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Old 12-10-2019, 06:12 PM
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Has anyone tried the pro mag drum mags??



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If you have tried them, how are they? Are they reliable? I saw 2 sizes available.
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:09 PM
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I'm testing the PM 22 round magazines (2) right now I've just started my test runs but I have a few thoughts I'll share with you now.

1. Quality. These magazines are cheap. I won't be breaking them down for maintenance or any other reason.

2. There's a "hitch" that I've encountered everytime I load these magazines. I'll load a few rounds (7-11 more or less) into the magazine when I'll encounter strong resistance trying to keep me from continuing the reloading process. The solution is to overcome this resistance and continue to reload the magazine.

3. Both magazines will load to their capacity (22 rds).

4. Both magazines have performed very well, no FTF, etc. after 88 rounds each using CCI Blazer and Aquila Super Extra ammunition.

5. Inexpensive. $11.99 each.

So guys.... that's my initial thoughts and impressions so far. If I don't get back to you with my results...at least I got you pointed in the right direction.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:22 AM
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Update on PM22 Magazines.

I was thrilled by the performance of the Promag PM22 that I ordered two (2) more from Bud's.

Upon receiving my order, I began to load each magazine with ammunition and discovered I could only load 6-7 rounds in each magazine.

I sent a email to the company and they responded less than 12 hours later. So far, Promag is working with me to resolve my problems.

I'll keep you posted on the progress I've made.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:43 AM
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Update on PM22 Magazines.
I could only load 6-7 rounds in each magazine.
Why?
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Old 12-30-2019, 04:45 AM
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... because they were defective. I'll ask Promag for the reason (s) why after they've inspected them.
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Old 12-30-2019, 07:47 AM
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... because they were defective.

I thought perhaps you could see why since the mag body is translucent.
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:41 PM
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Appears the top 6-8 rounds are a double stack and then they have to line back up for single stacking the rest of the magazine. maybe that is where you get the increased resistance when loading?
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:17 AM
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Your observation is correct but something is stopping the follower from continuing. I looked at my first two fully functioning magazines for anything that could help me...but no luck.

The increased resistance, etc. was noted in my initial post.

Promag has replied to my email and will replace the defective magazines once they've received them.

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Old 01-03-2020, 01:33 PM
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Replacement sounds good! Other than the shipping cost. Folks were having similar problems with a few brands of 30 round mags a few years ago. Had to take a tool and scrape the excess plastic from the mold lines inside. Can these Promags be taken apart for cleaning?
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:15 PM
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Replacement sounds good! Other than the shipping cost. Folks were having similar problems with a few brands of 30 round mags a few years ago. Had to take a tool and scrape the excess plastic from the mold lines inside. Can these Promags be taken apart for cleaning?

I'm not going to take them apart. I'm sure someone else could...but I'm not going to be a R&D technician for Promag (...or anyone else). I paid my money for a product that doesn't work. For me, there are three options.

1. Replace/Repair.

2. Full refund.

3. If I'm not given options 1 or 2., I
absorb the loss and never purchase anything from that company again.

***UPDATE ON PROMAG MAGAZINES FOR REMINGTON 597***


Returned from Panamá 8 days ago and received my replacement magazines from Promag 2 days later.

I haven't been able to get to the range yet but I test loaded each magazine. One magazine loaded with no problems but the second magazine would only load 6-7 rounds.

I'll test the first magazine at the gun range and if it functions properly, I'll keep it.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the second magazine at this time.

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I'm not going to take them apart. I'm sure someone else could...but I'm not going to be a R&D technician for Promag (...or anyone else). I paid my money for a product that doesn't work. For me, there are three options.

1. Replace/Repair.

2. Full refund.

3. If I'm not given options 1 or 2., I
absorb the loss and never purchase anything from that company again.
Option #3 is when I go for the gold by scientifically taking it apart, analyzing, and then doing what it takes to make it better than new if its actually possible....the hope.
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Back on topic though, has anyone tried the ProMag DRUM?
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Back on topic though, has anyone tried the ProMag DRUM?
Ah ha, the $71 machinegunitis one.
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:26 AM
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If you have tried them, how are they? Are they reliable? I saw 2 sizes available.
Yeah, i have...
I have the 8rd, 22rd, 30rd, 55rd & 70rd.

Here's my 2 cents... Or rant about promag mags...

The 22rd have some problems loading it, quickfix; stick a screwdriver into the Hole where the magasin mounts it to the well of the rifle, and the following rounds will follow suite... ..but you have to have some tool to load over the mentioned barrier of this mag, and thats just bad...and sad.. have ONLY tried IT with viper, seems to cycle good, but not perfect with this ammo.

30rd; well, every bad thing said about this mag is true. enough Said.

55rd & 70rd drum, has a spesial way loading, where you have to drag the drum while feeding it, so it even says in the manual, yes IT comes with a manual (just a regular piece of papir explaing how to feed the mag bullets..
Easly done really..
..but the worst part is the plastic, i repeat, the worst part is that this "great" polymer plastic is brittle. mine broke under The pressure while i was loading it (according to the manual, i might add), i fixed
the broken top with a small 1,5mm drill bit, glue and a piece of metall
But on the drum, inside, there was a piece of soft plastic, holding the "plastic-bullets" (which pushes the last bullets out) that also broke of when the top broke and the bullets flewed out.

So i had to open this fu.. ..so i opened this drum, which is pretty darn difficult without breaking it (again, the "great" polymer plastic is verry brittle).
Not an easy fix on this part...

So..

I contacted promag through mail about getting sent replacement part, Even offered to pay shipment, since i live in norway, the Reply, well i have not gotten a reply yet, but its ONLY been like three months..

Im thinking of getting the plastic top of the 55rd (the part that goes in to the rifle) replaced with a metall part, but i need to get it drawn in 3d cad (or scanned in 3d), and made in either aluminium or some other sort of metal.. ..so its a long project... And not done yet. Hopping this maybe will make that mag better... But im not holding my breath.

Why is there no one making aluminum/metal mags with 22rd capasity is beyond my understanding..

Long story short;
plastic/polymer is NOT great.
Ipso facto drum is not great, and 30rd is not great, 22rd is not great...

I hope promag will go bankrupt for selling, what is defently a good looking piece of crap mag (specially the 55rd, size-wise looks good om the rifle, (better then the 70rd). I might be overreacting you think, but i think its a reasonable reaction when you get your mail just ignored...

I would recommend this about promags: dont by it, its crap, if you have to have a high capasity, buy just one 22rd, and wait for some entrepeneure to stake his claim with a metal made magazine...

Sorry for my poor english, IT is not my first language.. 🙂
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:35 AM
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No need to apologize for your English, I would consider you very fluent.

The descriptions of the difficulties you encountered are clearly stated and easily understood.
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