About the Elite Force VFC QMag
This is a polymer 120-round magazine for M4 style guns. A BB-loader is required to load this magazine. These are matching the magazines that come standard for the VFC Avalon series which has the same design as their QRS line of accessories.
This magazine is lightweight from being constructed of polymer compared to the traditional metal construction found on the more commonplace M4 STANAG magazines. This reduces weight which is a welcome feature. The fit and finish on these magazines are excellent and also feature a nice anti-slip gripping texture molded in as part of the design. The coarse ridges allow even gloved users to easily grab these magazines in a pinch. The performance of these magazines is solid and will feed flawlessly if you keep these magazines clean and lubricated. If at any time the follower and BBs in a midcap are not being pushed all the way at the top you are probably not lubcricating your magazines and should probably do so. These magazines should work in just about all the M4s out there with the exception of ICS brand M4s which are more picky and seem to prefer their own brand of magazines (ICS TMAGs).
About Elite Force
Elite Force is part of Umarex and is one of the biggest suppliers of the hottest licensed guns and accessories in airsoft. For guns you can get all the popular models such as H&K, Glock, Beretta, IWI and more. There are even unique guns such as the Ares Amoeba Striker sniper rifle. All Elite Force items are backed by some of the best warranties in the country.
High caps vs. mid caps
Players who want outright capacity should go straight to high caps. You do not need to carry as many to have plenty of ammo and the cost for all these magazines will not be as much as carrying a full complement of mid caps. The downside to high caps if you didn't already know is that they are noisy especially while moving. Fully loaded high caps won't make much if any noise but once you start using it, the magazine will have a lot of space for BBs to bounce around. We often joke and say they sound like a baby rattle. If your play style keeps you stationary a lot then it probably is not a big deal. The required winding of the magazine may also be considered a turnoff to high capacity magazines.
Now for milsim minded players who want something more grab and go, the mid cap is the better solution. They do not make noise and provide a bit more excitement due to more frequent reloads. Mid caps are straight forward in their function and all you do is insert the magazine and go. No winding is required. Some events might restrict you to the use of mid cap magazines (many major milsim ops) for the sake of keeping you immersed and conservative with your ammo.
- 120-round capacity
- Polymer construction
- Enhanced grip texture design
- Available colors: black and tan