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Magpul’s New GLOCK Mags Fail In Some Models – Magpul Mans Up, Acknowledges Issues, Vows To Replace Bad Mags

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Magpul started shipping their new Glock PMAG 17 GL9 magazines last week and almost immediately issues started to arise with reliability in certain Glock models. Magpul went right to work ascertaining the issue and set out an explanation/apology and plan to rectify the problem. Good on them.   OK we screwed up.

After initial release of the Glock PMAG 17 GL9 a few days ago we started seeing random issues of failure to feed with the new magazine in other Glock models, primarily the Glock 19 and 26. Of all the challenges of building a Glock magazine with a single new composite, issues like drop free, impact strength and feed lip retention were foremost on our mind. The failure to feed came as a bit of a surprise to us and we immediately headed out to the range to investigate.

In short order we found the problem. Without getting into technical details, some small, but critical geometry changes did not make it into the initial production molds. We should have caught this but no failures showed up on our factory guns during live fire testing and flaws in our internal processes of checks/balances did not flag the oversight as it should.

So as I said before, we screwed up and here is what we are going to do about it.

Molds are being updated with the correct geometry as we speak and a replacement magazine body with the correct geometry should be available by May 4th, 2015. These will be date coded 5/15 or later and will replace any magazine bodies in service of earlier manufacture. Just use your existing spring, follower, and floor plate with the new body.

-If you purchased your magazines direct from Magpul, Brownells or Midway, you do not need to do anything, replacement magazine bodies for the magazines ordered (1 for 1) will be shipped to you automatically.
-If you purchased your magazines from a gun store, replacement bodies will be sent out to the store in question for you to pick up.
-If neither of the above works for you then Magpul customer service will handle the replacement directly.
In short, we are updating ALL of the affected magazines released as quick as we possibly can.

Richard Fitzpatrick
President/CEO -Magpul Industries Corp

NRAAM 2015 – KAC Introduces M-LOK URX4 Handguard

Friday, April 10th, 2015

  
Knight’s Armament Corp has introduced an M-LOK version of the URX4 Handguard which had previously only been available in KeyMod.

Magpul Now Shipping PMAG 17 And 15 GL9 Glock Magazines

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Magpul Glock Mags

Magpul is now shipping their PMAG GL9 Glock-compatible magazines in 17 and 15 round capacities. The magazines are manufactured from polymer, with a paint pen dot-matrix for labeling, tool-less floor plate removal, and a visible capacity indicator hole. The 17 GL9 is compatible with all full-size 9mm Glock models, as well as compact and sub-compact variants with protrusion below the grip. The 15 GL90 is compatible with all compact 9mm Glock models, as well as sub-compact variants with protrusion below the grip.

PMAG 17 GL9

PMAG 15 GL9

Magpul Announces Hunter X-22 Stock For Ruger 10/22 Rifles

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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Today, Magpul announced the new Hunter X-22 chassis, a replacement stock for the Ruger 10/22 rifle. Made of reinforced polymer, the X-22 sports the following features:

- Ergonomic grip
- Adjustable length of pull
- Adjustable comb height
- Multiple sling mounting options
- Non-slip rubber butt pad
- M-LOK accessory slots

Colors: Black, FDE, Grey, and Olive Drab.

Will be available starting Summer 2015.

www.magpul.com/products/hunter-x-22-stock-%E2%80%93-ruger%C2%AE-10-22

Magpul Officially Launches New Sand M3 Magazines

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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Today, Magpul has launched the new Sand PMAG M3 magazines. Featuring the standard 30-round capacity, the new M3 magazines also incorporate a new material technology and manufacturing process which improves the strength, durability, and reliability of the magazines. Additionally, these new mags are more receptive to water-based dye processes, so they more easily be altered to any number of colors. Available with and without window.

www.magpul.com/products/pmag-magazines

New Products From Magpul

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

MAG608 M-LOK Hand Stop Kit 1
M-LOK Hand Stop Kit

The M-LOK Hand Stop Kit is a lightweight, low-profile index point for improved weapon control, or as a forward stop to prevent the shooter from touching the hot front sight assembly or muzzle. Included with the kit is the Hand Stop, an M-LOK index panel, an M-LOK Rail Cover Type 2, as well as an M-LOK Hand Stop MOE adapter.

