Price of Pmags


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Dbro20
January 10, 2013, 09:22 PM
Is $40 dollars a good price to get Pmags a LGS had several in stock for $40 I was resistant in purchasing any.

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ACP
January 10, 2013, 09:31 PM
They normally go for about $18.

Reefinmike
January 10, 2013, 09:34 PM
I honestly wouldnt pay more than $15. If you already have 2 or 3 mags, just keep it at that until all this settles down. its the panic buyers that do these things to prices. Im happy I had the foresight to buy up 8 aluminum GI mags back in october. I saw this day coming a while back.

BP44
January 10, 2013, 09:45 PM
Easy to say when you have mags......


I have plenty of AR mags and the most of them are P mags but to tell someone to wait with all this stuff happening is foolish in my opinion. A assault weapon ban has passed already, I was alive and a shooter during that that time and I won't forget the infringement of the last one.

It's happens before and it will happen in the future with out a doubt. Call me a fear monger if you will but I have nothing to sell. Don't forget the past!!!! Please

jim243
January 10, 2013, 09:54 PM
f you need some then it is better than $60 or $75 apeice. If you don't need them then it is not a good price.

Jim

Mamertine
January 10, 2013, 10:00 PM
I wouldn't call $40 a good price, but I hear it's the going price these days.

Seventhsword
January 10, 2013, 10:07 PM
Picked these up a couple days ago at my local sporting goods store. Tapco's were $10.99 and the PMags were $13.99 for the black and $14.99 for the FDE window version...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8076/8345971531_24385ae498_b.jpg

Kramer Krazy
January 10, 2013, 10:08 PM
I feel sorry for all the people who are getting into gun ownership right now out of fear. If (when) prices come back down, many of them will be completely turned off by the amount of money they lost. What I really feel bad about them and the current price of magazines, is that they buy their first gun and then they generally have to pay 2x-4x the price of what the mags were just a few weeks ago.

I just ran into this situation, myself, this afternoon. I was tempted to purchase a Mini-14 back in November, but was hellbent on finding a Colt 6450. I went back to the store, and the Mini-14 was the exact same price as it was in November, and at the same price....so I bought it. It only came with one 5-round magazine, and I was debating on buying a 10+ round mag now or waiting. I lived through the AWB and watched new Glock 17 mags go from $20 to $90-$115 and stay there for years. I decided to spend a little more money for the "now factor", found someone with some 20-rounders in stock, and bought two of them. If the prices come down, I'll buy more later....

I still have many unused mags for other guns from '94 that I have never used and, in some cases, never opened. Matter of fact, I believe I have a couple of unfired guns I bought just before the AWB and prices skyrocketed (like a "new" $199 Norinco MAK-90). THIS is not the time to just start getting the gun-bug.

Captains1911
January 10, 2013, 10:29 PM
They normally go for about $18.
More like $12, and I personally wouldn't pay more than $15.

RP88
January 11, 2013, 01:02 AM
Might as well just wait this out. The ammo shortage will probably be terrible and last over a year, and rifles will be out-of-stock for another year or so. But mag prices always come down first.

Once this all dies down and no laws pass (likely the case if the only effort is through executive order that cannot actually abridge anything past import and taxing that can be challenged in court), things will go back to normal.

gspn
January 11, 2013, 01:19 AM
Is it the old price? No.

Is it a fair price? Maybe.

A few weeks ago they sold for 12 to 16 bucks depending on if they had the window or not. But we no longer have the same landscape we had then. It is a real possibility that 30 round magazines could be illegal to purchase before you find any trading for $15 again.

You could wait for a chance to get them again at $15 in the future and run the risk of them becoming illegal before you ever see that price.

Or you could pay the current market price to ensure you get what you want.

It's up to you to determine how much you are willing to pay for a 30 round pmag.

The last ones I saw at the local gun stores here were being sold for $75 a piece...and they sold everything they had.

HorseSoldier
January 11, 2013, 01:20 AM
More like $12, and I personally wouldn't pay more than $15.

+1. I think I paid $13 and change for the seven new ones I got to supplement my existing mags before going downrange last year. $40 is insane -- though I suppose it will look very sane compared to prices after the fact if they do pass another mag capacity ban.

MikeRussell
January 11, 2013, 01:44 AM
I paid $16 for one today at a local retailer. It was the last one they had in stock.

Warp
January 11, 2013, 01:46 AM
Under current market conditions expect to pay at least $30 per new-in-plastic 30 round magpul pmag.

