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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
it does make it look like a toy.. but for certain situations it would have a purpose. being able to see how many rounds you have at a glance, could be a life saver for people who use them in serious situations.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I got some of the first batch of black PMAG and they are awesome.



Click on the above picture for more pictures of my PMAGs

They work great and are very tough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCFXcOOb4jc

If you don't like the completely clear version they will be doing a windowed version that will have a small clear window on each side to let you know how much ammo you have left.

later
mcb
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
from what I've read, it seems these mags are very very strong.. but they aren't reccommended for constant hardcore use..

Personally, I think they are too new for someone to be able to say that just yet.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
They are not going to be clear when they come out. It's going to be smoked transparent. I had the regular black ones and sold those and am waiting for the black windowed and smoked versions to come out.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
jetsiphon said:
Nikon, what's the deal with the trigger guard?
All AR trigger guards swing out like that, but the one in his picture is the (I think) Magpul version with a bow in it. The bow gives extra room inside the guard to fit a gloved finger on the trigger.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
mcb said:
I got some of the first batch of black PMAG and they are awesome.



Click on the above picture for more pictures of my PMAGs

They work great and are very tough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCFXcOOb4jc

If you don't like the completely clear version they will be doing a windowed version that will have a small clear window on each side to let you know how much ammo you have left.

later
mcb
Yeah im waiting on the windowed version.

side note: Isnt there an issue with the feed lips on the pmags though? Something about them cracking of the mag is dropped or something?
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
jednp said:
it does make it look like a toy.. but for certain situations it would have a purpose. being able to see how many rounds you have at a glance, could be a life saver for people who use them in serious situations.
but to see the last 9 or 10 rounds you would need to remove the mag to take a peek. Unless you are a seasoned pro like me and can tell the number or rounds left in the mag by the overall weight of the rifle :cool: :razz: :razz:
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
nikon777 said:
Yeah im waiting on the windowed version.

side note: Isnt there an issue with the feed lips on the pmags though? Something about them cracking of the mag is dropped or something?
There is a minor issue with the very first run (03/07) of PMAGs due to the dimension just ahead of the feed lip that will cause some HP ammunition (usually large HP that is significantly short the max OAL) to hang on the area between the two feed ramps. Magpul has already posted a fix to the existing PMAGs on there website.

http://www.magpul.com/tech/pmag.html

They have also already pulled the mold and fixed the problem. All new PMAGs produced (04/07) will not have this problem. You can exchange your 03/07 mag body for newer one if you want. This exchange holds for mag bodies even if you have perform the above modifications.

I ran 360rds through my PMAG last weekend and the only problem I had was with some Russian stuff. Golden Bear 62gr HP would occasionally hang on the area between the feed ramps. Everything else a ran in the PMAGs ran flawless, M193, XM855PD, Golden Bear 62gr SP, Ultramax 55gr FMJ, Blackhills 52gr HP.

mcb
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Didn't H&K make some partially clear magazines for their G36? I thought I remember seeing some that were clear on the back strap, that is to say where the primers would be visible when loaded. I thought this was ingenious as only the firer could look and tell what was in the mag, simply tilt the rifle a bit left or right and see how far down you had shot by looking at the back of the mag as it was loaded.

This might not have been H&K but something else but I could have sworn I saw these on a G36.
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
KP Ling said:
Didn't H&K make some partially clear magazines for their G36? I thought I remember seeing some that were clear on the back strap, that is to say where the primers would be visible when loaded. I thought this was ingenious as only the firer could look and tell what was in the mag, simply tilt the rifle a bit left or right and see how far down you had shot by looking at the back of the mag as it was loaded.

This might not have been H&K but something else but I could have sworn I saw these on a G36.

If the enemy is close enough to see how many round you have left in your magazine your probably already dead.
 
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mcb said:
If the enemy is close enough to see how many round you have left in your magazine your probably already dead.
...or trying to capture rather than kill, patrolling streets or MOUT situations, simply taking target practice...I as a civilian would rather be able to simply peek at my mag and know what is left rather than have to pull it out and look.
 
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