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Old October 6th, 2011, 12:31   #1
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p mag questions

can anyone inform me what the difference between the normal p mags and the green label's are and how to tell them apart


thx in advance

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Old October 6th, 2011, 12:36   #2
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i know their was a thread on this befour but it was from last year and im not sure if any thing has changed
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Old October 6th, 2011, 12:39   #3
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The green labels are made from a "generic" plastic and the "real" ones are made from a more high tech plastic-polymer that is mixed with some sort of fiberglass.

I am currently using green labels but I don't have enough experience to comment on the pros & cons of each.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 12:40   #4
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Regular PMAGs are made by Magpul. The green labels are made by Star under license.

Green Labels - ABS plastic, cannot disassemble, may have teething/break-in period, lighter, cheaper.
Magpuls - Nylon/fibreglass construction, can be disassembled, may have teething/break-in period, heavier, more expensive.

I use green label PMAGs in my SCAR-L, and Magpul PMAGs in my SCAR SSR.

My initial break-in with the green labels was a bit of a chore (10 mags, silly spray, load/unload), but they have run flawlessly since.

My Magpuls (SR25 PMAGs) are still being broken in - I have binding issues with the BB follower around some of the bends. Taking them apart isn't too back, but putting them back together can be a pain, especially with the spring being, well, springy.

I like both - and both can take your typical field beating. However, replacement of a lost green label isn't anywhere as painful as a lost Magpul...
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Old October 6th, 2011, 12:44   #5
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Magpul mags are easier to fix if something goes wrong, thus you wont replace them as much, so they cost more.

Green Label mags you might not be able to fix in which case you just buy new mag, thus cheaper.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 12:45   #6
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slink i gotta thank you almost every post i make u are right their with helpful info EVERY TIME thank you very much also i was wondering about just dishing out some cash for m4 pmags i have heard good things do you think it would be worth the money ?
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Old October 6th, 2011, 13:10   #7
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Green label or Magpul?

If you want a bunch of standard M4/M16 mags without spending a mint, the green labels are a good investment - it's hard to go wrong at $6-7 per mag. However, I'd avoid the larger mid-caps since the more rounds you load, the longer the spring-well needs to be, and the more bends along that well. I use the 75 rd green labels, and they work very well.

For the Magpul PTS ones, yeah, I think they're worth the money. Just be aware that you'll be spending more on them. Also, I can't recommend anything that hold greater than 120 rds (because of the potential for the follower to bind; mainly because I prefer reliability over everything else). With my SR25 mags, although they can hold 140 rds, I usually only load them to 90-100 rds, simply to avoid binding issues.

Overall, both are good picks - it really boils down to personal preference and money.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 13:29   #8
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ya i was only gonna go with the 120 rd magpul p mag and load only 90 in to them i figure 29$ per mag for good mags is a real good investment plus im kinda a brand whore
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Old October 6th, 2011, 17:03   #9
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I recently bought a box of green label pmags for my vega forcce m4 sopmod, and i had to hand fit all 10 of them out of the box. they wouldnt feed and had to be pushed forward in the magwell. I had to shim not only the mag catch area on them but the back side of the mag to force them to enguage the hop up tube. they work flawlessly now, but a real magpul pts pmag i can drop in my gun and it"ll feed. you get what you pay for. the green labels weigh like half of what a real magpul pmag does.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 21:31   #10
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I recently bought a box of green label pmags for my vega forcce m4 sopmod, and i had to hand fit all 10 of them out of the box. they wouldnt feed and had to be pushed forward in the magwell. I had to shim not only the mag catch area on them but the back side of the mag to force them to enguage the hop up tube. they work flawlessly now, but a real magpul pts pmag i can drop in my gun and it"ll feed. you get what you pay for. the green labels weigh like half of what a real magpul pmag does.
Well, fitment of the green labels are hit/miss. Sometimes you have to shim the magwell, or file down the lip, or whatever; sometimes you don't. Really depends on the tolerances/dimensions of the gun.

Same applies to the Magpul mags - my SR25 mags only come in PTS variety (no green labels), but they didn't fit or run smoothly out of the box. They needed serious shots of silly oil and some smoothing of the tracks, and the mag catch needed modifications to actually get the mag to catch and hold - otherwise I could just pull them out without even touching the mag release. Again, it boils down to the tolerances of the gun.

Still, I like both - they both have their place.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 13:09   #11
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I use a box of Magpul PTS mid cap mags. They feed well in to my CAm15a4 without many problems feeding. I haven't had to make any adjustments at all but I would recommend breaking the spring and catch in a bit. As far as the durability they are made of a high quality polymer.
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