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Old February 17th, 2017, 06:31 AM   #16
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Wow. Super helpful advice. You're like the Microsoft Office paperclip, but for guns.
LOL!
Yup. You'll find that from time-to-time. But by and large, you're in the Central Nerve Center for all things M1A. Lots to learn hereabouts.


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Old February 17th, 2017, 06:40 AM   #17
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Kurt, Yes - The Springfield mags lock in properly. Very tight, but thinking this will loosen up a bit over time.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 07:01 AM   #18
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Are you hooking the front of the mag in first and then rocking the rear up to lock?

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Old February 17th, 2017, 08:28 AM   #19
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ProMag had a so-so reputation prior to the '94 AWB. And IIRC, they rushed production to build up a stock of magazines prior to the ban's going into place and quality control suffered. Some have gone so far as to say that there was no QC - just get the product out the back door as fast as possible. Confidence in their mags became worse. Other commercially produced mags on the market were hurt by the bad reputation that ProMag instilled in the minds of shooters. A magazine-fed weapon is virtually useless w/o a well-fitting positive feeding mag. You may have to trust a mag to your life. Get what works. Quality should influence a purchase more than price. If ProMag could guarantee you good ones they might do an exchange. If not, toss them. The guy who "dumped" them off on you didn't do you any favor. You should not even consider doing the same to someone else, especially since you know they have a lock-up problem. Best wishes.

PS Don't do what some of these pseudo macho clowns do on internet videos. I see them emptying mags quickly, throwing or tossing the empty on the ground often on dirt or rocks. And often you can hear it hit something hard. Do not abuse your mags like that. One day these idiots will wonder why their mags won't feed properly...and they will blame the mag.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 08:29 AM   #20
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Kurt, Yes - The Springfield mags lock in properly. Very tight, but thinking this will loosen up a bit over time.

Tight is good.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 08:37 AM   #21
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yo chop,start filing on the bottom lip of the steel/plastic part at rear of mag till it fits.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 08:44 AM   #22
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Lock your trigger group in the receiver without the stock and take a unobstructed look at what is going on with your pro mags engagement the mags may just need a little tweaking

Two mags is not enough anyways 44 mag will hook you up with some new USGI replacements for about the same money as you just spent

Springfield mags are made by CMI and like vintage USGI mags are more expensive when purchased through SAI

When you take your new rifle to the range post lots of pictures for our viewing enjoyment

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yo chop,start filing on the bottom lip of the steel/plastic part at rear of mag till it fits.
And after you get your ProMag to lock up, you can discover the other problems it may have...

"You can put put lipstick on a pig, but..."

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Old February 17th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #24
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Wow. Super helpful advice. You're like the Microsoft Office paperclip, but for guns.
LOL!! Very much so because "clippy" possesses prescience. Clearly, that very useful trait was absent in this instance.

As one of the other posters stated, "You can't put lipstick on a pig." Now at this point I should say something positive, so ..... I'm positive you just had an expensive learning experience.

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My one and only experience with Pro Mag was in 1988, nearly 30 years ago. Apparently nothing has changed.

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ProMags are decoys.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 12:53 PM   #27
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OP, FYI CMI is the current contractor producing mags for the government so you can consider them USGI. CMI also produces the mags for SAI but SAI sells them for more money.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 01:15 PM   #29
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Not these, I'm so cheap I wouldn't pay a penny to see a piss ant eat a bale of hay on Sunday, but I learned my lesson the same way you learned yours.
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I am fairly new to the m1a rifle myself and have bought substandard stuff that didn't work . Check with the guys here before you buy anything even ammunition as they keep up with prices and quality .I can't say enough good things about the experts who answer our questions and give free professional advice .

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