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Old July 5th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #16
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it's an acronym

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Old July 6th, 2013, 02:36 PM   #17
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"It's an acronym!" LOL

I knew what I was getting into, I'm just glad I got them work at all. Too bad a Mec-Gar isn't making them... they seem to take more pride in their work. Do you think the ejection issues were related to the P.R.O.M.A.G. magazines or does someone have a better theory?
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Old July 8th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #18
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I've seen some 25 rd extended 40s&w mags from promag on sale on gun broker even... Prob would be the only type of promag I'd go for considering the unique factor n no one else making extended mags for the m&p series pistols...
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Old July 8th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #19
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C Products was going to produce M&P magazines, but gave the excuse they were more than busy filling all their military orders to be concerned with the M&P. All things considered their stuff does not have the much more of a reputation than ProMag.

Promag = crap
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Old July 16th, 2013, 10:04 AM   #20
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I wouldn't buy a "Promag" for even one crinkled up old dollar...If Mec-Gar comes out with a 17 round mag for my M&P9, I'll be on that like flies on sugar...

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Old July 16th, 2013, 02:57 PM   #21
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I do have to give it to the folks at vantage tactical. They were totally understanding, and allowed me to return my mags for a full refund minus shipping, even though only one of them broke. I tried forwarding my test results to pro-mag so maybe they can alter the plastic recipe, but got no response.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #22
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I thought I'd try these mags out for my 40c purely out of desperation. They failed to feed 50 percent of the time. I ended up throwing them in the garbage at the range. Lesson learned... Stick with factory (if you can find them).
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Old July 25th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #23
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I'd rather LIVE with my 2 S&W M&P 17 round mags, rather than having a boatload of the Promags...At-least I KNOW that my M&P mags will work everytime...My life depends on it
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Old July 26th, 2013, 07:29 AM   #24
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One word comes to mind when you say Promag, "GARBAGE"
If one can wait on proper magazines vs. these I would wait.
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Old July 26th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #25
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I wouldn't buy a "Promag" for even one crinkled up old dollar...If Mec-Gar comes out with a 17 round mag for my M&P9, I'll be on that like flies on sugar...
The original S&W mags were made by Mec Gar, as part of that contract I'm sure they signed a no compete clause in the contract. Those beautifully polished Mec Gar magazines are hard to miss, the current mags are in a flat black finish which is completely out of character for Mec Gar, so I really doubt if they are making them anymore. I don't know how long the non compete clause in that contract lasts, but I would grab any Mec Gar mags that become available, they make excellent magazines.
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Old July 27th, 2013, 05:01 AM   #26
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The original S&W mags were made by Mec Gar, as part of that contract I'm sure they signed a no compete clause in the contract. Those beautifully polished Mec Gar magazines are hard to miss, the current mags are in a flat black finish which is completely out of character for Mec Gar, so I really doubt if they are making them anymore. I don't know how long the non compete clause in that contract lasts, but I would grab any Mec Gar mags that become available, they make excellent magazines.
I have a bunch of MecGar branded Beretta 92 mags that have a matte black finish on them almost identical to the M&P mags, so it's highly possible they still produce them for S&W.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 11:05 AM   #27
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Looks like I'm the lucky one, so far at least. I bought 2 promag 17 rounders for my 9c before I heard about the problems with promag. So far I've got about 300 rounds through each mag without a single issue. I'm going to the range in a couple hours to put a few hundred more rounds through it, ill report back f there are any problems. Hopefully my luck continues
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Old July 28th, 2013, 06:18 PM   #28
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I have one of the 32rd Promags coming in this week to torture test

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Old July 28th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #29
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I recently bought a ProMag M&P9 17 round mag to play with. It feeds 100%, but will not drop free... a problem for me as my primary use is USPSA competition. I found that the mag tube is too fat in the front-back dimension. I had to squeeze it in a vice both front-back and then side-side (as the tube bulged durig the front-back adjustment), and then finally I had to adjust the lips... basically, the whole tube distorted during the squeezing process because the tube is oversized.

In the end, I have it to where it will mostly drop free, and seems to feed OK, but I'm not thrilled with having to do this. Interestingly, the mag tube was easy to adjust due to the softness of the tube - this is in sharp contrast with my S&W mags, which could only be bent after annealing. I won't be running the ProMag mag in any serious matches, and won't be buying any more of their M&P mags.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #30
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The only ProMag magazines that I've ever had any luck with are the Beretta 92 series mags. Everything else has had reliability issues.
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