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Posted: 1/10/2014 11:58:04 AM EST







For those that don't know, Magpul announced their AK PMAG is headed out to the masses. Here's a review of a advanced sample I got my paws on:

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-The big one is that there is no steel reinforcements. But, it's coming….



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Posted: 1/10/2014 12:45:16 PM EST
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Posted: 1/10/2014 1:05:48 PM EST
Thanks again for the reviews!!!!
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Posted: 1/10/2014 1:31:59 PM EST
Cool deal, in for part II and the inimitable Mrgunsandgear drop test !

Waiting for the metal re-inforced models before I buy, but these look like they may be a great alternative to Pormags and Crapcos for range mags?
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Posted: 1/10/2014 5:45:32 PM EST
Is it bad I plan on buying some of these and I dont even have an AK?
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No I know a guy with 60 Pmags and he doesn't own an AR .....yet
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Posted: 1/11/2014 1:10:51 AM EST
Nice review I hope you all go out and purchase these and leave the surplus ones for me.
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Posted: 1/11/2014 3:39:32 AM EST
With Magpul's reputation, I'm sure the mags are durable. With quality polymers, metal reinforcements are not required. The Polish Beryl mags lack metal reinforcements and work just fine.
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How much spring is there compared to surplus? The tapcos have a shorter weaker spring.
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Posted: 1/11/2014 7:33:23 AM EST
I'm more excited to see if they keep the design the same when they make the steel reinforcements

I like the grooves for the follower and the other magpul designs

hopefully they keep this up and make some 5.45 mags too
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I disagree with you

magpul needs to release the metal reinforcement mags

hopefully they will directly compete with (10) mags

these are glorified tapco mags
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Posted: 1/11/2014 9:26:15 PM EST
I would really like a 5.56 one I lucked out and bought circle 10 mags for $30ea and now the cheapest I can find them is $45 magpul would have done better IMHO with 5.45 and 5.56 ak mags their is already a good supply of cheap 7.62 mags
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It's a Radom 11 but he couldn't drop it because it wasn't his. We ran from the Polish 11. I agree with the guy who called them glorified Tapcos. Why bother? Apex has 3 steel for $40.
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Posted: 1/12/2014 7:40:47 AM EST
I don't understand. They are going to have both all-plastic and metal-reinforced-plastic magazines on the market? Or plastic mag 1.0 will be replaced by metal-reinf mag 2.0?
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I will buy them just so I can support a local company ;)
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That's where I'm confused as well. But from what I understand they will have both and the non metal reinforced will be a little more expensive. I don't know why they are not just making all metal reinforced mags.
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So the question is, where can i buy one that they are shipping now?
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+1 on hoping for a 5.56 version that fits the SLR-106.
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Magpul took a year to develop and test this magazine, do you really think they're going to release a whole redesigned one within such a short time?

Also i found them for Pre-order: 13.25 Preorder Magpul AK pmag
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Posted: 1/13/2014 6:42:00 PM EST
I wonder if once they add metal reinforcement to the AK mags if they will also do that with all the AR magazines and reinforce the lips with steel, maybe we see Magpul start making some serious strides here
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Magpul took a year to develop and test this magazine, do you really think they're going to release a whole redesigned one within such a short time?

Also i found them for Pre-order: 13.25 Preorder Magpul AK pmag
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Also i found them for Pre-order: 13.25 Preorder Magpul AK pmag


When did I say I wanted it in a short time? Read my post again.
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OK well I'll wait for metal reinf gen2. I just picked up some gen1s, they are called TAPCOs.

Or, I'll try not to hoard many more magazines than I'll ever bring to a shooting session. Naaaah.
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OK well I'll wait for metal reinf gen2. I just picked up some gen1s, they are called TAPCOs.

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Wait!... there's an ALL poly mag coming out?! It's about time someone made one of those!
Yeah, put me in the "pass" crowd. I'll wait for the metal reinforced ones.
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Posted: 1/15/2014 5:49:46 PM EST
AR PMags have no metal reinforcements and everyone loves them. I think Magpul knows how to make a great poly mag, as are the AK Polish Beryls.

Go ahead and wait while the rest of us get the AK PMags.
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AR PMags have no metal reinforcements and everyone loves them. I think Magpul knows how to make a great poly mag, as are the AK Polish Beryls.

