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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anyone have a source for PREBAN mags.....30 rounders for the AR15? Are new usgi mags marked? Good quality??? Thanks in advance.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Head over to ARFCOM ar15.com and hit the equipment exchange. I picked up 30 USGI Mags last year for $8.99 with green followers.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
USGI is a tier 1 magazine. Utterly reliable and durable.
If you want that and a matching, menacing teflon coated black 30 rounder, try the DPMS website for the BLACK TEFLON COATED MAGS. $12 shipped!
A great buy and flawless on the range today.

Cheers,
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
AR15.com used to have a Exchange thread for those in occupied territory that need preban items.

If you post a WTT or WTB thread in the Equipment Exchange explaining that you'll buy preban mags I'm sure there'll be a few people there to help you out.

Some may even take you up on a "I'll buy you new mags in exchange for your Prebans."
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Mr. Wolf said:
USGI is a tier 1 magazine. Utterly reliable and durable.
If you want that and a matching, menacing teflon coated black 30 rounder, try the DPMS website for the BLACK TEFLON COATED MAGS. $12 shipped!
A great buy and flawless on the range today.

Cheers,
Umm I would have to say reliable but far from durable. Check out this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCFXcOOb4jc

I have ordered some PMags and I currently use HK mags. I have a fair number of USGI mags but they do break and I have broken my share just through hard use in training and in competition.
Pat
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Alaskapopo said:
Umm I would have to say reliable but far from durable. Check out this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCFXcOOb4jc

I have ordered some PMags and I currently use HK mags. I have a fair number of USGI mags but they do break and I have broken my share just through hard use in training and in competition.
Pat
i think you just sold me on the PMags. I had been looking at them and considering getting some in the future.. I was worried about them being polymer.. turns out there's nothing to worry about.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
nikon777 said:
Hey popo, do you prefer the window or windowless version? I must admit im impressed.
I want the Windowed version but it is not out for sale yet. It should be ready in a month they say. I ordered 2 of the non windowed ones for now. They are also working on a clear mag.
Pat
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Very impressive. I've seen the ads on the ar15 site regarding the magpul pmags and they themselves have a disclaimer stating that this mag is designed primarily for recreational shooting and not meant for professional daily use... bla bla bla or something similar to that.
"- Engineered from the ground up to be made of injection molded polymer.
- Patent Pending design allows for a more aggressive constant curve of ammo stack than found on other Nylon magazines.
- Made of "new to the market" reinforced polymer which is very strong and durable.
- Can be seated on closed bolt with full 30 rounds loaded.
- Snap cover protects feed lips during long term storage.
- Optional maglevel window version that can be read from both sides.
- Floorplate lock.
- Proprietary anti tilt follower.
- Debris grooves built into mag body.
- Molded in Black, Flat Dark Earth and OD
-Estimated retail price will be $11.95 for non window and $14.95 for dual Maglevel version.

NOTE:This magazine is not meant to replace metal mags for individuals who shoot daily for a living. They were made as a volume supplement to issue mags that can be made quickly, in large numbers with minimum variances in manufacture."

Obviously they might be understating their magazine's capability to withstand punishment. As strong as the magazines are, I wonder how well they'll stand up to the wear and tear on the magazine lips. As we insert and extract several thousand times, will the polymer wear faster than steel causing it to misfeed and jam?

I suppose only time will tell, but for ~$15, one or 2 might well be worth a try!

Thanks for the knowledge.

Cheers,
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
For the record, I have nothing against polymers... exhibit A: XD-9.

From MagPul themselves on ar15.com

"Let me start by saying this IS a legitimate topic.

Polymer feedlips have some issues to deal with when they are non reinforced with metal.

1. Creep when loaded
2. Cracking when dropped or during feeding
3. Throating of the feed lips by rounds being stripped.

So far the PMag has passed our minimums for all these.

Even storing the mag loaded for 60 days without the cover has little or no effect on the feedlips creeping. We have some PMags with over 2000 rounds logged on them with no signs of wear. Dropping a fully loaded mag onto the concrete feedlips down can sometimes cause a crack in the body but in all these cases the feedlips were fine and the mag ran without a problem,

Remember the PMag is meant as a semi disposable item like the USGI."

They are still prone to cracking, throating etc like any aluminum mags, but when viewed as a semi-disposable piece of equipment for ~$15, not a bad choice at all.
When the stores have the ones with the windows on em, I'll probably pick up a few. Here's the link on youtube with the same torture test for the windowed mags:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BA-EdEAHVA
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Is it safe to assume that my LULA mag-loader will operate normally with the PMags?
Hope so, I just ordered four to try them.
 
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