Available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Olive Drab, and Stealth Gray. Made in U.S.A.

www.magpul.com/products/m-lok%E2%84%A2-hand-stop-kit

MAG617 M-LOK Tape Switch Mounting Plate Mood
M-LOK Tape Switch Mounting Plate

The M-LOK Tape Switch Mounting Plate is designed to attach SureFire ST pressure pads on M-LOK compatible forends. Made from polymer, the Mounting Plate is lightweight and rugged. The plate’s low-profile design allows users more mounting options without interfering with other equipment, and it features rounded and beveled edges for a snag-free design.

MAG617 M-LOK Tape Switch Mounting Plate

Available in Black. Made in U.S.A.

www.magpul.com/products/m-lok%E2%84%A2-tape-switch-mounting-plate-%E2%80%93-surefire%C2%AE-st

Magpul Rocks The Tartan

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

and you can too…

Classic Plaid Trucker Hat

SHOT Show – Magpul’s New 700 Short Action Magwell

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

In addition to the new stock for the Remington 700 short action, Magpul also introduced a box magazine retrofit kit that fits their stock as well as OEM stocks.

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It’s a simple swap. You remove the factory bottom metal insert and replace it with this kit. Designed to work with AICS pattern, short action magazines. This kit also includes the new Magpul PMAG 5 AC which just happens to be Magpul’s new polymer, Accuracy International pattern mag.

www.magpul.com

Magpul Introduces New MagazIne Color – Sand

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

With the advent of the M3 magazine, Magpul decided to give you any color of magazine you wanted, as long as it was Black. Since then, they’ve been working on their materials and with this new Sand color, they are introducing a new material solution that will hold up to the rigors of use with firearms. Not only is it stronger than the current Black material but it can also be dyed to other colors or even distinctive designs and camouflage patterns.

SAND
SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE GEN M3 LINE OF PMAGS, THERE HAS BEEN A RECURRING THEME IN REQUESTS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS, AND THAT HAS BEEN A CALL FOR COLOR OPTIONS. UNTIL NOW, THE GEN M3 LINE HAS BEEN MANUFACTURED ONLY IN BLACK. WE’VE BEEN QUIETLY WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES ON SOME THINGS, AND WE’RE FINALLY READY TO SHARE ONE OF THOSE WITH THE WORLD.

We’re introducing a new color to our line. This color, officially named “Sand”, is as much an overall material development as it is a color development. “Sand” is a light, “non-black” color that closely matches some of the lighter tones in popular military camouflage patterns as well as many environments on the current battlefield. In addition to being less significant in the IR spectrum and ideal for many desert environments, this new material has several other meaningful benefits.

STRENGTH
This new Sand colored material shares many of the properties and components of our latest black material. Endurance, reliability, chemical resistance, stability, and other parameters are exactly the same. The main difference, due to some proprietary developments in composition, is strength. The GEN M3 AR/M4 PMAG is extremely resilient in black. However, as tough as our basic black material is, the Sand material is even stronger. We’ve seen very significant increases in feed lip drop and other rough handling tests from -60F to 180F—to an extent that it made our initial results hard to believe. Similar proportional increases in the other magazines in our line have been seen in our testing. With this increase in drop strength, we still see the resiliency that makes the PMAG what it is—Feed geometry does not change, unlike metal or softer polymer magazines—and so reliable feeding is not affected by this punishment.

ADDITIONAL COLORS
In addition to its physical properties, the color of the Sand material was chosen for another reason. It serves as a perfect foundation for water-based dye processes to change the color of the material or add camouflage patterns without adding surface thickness or scratching off with use. You can see some of the results of a few minutes with common RIT dye and cellophane wrap in the inset photo. If paint is the desired method of camouflage, “Sand” forms a great basis for this also. Dyed magazines can serve as the base for additional paint pattern options.

Expect to see the new “Sand” material making its way through our magazine line very quickly. We’ll have some video tutorials about using dye and paint to change the appearance of this material coming soon.

Check out this new magazine color as well as the entire line of Magpul products on their newly updated website.

www.magpul.com

Magpul Launches New Website

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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In addition to a new look, it also features the full line of new products for 2015. What do you think?

www.magpul.com