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AR Mag Question(s)

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Spray-n-pray, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I know one of the reasons why everybody wants pmags is because when used with the dust covers, they don't experience the "lip creep" that metal mags do. How long do you actually have to store metal mags full before this occurs? Has anybody actually experienced a problem with this?
     
  2. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know metal mags opened out of spec. I've stored mine for months at a time before cycling the rounds out at the range.

    I really like the PMags for their enhanced feeding and cartridge handling inside the mag, such as the ridge that holds the shoulder back. It's a beautiful design.
     
  3. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Interesting. I guess it might take so long for it to happen that it's just not worth worying about. An old wives' tale, perhaps......?
     
  4. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The GI mags I carried in Iraq as backup for my M249 sat almost 7 months loaded when I dumped through a M4 they worked just fine.
     
  5. elcid11

    elcid11 Beaverton New Member

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    +1 here,

    I have had mags sit fully loaded for over 4 years....still fine.
     
  6. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I just replaced al the GI mags at work with PMAGS. Out of 80 or so mags in 5 years we had probably 6-8 fail in one way or another. Usually the weld on the back broke. Probably due to the user smacking it too hard to "seat the rounds." a few springs went here and there. Probably more wear from dropping on concrete in training than everything else. We rotated them monthly though. Peter Kokalis is a huge Pmag fan and according to him.... he can no longer recommend any other magazine for the AR-15/M-16. Lots of value for the money.
     
  7. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    +2... well, mine never sat for four years:D
     
  8. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks for all the input on this. Now I don't feel so bad about loading up my GI mags and letting them sit in the safe.
     
  9. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Deavis were you guys the ones that bought all the mags from US tactical?
     
  10. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    SWAT sources there.... we got mags for the rest of us at Brownells.
     
  11. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ya I know a guy that was like 5 minutes late when they came in and bought up a bunch
     
  12. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    I'm glad that my last PMAG order arrived last week. Now I'm up to 18 loaded mags in my L4 tac vest.
     
  13. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Where was your pmag order placed and how long were you waiting on the order?? I've got some on order that I'm now on the thirteenth week waiting on and I'm hoping that there is light at the end of the tunnel! :thumbup:
     
  14. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Damn that's horrible! I made 3 orders at US Cav. I got the 1st one the week after ordering. Then the Great Savior was elected and I placed two more orders. They took 2-2-1/2 months to get to me. Magpul has some serious back orders going on. Everywhere I checked they were back ordered. Hopefully some of the knee jerk buying has subsided some as I'm off to make my AR tacticool now.
     
  15. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Wonder if Ryan's got his from Brownells yet?
     
  16. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I ordered a couple from Cobra tactical at least two months ago, but so far, no pmags. The lousy part is that I paid for them already, so at this point, I am just out the money. Weak.
     
  17. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    VERY weak!! At least all of the stuff I have in the queues won't get charged until they ship. Still... :eek:ffwall:
     
  18. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I finally broke down and called Cobra about my order today. Same old story - "our supplier promised we would have them soon...." Riiiiiiight......
     
  19. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I just hope that with the mad dash to get orders filled QUALITY doesn't suffer. :paranoid:
     
  20. Ryan

    Ryan Beaverton Or Member

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    nope :(