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ZombieJoe
02-10-2013, 02:38
I want to buy a couple mags for my K9. To save some money I am planing on buying from ProMag, I have only had good experience with the company.

I have heard from a couple people that the K9 can be extra finicky with promags. Does any one have any experience, going one way or the other.

Foxtrotx1
02-10-2013, 02:46
Friends don't let friends buy promag. Bottom line.

427
02-10-2013, 03:18
PROMAG

People Remember Our Magazines Are Garbage

G26S239
02-10-2013, 06:15
Yes Promags suck.

DAIadvisor
02-10-2013, 08:38
How are they able to stay in business pushing crappy product all these years???

Kalmah
02-10-2013, 10:38
Pay the few extra bucks and stick with Kahr factory mags.

Bill Keith
02-10-2013, 11:08
Go ahead and get them. I have several ProMag 1911 magazines as well as Hi-Power mags that have been trouble free. I have heard the same negative talk about ProMag so I only use them as range magazines. I figure if they bobble, its all good for clearing exercises. Use the factory mags for carry after you've run some rounds through them to make sure they are OK from the get-go.
I also have several of the Korean contract Glock magazines- seventeen rounders and 33 round 9mm mags I use in my G17 and Sub2000. I have not had ANY malfunctions with any of them. Once again, I use the Glock factory mags for carry and home duty.:wavey:

4 glocks
02-10-2013, 12:00
I always use factory mags when ever possible.
I just found a CM9 factory mag at a shop and it was $30 I think.
Also if you ever sell the mag, a factory mag will sell for more and faster than a after market. CDNN sells Kahr mags at a fair price.

HKLovingIT
02-10-2013, 13:49
I had a promag 7 round I was using in my Kahr. It had a plastic follower. After a few boxes of ammo the follower was cracked in half. I threw it in the trash. YMMV. Save your money for factory mags.

PhantomF4E
02-10-2013, 13:55
+1 for factory . If you want to have a few cheapies for the range , I guess. But I would never trust my life with one for carry .

deputy tom
02-10-2013, 15:10
I wouldn't even use promags for the range. Another vote for factory Kahr magazines. tom.:cool:

Foxtrotx1
02-10-2013, 15:47
How are they able to stay in business pushing crappy product all these years???

People like OP. Also, people who never shoot more than a few mags and get a lucky, rare, shortlived, working copy of a promag.

RGbiker
02-10-2013, 17:10
How much is your life worth?

In a critical shoot out situation, you don't need a FTF episode with your Kahr. Go with a Kahr magazine.

ipscshooter
02-10-2013, 17:24
I want to buy a couple mags for my K9. To save some money I am planing on buying from ProMag, I have only had good experience with the company.


Just my opinion, but for any pistol other than a 1911, I don't recommend using any mag but stock (OEM). Always worked out for me.

B_RAD
02-10-2013, 17:31
Factory mags for every firearm except 1911's and AR's! When looking for aftermarket for 1911's or AR's ProMag aint even on the list.

ZombieJoe
02-10-2013, 20:23
Thanks for all the replies. I am going to pay the extra for factory.

ca survivor
02-11-2013, 13:36
Friends don't let friends buy promag. Bottom line.

this ^^^^^^^

CBennett
02-11-2013, 15:58
I can not speak on ProMag as ive never owned any..but then again the reason ive never owned any is because I researched them first and never heard anything good about them so..thus I never bought any. For example for Ak74 magazines I could have gotten real expensive surplus at almost if not over $40 a magazine..and thats not happening I dont have that kind of $$ to spend NOR do I think it necessary for "non combat" applications..and there has been a distinct lack of heavy combat in the more rural north central PA setting in the past few eyars...so I looked at the alternatives

ProMag or Tapco

I didnt hear anything good about Pro Mag....and the only bad thing I really heard about Tapco was....they work fine but I dont think they would be what id want in combat////ok im not in combat so that means for range work they would work fine to me....

so IMO no to Pro Mag

plus i guess i would caveat that by asking what you use it for..if your using it for CC or things you HAVE to COUNT on it for no id not do it..if your saying..id like a few extra mags for RANGE/FUN ONLY then..I guess if they are THAT much cheaper than the factory mag..ok but they would have to be something like 1/3 the price(which in my above ecxample the Tapco mags were $14 compared to $39+shipping for the surplus military grade stuff)

Jason D
02-11-2013, 17:29
Thanks for all the replies. I am going to pay the extra for factory.