Most seem to have been selling for $30-$50, and some for even more.

They used to go for $12-$14, on average, and as recently as Halloween a major online retailer had them for $10.42 with free shipping. Oh how I wish I bought more at that price.

Warp
January 11, 2013, 01:47 AM
Under current market conditions expect to pay at least $30 per new-in-plastic 30 round magpul pmag.

Most seem to have been selling for $30-$50, and some for even more.

They used to go for $12-$14, on average, and as recently as Halloween a major online retailer had them for $10.42 with free shipping. Oh how I wish I bought more at that price.

Coal Dragger
January 11, 2013, 02:12 AM
The last 10 of them I got from Brownells were $12.09/magazine with free shipping.

mdauben
January 11, 2013, 12:48 PM
Once this all dies down and no laws pass (likely the case if the only effort is through executive order that cannot actually abridge anything past import and taxing that can be challenged in court), things will go back to normal.

It is seeming less and less likely that an actual AWB will be able to pass, but I am not as complacent about a "high cap" magazine ban. I hope we stave off all these ridiculous new anti-gun law but I think a magazine ban probably has the best chance of passing.

I would certainly not mortgage the house to buy PMAGs but if you can find them at even half way decent prices ($40 or less) I would not object to buying a couple.

mgmorden
January 11, 2013, 12:54 PM
It is seeming less and less likely that an actual AWB will be able to pass, but I am not as complacent about a "high cap" magazine ban.

Which is actually kinda sad. I don't want to see either, and I own several so called "assault weapons", but with so many handguns AND "assault weapons" taking mags in excess of 10 rounds I see a 10-round mag limit as having a much harsher effect on the everyday shooter. That effects almost everyone.

Inazone
January 11, 2013, 01:15 PM
If you absolutely must have PMags and have them now, there's not much choice (online, at least) except to pay more. However, there are other mags available, from Bulgarian 40-rounders to MAKO E-Landers, at lower prices and - based on reviews and/or personal experience - that work just fine.

joed
January 11, 2013, 01:20 PM
I look at that if you weren't smart enough to buy when they were cheap you're going to pay a lot more than a fair price.

I'm wondering if there will be a ban. There are an awful of gun owners and they're still going nuts buying. Remember, in numbers there is strength.

IMtheNRA
January 11, 2013, 01:47 PM
If I didn't have any AR mags, I would not hesitate to buy at the current market price. That's a lot better than having none, if they are once again outlawed, like during the '94-'04 AWB.

psyopspec
January 11, 2013, 02:31 PM
The shopping consumer determines the market price. I'm not in the market for magazines right now, but if I was I wouldn't pay more than $15 because my personal demand is low for that item.

It's a determination each of us has to make on an individual level.

Warp
January 11, 2013, 02:41 PM
I look at that if you weren't smart enough to buy when they were cheap you're going to pay a lot more than a fair price.

I'm wondering if there will be a ban. There are an awful of gun owners and they're still going nuts buying. Remember, in numbers there is strength.

It isn't always about being "smart enough". Some people might have recently got into this, or recently got into that type or rifle. Maybe they just became aware, maybe they just came of age, maybe they just finally got the money to do so.

I myself BARELY made it. I did not own a single firearm that would qualify under these silly bans as an "assault" anything until this summer. June, to be exact. I knew what I wanted but I simply could not afford it, so I didn't waste my money on anything else. I swore I would get an AR15 before Obama was elected in 2008. But I couldn't afford it, and boldly predicted and claimed that there would be no AWB or similar. I was right.

I finally afforded the rifle this summer. And some ammo. And some mags. And some spare parts. And some training. But not nearly as much of the ammo and mags as I would like. When you are spending thousands of thousands of dollars on one gun in one summer, there are limits.

I wish I had bought more PMAGs when they were cheaper. But I don't have a crystal ball, I couldn't predict that this would happen.

Girodin
January 11, 2013, 03:00 PM
They normally go for about $18.

No they typically went for about that. Now they are regularly selling for much more. If one does not have a supply of mags they need to ask themselves whether they think a mag ban will go through or not. If yes, then it is worth paying what the going rate is now. If not then it is better to hold off and buy them when you can find them at MSRP.

mgmorden
January 11, 2013, 03:51 PM
No they typically went for about that. Now they are regularly selling for much more. If one does not have a supply of mags they need to ask themselves whether they think a mag ban will go through or not. If yes, then it is worth paying what the going rate is now. If not then it is better to hold off and buy them when you can find them at MSRP.

