08-15-2012, 10:34 PM
The three p-mags I have do not drop freely and require me to pull them out. The included 5 rounder does drop freely. I suspect it has, in part, to do with the rivets in the back of the p-mags. I can already see an certain amount of wear on the end of the trigger guard and in the mag-well from where the rivet makes contact. F*cking rivets and Canadian laws!
Originally Posted by nelz16
08-15-2012, 10:44 PM
I have no life
I found that was the reason why my PMAGs wouldn't drop freely. I put a file to the rivet and removed just a wee bit of material (remove too much and you'll end up removing your rivet instead) and cleaned the rivet up with some 400 grit sandpaper. Drops away perfectly now.
08-15-2012, 11:43 PM
Ill mess around with them and see if I can correct the issue. As a range gun I dont mind the need to pull them out but having the rivet gouge the guard and well is gear grinder!
08-16-2012, 12:05 AM
Do you use snap caps to dry fire your AR?
08-16-2012, 12:29 AM
i had to file my mag rivet down a bit too and you can kinda press the metal tighter to the mag tap with a small hammer or just press a punch against it.
08-16-2012, 12:34 AM
You can. It helps to make sure it feeds and ejects properly without using live ammo. Its not going to hurt your AR to dry fire with no ammo in it if you're just practicing trigger control and/or breaking in the trigger!!
Originally Posted by Halong
08-16-2012, 01:02 AM
Wow, I was lucky. All my Pmags drop freely without needing to file down the rivets (like I did for my XDM mags....).
08-16-2012, 01:27 AM
Im assuming that thats a result of the p-mags, either different fitting of rivets or otherwise, because the mag wells on these should be all to spec!
Originally Posted by soup13
08-16-2012, 02:05 AM
Great advice guys, I'll look into sanding down the rivet today to make the mag drop freely. Thanks.
08-16-2012, 04:33 PM
Are the rivets on the Pmags made of plastic?