That is always the smartest way to go, unless Mec-Gar made magazines for your gun. They are the only after market company that makes quality magazines for a wide variety of guns. Unlike some other companies that make great mags, but for only one type of gun. That being the M1911.


I have done the Promag thing back years ago during the AW ban. I still have 4 PM Glock magazines left that are nothing but junk. Never again.

p246
02-11-2013, 18:54
I bought a mini 14 that came with 6 30 rd promags. 4 had never been used. None will come close to holding 30 rds. Most start puking them back out around 22 rds. One will hold 25. My only and last experience with promag.....I'm hoping for a local hicap mag buy back program so I can get a gift certificate:rofl:

collim1
02-11-2013, 19:08
Promag is garbage, their AR15 mags are especially bad. My sister bought a Promag 20rd for her M&P15 without knowing better and its by far the worst magazine I have ever seen.

Its not even useable for the range.

Seven High
02-11-2013, 19:23
Remember the USA brand magazines from several years ago? Promag is the 2013 version. Don't waste your money.

Ruggles
02-11-2013, 20:31
Friends don't let friends buy promag. Bottom line.

Yep.

My friend called from a gun show last year. He bought his first 1911 and asked what mags are good. I told him pretty much anything except ProMag was fine :)

tilefish
02-12-2013, 00:26
I typically stick with factory mags for all of my guns. With that said, I am not thrilled with Kahr mags. The K9 is my favorite pistol, beautiful, well made, accurate, reliable etc... but the mags suck. I don't know why, but the like to spit rounds out if not in a pouch or the gun itself. Put a loaded mag in your pocket, take a walk around the block and you will have a pocket full of 9mm and an empty mag lol.

There is just something weird about the design but I think they have some kind of tweak/fix over on KahrTalk. I will have to look into it one of these days. If I can fix the bulimic mags, and replace the crappy plastic base plates, the gun will be 100% perfect in my view.

ZombieJoe
02-12-2013, 17:48
That sucks! I have never had any problems with any of my factory mags. Do all of yours do that?

100% agree on the K9. Ill be a Kahr owner for life!

badge315
02-12-2013, 19:17
I bought a ProMag hi-cap magazine for my wife's Sig P228 during the last AWB and it was utter garbage from day one. OTOH, I have three ProMag 10-rounders for my Para-Ordnance P14 that function flawlessly. I guess even a broken clock is right twice a day.

But I agree with others that as a general rule, the only decent after-market pistol magazines (other than for 1911s) are Mec-Gar. Otherwise stick to factory mags.

ZombieJoe
02-13-2013, 03:13
This thread reminds me of some thing my HVAC instructor would always say when he would talk to us about buying our tools. He is hard worker who came to the states from the USSR. In a think Russian accent he would say "in Russia we are to poor to buy cheap."

My intended use was for range time but if the product is that bad why save $10 to throw away $20?

Jason D
02-13-2013, 16:52
This thread reminds me of some thing my HVAC instructor would always say when he would talk to us about buying our tools. He is hard worker who came to the states from the USSR. In a think Russian accent he would say "in Russia we are to poor to buy cheap."

My intended use was for range time but if the product is that bad why save $10 to throw away $20?

That is excellent advice.

Back during the last ban Glock magazines were running about 80 bucks used for my gun of choice.

Midway had some Promag 17 round preban magazines for the Glock 17. They were full metal lined, and polymer on the outside. They cost about 30 bucks a piece.

I bought four of them and couldn't get a single one to function reliably. Four new Glock followers were ordered at about about 3 bucks a piece. Still no joy.... Then extra power Wolff springs were ordered, and about 8 bucks a piece.

I had about 164 bucks wrapped up in these pieces of crap, that I could have just bought a couple factory full cap magazines that worked.


After the ban ended I started buying magazines in spades.
I will never waste money on cheap junk again.