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Old March 22, 2020, 08:28 AM   #51
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Promags are great tools... for throwing at an opponent. Really, for their size and weight they generally have a pretty good ballistic coefficient. If you have the arm of an MLB pitcher you can probably take out an attacker very effectively. But realistically, they are garbage in a firearm. They are never cheap enough to be worth buying. Go MegGar or the manufacturer or go home. A gun that won't work is a useless gun. And people that skimp on mags are doomed.
Just curious, how many did you own? I take it you only pruchased one, as you would not buy more if the one you did own did not work. Did you hone the edges of the one you did own? A very simple task.
Back when I was on the LCP forum years ago, we heard the same kind of complaints, yet I owned many LCP's along the way and they had no problems at all. If I remember correctly they were about Half the Price and we sure got plenty of use out of them on the range.

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Old March 23, 2020, 07:37 AM   #52
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Don't know anything about their pistol magazines, but their 10/22 mags are garbage. They were so bad I'm not really interested in their other stuff.

Numrich has some factory mags, but they are about $47.
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Old March 25, 2020, 02:11 AM   #53
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About eight years ago I had a couple for my Mini 30.

They weren't bad for plinking (I wasn't 'going to war' in west TN: that stopped in 1863 after Shiloh, did it not?), and only misfed about once every twenty rds.

It was really weird how many years Ruger Inc (I know, 'post-Bill Appeasement') waited to sell "normal size" mags to the civilian market for both the Mini 14 and the 30.
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Old March 25, 2020, 03:45 AM   #54
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Somewhere around 20 years ago I bought a Pro Mag 25rnd drum mag for the 1911A1.

It NEVER worked, and since it was bought off the table at a gun show I just tossed it in a drawer, I think it still there.

No Pro Mag for me, at all, ever...
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Old March 25, 2020, 05:50 PM   #55
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I got lucky. My neighbor gave me two new, still in the package Pro Mags for a Beretta 92FS. He sold his pistol and knew I had one. I have been using them for many years now, not a problem one. Maybe they made better mags years ago?
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Old March 25, 2020, 11:43 PM   #56
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I looking to get three magazzine tomatch my elctro-nickle M39-2.

Seems that Meg-gar doesn't manufactured them??
Pro Mag not sure how they can continue to stay in business. Every time I have acquired one of their magazines whether it be through trades or used guns or new, they have always been bad. At least in the pistol magazines. Now I have used their 20 round AR mags with some good results about as good as military surplus magazines.

I would stay away from them in pistols though

Just my 2 cents Good luck with them
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