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Posted: 4/12/2008 7:01:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2008 7:37:01 PM EDT by analogphotographer]
so i got my new rifle yesterday...
problem is that it wont take the magul p-mags
the reason is the front edge of the magwell wasnt beveled.
so i could do one of the following things.
1- i could bevel the mag well,problem with that is it would not have the anodizing anymore so possible corrosion.i think no to this
2- i could bevel the p-mags,problem is i want to be able to pick up any mag and shoot.
THIS IS WHAT I HAVE DECIDED TO DO
i will buy a new lower,making sure it fits the p-maG,i will then send it out for a jp installed trigger job,this way i can still shoot while waiting for lower to come back with the awesome trigger.
any suggestions for a good lower???

then i will build a 9mm conversion rifle,with the smith lower,hey the mag well wont matter then.
i think i will use an olympic upper.or since i live in a free state imay build it with the lauer 9mm suppressed upper. funny thing is i didnt much care for ar's till now.
SO GUYS WHAT DO YA THINK BOUT THAT IDEA????
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 7:05:28 PM EDT
WHISKEY
TANGO
FOXTROT?

Link Posted: 4/12/2008 7:05:49 PM EDT
Too confusing to read....


Send your lower back to SW....
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 7:07:23 PM EDT
Shoot me a PM, I have the Word document from MagPul explaining the quick fix for that problem.
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 7:18:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 7:19:58 PM EDT
Call SW and have them email you a call tag, then send it in for repair.
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 7:33:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2008 7:35:53 PM EDT by analogphotographer]
I KNOW MY FIRST POST WAS STUPID SO I EDITED IT DOWN BUT WHY THE BS FLAG.i was just sharing my thoughts and excitement
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 7:37:29 PM EDT
just kiddin bro! i actually bought one today for cheap and it accepts the p-mags fine !!! i would def. call or send it in to get fixed! sorry about your misfortune ,hope it all works out!!!!!
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 4:53:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KingC:
Call SW and have them email you a call tag, then send it in for repair.



Best route to go. All reports seem to indicate about a week turn-around.
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 5:01:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 5:29:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KingC:
Call SW and have them email you a call tag, then send it in for repair.

+1 - Anything else would be pretty dumb
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 5:03:51 PM EDT
Is this your 1sr AR?

I swear I coulnt get a pmag to fit into mine. Then next thing I know, it slide right in. I think I was canting the mag just a bit, like I would with an AK. Put the mag up to the mag well and try straight in, no angle.
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 5:25:39 PM EDT
lets see a picture of your mag well - the problem area.

dv
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 6:07:57 PM EDT
I had a SW MP15T had the Pmag issue, then it failed to feed failed to eject.  Turns out the gas tube was barely on.  Took it back and traded it in for a Rock River.  Couldnt be happier it accepts Pmags and go figure it will fire when I pull the trigger!  SW never again.  Best bet trade it in like I did.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 10:52:05 AM EDT
I sent my lower back S&W....haven't got it back yet.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:32:56 AM EDT
Same problem here.  You want it fixed but not to have downtime while the lower is gone.  Here is what I did.  Got a Stag lower receiver stripped for $100 and ordered a DPMS parts kit for $50 from midway.  Ordered a Magpul CTR buttstock kit for $155 from Global Tactical.  Once the buttstock is here I'll send my lower back to SW on thier dime with a shipping label.  No down time and I'll have another complete lower to build on when it's all said and done.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 1:49:33 PM EDT
Just get and use GI mags. There are many different brands and types out there. Why sweat over the poly P-mags? D&H, C-Prod, and many others are mil-spec and work fine.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 1:51:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 9:36:12 PM EDT
Thats pretty much what I'm planning to do. A complete lower, then send the Smith one back. Only problem is, then I'll have something else to suck up my money.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 6:37:11 PM EDT
well i called smith today and they said it WAS NOT  a warranty issue as all lowers are only beveled on 3 sides and also they are mil spec and made for alum mags.so i will do what i originally intended,next time i buy i will pay more attention to the details,however this is my first ar and my last fully built,it just makes so much more sense to build your own.
SPIKES TACTICAL HERE I COME.the guy was really nice and even looked up my serial number to make sure i had not bought a demo.all in all it is what i expected and my pmag took 3 min to modify.
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