I'm not here to debate whether promag is better than Surefire or Factory magazines. Personally; I don't think they are. However, for plinking magazines, shooting at the range, varmints, etc... they are fine. Anyway; if you're a member of sportsmansguide.com; they have promag .223 and 7.62x39 in 8 pack bulk; for $11.24 each ($89.97). If you're not a member, then the price is still only $12.50 each ($99.97). Of course, you have to buy the 8 pack, but that's about right for some good plinking and backup magazines. 8 of these; then a couple of higher quality magazines for "Real World" situations seem pretty good. Especially considering that the surefires will cost $30-$40 each. Oh; and if you don't need/want 8; you can get a 3 pack for about $17.50 each or one for $19. ($21 if not a member).