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Old 12-26-2013, 08:15 AM #43
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Thanks for that comparison. I've been curious about how Dmags stacked up to Dam mags size wise.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:35 PM #44
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Yup.

I've done teardowns and messed with both, and it's basically like this:

DAM mag:

- much bigger
- costs more
- harder to take apart
- twice the weight

- better built and will last longer
- much better release mechanism
- better stack placement and orientation
- keeps paint dirt free with dust covers
- tooless basic maintenance

Dmag:

- really, really cheaply made. You can see and feel where corners are cut.
- Very poorly designed spring locking mechanism, is unreliable and finicky.
- very small gate opening mechanism requires metal parts in the magwell which are a weak point. DAM mag doesn't have this issue.
- Stripping it down for cleaning rapidly degrades some parts.
- no dust covers, paint is always exposed
- smaller openings, sharper edges = probably more breaks
- follower often sticks in the tube

- half the weight
- 1/4 the price
- much smaller
- more sizes available (14, 20, 30)
- more gun support, not just one marker
- so cheap that most of the problems are negated by price
- fully tooless. DAM mags require tools to strip fully.

Verdict:

I'd probably go with Dmags overall, assuming you don't want a DAM for other reasons. They're so cheap you can just replace them when they fail, and the size/weight advantage is a biggy. They're also likely to have more third party marker support in future.

That, and a dmag capable marker will also accept the upcoming continuous feed banana shape dmags, drum mags, etc..

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Old 12-27-2013, 11:02 AM #45
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I can't wait for the continuous 20 shot Dmag, but I personally think that while the drum mag will be cool, it seems to me that it would just be a fancy gimmick since I can't think of any real reason as to why you would need 100 rounds of first strike at the ready. I think its 100 anyhow.. If the price were right on it and it worked fine with regular paint, then I might think about it.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:43 PM #46
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Quote:
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- harder to take apart
- fully tooless. DAM mags require tools to strip fully.
I'd like more clarification on these comments. I have had to clean my DAM mags and to get them apart for cleaning takes no tools. I slide the bottom of the mag off with my fingers, springs and carriages come out the bottom easily. Run some water through them, paper towels to dry them off inside and out, reassemble.

How far are you taking them apart and for what reason would you need to disassemble them furhter? Not arguing here just want to make sure I'm not missing something.
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