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I don't reckon you speak for everyone, I don't "love" Pmags, most of my mags are D&H, dang fine metal AR mags. And doesn't look like all "the rest of us" are buying the all plastic AK mags either.

I think the market has more than enough Tapco clones as it is, but i'm sure Magpul will sell a bunch of their own just because it says Magpul.

I'll wait for the metal re-inforced models, if I feel like trying the all-plastic mags, i'll wait until the initial gotta-have-em dies down and they start appearing used on the EE for a lot less, or when over-eager vendors who buy waaaaaaay too many have to start dumping cheap just to get rid of them.
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AR PMags have no metal reinforcements and everyone loves them. I think Magpul knows how to make a great poly mag, as are the AK Polish Beryls.

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AR mags lock up quite a bit different than AK mags. There is alot more stress on the locking lugs on an AK mag vs an AR mag.
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From what I understand, tehy will offer both versions. The non metal is tehir MOE mag, to compete at a price point with Tapco, and those cheap Bulgys. The emtal amgs will be at a different price point, to compete with US Palm, Bulgy 10's, etc.
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Most people don't use their Tapcos in such a fashion, doing magazines changes like that. Great for the range, but bound to break eventually with any hard use.
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And that's basically what the Magpul guy said here more or less. The all-plastics for range mags, the metal re-inforced for more serious use.

I will still need to see some extensive testing of the metal re-inforced mags before I consider them though.
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Posted: 1/16/2014 3:26:58 PM EST
Saying the Magpul AK PMag will be a Tapco-clone mag is laughable.

Putting Magpul in the same category as Tapco is hilarious.

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AR PMags have no metal reinforcements and everyone loves them. I think Magpul knows how to make a great poly mag, as are the AK Polish Beryls.

Go ahead and wait while the rest of us get the AK PMags.


AR mags lock up quite a bit different than AK mags. There is alot more stress on the locking lugs on an AK mag vs an AR mag.


AR mags lock up quite a bit different than AK mags.


Having run AKs since the early 80's I know how they lock up.

We'll see how the AK PMags hold up.
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I don't reckon you speak for everyone, I don't "love" Pmags, most of my mags are D&H, dang fine metal AR mags. And doesn't look like all "the rest of us" are buying the all plastic AK mags either.

I think the market has more than enough Tapco clones as it is, but i'm sure Magpul will sell a bunch of their own just because it says Magpul.

I'll wait for the metal re-inforced models, if I feel like trying the all-plastic mags, i'll wait until the initial gotta-have-em dies down and they start appearing used on the EE for a lot less, or when over-eager vendors who buy waaaaaaay too many have to start dumping cheap just to get rid of them.
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AR PMags have no metal reinforcements and everyone loves them. I think Magpul knows how to make a great poly mag, as are the AK Polish Beryls.

Go ahead and wait while the rest of us get the AK PMags.


I don't reckon you speak for everyone, I don't "love" Pmags, most of my mags are D&H, dang fine metal AR mags. And doesn't look like all "the rest of us" are buying the all plastic AK mags either.

I think the market has more than enough Tapco clones as it is, but i'm sure Magpul will sell a bunch of their own just because it says Magpul.

I'll wait for the metal re-inforced models, if I feel like trying the all-plastic mags, i'll wait until the initial gotta-have-em dies down and they start appearing used on the EE for a lot less, or when over-eager vendors who buy waaaaaaay too many have to start dumping cheap just to get rid of them.


I don't reckon you speak for everyone, I don't "love" Pmags, most of my mags are D&H, dang fine metal AR mags. And doesn't look like all "the rest of us" are buying the all plastic AK mags either.


I'm all in favor of minority rights. I support your 1st Amendment right to exaggerate my comments, your right to dislike Magpul, and your right to choose whatever AK mag you want to buy & use. But the facts are Magpul knows how to make a damn good AR mag and I think they want to keep their rep in the market place. So I think their AK PMag will be a good mag also. But time will tell on how good they hold up. Just don't compare them to Tapco.
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I'm all in favor of minority rights.


And i'm all in favor of folks supporting Magpul, great company, I own quite a few of their products, so please, buy a ton of those plastic mags.

