I’m getting sales calls from people asking about the Magpul Glock magazines and maybe it’s just me, but I have no idea why Magpul is bothering with this? We had a lot of issues with the Magpul AK magazines and I can’t say that it’s all the magazines fault, it’s more like… how the heck are you going to make a Spec Magazine for a firearm that has so many manufacturers? We have enough problems with customers walking in and asking for Glock holsters and finding out some of the Gen 1, Gen2, Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glock handguns don’t all fit in the same holsters. There are slight trigger guard differences and you never know when there might be a slight variation in production that will affect you in someway, it’s just a reality of manufacturing.
We’ve seen so many recalls in this industry from hammer springs causing failures to fire, trigger bars sliding out of triggers after a certain round count, out of spec AR15 Bolt Carriers and even some bad runs on Magpul PMAGS. I still highly recommend using PMAGS but all of this venturing into making magazine for Glocks and AKs just doesn’t seem like a good idea. Now with Kalashnikov USA moving production to the United States, I’ll have to consider doing a review of Magpul AK Magazines working in an American Made AK and see how they run, but there are so many after market magazines out there that Magpul venturing into too many things seems to diminish their image in my opinion.
There are plenty of people out there that stock piled various firearm magazines in the last 2 years, especially after the Connecticut shooting when everyone thought that President Obama would have the Political climate to ban the AR15. I won’t ask all of you reading this, to raise your hands if you actually thought that would happen. I found it embarrassing to watch people panic. I had a friend who recently picked up his first AR15 a Colt 6920 and got a pretty good deal but it looked like it was sitting around for awhile from a Y2K panic buy, apparently the seller had large quantities of magazines for sale and he asked if it was a good deal.
I told him to buy whatever he wanted but if he was buying large quantities of them he better test them out before he thinks they are all going to work in his AR. Gun magazines are like wine, they need to be store properly, and all are made on different dates. There is truth to the fact that a Magpul Pmag will not be durable 30yrs from now just based on it’s material break down, and metal magazines won’t if stored properly, but how bad is your outlook on life if you have to worry about that? If you got a good buy on bulk magazines take atleast a half dozen of them and test them on the range and make sure they drop free, rotate the magazines when you use them, and when they need to be tossed out, open up the packaged ones and test them out again. Don’t expect the brand spankin newly wrapped magazines to work, I’ve one too many times seen people have issues with magazine dropp
Most AR15 rifles being built today are way ahead of the rifles from 10yrs ago. I don’t hear about gas keys coming loose, gas tubes coming loose or firearms corroding like they use to. The metals used today are so much better than before and the way the are put together has also been improved. Now so many people are building their guns, sometimes from scratch and sometimes just purchasing the the upper receiver after building the lower. We don’t act like experts when it comes to all the technical know how with various magwell, barrel designs, quad rails or stocks, but we can offer advice to help direct you in the right direction. Recently we had a large purchase of Magpul magazines and all of the accessories that go with it and had push the product due to the departments lack of knowledge over the product line.
Most of the competition shooters know what all of the ranger plates and accessories values are what is just an over thought out product but sometimes it just comes down to the basics, to win a competition or to win a fight. Depending on the legalities of owning standard capacity magazines, Magpul 30rd pmags are by far the most recommended, although I would stick with the Gen 2 PMAGS because I personally have had spec issues with the Gen 3 pmags and we had to put a recall on them, but I would blame that on Politics and hyperactive demand for the product line. In this day and age, there are not a lot of GREAT magazines out there, but if your AR15 is not running with Magpul Gen 2 PMAGS or Lancer Magazines, I would highly recommend you consider taking the AR15 to a gunsmith to adjust the magazine release so the mags drop free.
One of the biggest lies that goes around the anti-gun propaganda machine is with magazine capacity. There is so much emotionalism when people hear “high capacity” like this is for something that is above the norm. “Rate of fire” is another one that goes around the news networks and there is a very funny California Rep that made a royal jackass out of himself by falling victim to all of the outlandish and inaccurate specs for the AR15 SBR that he was holding up. Folks, Nuclear, Chemical and Biological weapons can do more damage to a civilization than the 1950’s designed AR15. I personally believe that an AR15 is a better urban self defense weapon than any handgun and people are far less prone to accidents with rifles than they are with handguns.
Magpul inc. is going to go down in history as a patriotic company that was under assault by an overzealous Government and the blowback that occurred in Colorado against it’s Politicians, has been set in motion with the recalls and this November, you can expect more. Probable the best balance for an AR15 are 20rd pmags, but the most common are the Magpul 30rd Pmags that seem to have become a staple for any AR15 owner. I’ve checked out some Lancer products because many of our competition shooters use them, but Magpul Industries has so many good products it’s been hard to not keep expanding their product line.
There has been an expansion of the Magpul Pmags in the last year which kind of got smothered while so much of the Country. Magpul PMAGS are now available in Gen 2 and Gen 3 while the panic buying and hoarding went on, many customers were keeping them in their wrappers and not using them but we found out from many of our local customers that there was an issue with the Gen 3 PMAGS being out of spec. After a little bit of research we found lots of info on AR15.com and other places like Youtube.com where people said they had issues with the mags not dropping free. It was a minor fix but a major problem for someone finding out during a life fire test that it was an issue.
Most of our customers tell us they never use the “dust covers” and I guess Magpul put this in their marketing strategy because the Magpul MOE PMAGS are sold for a few bucks less than what they previous sold for. We’ve checked out companies like Lancer for their magazines but most people are familiar with the Magpul PMAGS which aside from the recent issues with the Gen 3 PMAGS are a big improvement over the USGI magazines. Whether you choose to use the PMAGS with windows is your personal preference but I would not be in the habit of mixing window magazines with standard magazines. The 20rd PMAGS seem to not sell as much as the 30rd but for some reason people forget how well balanced an AR15 is when you are only using them. I highly suggest getting at least 2-20rd PMAGS in your rotation to see what I mean.
