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sharmanajusmc  [Member]
10/15/2011 11:25:19 PM
what are the best M11 magazines? (9mm)
urbanredneck  [Member]
10/15/2011 11:50:34 PM
Ill have some zytel and one metal mag up on equipment exchange soon.
sardo_67  [Member]
10/16/2011 5:46:25 AM
Originally Posted By urbanredneck:
Ill have some zytel and one metal mag up on equipment exchange soon.


will they work in a 380 gun with a 9mm Lage upper on top? if so let me know.
sharmanajusmc  [Member]
10/17/2011 5:09:23 PM
I'm not looking to buy any right at this moment, I just want to know what the best mags are for this platform.
raysheen  [Team Member]
10/17/2011 5:33:57 PM
Originally Posted By sharmanajusmc:
I'm not looking to buy any right at this moment, I just want to know what the best mags are for this platform.


Whatever you can get to run reliably in your setup. I think that most people prefer the metal PAM2 based mags from Recon Ord. or US Machine Gun over the Zytel mags though. Promag, of all places, is making a new polymer mag that seems like it might just be reliable...or at least have a good follower and spring that can be used in other mags.
1MAC  [Team Member]
10/17/2011 9:42:57 PM
I don't have any personal experience with any of them, but Richard Lage recommends the Recon Ordnance mags. They're not cheap - $39 for a 30 round mag.
garandman  [Member]
10/17/2011 10:13:06 PM
Originally Posted By 1MAC:
I don't have any personal experience with any of them, but Richard Lage recommends the Recon Ordnance mags. They're not cheap - $39 for a 30 round mag.


Recon Ord's PAM2 mags work best I've seen.

US Machine Gun also has some that are generally well regarded.

SixSquared  [Member]
10/18/2011 1:30:56 AM
Mine is Sten converted, which I love. Sten mags are easy to find and cheap. A freakin bitch to load, but built like brick shithouses.

Just throwing out another option.
cyborg543  [Team Member]
10/18/2011 5:16:49 PM
look here, about halfway down page 2

http://www.uzitalk.com/forums/showthread.php?60271-MAC-magazine-summary/page2

http://www.uzitalk.com/forums/showthread.php?60271-MAC-magazine-summary/page2
BuffDragon  [Team Member]
10/21/2011 1:41:09 PM
recon ord

however, lage sells stainless steel feed lips to be added (glued) to the zytel mags which will solve the issue of the bolt eating the lips off the plastic mags.
LuvBUSHmaster  [Team Member]
10/26/2011 5:00:45 PM
Originally Posted By SixSquared:
Mine is Sten converted, which I love. Sten mags are easy to find and cheap. A freakin bitch to load, but built like brick shithouses.

Just throwing out another option.


The Recon Ord/PAM2 mags are pretty easy to load...with a mag loader.

NAM  [Team Member]
10/26/2011 5:07:29 PM
Originally Posted By BuffDragon:
recon ord

however, lage sells stainless steel feed lips to be added (glued) to the zytel mags which will solve the issue of the bolt eating the lips off the plastic mags.


Mine were hit and miss. Had a few come off, few get jammed up. If applied properly, they can work great. But if they are not installed perfectly, expect problems.
BuffDragon  [Team Member]
10/26/2011 5:29:20 PM
Originally Posted By NAM:
Originally Posted By BuffDragon:
recon ord

however, lage sells stainless steel feed lips to be added (glued) to the zytel mags which will solve the issue of the bolt eating the lips off the plastic mags.


Mine were hit and miss. Had a few come off, few get jammed up. If applied properly, they can work great. But if they are not installed perfectly, expect problems.



any tips for "perfect installation"?
guessing epoxy rather than superglue, etc
NAM  [Team Member]
10/26/2011 5:33:34 PM
Originally Posted By BuffDragon:
any tips for "perfect installation"?
guessing epoxy rather than superglue, etc


They've been sitting on my pile for about 5 years.

I own an M10/45. picked up conversion parts to run it in 9mm with M11 mags. Shortly thereafter, picked up a Lage Max10/45 kit. Havent' played with the 9mm stuff since.

It just seemed real hit and miss. 1 or two mags worked great. one or two worked for shit, and one had the lips snag on the bolt and rip off.
whiskerz  [Team Member]
10/29/2011 8:18:46 PM
Good news for you. Be patient. Russell who was part of RPD has made new dies and has all new metal mags in the works as we speak. I saw a pre production sample yesterday . It was raw and very nice . Not sure on a time frame or price . I can find out more next week. Too bad they do not fit my sten converted mac
raysheen  [Team Member]
10/29/2011 9:01:12 PM
Originally Posted By whiskerz:
Good news for you. Be patient. Russell who was part of RPD has made new dies and has all new metal mags in the works as we speak. I saw a pre production sample yesterday . It was raw and very nice . Not sure on a time frame or price . I can find out more next week. Too bad they do not fit my sten converted mac


Will these be for the M11/9 or the M10? Nice to have some good quality mags come to market either way.
urbanredneck  [Member]
10/29/2011 9:06:11 PM
Originally Posted By urbanredneck:
Ill have some zytel and one metal mag up on equipment exchange soon.


Idk.....they are m11 zytel mags. And one metal promag i believe.
cyborg543  [Team Member]
10/31/2011 5:22:11 PM
Originally Posted By whiskerz:
Good news for you. Be patient. Russell who was part of RPD has made new dies and has all new metal mags in the works as we speak. I saw a pre production sample yesterday . It was raw and very nice . Not sure on a time frame or price . I can find out more next week. Too bad they do not fit my sten converted mac


interdasting...


please elaborate
Quake_Guy  [Member]
10/31/2011 7:14:24 PM
if you are new to M11s, just get the Lage Suomi upper and run drums...
whiskerz  [Team Member]
11/2/2011 9:04:25 PM
Here is what I can say. I got to handle a pre production mag that was very nicely made for an m11/9 metal and about 30 rounds or so made like the original metal mags on dies that were copied from original dies. I am not sure about m-10 mags . The sad part is I am sten converted so I can not try one out.
BuffDragon  [Team Member]
11/3/2011 3:39:52 PM
Originally Posted By whiskerz:
Here is what I can say. I got to handle a pre production mag that was very nicely made for an m11/9 metal and about 30 rounds or so made like the original metal mags on dies that were copied from original dies. I am not sure about m-10 mags . The sad part is I am sten converted so I can not try one out.


deer season starts saturday....that means I'll be at the ranch almost every weekend.
send one to me. I'll test it