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PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by thelung187 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:16 pm

Palmetto State Armory was selling them for $9 a piece in the beginning of November, now they're $14.20? I searched around a bit but couldn't find a viable reason, what gives?
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by SimonZayne » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:57 pm

The 9 dollars was a sale price to get rid of the older gen. mags. 14.20 is the standard retail for the newer generation.
You just missed the sale.

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by hellzna » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:22 pm

Makes me wish I bought an extra hundred when they were $9...

I'm back to running metal mags.
They just feel "better" to me for some reason.

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Sig_Ocelot » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:34 pm

hellzna wrote:Makes me wish I bought an extra hundred when they were $9...

I'm back to running metal mags.
They just feel "better" to me for some reason.
I like to have a mixture of both, but yeah, I agree with ya. The Bravo Co. aluminum mags are excellent quality and about $9.
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Richter » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:47 pm

not to thread jack but do Pmags have the lip problem? where if you store them loaded the feed lip will bend out of shape? if they don't, I think on planning to take the aluminum mags to the range and have them be my beater mags and keep all of my Pmags for SHTF/ZPAW/TEOTWAWKI/OMFG! moments.


any clues?

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Haji » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:44 pm

MP has Gen 1 mags that have been loaded from the date of manufacture until today. They measure the feed lips to see if there's any change. They are still in spec, on the low side of the spec. So, to answer your question: no they don't have a problem with that. I just acquired my 24th and 25th PMag. They're all I use anymore...but I still have my aluminum mags, because they still work.
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by hellzna » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:31 am

In rotation at my apartment, I have 10 Pmags (all gen 1 w and w/o windows) 10 Cproducts and 10 USGI mags with green followers from DSG arms.

They all stay loaded 90% of the time (so I can just grab a few mags when going to the range) and I honestly haven't noticed a performance difference in any of them, even the USGI w/ green followers.

Stocked offsite I have 30 Gen2 Pmags (haven't run any of these yet) and 40 Cproducts.


Maybe I'll load up a few metal mags and measure the feed lips periodically.

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Haji » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:14 am

Pressure on the feedlips leading to stretching is going to be a different issue than leaving a magazine loaded over long periods of time. Springs don't wear out from being compressed, they wear out from cycling between being under load and not being under load.
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by tjsjr » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:00 am

What's the dif between gens? Also are those plates that come on the pmags made to reduce stress to the lips while stored loaded?

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Post by hellzna » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:04 am

Haji,
I was referring to feed lip spread with USGI/Cproducts mags.

As much of a debate as it is, I agree with you as far as springs being worn by being compressed or being cycled.

What's the dif between gens? Also are those plates that come on the pmags made to reduce stress to the lips while stored loaded?
With gen 2, the clips can attach to the bottom.
Also the ribbed pattern is different.

I'm not sure if they changed the polymer formula or not.

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Hoppy » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:37 am

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left to right. the old PMAG, the windowed PMAG, "M" PMAG, EMAG (export mag), and 20 round PMAG.

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by tjsjr » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:31 am

Thanks. But damn you now there's another forum for me to spend way to much time browsing. :laughing:

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by GeneralDiscontent » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:39 am

hellzna wrote: They all stay loaded 90% of the time (so I can just grab a few mags when going to the range)
Just an FYI, transporting loaded rifle magazines is usually a no-no.
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by ZScott » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:55 am

GeneralDiscontent wrote:
hellzna wrote: They all stay loaded 90% of the time (so I can just grab a few mags when going to the range)
Just an FYI, transporting loaded rifle magazines is usually a no-no.
Here its transporting a rifle with a loaded magazine inserted within reach during dear hunting season or loaded shotguns during fowl seasons is the only no no here that I know of. You can transport, carry loaded weapons legally here. Is it a good Idea, no but legally you can. Nebraska is an open carry state. Except for a few places, like banks, schools, etc.
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Finch » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:13 am

hellzna wrote:Makes me wish I bought an extra hundred when they were $9...

I'm back to running metal mags.
They just feel "better" to me for some reason.
i bought like 50 when they were 9.99 at DSG :)
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Idiosyncratic_Pat » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:03 am

GeneralDiscontent wrote:
hellzna wrote: They all stay loaded 90% of the time (so I can just grab a few mags when going to the range)
Just an FYI, transporting loaded rifle magazines is usually a no-no.
Not in Missouri. :twisted:
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Finch » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:12 am

Idiosyncratic_Pat wrote:
GeneralDiscontent wrote:
hellzna wrote: They all stay loaded 90% of the time (so I can just grab a few mags when going to the range)
Just an FYI, transporting loaded rifle magazines is usually a no-no.
Not in Missouri. :twisted:
yeah thats an ohio thing
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by elwood » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:26 am

Who has the best deal on windowed PMags these days?

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by scottp8113 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:14 am

elwood wrote:Who has the best deal on windowed PMags these days?
me... since you live close, check pm.
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by citizenx » Tue May 25, 2010 4:31 pm

I just bought pmags for $12 ea. at Tacticalsight.com. They have 10 packs for $120.
Here is the link:
http://www.tacticalsight.com/magpul-pma ... p-176.html

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Big B » Tue May 25, 2010 6:42 pm

You can get the non-window PMags at DSGArms.com for $11.21, w/window for $13.46.

And if your an LEO or mil they give discounts. :wink:
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by Hoppy » Tue May 25, 2010 7:44 pm

Finch wrote:
Idiosyncratic_Pat wrote:
GeneralDiscontent wrote:
hellzna wrote: They all stay loaded 90% of the time (so I can just grab a few mags when going to the range)
Just an FYI, transporting loaded rifle magazines is usually a no-no.
Not in Missouri. :twisted:
yeah thats an ohio thing
legal to have loaded rifle mags in MA. hell iv loaded AK mags while driving. :lol:

ofcourse the rifles in the trunk.
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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by gelgoog » Tue May 25, 2010 10:43 pm

so where are the pictures of the people on this forum with 10 gallon tubs full of Pmags? :mrgreen:

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Re: PMag prices up 50% in 3 months?

Post by SMoAF » Wed May 26, 2010 2:24 am

gelgoog wrote:so where are the pictures of the people on this forum with 10 gallon tubs full of Pmags? :mrgreen:
I sold most of them. Well, OK, I sold a bunch of them, maybe half. The other half or so (the big tub) are currently in rotation at Chez SMoAF. I took a bit of a bath on the ones I sold, but it was worth getting some of my money out to put into other projects. Besides, I gave a bunch of ZSers a good deal. And no, I'm not selling any more, though I may break open another 20 or 30 to stock the new vehicle.

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