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Old May 15th, 2010, 02:48   #1
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Pmags or Green label Pmags

My friend and I were planning to get Pmags when we came across "green label Pmags"
I was wondering what the main difference was between regular Pmags and Green label is..
would the green label be bad quality? or unstable material?
i really dont mind the extra gloss
your help is greatly appreciated
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Old May 15th, 2010, 02:55   #2
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Green label = ABS, misfeeds, problems on most guns. Cheap.
Real PTS 120rd = Polymer, good quality, durable (not under a chevy). A bit expensive.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 03:10   #3
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Oh ok so green label would cause problems..
so i guess regular pmags are th way to go then
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Old May 15th, 2010, 03:11   #4
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thanks for your help =]
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Old May 15th, 2010, 11:21   #5
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I don't have a problem with my green labels as long as I don't use Madbull BBs in them. I think Hitman is overstating their problems.

The green label are no worse or better than any plastic magazine economy box set. It is not unusual for this type of box sets to require a little modification or a little tape shims to get them 100%, but it's also not unusual for them to work properly straight out of the box. The entire point of those box sets is to provide a highly afford, nearly disposable magazine solution. You are getting a chuck of ABS shaped like a PMAG, and all else being equal, it works like a chuck of ABS shaped like a STANAG or G36 magazine, etc.

The proper PMAG is built closer to the real PMAG. There's a proper inner feed portion enclosed in the one-piece outer shell, where the green label is just two clam shell halves glued together. The proper PMAG performs better (but it doesn't mean the green labels don't work), and looks and feel far superior, but also costs 3-4 times as much.

I'd be happy to use either or, if I could afford the proper PMAG (and if they came in shorty locaps).
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Old May 15th, 2010, 13:53   #6
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oh i understand what you mean i think if thats the case ill still buy the green label.. cause i dont really have 300 just to spend on mags

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Old May 15th, 2010, 16:14   #7
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Pmags or Green label Pmags

Crapppppp!! I just ordered 5 green label pmags what do I do!?!? Jk... Hehe good to hear they're not that bad overall. The owner of the place I got it from advised that some times u do have to give them a tap to fix the jamming but it happens on all types of mags

PS - btw I really did just ordered green labels. The polymer pmags are just too damn expensive!!
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Old May 15th, 2010, 18:45   #8
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Green Label = STAR as OEM manufacturer. I haven't had too many problems with STAR mags in my M4 just occasional problems with feeding but yeah, it's the same as any other plastic "econo line" box set.

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Old May 15th, 2010, 18:48   #9
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Its the old cost trade off.

And considering you get 10 for the price of 3 you could buy 30 of them. So even if they had an abysmal 50% Failure rate you would still walk away with 5 useable mags.


Consider that when factoring your purchase. But remember if you have the money to burn buy quality as it retains its value and lasts longer.
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