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Brownell's on PMAG Situation: "3.5 Years Worth of Orders in 72 hours"

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Durden, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Durden

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    Guns.com reports that Bronwnells spokesman Jason Corpus said:


    "I wanted to take a minute to shed some insight on the magazine situation if I can. First of all I wanted to offer an apology for the situation... with magazines being 'In-Stock' and back-ordered moments later... [The] demand for magazines actually exceeded the ability for the system to keep up with the volume that was being ordered."
    "To shed some more light on the magazine situation at present, it really has been unprecedented in the last 5 days. During a roughly 72 hour period...we sold the 'average demand' equivalent of about 3.5 years worth of PMAGS, and an even greater amount of our Brownell's magazines."
    It would appear that there will be a long, long wait for backordered PMAGs, folks.
     
  2. Atlas

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    Pmag are proof once again that if you create a superior product the world will come running with cash in hand.

    I hope the owners of Magpul have already become rich beyond words...
    They deserve it.
     

  3. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    :agree:
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    PMags are good stuff, but they aren't sold in such quantities because of the quality.
     
  5. Bow Commander

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    And hopefully they can afford to double their production :supergrin:
     
  6. Atlas

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    The problem for Magpul of course is that they will be forced to make decisions about production capacity in the face of possible legislation that would prohibit sales to the average private gun owner.


    How much $$$ would you invest in increased production capacity?
     
  7. Atlas

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    Why would you say they sell the volume they do?
    Cost?
     
  8. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Nope. Fanboys. :whistling:
     
  9. Atlas

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    I'm a fan.

    I have a box of GI Issue 20's and 30's but if I were going where I thought I might need to use my AR then the Pmags would be my choice.
     
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  10. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    I am, too. :wavey:

    That wasn't meant to be insulting to anyone. They're dependable, durable, and right now, nearly priceless.

    Magpul makes a great product.
     
  11. Foxtrotx1

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    I have used PMAGs but I much prefer GI mags, specifically 20 NHMTGs.

    Pmags are bulkier than GI mags. The 20 round pmags have way more issues than they should with reliable feeding.
     
  12. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    damn wonder when yesterdays pre order may ship?
     
  13. prism

    prism more ammo

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    does that mean they had 3.5 years worth sitting around?
     
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  14. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    im guessing there are far more backordered than actually shipped
     
  15. Fear Night

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    I ordered 4x 7.62 NATO Pmags from a site, thought I was good. I received 1 and on my invoice they wrote 3 Backordered. Guess I got literally the last 1, DOH! :crying:
     
  16. CAcop

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    Funny how yesterday some people were trashtalking Brownells on mag orders being cancelled. Their system was overwhelmed. I was ordering non ban affected parts yesterday and they had me long in after I was already logged in.

    I wonder if Magpul runs their injection machine in batches. Say Pmags today, buttstocks tommorrow or if they have dedicated machines pumping out mags.

    I suspect if they just run a couple of shifts or switch over to 12s vs. 8s they can increase production. I just wonder if they do everything in house. I can see the springs being contracted out.

    Even if mags are made illegal you know there will be LE/Mil sales and then replacement part will be still available. Then there is the fact that they can still sell stocks, forends, and other stuff even after a ban. And if it is like the last ban or the CA AWB they can have new products to sell to skirt the law.
     
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    My order for Pmags from Brownells arrived today, complete.

    Thanks, Brownells!
     
  18. WARRIOR13

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    When did you place your order?
     
  19. Walk Soft

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    I ordered ten Pmag's from them Tuesday morning by phone.I wanted to make sure they were in stock.I was told they were and was given an order number.They still haven't charged me or emailed any confirmation.Not looking good.:crying:
     
  20. JJohnson

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    I use Brownells all of the time as they are local to me. I just ordered a 10 pack of their mags for $13.99 each. I respect the fact that they didn't jack with the price so backorder or otherwise, they have my business.