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Old April 27, 2020, 09:39 PM   #1
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Troy Battlemags falling apart

I bought some Troy Battlemags for SHTF awhile back. Brand new never used. Gave some to a friend and he's telling me that the base plates are falling apart. Sure enough I took another one out and the tabs that hold the base plate in just crumbled. I contacted Troy tonight and we'll see what they say.

Anyone else have this problem?

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Old April 28, 2020, 08:16 AM   #2
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I don't own any Troy brand mags, but please let us know what they say.
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Old April 28, 2020, 09:22 AM   #3
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Some of the flimsiest mags on the market. We have about 10 from prize tables and won't use them for anything but practice.
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Old April 28, 2020, 11:06 AM   #4
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maybe those baseplates are made out of Chinese baby formula.
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Old April 28, 2020, 11:26 AM   #5
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That's a shame, this is always something I'm concerned with when it comes to plastic magazines. Please let us know the outcome?
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Old April 28, 2020, 04:58 PM   #6
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They gave us almost 100 of these for use as duty mags. We had nothing but problems with the base plates and the feed lips widening to the point rounds were just popping out if you looked at em. We've since trashed every single one.
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Old April 28, 2020, 06:49 PM   #7
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And....thats why you need to vet your SHTF equipment.
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Old April 29, 2020, 08:22 PM   #8
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I've been a pmag fan for years, but am slowly retiring them and replacing them with Okay and D&H mags.
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Old April 29, 2020, 10:16 PM   #9
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I've been a pmag fan for years, but am slowly retiring them and replacing them with Okay and D&H mags.
I liked the idea of PMAGs until I kept one loaded for about 3 years and took it to the range. It was causing a lot of feeding issues. The feed lips had spread. Everyone ditched the aluminum USGI mags in favor of "superior" magazines that won't dent, that can be run over by a truck, etc.

I'm back on the USGI aluminum mag train.
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Old April 30, 2020, 09:08 AM   #10
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If you use the clips on the top of the PMags, the lips won't spread. But yes, they do eventually wear out, so do aluminum mags.

Want to leave them loaded in the gun, Lancers or the Stainless Steel.
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Old May 1, 2020, 04:22 PM   #11
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You'd think by now they'd figure out what polymers to use.
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Old May 1, 2020, 05:54 PM   #12
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I switched over to using the C products Steel magazines and haven't looked back. I gather there was a bit of a checkered past with em but I've had nothing but 100% reliabilty with the ones I've bought which is probably around 15 mags now.
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If you use the clips on the top of the PMags, the lips won't spread. But yes, they do eventually wear out, so do aluminum mags.

Want to leave them loaded in the gun, Lancers or the Stainless Steel.
+1 ^^^^^this. I like PRI's too.
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Old May 2, 2020, 01:01 AM   #14
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So I'm getting the runaround a little. I sent pictures of the crumbling base plates on Thursday and haven't heard back. They claim lifetime warranty. Let's see...
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Old May 2, 2020, 08:31 AM   #15
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every place i do business with also has delays in getting back to me, many of these people are also working from home. i am awaiting on a warranty piece from Canik, and i had contacted customer service.

i did get a response at a later time.

i also am waiting on a part that i ordered and it took some time to process the part, which was IN stock.

there should not be any such waiting times, but this virus BS is indeed causing a lot of grief to everyone.
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Old May 3, 2020, 05:57 PM   #16
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What is the production date stamped on the mag ?

I've got some as well... bah humbug... now I know why they were cheap.
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Old May 3, 2020, 11:18 PM   #17
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What is the production date stamped on the mag ?

I've got some as well... bah humbug... now I know why they were cheap.
No production date that I know of. These were bought in 2014 I think.
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Old May 5, 2020, 03:39 PM   #18
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Thanks for checking.
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Old May 6, 2020, 05:31 AM   #19
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FYI, I took Polinese advice, tried a C Products Defense mag, build quality looks decent, fits better than my D&H mags, works great. Between those and my Okay mags, may not go back to poly mags.
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Old May 23, 2020, 11:59 PM   #20
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Update: They are sending me some replacement bases. Will update. Stay tuned.........
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Old June 10, 2020, 01:31 AM   #21
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Update: They sent me 20 base plates. I guess that's a start..
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Old June 22, 2020, 10:40 PM   #23
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I liked the idea of PMAGs until I kept one loaded for about 3 years and took it to the range. It was causing a lot of feeding issues. The feed lips had spread. Everyone ditched the aluminum USGI mags in favor of "superior" magazines that won't dent, that can be run over by a truck, etc.

I'm back on the USGI aluminum mag train.
Did you store yours with dust covers? I store mine with dust covers, but now im worried cause i have had some loaded for a couple years now. i was under the understanding the dust covers depressed the first round to keep pressure off the feed lips.
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