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Are ProMag magazines good quality?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by The Dutchman, Jul 2, 2006.

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  1. The Dutchman

    The Dutchman Member

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    I have been interested in getting a couple of these for my USP and I wanted to know if they are worth the money.
     
  2. wally

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    I've had a lot more Pro-Mags that didn't work than what did.

    They claim to have a lifetime warrenty, but the few that worked have been fine, the ones that didn't never did.

    I've a few of the "new" plastic 30 round ProMag AK mags. They work in some guns not in others, my commie surplus AK mags don't seem to care what gun they are in, they just work.

    Personally I'd skip Pro-Mag unless there are no other choices.

    --wally.
     
  3. The Dutchman

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    Thanks for your help....I think I'll skip the Promag mags. Does anyone know where I can get factory .45 USP mags then? It is very difficult to find anything but promag magazines for the .45 USP.
     
  4. Babalouie

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    My experiences has been very positive. Every promag I bought (5 mags) for my XD 40 worked flawlessly. So much so I had no problems using them in competition. They're cheap enough to buy one and see for yourself.
     
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    Bought some for A CZ-99 I had and 1 out of 3 worked! IMHO pass spend a little extra money and go with mecgar or some other manufacturer....:rolleyes:
     
  6. Jkwas

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    I guess from what I'm reading on these boards, some do and some don't. But that's probably the case with all the aftermarket makers. I've had good luck with them. I only have two, I bought them for range shooting to save wear and tear on my factory mags. They were cheap and have never failed to operate properly in my Ruger P89. But for defense purposes, I only rely on factory mags. They're cheap. It's not like your buying jewelry. Get a few, if they work fine, if not, oh well. I'm sure we've all spent good money on worse things and are sure to do it in the future. :rolleyes:
     
  7. daysleeprx

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    I get all my USP mags from CDNN. I don't know if they still do it, but they used to give you a free 10 rounder for every hi-cap you bought.
     
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    The only ProMags I have experience with are the Ruger P89 and Mini-14 magazines. They both worked as intended and I am happy with them.
     
  9. progunner1957

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    I have heard alot more bad than good about Promag magazines, especially their mags for the H&K P7M8. The positive reports seem to be the exception. I would spend the extra money and get magazines made by the maker of the gun in question.

    Like everything else, you get what you pay for...
     
  10. BulletFan

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    GO factory

    I have one pro mag....it's hangs up on every round when firing anything other than FMJ round nose.
    I use it for just target practice with Win FMJ at the range, but my factory mag has the HD ammo in it.
     
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    Pro Mag in a S&W 3913TSW

    These mags are absolutly craptastic in my wife's 3913TSW. Practice only!!
     
  12. Flame Red

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    I bought some Promags for a Beretta Cougar a while back and they were real POS!!! I called them and told them that they did not work and wanted them to take them back under their 'lifetime warranty'. They would only replace them, not guarantee that they would work.

    Finally figured out that if I put in factory springs they worked fine.

    Run away from PROMAG.
     
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    Not in my experience.
     
  14. JJE

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    Following advice on this forum, I bought 2 Pro-Mag .40 cal mags for my 9mm CZ-75 P01. So far, they've each shot about 300 rounds without a failure of any kind. The consensus was that they worked well in that application.

    I don't think you can say that Pro-Mag products are either good or bad, and the fact that a Pro-Mag worked or didn't work in Gun A doesn't tell you anything about whether a different Pro-Mag model will work in Gun B. Your best bet to evaluate mags is to go to a forum dedicated to your gun and see what experiences people have had - I found a lot of good info on THR by searching for mag threads for my specific gun. Good luck!
     
  15. Walt Sherrill

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    My experience with Pro-Mags is hit and miss.

    I'm one of the folks who recommends Pro-Mags for the CZ-75B compact, but that's about the ONLY gun for which I'll recommend them.

    Springs tend to be on the weak side.

    I've had good luck with S&W 59 series Pro-Mags, and some Beretta 92 and 96 Pro-Mags, but have heard so many horror stories about OTHER models, I avoid them.

    I do know, however, that if you have problems with a Pro-Mag magazine, and return it to the factory, they'll do their best to get you one that works right. They do try to honor their warranty. (Too many folks just trash the mags before taking that extra step.)
     
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    I've read elsewhere that you can upgrade the springs cheaply. They do come apart in a jiff.
     
  17. HankB

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    During the dark days of the ban on standard cap magazines I bought four Pro-Mags for my 9mm Browning HP.

    After cleaning them up a little (they arrived very greasy) I took a pistol class and fired >1000 rounds of WWB over a weekend using these magazines exclusively.

    I had no malfunctions of any kind.

    I've put at least a couple of thousand more rounds through them since then with the same result. :D
     
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    I have had a positive experience with singlke stack Pro Mag magazines for the S&W 952 and Sig 220 (some failed to hold the slide open after the last shot in the Sig 220). With double stacks most function acceptably. They do require degteasing prior to use (made that mistake once).
     
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    In my experience, Mecggar is the best aftermarket magazine. However, I haven't had any problems with my promag magazines.
     
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    I've had Promags for a HP, a Sig P225, a
    P-89 and they all worked flawlessly. Of
    course that's a very tolerant group of
    pistols.
     
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    I had several Promags once and they were not reliable. I recommend MecGars if they are available for your pistols, or factory mags.
    I shoot an old S&W 3rd gen pistol and use MecGars and S&W mags only and have NEVER had any problems with either one. I had MecGar mags in my M-16 in the Army and never had any problems with that either.

    Mark
     
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    Well pro mag is the only one out there that will make a 20 round magazine for my Beretta 96 40 cal S&W

    so I will have to give them a try.
     
  24. Walt Sherrill

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    While I will buy some Pro-Mags for some models (CZ compact, for example), I would NOT buy their 20-rounders. I've never heard of any of those mags working properly after the first couple of uses.

    Good luck, as I'm sure you're going to buy them, anyway.

    (You'll probably be wasting money to pick up 4-5 extra rounds, you'll find the mags ungainly, and very impractical anywhere but at the range -- and there, reloading isn't a big deal.)
     
  25. 10-Ring

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    I have 2 Pro Mags for my USP 45. Anyway, I don't have alot of rounds through them, but they have been fine over the few 100 rounds I've shot through them.

    PS...I only use them as range mags. I use my factory mags for home, IDPA etc :D
     
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