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Posted: 6/1/2019 12:18:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/1/2019 12:18:42 PM EDT by LG45]
Anyone have trouble with hexmags in the RDB. I have around 500 rounds through mine using Aluminum GI mags and PMAGS , mostly GI mags, with no problems. Today I tried the hexmags. Rifle double fed with all three i tried. Let me know your experience with hexmags.
Link Posted: 6/1/2019 11:31:38 PM EDT
I’m surprised yours runs with GI mags - they fall out of mine after one shot. PMAG M3 only for me.
Link Posted: 6/2/2019 1:51:55 AM EDT
I am surprised also. I purchased my rifle in February the day after it arrived a my local fun store. Did Kel Tec change something with the mag release? With PMAGS the mag release is harder to operate and I have to pull them from the mag well. GI mags lock in securely and are easier to release.
Link Posted: 6/2/2019 9:16:34 AM EDT
While I really like the RDB, the plastic lower is probably the weakest part of the gun; I suspect the magwell simply isn't made to that great of tolerances, so you see this variation in mag compatibility (for example, mine can't shoot metallic mags without dropping them). We really need to get someone making an aluminum or *quality* plastic lower.

I've never heard of people having feeding issues, though, so I'm inclined to question the mag itself. Now, I did have a single Pmag that would fall out...but examination showed that it's catch was cut .02" higher than the other Pmags, so that was a Magpul quality issue. I'd compare the Hexmags to your other mags that do work, and see if anything looks different.

If Pmags are tight in your magwell, I suspect the Hexmags are as well, so there may be some squeezing at the feed lips (or lack thereof) going on that is causing malfunctions.
Link Posted: 6/2/2019 10:21:36 AM EDT
No experience with the Hexmags, but have had no issues with the DH, Lancer or Pmags in mine.
Link Posted: 6/3/2019 10:21:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
I’m surprised yours runs with GI mags - they fall out of mine after one shot. PMAG M3 only for me.
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Same
Link Posted: 6/4/2019 9:05:21 PM EDT
I've run lancer new and old style, gi, pmag g1-3, hexmag and DD in mine all have worked perfectly.
Link Posted: 6/4/2019 9:05:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 762wolverine:
Same
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Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
I'm surprised yours runs with GI mags - they fall out of mine after one shot. PMAG M3 only for me.
Same
Okay, I thought it was just me. Pmags lock in with absolutely no movement whatsoever.

GI mags wiggle so badly I could probably just pull them straight out if I wanted to.
Link Posted: 6/6/2019 3:11:11 AM EDT
I've had nothing but problems with Hexmags, the feed lips flex and won't keep in rounds. Pmag or Lancers.
Link Posted: Today 10:11:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By barnbwt:
While I really like the RDB, the plastic lower is probably the weakest part of the gun; I suspect the magwell simply isn't made to that great of tolerances, so you see this variation in mag compatibility (for example, mine can't shoot metallic mags without dropping them). We really need to get someone making an aluminum or *quality* plastic lower.
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I'm not convinced it is the lower - I think the mag catch is junk. I love how Kel-Tec engineers think outside the box and find creative design solutions, but the way they did the RDB mag catch is unforgivably cheap and nasty. Of all the possible aftermarket accessory ideas, the one I would pay big money for is a properly designed and robust mag catch. I'd be happy to do 2-handed reloads - the "hit the catch with the heel of the hand" reload concept is horseshit under stress.
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