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JonM 05-30-2012 01:22 AM

retracting my pmag opinion
 
for a while i had a negative opinion of pmags. so ive been thinking about it and decided to do some drop tests.

fully loaded up all 12 of the pmags i have and repeatedly dropped them from shoulder height onto the carpeted floor. only one volcanoed. it did it time after time. the rest didnt. so i think my opinion was based solely on one faulty out of spec mag.

also explains why that mag would double and triple feed

MikeJK 05-30-2012 01:55 AM

Some of us that have used PMags for years share this new found opinion of yours. In fact there has been quite an outcry over the mil not allowing the use of PMags anymore due to the mils newly designed follower. It's horrible that the mil would take proven equipment out of the hands of the war fighter.

rifleman1 05-30-2012 01:59 AM

i have alot of pmags what i like is they are relativly inepensive so i dont worry if i mess one up.

JonM 05-30-2012 02:02 AM

the new military follower still doesnt fix the problem. the difference in the pmag is there is a "trench" in the wall of the pmag the follower rides in that prevents it from tilting. its more than just the follower

MikeJK 05-30-2012 02:22 AM

Exactly...

AgentTikki 05-30-2012 02:26 AM

Pretty cool Jon, thx fer sharing that. I betcha magpul will make it right 4 u!

JonM 05-30-2012 03:04 AM

Its one mag of six i bought for 7.50 a few years back in texas. Not worth messing with cost me more in postage to send it to em. Im just gonna keep the spring follow and floorplate and toss the body

linuxuser3890 05-30-2012 03:33 AM

Jon you may want to try a different spring in that body before you toss it. It sounds crazy but sometimes its the spring that has too much pressure developing instead of not enough from the body.

JonM 05-30-2012 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linuxuser3890 (Post 818686)
Jon you may want to try a different spring in that body before you toss it. It sounds crazy but sometimes its the spring that has too much pressure developing instead of not enough from the body.

Interesting ill try that tommorrow afternoon. Too late to go dropping things in the house. Wife is asleep

dog2000tj 05-30-2012 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 818692)
Interesting ill try that tommorrow afternoon. Too late to go dropping things in the house. Wife is asleep

don't you have earmuffs? :rolleyes:


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