Magpul Pmags are the most durable and reliable AR15 magazine and have extended the life of the direct impingement firearm. Magpul Pmags are available in Black, OD Green, Foliage and Dark Earth. We are a stocking dealer for all Magpul Accessories, gun grips, magazine accessories and gun stocks. Our inventory of Magpul Pmags are also available in 10rd, 20rd and 30rd magazine capacities. There are considerable differences between the Gen 2 and Gen 3 pmags and it’s not just the look but there are composite material improvements so that the Gen 3 magazine lips are stronger and don’t crack when loaded for long periods of time.
Everyone seems to think that the AR15 always uses 30rd magazines, but for those that have trained, there is something that balances out the M4 Carbine very well by using 20rd round magazines. The Magpul Pmags that we sell are the most reliable AR15 magazines and there is lots of proof if you do your research on the internet or Youtube.com Magpul Pmag durability is superb and the AR15 magazines are available in Black, Dark Earth, Foliage and OD Green. They are very hard to get at the moment but we have received a large shipment of PMAGs with windows and the 30rd MOE and M3 magazines.
We have factory Glock magazines, Beretta Magazines, Sig Sauer magazines,Kahr magazines and more listed here. Chip McCormick magazines, Speed loaders for your j-frame for fast and easy reloading, range mags and spare magazines for your CCW and target shooting purposes. We strongly recommend that any serious shooter or CCW holder have atleast 3 magazines for each firearm that they own, and we believe it’s a good idea to have a gun holster for every handgun you own. Make sure you rotate your gun magazines when you are using them on the range and once you match up the right ammunition with the right magazines that you have, consider buying other gun magazines as range mags to keep your primary concealed carry firearm at it’s optimum reliability. Serious should keep spare gun springs for their guns and we highly recommend Wolff gun springs.
Butler Creek gun magazines work very well with the Ruger 10/22 which is one of our favorite 22lr rifles. It’s been a toss up for us to recommend our vest 1911 magazines because most of our customers tell us we have the best prices on magpul pmags and gun magazines like Chip McCormick and Wilson Combat Magazines are the most reliable and friendly to the 1911 family. Take a look at the 1911 mags being used in the State and National IDPA competitions and you’ll see for yourself. New Factory Glock magazines are less expensive than most gun mags, and Glock factory magazines are as rock solid and durable as the firearm. Magpul Pmags have given new life and reliability to any AR15 Carbine, M4 or A2, direct impingement or piston driven. Stock up on Kahr magazines we have some of the best prices and join our newsletter for discounts and promos. Maglula speedloaders will give you more range time and less loading time.
This year was a year to remember and it looks like the famed Magpul Pmags are enemy number 1 of the anti-gun crowd. It’s amazing to watch people demonize an object and put down the blame that 10rds vs. 30rds has any impact on gun crime. We’re hearing from Law Enforcement customers that are annoyed the things that they need are becoming so hard to get. Given that we here at Rogue Elite have the gift of foresight, get ready for the Magpul pmags that are going to end up back in stock on all of these gun auction sights. The panic buying is over and it’s time to replace your old AR15 magazines.
Standard Capacity magazines may be affected in certain States and shockingly in Colorado where Magpul is most likely going to have to relocate. I got to hold the new Magpul 30rd magazines for sale at a convention in South Carolina a few weeks ago and got the whole low down on them. I have no idea why the United States Government doesn’t have these as standard issue. Now that any of the fit arguments are over Magpul as a company should be considered an asset to our Nation and not be getting kicked out of a State.
Magpul Pmags are the most durable and reliable AR15 magazine and have extended the life of the direct impingement firearm. Magpul Pmags are available in Black, OD Green, Foliage and Dark Earth. We are a stocking dealer for all Magpul Accessories, gun grips, magazine accessories and gun stocks. Our inventory of Magpul Pmags are also available in 10rd, 20rd and 30rd magazine capacities.
Everyone seems to think that the AR15 always uses 30rd magazines, but for those that have trained, there is something that balances out the M4 Carbine very well by using 20rd round magazines. The Magpul Pmags that we sell are the most reliable AR15 magazines and there is lots of proof if you do your research on the internet or Youtube. Magpul Pmag durability is superb and the AR15 magazines are available in Black, Dark Earth, Foliage and OD Green. There is a new generation 3 pmag that is coming out very soon.
I learned a very long time ago to be careful what you say when you are in the middle of a fight. I’m no combat veteran but it was good that I learned my lesson a paintball course and not on the battlefield. When you are running low on ammunition the last thing you do is announce it in the middle of an engagement. A long time ago I, along with a friend of mine were in the middle of a paintball engagement and it was the last battle of the day. We were both running low on paintball ammunition and the odds were against us. The teams were 14 vs 15 and the two of us had 9 of the 15 players coming towards us. We both had less than 40rds left and none of our fellow team members were around to back us up.
As we were engaged and almost cornered my friend retreated to my position and yelled “i’m almost out of ammo, I only have about 20 paintballs left” I announced ” I only have 20 paintballs left. Meanwhile It hit me like a ton of bricks that that was the last thing I should have annouced to 75% of the team, after that I learned to keep my mouth shut, but having magpul pmags with the windows was something I thought about after that day. Knowing approximately how many rounds of ammuntion you have left before you move forward in an engagement is a good thing. Under stress it’s real hard to tell if you put 8rds off or 15rds. Knowing you are half full rather than finding out you made a forward advance with 3rds left in the magazine.