PMAG AK Mags! finally


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Inebriated
May 1, 2013, 12:16 AM
http://store.magpul.com/product/MAG572/PMAG

Per Megpul's Facebook:
The Magpul PMAG 30 AK MOE is a 30 round, durable, lightweight, high reliability polymer magazine for 7.62x39 Kalashnikov pattern firearms.

http://store.magpul.com/product/MAG572/PMAG

This will be the first installment of the Magpul AK magazine line. The AK MOE will be an all-polymer design, utilizing the same advanced materials and manufacturing processes as the rest of the PMAG line to achieve surprising durability. It features a removable floorplate, constant curve geometry, and high-reliability/low-friction follower for the performance you expect from a PMAG.

Due to the interface of rifle and magazine in the Kalashnikov platforms, and the leverage that critical points must withstand, we knew we couldn’t leave well-enough alone with the AK MOE before we even started designing. Also currently in development, and arriving on the heels of the AK MOE, is the next release in the PMAG AK lineup, which will be a 7.62x39 magazine with a little more “Bulgarian” in it, featuring solid steel reinforcements at lockup points.

They also are releasing the MOE AK grip. My AK is jumping for joy. It's not like the AK needed another magazine, but it'll be nice to have reliable and strong magazines being made right here, and in constant supply.

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68wj
May 1, 2013, 12:22 AM
Are there availability or supply issues that call for these, or is this just an opportunity? Either way, I want one for the VZ.58. :evil:

Inebriated
May 1, 2013, 12:25 AM
Ehh, not really, but how many stores can you walk in (during normal times), and find quality Circle 10 style mags? These would be a cheaper, more available, and most likely just as good, choice.

TexAg
May 1, 2013, 12:35 AM
Now we need an AK MOE hand guard too!

Inebriated
May 1, 2013, 12:47 AM
I wouldn't mind it if they made a MOE handguard. A quality polymer handguard would be cool.

gunnutery
May 1, 2013, 12:47 AM
Tapco mags have such mixed reviews Im glad Magpul is getting into the game. I've never had an issue with my Tapcos, but Magpul stakes their reputation on quality mags, so I don't foresee too many issues. I need to buy some more AK mags anyway so I'll order some if the price is right.

Inebriated
May 1, 2013, 12:51 AM
Never had a Tapco fail, but they're not durable mags. Overtime, the tabs wear out and no longer lock well, so they get retired. The Magpul all polymer ones likely won't be anymore durable, but the steel-lined ones I'm sure will rival the price of the Tapcos, and be as durable as the Circle-10's. Hell, even if they cost the same as Circle-10's, at least they'll be readily available.

Can't wait to see some durability tests.

MarshallDodge
May 1, 2013, 12:55 AM
Hopefully they will have 5.45 and 5.56 mags available as well.

People would buy them for their Saiga's.

nathan
May 1, 2013, 02:00 AM
Just doesnt look right . THe best AK polymer mag out there is the Polish made.
And for the AK 74 version the East German bakelite shines at the top.

Girodin
May 1, 2013, 02:03 AM
I'll wait for the steel lined. Then, assuming quality I will use them in place of circle 10 mags. I'd sooooooo much rather buy from a company like Magpul than one like Kvar. I'll be interested to see a price point on the steel reenforced ones.

bluekouki86
May 1, 2013, 02:05 AM
Call me old school if you'd like, but I prefer wood stocks and bakelite mags. I think plastic just looks wrong on an AK pattern rifle. All the tapco stuff I've had was super cheap and flimsy.

mljdeckard
May 1, 2013, 02:09 AM
Oh......DRAT. NOW I HAVE TO BUY A FREAKIN' AK.

Inebriated
May 1, 2013, 02:45 AM
I'll wait for the steel lined. Then, assuming quality I will use them in place of circle 10 mags. I'd sooooooo much rather buy from a company like Magpul than one like Kvar. I'll be interested to see a price point on the steel reenforced ones.
Same here. Ever since the CO mess, I've done all I can to support Magpul. So even if these somehow cost more than the Circle 10's from Arsenal, I'll gladly pay it to Magpul. Plus, as I said, these will almost certainly be in constant production, and easy to pick up from the LGS. At least, that is how it seems for every other product they put out.

