There is a difference between breaking during use and showing up in a non-functional status. 5 mags and they are all failing in exactly the same way. That's either a design flaw or bad QC. Either is a problem that we shouldn't put up with. At this point I have no reason to think another 5 mags wouldn't fail in the same way.Gingerbread Man wrote: Point is mechanical devices regardless of who makes them can and do fail. I've yet to have any trouble getting anything repaired, replaced, refunded or made right by any of these companies, even PSA. Even ASC, they gave me new mags when I told them about the 6.5 mags. Thing is, to me, no one ever attempts to speak with anyone about setting the issue right and run to the internet to bash them.
As a gun community, we can do better IMO. I think that's the entire point of help me build me AR thread, to help each other.
BTW, when I posted this I had already dis-assembled, cleaned, lubed and re-assembled. The problem was unchanged.
As consumers we owe nothing to the companies that give us crap. I disagree with you there. There's no solidarity expected just because a company makes gun parts instead of motorcycle parts. And if I ordered motorcycle parts that didn't work when I got them, I'd be just as vocal about it. That's how capitalism and free speech works. We should advise other potential customers of a crappy product, not try to play nice with the company that made them.
I may try some different followers to see if I can find something that works better. If anyone has other ideas, I'm totally open to them.