But you don't speak for everybody, that's just silly. And neither Magpul nor any other company will ever make a mag that's the equal of my 1mm thick steel Russian slabsides, and lemme tell ya, EVERYBODY loves a Russian slabside.

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Just don't compare them to Tapco.


I don't think you get to tell me what I can and cannot compare them to.

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your right to dislike Magpul,


I never said I disliked Magpul, you don't get to put words in my mouth. If you check the pics in various places on arfcom, you'll see a ton of Magpul products on my rifles. Save that kinda fanboy butthurt talk for GD, this is a technical forum.
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And i'm all in favor of folks supporting Magpul, great company, I own quite a few of their products, so please, buy a ton of those plastic mags.

But you don't speak for everybody, that's just silly. And neither Magpul nor any other company will ever make a mag that's the equal of my 1mm thick steel Russian slabsides, and lemme tell ya, EVERYBODY loves a Russian slabside.
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I'm all in favor of minority rights.


And i'm all in favor of folks supporting Magpul, great company, I own quite a few of their products, so please, buy a ton of those plastic mags.

But you don't speak for everybody, that's just silly. And neither Magpul nor any other company will ever make a mag that's the equal of my 1mm thick steel Russian slabsides, and lemme tell ya, EVERYBODY loves a Russian slabside.


I didn't say I spoke for everyone, you took my comments out of context.

My favorite AK mags are Circle 10 & will compare the Magpul AK Pmag to them. If they don't hold up & then I won't buy any, but if they do they will be a lot cheaper than $45 per mag for Circle 10's. Have fun with your slabsides.
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And i'm all in favor of folks supporting Magpul, great company, I own quite a few of their products, so please, buy a ton of those plastic mags.

But you don't speak for everybody, that's just silly. And neither Magpul nor any other company will ever make a mag that's the equal of my 1mm thick steel Russian slabsides, and lemme tell ya, EVERYBODY loves a Russian slabside.



I don't think you get to tell me what I can and cannot compare them to.



I never said I disliked Magpul, you don't get to put words in my mouth. If you check the pics in various places on arfcom, you'll see a ton of Magpul products on my rifles. Save that kinda fanboy butthurt talk for GD, this is a technical forum.
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Originally Posted By Talyn:


I'm all in favor of minority rights.


And i'm all in favor of folks supporting Magpul, great company, I own quite a few of their products, so please, buy a ton of those plastic mags.

But you don't speak for everybody, that's just silly. And neither Magpul nor any other company will ever make a mag that's the equal of my 1mm thick steel Russian slabsides, and lemme tell ya, EVERYBODY loves a Russian slabside.

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Just don't compare them to Tapco.


I don't think you get to tell me what I can and cannot compare them to.

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your right to dislike Magpul,


I never said I disliked Magpul, you don't get to put words in my mouth. If you check the pics in various places on arfcom, you'll see a ton of Magpul products on my rifles. Save that kinda fanboy butthurt talk for GD, this is a technical forum.


Your comments are real technical.
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I didn't say I spoke for everyone, you took my comments out of context.
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I didn't say I spoke for everyone, you took my comments out of context.

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AR PMags have no metal reinforcements and everyone loves them. I think Magpul knows how to make a great poly mag, as are the AK Polish Beryls.

Go ahead and wait while the rest of us get the AK PMags.


I'm sorry, did you not make the post I have quoted?
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I'm sorry, did you not make the post I have quoted?
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I didn't say I spoke for everyone, you took my comments out of context.

Originally Posted By Talyn:
AR PMags have no metal reinforcements and everyone loves them. I think Magpul knows how to make a great poly mag, as are the AK Polish Beryls.

Go ahead and wait while the rest of us get the AK PMags.


I'm sorry, did you not make the post I have quoted?


Originally Posted By Dragynn: I think the market has more than enough Tapco clones as it is, but i'm sure Magpul will sell a bunch of their own just because it says Magpul.


And you insinuated that Mapul AK Pmags were Tapco-clones. Right??

You like Russian slabsides, I like Circle 10's. I will give Magpul AK Pmags w/o metal reinforcements a try, you will wait for metal reinforcements.. Fords vs Chevys. That's what's great about America. Go ahead and do you want to do. If you want to get fuzzed up about this go right ahead. Enjoy your AK & be thankful we can still have them.

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