I've done teardowns and messed with both, and it's basically like this:
- 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
- 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.
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..
Last edited by vijil : 12-26-2013 at 09:32 PM.