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Posted: 9/13/2013 3:36:44 PM EDT
Out of 6 lowers I have only one that will freely eject pmags. The rest need coaxing
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 3:46:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 2006highsierra:
Out of 6 lowers I have only one that will freely eject pmags. The rest need coaxing
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Gen 2 NO
Gen 3 Yes
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 3:50:10 PM EDT
Never had a problem with either of my 2 lowers and any of my 15 or so gen 2's in both 20 and 30 rd.
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 3:50:29 PM EDT
I only trust USGI
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 3:57:10 PM EDT
My two POF lowers won't accept the pmags I have but my LM&T will.
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 4:14:10 PM EDT
My Daniel Defense will drop Gen 1 20 rounders and Gen 2 30 rounders but Gen 3 30 rounders have to be pulled.

To me there is an advantage to both ways.
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 4:24:53 PM EDT
The one lower that did not easily drop PMags.....I hit the out of spec areas inside the magwell with some light file work. Yes, using only USGI mags was an option, but problem fixed. Its a working tool and now it eats all magazines I own.
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 4:58:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 2006highsierra:
Out of 6 lowers I have only one that will freely eject pmags. The rest need coaxing
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Lower brands ?
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 5:30:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2013 5:30:49 PM EDT by bdawg998]
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Originally Posted By katrina24:
I only trust USGI
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Thank you for your insight into the question at hand.

The lowers I've had that would drop them freely are Sabre Defence, Surplus Arms, PSA, and S&W.
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 5:37:19 PM EDT
Bushmaster: yes m2 & m3
Colt: yes m2& m3
Engage armament billet lower: m2 &m3

Funny thing is I have 1 or 2 beat to hell usgi mags that drop free in the Bushy but not the Colt. Go figure. I would have tossed them but they still work in the bushmaster. Guess I got lucky with the pmags.
Link Posted: 9/13/2013 8:11:49 PM EDT
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Lower brands ?
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Originally Posted By fatcat4620:
Originally Posted By 2006highsierra:
Out of 6 lowers I have only one that will freely eject pmags. The rest need coaxing

Lower brands ?

2 PSA, 3 Aero, and one Noveske. Of those they drop free only from one of the PSA lowers. I too am almost fully stocked with USGI as I sold most of my pmags in the craziness due to this reason. Using a 20rd to sight in a gun today and it brought back the curiosity.
Link Posted: 9/14/2013 3:55:13 PM EDT
Yes, GEN II 20 & 30 rnd out of DD, DPMS, Spikes, and Doublestar.
Link Posted: 9/14/2013 4:01:07 PM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 9/14/2013 4:43:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2013 5:41:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2013 5:42:53 PM EDT by 007Kevin]
Out of Stag, DPMS, Ameetec, SLR15, and AGP all Gen 2&3 drop free.  Gen 1 won't drop free in the Stag but takes minimal tap and they fall out.
Link Posted: 9/15/2013 6:15:41 PM EDT
AP lower and all mags but 1 Promag drop free.
Link Posted: 9/16/2013 8:43:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2013 8:44:21 AM EDT by JOEGUNNER]
Gen 2 and earlier PMags all drop free from my LWRC, BM, and Tactical Innovations lowers.  I'm holding out on buying any Gen 3 mags until the start doing FDE.

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Link Posted: 9/16/2013 9:33:13 AM EDT
CMMG lower yes, Doublestar lower needed some massaging with a flat file.



This is with Gen1 PMAGS
Link Posted: 9/16/2013 9:37:03 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By katrina24:
I only trust USGI
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Good for you.  Most .mil I know trust PMAGS.

I have KAC, Ameetec and Bushmaster lowers.

One of my KAC's is tighter than the others, but all of my mags (USGI, all gen of PMAGS, and lancers) drop free no issues.
Link Posted: 9/17/2013 8:50:50 PM EDT
Gen 1 and 2 pmags (I don't have any Gen 3) and USGI

Bushmaster - Yes
S&W - Yes
Seekins (milspec model)- Yes
Rock River - Yes
POF (gen 1) - Yes
PSA - Yes

Link Posted: 9/18/2013 10:58:48 AM EDT
CMMG lower, Serial number SA14XXX

Gen 1 - all 10 30-rounders and both 20-rounders dropped free fine
Gen 2 - 3 30's would drop free, 3 needed light sanding, 4 wouldn't drop free after sanding a lot. No gen 2 20's were made, to my knowledge.
Gen 3 - 2 20's, both drop free perfectly. Still saving up money for more G3 30's. I'm gonna be mad if they don't drop free.
Link Posted: 9/19/2013 9:16:53 AM EDT
Will drop free from some lowers and not others.
Link Posted: 9/20/2013 4:13:24 PM EDT
I only have one AR, a Colt.  All my Pmags (16 30 rd, 2 40 rd, 2 20 rd, and 1 10 rd) insert and drop freely.  My 30 rd Pmags are Gen 3 (12) and Gen 2 (4).
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 10:00:16 AM EDT
Have a store bought stag arms m2 and the 10 gen2 30rd magazines I got on Tuesday all drop free
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 1:35:30 PM EDT
My core-15 lower (assembled by me)
drops pmag 20, pmag 30, pmag 40 without issue.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 7:07:12 AM EDT
Seekins - yes
Spikes - yes
Noveske - yes
BCM - yes
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 1:56:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2013 2:18:39 PM EDT by lew]
2 PSA lowers and Gen 2 and 3 mags will both drop free.