Dr.Rob
May 1, 2013, 02:50 AM
Great news. I'd like to see the grip they come out with. The US made one I have.. leaves me cold.

Inebriated
May 1, 2013, 02:52 AM
Great news. I'd like to see the grip they come out with. The US made one I have.. leaves me cold.

I have a US Palm, and I do like it, but it's too narrow for me. I'm hoping the MOE will fatten up my grip a bit.

Also, could you change the title to something less abrasive than all caps? I regret it now. lol

tnxdshooter
May 1, 2013, 05:19 AM
Awesome,

I can't wait until they come out.

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68wj
May 1, 2013, 07:33 AM
Great news. I'd like to see the grip they come out with. The US made one I have.. leaves me cold.
This one? http://store.magpul.com/product/MAG523/39

as37692
May 1, 2013, 11:32 AM
I think it's a great idea to have PMAGs for AK, but I wont a PMAG for my M1 Carbine.

JustinJ
May 1, 2013, 12:31 PM
No interest in an all polymer AK mag. When the steel reinforced version is released i'll be interested. Most curious as to what the price will be.

Inebriated
May 1, 2013, 09:21 PM
^The poly mags may well be a rival for Tapco in price/function, so if that drives prices down/availability up, I'm all for it. I'm always wiling to buy another range mag when I see one.

InkEd
May 1, 2013, 09:36 PM
Tapco will replace your worn out magazines for free. Lifetime warranty on them.

I will be interested in these PMAGS if/when they ever hit the market. They still can't fill all the AR magazine backorders, so I would plan to wait several months before you can even find the AK magazines.

Inebriated
May 1, 2013, 09:55 PM
Didn't know Tapco did that. I've got a stack of them that need replacing, then.

mljdeckard
May 1, 2013, 11:57 PM
Tapco has pretty good CS in general.

Dr.Rob
May 2, 2013, 12:34 AM
I meant see it in person.

InkEd
May 2, 2013, 01:01 AM
Didn't know it myself until a month ago. I had thrown away some wore out ones before I found out. Doh!

Figured I would relay the info.

Inebriated
May 2, 2013, 01:04 AM
Well it's appreciated. I know Tapco has good CS, just didn't know about the mags.

justice06rr
May 2, 2013, 11:45 PM
I want one, or 10 of these AK Pmags.

I hope they also make them with the windows.

gunnutery
May 3, 2013, 01:11 AM
That would be sweet with the windows. Looking forward to these. Actually, it was the acceptence of pmags (7.62) that got me interested in the M&P10, and I'm not really an AR guy. But to have a quality company constantly devoted to spitting out great mags is definately a plus.

meanmrmustard
May 3, 2013, 07:06 AM
Until my steel mags quit working (:rolleyes:), I've no reason to get excited unless these are uber cheap AND reliable.

Magpul makes a helluva AR mag; but, ill wait for someone else to be the test bed.

breakingcontact
May 3, 2013, 10:38 AM
Curious how much the pmag improved acceptance of the AR15 as a reliable rifle?

Not sure how well the pmag for AKs will catch on as they are already very reliable. But amongst the cool kids, perhaps the pmag will still be the cool thing to have on the AK, then all the furniture.

Nothing against magpul. I like most of their stuff a lot. Just not sure they will have the same success w the AK crowd as they did with the AR crowd. Oh, they also won't have the military boots on the ground guys amping up their product either.

tnxdshooter
May 3, 2013, 10:52 AM
Curious how much the pmag improved acceptance of the AR15 as a reliable rifle?

Not sure how well the pmag for AKs will catch on as they are already very reliable. But amongst the cool kids, perhaps the pmag will still be the cool thing to have on the AK, then all the furniture.

Nothing against magpul. I like most of their stuff a lot. Just not sure they will have the same success w the AK crowd as they did with the AR crowd. Oh, they also won't have the military boots on the ground guys amping up their product either.


Well it will I'm sure help make rifles be 922r compliant. After all aren't pmags made in America? If they are also reliable this will be an even bigger added bonus.

