Looks like Promag is in on M&P Magazines.

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Old May 25th, 2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Looks like Promag is in on M&P Magazines.

Just found this.. Sadly they are out of stock.
SMI-A12 Smith & Wesson M&P 9MM Magazine
ProMag SMIA12 M&P 9mm 17 rd Black Finish $16.98
SMI-A12 Smith & Wesson M&P 9MM Magazine 17 Round - Tactical Vantage


They sold out pretty quickly at $16.99/$26.99 or so. I'm dying to hear a review. Looks like we are going to have more magazines for our M&P's in the near future. (Assuming there isn't a patent violation)

M&P40 magazines are in stock.
http://www.tacticalvantage.com/en/sm...-15-round.html

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Old May 25th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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I have tried a number of promag magazines for various guns and I have yet to come across one that actually worked. YMMV.
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Old May 25th, 2013, 04:02 PM   #3
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Maybe "out of stock" is a blessing. Promags have a very checkered reputation. Some appear to work properly but the general consensus is they are unreliable and not to be trusted for any serious use.
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Old May 25th, 2013, 04:30 PM   #4
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Truthfully they could be okay for range use, and practicing malfunction drills. (My M&P doesn't choke so...)

Ill wait until there is a review before I judge them.
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Old May 25th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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One word comes to mind when you say Promag, "GARBAGE"
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Old May 26th, 2013, 03:34 AM   #6
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I have no personal experience with Promags,but for that price,I would be willing to try one,at least for range use!
Is this the brand of cheap mags that Cheaper Than Dirt is selling for 50-70 bucks?
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Old May 26th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #7
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We've been offering brand new factory M&P40 mags, and shipping dozens of them every week. Anyone interested in M&P40 mags, feel free to PM me (or check out my thread on the subject).
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 09:08 PM   #8
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I know that Promag is generally crap, but after reading some reviews I figured I would give them a shot since Im not getting factory mags anywhere else. First thing I noticed upon inspection was that the mag release hole is a little larger than the stock magazines. Not a huge problem, it just means you have to push them in a little harder. The other thing I noticed was that the front of the magazine had an indentation; most likely from a clamp that was used while the magazine was being formed. I was a little concerned about ejection and feeding with this, but I figured Id give it a shot. The first time I used it was at a local defensive match here. Inside, no sand or dust. the first time I loaded it, I had a failure to eject on the 4th round, requiring me to strip the mag in order to clear the malfunction. Wanting to make sure that this was not an isolated event, I tried running it again, I once again had a failure to eject. I pulled on the floor plate to strip the mag again, only this time it ripped off of the magazine body, spilling the follower, rounds and spring on to the ground, but leaving the magazine body inside the magazine. I was able to clear it and finish the string, but the magazine is done. Even as a range magazine, these magazines failed to perform under the most mild of conditions. They are not worth the box they came in. I have contacted both vantage and pro mag to see about refunds, but I am not holding my breath. DO NOT BUY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 11:26 PM   #9
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-bretherenarms. That is an great review. It seems such a wide consensus that Promag makes garbage magazines. You would think they would test the products properly.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 02:56 AM   #10
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You have to wonder 1) would it really be that much more expensive to just build them properly? and 2) how do they stay in business when their mags consistantly fail to function in the most basic sense? Forget reliable, I have yet to try one that was even functional, just like the review above. I don't get it.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 07:26 AM   #11
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i bought a promag magazine for my glock last month....it wouldn't feed the rounds constantly and kept jamming,not moving the rounds up and getting stove pipes. i cleared the mag and tossed in the trash at the range. never again will i buy one from them
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 08:38 AM   #12
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I refer to them as Progag. Gag,that's what they do. I stay away from them.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 09:44 AM   #13
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suprisingly, I got an email from vantage tactical already, saying that they will refund my money minus shipping and handling. Or I can contact promag directly and get replacements. guess which option Im going with.
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I got two .40 mags from them.

Smith & Wesson M&P 40/357 15rd Factory Mag Used
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Old July 5th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #15
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Got tired of waiting for factory mags... Bought four ProMags... reluctantly. First impressions? They ain't pretty, but they don't appear particularly flimsy either. Two seated correctly... the other two... not so much. No resounding click... base plates were a little too thick... easy fix.

First, I cleaned out the incredibly excessive "lube." Since I had four second generation S&W base-plates and lock-plates sitting in the old field box, I gave them a try. All the base-plates were now too thick for the mags to lock into place. Some 150 grit emery paper, a flat surface, a ruler, and about an hour later, all magazines click into place like factory mags. You could obviously do the same with the ProMag plates... if inclined. In the end, I dumped the ProMag springs for some OEM springs, since the ProMag followers do have a small hole to accept an OEM spring.

The "feed-lips" on these mags are a little odd, some are nice and straight, some curve slightly... producing a slightly concave look from top down. Was concerned that this might impact the manner in which a round feeds and chambers, but in the 100+ rounds (118 to be exact) I put through the M&P 40 with the Storm Lake 9mm conversion barrel it didn't appear to. Used 115 grain Federal. Followers were all ProMag. Recoil spring is stock M&P 40.

Began with four full magazines, all 17 rounds fed reliably, even at a fairly rapid rate of fire. I loaded in groups of 10 and 6, no problems. Fed reliably, slide locked back on empty magazine, and mags both seated and released properly, dropping freely.

The only anomaly I encountered was four spent casings to the face and one into my left shirt pocket. Though I have not the expertise to fault the magazines for the aforementioned ejection-related issues, that has never happened with 40 S&W rounds and factory 40 magazines. Does someone have a line on that? Final thought: The M&P is an amazing weapon, recoil is incredibly manageable, even compared to my all steel CZ 75B.
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