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TexasRoo
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Posted: 1/21/2013 12:18:48 PM
Could anyone tell me the differences (if there are any) in the Gen 2 PMAG and the Gen 3 PMAG?
KatyTXnewbie
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Posted: 1/21/2013 12:30:32 PM
From what I've read online. There's a small "offset" on the Gen3 Pmags that keeps the magazine from going into the magazine well too far in. You can see it on pictures on the back side (the side the shooter sees when the magazine is in). Also the Gen3 follower and bottom plate are different from the Gen2 and one won't fit the other. This is what I've read somewhere.
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Posted: 1/21/2013 12:39:36 PM
What Katy said, plus; Different (stronger) plastic formula. Different mag angle to fit into some HK's, SCARs, bullpups, etc. Different area at teh rear of teh feedlips to operate in said rifles. Has little dots for markinkg mags.
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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:14:50 PM
these are 20 rounder but i would assume that the 30rds are the same as well. 20 rounders are slightly curved in the lower half. the plastic also has a slightly rougher texture to it than the gen 2
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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:25:26 PM
As per our website:

PMAG® 30 AR/M4 GEN M3, 5.56x45 Magazine

The next-generation PMAG 30 GEN M3 is a 30-round 5.56x45 NATO (.223 Remington) polymer magazine for AR15/M4 compatible weapons. Along with expanded feature set and compatibility, the GEN M3 incorporates new material technology and manufacturing processes for enhanced strength, durability, and reliability to exceed rigorous military performance specifications.

Modified internal and external geometry also permits operation with a wide range of non Colt-spec platforms such as the HK® 416 and MR556A1, M27 IAR, British SA-80, FN® SCAR™ MK 16/16S, and others. A redesigned bolt catch notch in the rear of the magazine provides increased bolt catch clearance, while an over-travel stop on the spine helps ensure the magazine will not over-insert on compatible weapons.

Similar to the MOE PMAG, the GEN M3 features a long-life stainless steel spring, four-way anti-tilt follower and constant-curve internal geometry for reliable feeding, and simple tool-less disassembly to ease cleaning. In addition, an included pop-off Impact/Dust Cover can optionally be used to minimize debris intrusion and protect against potential damage during storage and transit. Low profile ribs and new aggressive front and rear texture gives positive control of the GEN M3 in all environments, and a paint pen dot matrix has been added to the bottom panel of the body to allow easy marking by the end user for identification. The new, easy to disassemble flared floorplate aids extraction and handling of the magazine while providing improved drop protection, but is slightly slimmer than before for better compatibility with tight double and triple magazine pouches.
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Riddle
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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:37:12 PM
Originally Posted By Justin-Beard:
{snip} but is slightly slimmer than before for better compatibility with tight double and triple magazine pouches.


I was wondering if they were slimmer. it even drops free out of one of my tighter magwells
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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:50:15 PM
Originally Posted By Riddle:
these are 20 rounder but i would assume that the 30rds are the same as well. 20 rounders are slightly curved in the lower half. the plastic also has a slightly rougher texture to it than the gen 2
http://i47.tinypic.com/2w4i9g5.jpg


That is a generation 1 and 3 mag. Not a generations 2. (there is no generation 2 20 rounders).