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Why PMAGs Are Better Than Aluminum USGI Mags

This subject is currently at some higher levels and I put this together to give some end user perspective. I've been involved with PMAGs since almost the beginning and I have not found another magazine which meets my requirements or that I trust unequivocally, like the PMAG. The below is an attempt to describe why they are better, in a military environment and specifically with M855A1 SUBJECT: Increasing reliability of the M4/M16 Family of Weapons (FOW) when using M855A1 5.56mm ammunition through the use of Magpul Industries Polymer Magazine (PMAG) GEN M3 1) Purpose: Provide first hand experience and benefits of issuing the Magpul PMAG compared to currently issued aluminum magazines 2) Summary: M4/M16 magazines rely on correct feed lip geometry (angle) to feed cartridges reliably. Reliability is reduced with M885A1 ammunition in all generations of aluminum magazines, to include the latest government issued tan or blue follower aluminum magazines, based on bullet shape and exposed penetrator tip. The Magpul PMAG is the only magazine which maintains correct geometry and has been shown to increase reliability with M855A1. Recent Marine Corps tests confirm this. Most telling is that the PMAG is the #1 piece of equipment that Soldiers will spend

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Magpul PMAG Gen M3

Magazine Design Philosophy, Testing, and Performance of Magpul Industries PMAG Magazines for the AR/M4/M16/HK416/M249 By Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing, Magpul Industries. Director of Magpul Core, Magpul Industries Corp. Building feeding devices for firearms is not a new endeavor, and many materials and methods of construction have been employed for this task. For many years, conventional wisdom regarding magazine construction was that metal was the material most suited to the task. Although other polymer magazines were attempted previously (Orlite, et. al.), the Magpul PMAG became the first generally accepted all-polymer magazine for AR-pattern rifles after its release in 2007. Early military testing drew some criticisms with performance at sub-arctic temperatures and with window material chemical resistance (In the MagLevel window variant). Rumors, assumptions, and outright incorrect information from this early testing and initial evaluations still persist, despite 7 years of materials, manufacturing, and design improvements to the PMAG product line, and millions of fielded magazines in continuous combat use in the GWOT. Current and ongoing testing, both internal and through third parties can easily and thoroughly dispel these rumors and assumptions from any early data. What follows is an explanation of what the PMAG “is”, why it

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AK Mags…and Assorted Tomfoolery.

A recent conversation on a certain brand of US manufactured AK pattern magazines on one of the P&S facebook groups prompted me to pen this article. So…here she be. Due to length considerations I can’t get into serious detail on a few items I would like to touch on. Urban legends abound. Like in all things consider the source. If you make purchasing decisions based on whether or not you can do pushups on your rifle then you can stop reading right now. Magazines serve to present ammunition to the bolt in order to complete the feeding step in the cycle of operations. MAGAZINES ARE EXPENDABLE ITEMS, so are the guns they feed. Full stop. There are millions of out of spec magazines in the world that can be used as a shakeweight and won’t feed worth a fuck in your gun. I am aware of three countries that had Armorers manuals and depot level overhaul information published and only two of them have been translated to English (Russia and East Germany). East Germany manufactured an excellent armorer’s kit with several tools for gauging and repairing various doohickeys on their versions of the AKM/RPK/and AK74 TO INCLUDE THE REPAIR OF

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