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Posted: 1/10/2015 1:46:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/10/2015 1:52:34 AM EST by enotsyerg]
I bought 6 new AK PMAGs to use at a class I recently took.

Results:

1 Mag had a serious crack in the feedlips one hour into class, from being dropped once. This causes the magazine to vomit rounds when it was loaded and disturbed or bumped. Fed fine.
2 Mags could not be loaded to more than 27 rounds, or they would fail to feed, jamming the carrier.
1 Mag had extreme issues seating into the mag release area. It had to be forcibly seated. Fed fine.
1 Mag had issues seating into the forward section of the magwell. It had to be forcibly seated. Fed fine.
1 Mag could be loaded to 30 rounds, fit and fed reliably.

Also had a brand new US Palm mag, it worked fine. Had a Yugo steel mag, it worked fine. No issues except with PMAGs.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 2:09:00 AM EST
All of my 12 Tapco AK mags work flawlessly
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 5:06:46 PM EST
Well that sucks, I hope their gen2 version works better. Anyone know of the release date for the new ones?
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 6:37:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Brok3n:
Well that sucks, I hope their gen2 version works better. Anyone know of the release date for the new ones?
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Link Posted: 1/11/2015 12:01:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Carry-On:
All of my 12 Tapco AK mags work flawlessly
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Link Posted: 1/11/2015 9:51:41 AM EST
This is why I use steel commie surplus magazine
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:37:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Carry-On:
All of my 12 Tapco AK mags work flawlessly
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So do mine. That said my one Ak pmag also works fine. havent' used it in a class or anything though.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 5:23:52 PM EST
Call me old school but every time mags get reviewed the standard gi issue always work best.

And thats ak AND ar.
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Link Posted: 1/15/2015 2:31:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Justin-Beard:
Interesting. Please contact us for replacements to try as we'd like to get these back for evaluation (I haven't seen a broken feedlip yet on one). Were they only used in one weapon?
techsupport@magpul.com
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Are the new steel reinforced AK Pmags going to have steel lined feed lips?
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:49:11 PM EST
Post pics of the lips.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 1:16:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/16/2015 1:59:35 AM EST by enotsyerg]
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Originally Posted By Justin-Beard:
Interesting. Please contact us for replacements to try as we'd like to get these back for evaluation (I haven't seen a broken feedlip yet on one). Were they only used in one weapon?
techsupport@magpul.com
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Thank you so very much for your response, quite honestly I'm stunned that someone from MagPul responded.

They were brand new in the package at the beginning of the day and used in one rifle, an Arsenal.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:21:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By FlyLeaf:


Are the new steel reinforced AK Pmags going to have steel lined feed lips?
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Originally Posted By FlyLeaf:
Originally Posted By Justin-Beard:
Interesting. Please contact us for replacements to try as we'd like to get these back for evaluation (I haven't seen a broken feedlip yet on one). Were they only used in one weapon?
techsupport@magpul.com


Are the new steel reinforced AK Pmags going to have steel lined feed lips?


+1

would like some detailed info on the reinforced mags
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:53:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By whiskerz:
This is why I use steel commie surplus magazine
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+1

No need to reinvent the wheel on this IMO
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 1:42:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 2:21:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dryflash3:

If you needed 3 parts to make part count, it might make sense to you.
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Originally Posted By Pointman91:
Originally Posted By whiskerz:
This is why I use steel commie surplus magazine


+1

No need to reinvent the wheel on this IMO

If you needed 3 parts to make part count, it might make sense to you.


I would try to find three other parts to swap out, the magazine is too important for proper functioning to mess with IMO.

understand your point though.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 7:11:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Carry-On:
All of my 12 Tapco AK mags work flawlessly
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+1 never had one issue from my ultra tactical tapco intrafuse!
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 11:13:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pointman91:


I would try to find three other parts to swap out, the magazine is too important for proper functioning to mess with IMO.

understand your point though.
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Originally Posted By Pointman91:
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Originally Posted By Pointman91:
Originally Posted By whiskerz:
This is why I use steel commie surplus magazine


+1

No need to reinvent the wheel on this IMO

If you needed 3 parts to make part count, it might make sense to you.


I would try to find three other parts to swap out, the magazine is too important for proper functioning to mess with IMO.

understand your point though.


There are of course US made followers and floorplates which will add a couple parts, and I can't picture those affecting the functioning, I have several mags i've done up like that and they've worked flawlessly so far, this is a good easy route to go if you are trying to retain some other foreign parts that are more important to you to keep.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:53:34 PM EST
I have always run with the Tapco mags when I needed a poly US mag...now we will see how the new reinforced PMAG does...I have high hopes for it!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:03:23 PM EST
Yetp people claim I'm just a magpul hater when I say they crack
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:05:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Some folks want to keep the original fire control group and an American mag lets that happen.

I changed my FCG just so I could use any mag.

But some folks would be challenged to change their FCG.
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Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Originally Posted By Pointman91:
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Originally Posted By Pointman91:
Originally Posted By whiskerz:
This is why I use steel commie surplus magazine


+1

No need to reinvent the wheel on this IMO

If you needed 3 parts to make part count, it might make sense to you.


I would try to find three other parts to swap out, the magazine is too important for proper functioning to mess with IMO.

understand your point though.
Some folks want to keep the original fire control group and an American mag lets that happen.

I changed my FCG just so I could use any mag.

But some folks would be challenged to change their FCG.


Good new, Geissele/ALG is making AK triggers now, that may change that!
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