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Magpul Gen M3 PMAG Overview

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by plouffedaddy, Nov 5, 2012.


  1. plouffedaddy

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    Well I'm still testing these mags (so far, so good) so no full review yet but here's a quick overview:

    Things that are different:
    -New polymer material for increased strength & durability. I can't feel a difference but Magpul says it's different
    -Modified external/internal geometry so they can be used in multiple platforms to include the HK416, MR556A1, SA-80, SCAR 16/16s, M27 IAR, and possibly others
    -The bolt catch cutout has been re-designed for use in the weapons above
    -The slide has an overtravel stop to ensure it can't go to far into the magwell which can cause issues with the bolts on non-AR rifles
    -Floorplate is slimmer to allow a better fit in dual mag pouches


    Things that are the same:
    -The proven stainless spring is the same
    -The anti-tilt follower and curvature of the mag is the same. The follower is marked differently (see video) but is shaped the same
    -Disassembly is the same; no tools required
    -Still includes the dust/impact cover and it works on both the 'old' and new Gen M3
    -Still made in the USA

    Here's a video with some close ups, a bunch of additional photos at the end, and demonstrations of what I was talking about above:

    [ame]http://youtu.be/EHsaEGS5KhA[/ame]
     

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    #1 plouffedaddy, Nov 5, 2012
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  2. cowboy1964

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    Figures, I just bought some a while back.

    Oh well, the older ones work just fine.
     

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  3. jb1911

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    Yes they do. And remember, new is not always better.
     
  4. fuzzy03cls

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    Yep. I heard these were basically born to fit the other platforms so magpul could have more market share.
     
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    I have a hard time getting older Pmags into my MOLLE GI mag pouches; these are even longer?
     
  6. plouffedaddy

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    It does look like that in the pictures but it's not in reality; they're the same length.
     
  7. USMCsilver

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    The new ones look like they have a bigger "waffle" to them, too.
     
  8. bigmoney890

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    What was wrong with the Gen2 pmags? :dunno:
     
  9. WayaX

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    If you have a SCAR, FS2000, MR 556, or other European gun taking AR-15 magazines, there are a lot of things wrong with Gen2 pmags. If you're just running them in an AR-15, nothing is wrong with them.
     
  10. Cole125

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    My thoughts exactly.

    Oh well I'll get which ever I can find for cheaper, I've never had any issues with the G2s.
     
  11. Happy Hunting

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    With a little modification the older PMAGS work fine in my scar without banging anything expensive around. They do not drop free when empty, however. I will have to try out a couple of these to see if that is fixed.
     
  12. M&P15T

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    P-Mags are the bomb-diggity for AR owners, GEN2 or 3, whatever.....

    Nice review OP, thanks for taking the time.


    Now send me your samples!!!:rofl::rofl:
     
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