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PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« on: December 15, 2008, 06:13:59 PM »
I'm not going to spread this everywhere but thought I'd share with the folks here - this place has PMAGS and some with windows and I just ordered 10 of those. They're going fast, as many are charging way more for these!

http://www.greygrouptraining.biz/category_s/116.htm


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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 06:24:40 PM »
I predict their stock will last another 20 minutes.

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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 07:52:46 PM »
They seem to be in a cycle of running out and getting more in, but they are selling tons at this price.

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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 09:10:25 PM »
I prefer to get mine from FBMG.   Support the WTA's founders.   I think their price was the same.
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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 08:00:00 AM »
Thread Necromancy!!! ***Insert bioling cauldrons, dramatic electric storm, mad cackling***

I cannot confirm or deny a purchase of a new firearm, but find myself in need of 30 round magazines for the hypothetical new Pony in my stable, in 5.56.

I have heard that PMAGs are the way to go, and would like to purchase some, but don't know where to begin.

Any suggestions y'all?
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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 08:12:46 AM »
I ordered a bunch from cheaperthandirt.com for like $12 or $13 each recently. I am about to order 10 of the TSD -MAG15 mags for testing and evaluation. They're about the same price as the PMAG. They have a polymer body with steel feed lips so you don't have to mess with the cover plate of the PMAG. I also got one of the Surefire 60 round mags for about $90 from CTD.
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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 09:20:15 AM »
Jeebus. Necromancy indeed.

Pmags are very good mags. You can get them any number of places currently (as opposed to when this thread was started). I ordered 10 20-rounders on Monday from wws.dsgarms.com and they showed up yesterday. Winning!

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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 10:45:29 AM »
Yeah I'm the king of thread necro, lord of the undead.
cower before my gruesome might!

Thank you guys for the help, I'm looking at 30 rounders and they seem to be averaging ~14.20 for plain old black.
Is there a better deal out there?

Does somebody prefer a different brand?
I don't have to have PMAG's, I just keep hearing how reliable and durable blah blah blah they are. I'm planning on buying 5 or 6 and so cheaper would be nicer. But I'd rather have a couple high quality ones than a ton of junk. Brand name is not a factor here, I don't care whats printed on them, just how they operate.

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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012, 12:19:43 PM »
PMAGs are solid, though there are a few guns that don't agree with them for one reason or another (most any AR should be fine). Lancers (particularly the newer AWM model) are arguably better (steel feed lips and one or two other advantages), but they're also more expensive. GI Mags from D&H or Brownells are fine, though you may want to upgrade the followers if they're not green or tan (or from Magpul). There are also well-regarded polymer mags from Troy, Tango Down, and even Tapco, at the moment.

Really, there are lots of choices at the moment and most of them will serve you fine.
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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012, 04:07:35 PM »
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Lancers (particularly the newer AWM model) are arguably better (steel feed lips and one or two other advantages)


I would not say the lancers are better.

Steel feed lips can be damaged by dropping. The lips on the PMAGs are very very durable and will work even with chunks broken out.

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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012, 04:49:13 PM »
DSGArms has a deal on a 10 pack of aluminum mags for $85. Their mags are decent. I have a mess of them at home and while they're relegated to range use (pmags pull the real deal duty), they work just fine. Actually, I probably have more rounds through them than pmags, for that reason. I haven't torture tested them, but neither do I baby them. I'll drop 'em on the ground and occasionally kick or step on them, and they've worked fine.

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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2012, 05:32:29 PM »
I would not say the lancers are better.
Hence, 'arguably better'. I'm not convinced that they're better myself, but some of the testing on the current and previous generation of Lancer mags has been suggestive, and I've certainly seem the claim a few times. (E. g.: there was an article a year or three back in Shotgun News that got mentioned here. Drop testing was involved.) PMAGs have a longer history and a very good service record: they tend to remain at least somewhat functional, even after being damaged. OTOH, I haven't heard of anybody damaging a Lancer in a significant way, yet (I'm sure it's happened, of course: I just haven't heard about it). I think it's at least debatable, and different people may reasonably draw different conclusions from what data's out there.

And, if you're looking for transparent AR mags, for whatever reason you may care to name, Lancers are more-or-less the only option available right now.

FWIW: I have a mix of different mags for my ARs and ACR. PMAGs (in various colors, revisions, and with and without windows), Lancer L5s and L5 AWMs, a Tango Down ARC, some USGI mags from a couple different manufacturers (all with Magpul followers), a Cammenga EasyMag. Of what I've got, I like the PMAGs best, with the Lancers a very close second and the GI mags right after that. YMMV.
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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2012, 07:49:57 PM »
Bought a couple of 20rd pmags from aimsurplus a few days ago 13.25 a piece and free shipping.  Ordered on a thursday morning had then the following tuesday.

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Re: PMAGS Cheap and Available!
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 04:48:02 PM »
i quite like the Lancer AWM, though if they added the marked spring like on the pmags and some indicators for it along the rear it would be even better


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