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Inebriated
May 3, 2013, 04:44 PM
Not sure how well the pmag for AKs will catch on as they are already very reliable. But amongst the cool kids, perhaps the pmag will still be the cool thing to have on the AK, then all the furniture.

Go to your local gun store and pick up a couple steel-lined mags for your AK. If you can do it, I'll buy you the first PMAG I see.

loose noose
May 3, 2013, 04:56 PM
Sure wish P-Mag would make magazines for the Mini-14 at a reasonable rate like the AR-15.:(

SabbathWolf
May 3, 2013, 05:11 PM
Go to your local gun store and pick up a couple steel-lined mags for your AK. If you can do it, I'll buy you the first PMAG I see.
Does it have to be a gun store?
If not, K-VAR has Bulgarian Circle 10 mags in 7.62x39 in stock right now.

Inebriated
May 3, 2013, 05:15 PM
Yes, local.

You can always pretty much guarantee that you'll find Cicle-10 mags somewhere online. But the thing that Magpul would do is make them more available. Constant supply, and I'd bet a lower price than Circle-10.

EDIT - when did C10's go up to $45?

SabbathWolf
May 3, 2013, 05:55 PM
Yes, local.

You can always pretty much guarantee that you'll find Cicle-10 mags somewhere online. But the thing that Magpul would do is make them more available. Constant supply, and I'd bet a lower price than Circle-10.

EDIT - when did C10's go up to $45?


The Circle 10 waffles have always been expensive.
But I'll continue to buy them anyways because I think they are the best synthetic mags so far.
If Magpul reinforces their mags with steel like Circle 10's, and the price is lower too, then I may convert.
Only time will tell I guess.

Inebriated
May 3, 2013, 06:07 PM
Well just a couple months ago I bought 2 from Midway at $30 each, I think. Anyway, they said they were going to do all polymer, and a steel-lined Bulgarian-style. So if the steel-lined can come in under $30, they'll probably get everyone but the "all original" guys to convert as well.

fireside44
May 3, 2013, 06:25 PM
A non story if there ever was one, much as I respect Magpul as a company. Surplus steel mags will always be better than some plastic wonder mags. I doubt the price and quality will make them more attractive than good steels or basic tapco mags.

Someone mentioned an MOE handguard for the AK. That would be a worthwhile item in my estimation.

Inebriated
May 3, 2013, 08:15 PM
I'm guessing you've not used quality steel-lined polymer mags.

red rick
May 3, 2013, 10:23 PM
I just ordered 2 circle 10 mags.

I will also wait for the steel reinforced Pmags. I hope they will be cheaper than the circle 10 mags.

jerkface11
May 3, 2013, 11:55 PM
I wouldn't count on imported mags always being around. Having a domestic supplier is always a good thing.

Girodin
May 4, 2013, 01:38 AM
A Pmag that is on par with a circle ten would be nothing but positives for the consumer. Only K-var will not be happy or benefit.

tnxdshooter
May 15, 2013, 08:03 PM
Damn,

I still haven't heard anything as to when they might start selling these. Has anyone else heard anything?

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fireside44
May 15, 2013, 08:50 PM
I'm guessing you've not used quality steel-lined polymer mags.

What for? They are overpriced an inferior to steel in every way but weight. I'm not one of those "oh but that rifle is so heavy" girls.

dcarch
May 16, 2013, 12:07 AM
I'm actually very excited for this. Anything that brings well priced, quality products to the market is, in my opinion, good for the consumers.

tnxdshooter
May 16, 2013, 05:23 AM
What for? They are overpriced an inferior to steel in every way but weight. I'm not one of those "oh but that rifle is so heavy" girls.

Actually they aren't. The circle 10, us palm, and io inc polymer mags performed better in torture tests than steel mags. I can't find the link but when I do I'll post it on here.

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justice06rr
May 17, 2013, 03:54 AM
I still haven't heard anything as to when they might start selling these. Has anyone else heard anything?

Haven't seen or heard anything, but according to Magpul's website it will be late Summer.

tnxdshooter
May 17, 2013, 05:07 AM
Haven't seen or heard anything, but according to Magpul's website it will be late Summer.

Yeah, I read the same late summer can be construed as July or even September.

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