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Old 04-18-2013, 07:13   #1
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PMAG gen 2 or 3

For someone getting some additional mags which would you suggest. Gen 2 or gen 3 pmag? I not sure I care about the window but I kinda would like the dark earth color ones.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:07   #2
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For regular use either one will be fine. If you plan on dropping them and running over them with cars, get the gen 3. Magpul claims to have strengthened the spine.

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:17   #3
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Personally I don't care, both work the same, 100 percent reliable.

I like the FDE windowed P mags the best.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:45   #4
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I have had no problems with any generation or color of Pmag. I am still using gen1's after almost 6 years. Remember if the color isn't what you want, you can always paint them (below the magwell level of course).
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I don't have a preference to either. They all work fine for me.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:59   #6
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I only own one Gen 3, but tons of Gen 2/MOE PMAGs with 4 more on the way. My sole complaint with the Gen 3 design is you can't snap the dist cover onto the base of the magazine. Functionally, though, I have yet to have a serious issue with either.
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Gen 3s fit better and are a bit more slimline.

Magpull should streamline their lines and do away with Emags and all M2 Gen2 mags and concentrate on M3 10,20, and 30 rnd mags. Be caught up quicker.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:19   #8
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Gen 3s fit better and are a bit more slimline.

Magpull should streamline their lines and do away with Emags and all M2 Gen2 mags and concentrate on M3 10,20, and 30 rnd mags. Be caught up quicker.
The M2s still have a place in the product line as a less expensive option to the M3s. Also, I think there are still a few rifles that will not work with the M3 PMAG, but do fit the EMAG.
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Old 04-18-2013, 16:47   #9
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Is the dust cover a must for you? I have seen some pmags with out them.
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Gen 3's now come WITHOUT the dust covers... FWIW.
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I like whatever ones I can find in stock! I also prefer the dust cover
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Very new to this, but I'm told some of the cool add ons for three gun only fit Gen 2 mags.
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Gen 3's now come WITHOUT the dust covers... FWIW.
I think you are referring to the MOE/Gen 2 mags. I just got a few hundred Gen 3's and they all HAVE the dust covers.
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Old 04-18-2013, 18:12   #14
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What does the MOE mean?
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ok I feel stupid
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I only own one Gen 3, but tons of Gen 2/MOE PMAGs with 4 more on the way. My sole complaint with the Gen 3 design is you can't snap the dist cover onto the base of the magazine. Functionally, though, I have yet to have a serious issue with either.
Wonder why they did that? That was a cool feature.

BTW, I saw the Midway email for PMAGs in stock today an hour after they sent it. Loooooooong gone. Lol


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I think you are referring to the MOE/Gen 2 mags. I just got a few hundred Gen 3's and they all HAVE the dust covers.
No... I'm referring to M3. The ones I got were still sealed in their bags, but no covers. Of course, I paid $18/piece and waited 3-months for them...

I have a dozen M2's - all came with covers.
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The M2s still have a place in the product line as a less expensive option to the M3s. Also, I think there are still a few rifles that will not work with the M3 PMAG, but do fit the EMAG.

Our BFI/Sendra m16 is one of them.
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Very new to this, but I'm told some of the cool add ons for three gun only fit Gen 2 mags.
I don't know about the "for three gun" thing, but to my knowledge there are no alternate baseplates for the Gen3 magazines out yet. There are, however, Ranger plates and other magazine baseplates for the Gen2 mags.

I have both. They are both good. There are more options for Gen2 mags (colors, windows, baseplates). The Gen3 should be a little tougher/stronger, and the texture/grip feel is a little different. The stock baseplate on the Gen3 also protrudes less, which is said to be most noticeable if you use two mags in the same double-stack mag pouch.
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