Kinda. Its not just if a ban goes through or not, but also if you think a mag ban will go through within a given timeframe. Even if a ban does end up going through, if it takes till June with the magazine companies running at full-steam right now people will be satiated and supply caught back up to normal long before the ban takes place. I've seen several places taking backorders are pre-panic prices with an estimated wait/ship time of 6 weeks. I honestly think that even if anything did pass, it will take several months to hash out.

Warp
January 11, 2013, 03:56 PM
Kinda. Its not just if a ban goes through or not, but also if you think a mag ban will go through within a given timeframe. Even if a ban does end up going through, if it takes till June with the magazine companies running at full-steam right now people will be satiated and supply caught back up to normal long before the ban takes place. I've seen several places taking backorders are pre-panic prices with an estimated wait/ship time of 6 weeks. I honestly think that even if anything did pass, it will take several months to hash out.

Maybe.

But I forsee ANOTHER spike in mag purchasing/ordering/backordering if and when a restrictive bill gets introduced, if and when it passes one half of legislature, and then if it gets signed the gap between signing and going into effect would be madness.

I doubt that this legislating hangs in pergatory for months and months. We will get a result from this round sooner rather than later.

Skylerbone
January 11, 2013, 04:26 PM
By one report more than 500,000 AR magazines were available mid-December at the distributor level. There are none at present and it appears nearly every retailer is sold out.

Manufacturers most likely spent the holidays on shutdown and the first several weeks of January will be used for inventory. With announcements slated for Tuesday from the White House, I don't know that any manufacturers are ramping up production on an item that may that day become illegal to manufacture.

Either way, I wouldn't hold my breath especially with all of the back-ordered stock committed to folks already in line. Anything you find now may well be the last available at anything that approaches "only" 3X MSRP. As my parents left cross country last week I asked my dad to stop by any gun shops along the way to look for magazines and to buy all of them. I also asked him to reconsider whether he wouldn't like to own an AR to which he replied we'll see.

Warp
January 11, 2013, 04:49 PM
By one report more than 500,000 AR magazines were available mid-December at the distributor level. There are none at present and it appears nearly every retailer is sold out.

Manufacturers most likely spent the holidays on shutdown and the first several weeks of January will be used for inventory. With announcements slated for Tuesday from the White House, I don't know that any manufacturers are ramping up production on an item that may that day become illegal to manufacture.

Either way, I wouldn't hold my breath especially with all of the back-ordered stock committed to folks already in line. Anything you find now may well be the last available at anything that approaches "only" 3X MSRP. As my parents left cross country last week I asked my dad to stop by any gun shops along the way to look for magazines and to buy all of them. I also asked him to reconsider whether he wouldn't like to own an AR to which he replied we'll see.

Magpul is working hard to churn out pmags

Ashcons
January 11, 2013, 05:30 PM
Well, if you REALLY need to get magazines right now, though they aren't PMAGs and are a couple ounces heavier than aluminum mags, these are available:

http://www.themakogroup.com/product_p/earm30%20w.htm

ARFCOM discount code gets you a 5% discount. Over on AR15.com, people have generally indicated that they haven't had any problems with the springs, followers, etc. The followers are white because in Isreal (where these are made), the white follower makes it easier to visually check for an empty chamber, according to the site's owner from one post.

I ordered a couple just because they're in stock and different. Shipping was reasonable.

Dbro20
January 11, 2013, 07:50 PM
I have 4 Pmags already, was thinking about picking some more up, but I am willing to wait this thing out when they come back down in price.

762gunr
January 11, 2013, 08:30 PM
Buy a few. I have plenty of Pmags and GI mags but if I needed a few mags I would pay the $40. Mind you people were paying $100 for Pmags on GB a few weeks ago.
Hindsight is 20/20 and Pmags will last you years.

WinThePennant
January 11, 2013, 08:45 PM
If I didn't have Pmags, then I'd be buying for up to $50 at the moment.

I really think a "high-capacity" ban is coming.

stsimons
January 11, 2013, 08:53 PM
Supposedly, and this is internet here-say, magpul has a million + backorders of pmags. If you can't find them locally at the overlooked local gun shop I doubt there is any hope of getting them any time soon.

UKWildcats
January 11, 2013, 09:02 PM
I ordered (backordered) PMags from DSGArms.com last month -- they were shipped this week and should be delivered on Tuesday -- Prices was about $14/mag delivered.

It is not to late to backorder mags and hope for the best -- a reputable vendor will not charge till shipped so there really is no downside to backordering.


UK

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