Looks like Promag is in on M&P Magazines.

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Old July 16th, 2013, 01:57 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, 05:01 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, 11:01 AM   #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, 06:29 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, 08:18 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, 04:01 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, 10:05 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, 05:18 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, 07:17 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, 08:57 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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Old July 30th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #31
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Got my 17 and 32 round mags in today. Both fed flawlessly. The 17 dropped free but the 32 didn't.



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Old August 5th, 2013, 04:00 PM   #32
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Here is the full review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWHB...e_gdata_player

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Old August 8th, 2013, 08:02 AM   #33
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Just got two of these ProMags. Loaded them up last week and had them sitting in the cabinet, finally got a chance to go to the range. They lasted 2 and 3 reloads each before the bottom plates flew off. When the first flew off I set it aside and kept shooting, inspected the second before reloading and it all looked fine. But mid way through that course of fire the plate flew off and unloaded spring and rounds for me. Had to wait until cease fire to retrieve the plate and spring as they flew downrange. >:\

They loaded fine, and while the plates stayed on mostly worked fine. I had one malfunction when it didn't properly feed the next round, have to agree with everything I've heard. Reliability is s$#t with ProMag.

Despite the reviews, I bought anyway, hoping I'd end up with an acceptable one. Wouldn't trust this crap ever again. But with no other options out there, and since I can't find any except at ridiculous prices, I'm wondering if some 2 part epoxy or JB weld would do the trick until some more reliable brands or OEMs are available.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 11:22 AM   #34
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I had the same issue. Vantage was nice enough to take them both back. I thought later that it might work if you swap the soft as butter baseplates out for some aluminum ones. I still had feeding issues due to the lip on the front of the mag hope you have better luck
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Old August 8th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #35
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brethrenarms, thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I bought them off a person not a store, otherwise I would. But I just thought that I have a spare OEM .40 magazine, and the externals are the same, so I could probably just swap the follower out? Might work. Either that or try your suggestion. Might as well do it the right way before the epoxy method...
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Old August 10th, 2013, 02:56 PM   #36
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No such luck, I'd have to do some bending. I can get two rounds loaded, but once the third goes in, the 9 mm follower in the .40 magazine just ejects rounds through its slightly larger opening, except the last round which gets stuck. Worth a shot as I'd heard tolerances sometimes let 9mm to be loaded in .40 magazines. Oh well.

Going to have to wait until OEM ones come out...

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Old August 10th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #37
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Something I never understood about ProMags... HOW ARE THEY SUCH CRAP?

Magpul can make good magazines, all the gun makers for the most part can make good magazines but a company that specializes in making magazines can NOT...?

I've had several ProMag's over the years and I've not found any that worked as they should.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #38
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Albeit, I use S&W base-plates, lock-plates, followers, and springs with my 9mm 17-rd Promags, but in well over 300 rounds, I've yet to have any major issues. The only issue I've had is occasionally a spent shell casing ejects funny and hits me in the face. Not sure that the magazine is to blame as I've never used factory 9mm magazines with the M&P to compare. I use factory 40 mags and haven't had that problem... ever. The Promags aren't pretty, but I haven't had any seating, release, or feeding issues.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 06:59 AM   #39
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Sent 4 ProMags back for replacement. Apparently they had an "issue" with first run mags. They will replace them. MidwayUSA has the real deal for $33 each. Grab 2 at a time. They are flawless.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 05:33 AM   #40
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I also bought 6 promag 17 rd 9mm magazines at our local Rural king. All of them had internals discharging from the baseplate. Returned 4 of them and decided to give ProMag customer service a try. The person I spoke was very professional, helpful and most of all no waiting time unlike S&W CS. The rep said that these were probably one if their earlier versions. Offered replacement as long as I sent those defective ones and even provided for Return POSTAGE free. 3 weeks back and 1 phone call (they too had a back order on these )I got one of their newer version. Upon close inspection the bottom lip of the magazine body was little wider than the previous version. Cycling seem to work fine as well as releasing the magazine. Took it to the range yesterday and so far no problems after 100 rds. I will have to do more testing to find out about reliability. Overall I was pleased since I paid 18 for each magazine. I will eventually get the factory mags 17 rds when they are available at a reasonable price.
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