want to keep the Mp5.

In short, there's a shit tonne more M4s or AKs out there, and therefore a bigger market for different kinds of mags.

There's other reasons, but that's the gist of it.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 16:57   #4
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