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Old 05-08-2014, 03:44 AM   #1
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This is a pretty simple question. I've got no idea how to snap on the dust covers for my pmag on the bottom of the mag. I don't want to lose the covers and have them sitting in my gun stuffs drawer. Can anyone explain how to snap it on? I've tried but every time I try it feels like it's going to break so I stop.

I can get it to snap on my EMag though.

Here are some pics, so you can see if I have the right generation pmag or not. I'm assuming I do.imageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1399520600.655243.jpgimageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1399520624.066040.jpgimageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1399520632.883118.jpg


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They go on opposite from the top if I remember correctly. Theres one side on the spine of the bottom of the mag that has a little slit in it. That's where the little hook part of the dust cover will catch. Just force it. It's a dust cover. I don't even use them. More of a hassle than anything. Dust/dirt in my mag? I'll take it apart and clean it

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Alright, thanks. And if it doesn't want to snap on, should I just give it a good tap with my hand to try to snap it on?


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I would. If it breaks it breaks. The more expensive thing is the page.

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you wont break it. they fir on the bottom stupid tight. i just toss the covers in a box in the corner of the gun room.

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PMAG value: $12
Dust Cover: Maybe $1

In other words...I'd happily risk breaking it.

I find these dust covers have minimal practical value. They're a nice touch for mags you load and tuck away indeifinitely for that crazy day when all hell breaks loose...but otherwise, they're not terribly useful IMO.

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I could be mistaken, but I think that the dust cover for the Gen3 magazines is not designed to attach on the bottom like the Gen2's can, due to the floor plate change.

If that is truly the case then I'll live with my Gen2's because I like that feature.

http://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-rifles/23052-magpul-gen2-30rd-pmags.html

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Gen III Pmags do not accept the 'dust cover' on the bottom due to the redesign of the floorplate.
https://www.ar-15.co/threads/91823-PMAG-Gen-2-vs-Gen3/page2


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I usually chuck the dust covers in a box. Mags get stored top down which reduces stuff building up in them.

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PMAG value: $12
Dust Cover: Maybe $1

In other words...I'd happily risk breaking it.

I find these dust covers have minimal practical value. They're a nice touch for mags you load and tuck away indeifinitely for that crazy day when all hell breaks loose...but otherwise, they're not terribly useful IMO.
And if you are that concerned, ziplok bags are even cheaper
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