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Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by fmj, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    WTH is the big deal with PMAGS and the all the plastic 30 round mages for AR's??

    They are EVERYWHERE!! i just cant wrap my head around the idea of PLASTIC magazines!

    I am looking to buy some AR-Stoner stainless mags.

    Thoughts?? Ideas?? Suggestions??
     
  2. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    They are lighter and dont dent.
    And the newer ones in the cold don't snap as easy.
    You can also get ones with windows so you can see how many rounds you have.
    They aren't as bad as they sound.
    And they're cheaper in some cases. :D
     

  3. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    and the pmags work, without having to buy magpul followers. o_O
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ive got a couple of pmags. i deem them range use only and they still annoy me.

    problem i have with em is if you got a open bolt and slap one in a little rough or smack one to seat all rounds to the rear or drop one they tend to spew 3-4 rounds or more out like a volcano. really irritating if it does it while the rifle is cycling.

    since the ones i have that are prone to doing that cant bend the feed lips due to being plastic i just got em marked for babying.

    i stick with the aluminum milsurps. having to guess if a new mag is going to work right or not isnt my preference. not all the pmags i have do it only a couple. i try trading em off for milsurps at the range but ive only found one sucker so far :(

    my opinion pmag is a pass.
     
  5. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    Thanks Jon.......your post only supports what my mind, from many years in metal fabrication, was telling me.

    Besides, i smack the back of the mag to seat the rounds in the mag or seat the mag in the mag well, in the sub zeros of the upper midwest...i can only see breakage in the future

    I dont like the idea of the aluminum mags either considering i have an aluminum mag well...aluminum does NOT slide well on aluminum....its a "tacky" metal by nature. The factory mag from PSA is Alum. and it does NOT like to seat. I am tghinking it due to alum/alum mating.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    + 1 Jon,

    I went with C Products 30 rounders. Good weigh and they work just fine!
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    try milsup mags adventure line or parsons are the best. if there is a big military base nearby you can almost always find em in pawnshops and milsurp stores around post. they are aluminum but they are anodized and your receiver is anodized. the milsurps are far enough distant in aluminum grade that they wont bind on milspec lowers. its another reason why going cheap on the receivers is a bad idea
     
  8. dvcguns

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    I only use pmags for 223. They are $10.00 and have a no-tilt follower that can't be beat for the price.

    The bottom plate allows for secure grip out of the mag chest harness without adding para cord retriever.

    The 12 or so I've used have never spewed rounds out and I tap the backs I seat the rounds also.

    Feedlips do not deform, and they have a lid for storing loaded for long periods of time to keep them stress free.

    They also have built in rails that align the bullets for better feeding than a milspec which does not.

    The only reason I own a few milspec mags (with magpul no-tilts) is for my 300 whisper which needs the slop up front due to the 220gr SMKs it runs.

    pmags are good to go, people who bitch about them are mostly afraid of change and probably poo-poo'd the Glocks also, which has proven to be a superior answer to reliability also. :)
     
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  9. ZombieKiller83

    ZombieKiller83 New Member

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    Love my pmags, they have never done me wrong
     
  10. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a couple of 30 round pmags at sportsmans when I built my AR. They were $5!!! I figured ...for $5 why not. They have actually work good for me. No problems yet. Only shot about 500 rounds at the most though.
     
  11. safedman

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    All in how you use em I guess. Have loaded and shot hundreds of rounds out of mine with ZERO malfunctions. Of course I don't drop em often..but when I do I have yet to have em puke their load. I like em, load easy and go bang when I trip the trigger...
    As with everything, it is a choice and some like, some don't. Best of luck with what ever you use.
     
  12. southernfirepower

    southernfirepower New Member

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    YouTube the pmag and you won't have anymore questions after a vid or two
     
  13. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    try shooting lead bullets out of a glock then we can talk :) try googling glock fail to feed. glock reliability is pretty much one of those interweb myths
    not afraid of change i just dont like getting ripped off on a sub-par product. if you have had good luck with them more power to ya.

    watching the behind the scenes show of sons of guns and one of the tards on the show just dropped a pmag out of an ar15 and two rounds popped out when it hit the table from about a foot and a half up...
     
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  14. dvcguns

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    Shot lead reloads for years in competition. Ran 4lk of WWB through my G17 in two days without a hitch. Ran over 20k through it total without as much as a spring change.

    I can only talk from my own experience (or at least I choose to) and I've never been disappointed with Glocks or pmags
     
  15. mjkeat

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    Magpul PMags or GI mags w/ Magpul followers.
     
  16. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Trusting a plastic magazine can only be accomplished by a man who's never had to perform a 3 To 5 second rush.

    Tack
     
  17. Duck4Glocks

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    I watched that episode and he didn't seat the magazine all the way and pulled the charge handle and the magazine dropped. The round that came out was from being partially grabbed by the bolt.
     
  18. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    So you really feel that way or are you just trying to get people worked up?
     
  19. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    I really feel that way. I used to carry an A2 and often had to hit the ground in a hurry. I was always cautious of not letting my GI mags hit the ground while doing this because I did not trust the light gauge metal. Don't see how I could be comfortable with plastic?

    I'm sure plastic mags are ok for range use but when things get ugly, guns get dropped, or fallen upon, used as clubs, ect...

    I like metal mags because they never failed me under harsh conditions. They're proven.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    My .02 cents

    Tack
     
  20. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Well my experience with pmags is that they are the best plastic mag out there. And the price ain't bad.

    Just ask linuxuser, his friend threw a fully loaded pmag down and nothing happened. Then we shot it out 2 days later.

    The tapco AR mags are not that good. I've got one that got broke because a dumb kid sat on it in the back seat...