Morgan Walker said:I can try to explain why the PMAG does not work well with the M&P. Apparently, the folks at S&W use a different widget in order to cast the lower than other manufacturer's. The folks at MagPul have heard this story all to many times and have a fix for the problem. Something about filing off some access composite off the magazine where it fits into the magazine well. I have called MagPul concerning the problem, and MagPul was nice enough to send replacement magazines at no charge for anything. Good people, great customer service and awesome magazines.
onebohemian said:[quote name='Morgan Walker'] I have called MagPul concerning the problem, and MagPul was nice enough to send replacement magazines at no charge for anything. Good people, great customer service and awesome magazines.
Pat Rogers said:Morgan- i am aware of the Magpul fix. It should be unnecessary. The Magpuls fit in all other lowers, and why it won't fit in some of the S&W is wrong. If they want to play in the big game, perhaps some better attention to QC/QA is necessary.
Of course, that doesn't address why other coated aluminum mags wouldn't work in the same gun.
FYI- The original lowers are Stag. The newer ones are from another company. Smith doesn't "cast" any of them.
G56 said:I've heard that the Stag lowers and the pmags don't get along well.
BTW, the lower receivers are machined from forgings, last I heard Olympic is about the only brand which still sells cast lower receivers.