Just ask. Do you spend $100+ on Magpul experimental mags or is Magpul Gen2 enough?I have no idea where or if you can get $3 mags, but all I see on that other thread is guys blowing over $80 for a single mag. Another reason I’m looking at Galil Ace in 5.56
The AK platform is too confusing.
Same with AK mags. BF sales had decent South Korean mags for $4. Regular surplus can be found for 15-16, Tapco even cheaper. New production Bulgarian steel mags are $14 any day of the week. Poly are $15.
AR platform is not any simpler than AK to understand. Regular buffer, H1, H2, H3, regular spring, extra strength, extra strength woven, etc. Billet receiver, milled, billet forged, forged AND milled. AK has just stamped and milled. It is less intimidating to you, since you grew up using it. I grew up using AKs.