They also drop free from a Robarms XCR.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 2:36:20 PM EDT
"do your pmags drop free?"
Yes
Link Posted: 9/29/2013 10:19:45 AM EDT
Yes, I have 20 something Gen 1 and Gen 2 and all drop in my 5 ARs (Colt, ASA, Spikes, DSA x2). Only mags I've ever had issues with not dropping freely were aluminums with bad spot welds.
Link Posted: 9/29/2013 3:24:31 PM EDT
Gen 2:

PSA- Yes
Essential Arms- Yes
CMMG- Yes

Gen 3:
PSA- Yes
Essential Arms- Yes
CMMG- Yes
Link Posted: 10/1/2013 12:26:56 AM EDT
2 SAA lowers using gen 2's all drop free
Link Posted: 10/3/2013 12:09:39 AM EDT
Colt,  Stag, Spikes - yes
Link Posted: 10/6/2013 7:16:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2013 4:25:44 PM EDT by MEDIC-0372]
Yes...Gen 2 and 3 both drop freely from my Armalite M15.
Link Posted: 10/6/2013 7:20:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 2006highsierra:
Out of 6 lowers I have only one that will freely eject pmags. The rest need coaxing
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Never seen a Pmag yet that didn't drop free from a quality lower.
Link Posted: 10/7/2013 6:10:38 PM EDT
Noveske
#1 Gen 2 window pmag, loaded.  Will not
#2 Gen 2 window pmag, empty.  Will
#3 Gen 2 window pmag, empty.  Will not
Parsons, empty, Will
LaBelle, loaded, Will
Adventure line, unloaded, Will
#2 Labell,e empty, Will
Center, empty, Will

CMMG
#1 Gen 2 window pmag loaded. Will
#2 Gen 2 window pmag, empty. Will
#3 Gen 2 window pmag, empty, Will
Parsons, empty, Will
LaBelle, loaded, Will not
Adventure line, unloaded, will
@2 LaBell,e empty, Will
Center, empty, will

Link Posted: 10/7/2013 7:10:41 PM EDT
correct me if i'm wrong, but can't you adjust the mag release catch to freely drop a magazine?
maybe the op needs to loosen his a turn or two?
Link Posted: 10/8/2013 12:53:43 PM EDT
My lower will drop Gen 2, Gen 3, USGI, Lancer, etc.. just fine.
Link Posted: 10/8/2013 5:51:47 PM EDT
Bushmaster yes g2/3
Armalite yes g2/3
Link Posted: 10/8/2013 6:05:17 PM EDT
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correct me if i'm wrong, but can't you adjust the mag release catch to freely drop a magazine?
maybe the op needs to loosen his a turn or two?
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It depends on why it won't drop free, but you are definitely pointing out an all-to-often overlooked potential solution.
Link Posted: 10/8/2013 6:18:50 PM EDT
My Colt lower, yes
My LMT lowers, yes
My Bushmaster lower, yes
Link Posted: 10/9/2013 7:38:40 AM EDT
My Pmags drop free and I have a slightly out of spec lower.
Link Posted: 10/11/2013 3:38:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2013 3:40:28 AM EDT by 1Devildog]
Gen 3 in my Bushmaster drop free just fine, as do G.I.

Gen 3 in my son's Troy drop free just fine but it will not drop any of the 20+ G.I. mags we've tried... His is an early milled lower... Troy Battlemags are GTG in both rifles as well...

Never tried earlier generations of PMAGs.

1DD
Link Posted: 10/11/2013 3:05:26 PM EDT
Yes gen 2 pmags out of my rra lower. Had an r guns lowere that would not drop free anything. I don't have that lower any more. Also had a delaware machinery lower that drop free gen 2 pmags.

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Link Posted: 10/14/2013 2:39:36 PM EDT
Gen 2 and 3 pmags all drop free from both of my BCM rifles, my RRA and my rainier arms rifle.
Link Posted: 10/15/2013 10:31:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JOEGUNNER:
Gen 2 and earlier PMags all drop free from my LWRC, BM, and Tactical Innovations lowers.  I'm holding out on buying any Gen 3 mags until the start doing FDE.

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I think Magpul has said that they're only going to make the Gen3 in black
Link Posted: 10/20/2013 6:06:58 PM EDT
Yes...

Rainier Arms
Noveske x4
Mega Arms Billet
Aero Precision
CavArms
Battle Born Billet
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 7:54:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 9:01:52 PM EDT
colt
DPMS
Bushmaster

all yes
Link Posted: 10/22/2013 2:31:01 PM EDT
cmmg no
quentin defense billet yes
yhm yes
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:01:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mr-L:
"do your pmags drop free?"
Yes
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Same goes for me..............
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:23:31 PM EDT
Gens 1, 2, and 3 Pmags all drop free with my lowers.



POF billet

ARFCOM forged

Spikes X 2

Quentin Defense billet

CavArms



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