So i got 2 of them in the mail a few days ago cuz they were on back order at Midway.
-Longer than Most other 10s
-Seem to be painted(one is glossy and the other is semi gloss)not blued
-No hole in the floor plate to aid in standard disassembly
Only one of the two that I got locked into place easily. If I had to compare these to the Promags and HAD to buy 10s, the Promags would get my vote. They are hit and miss with fitment too however BUT they are blued and built closer to factory.
I've been looking for the Ruger factory 20 round magazines, but they run from $49 and up, depending on where you get them, even at gun shows.
Smoke Wagon Gear is selling them for $42.95 ( http://www.smokewagongear.com ) and the code SGN4ME saves an additional 10% off on a customer’s first non-gun order. This brings it down to $38.65 per magazine, and that is by far the lowest price I’ve ever found for factory original 20 round magazines. In fact, the prices seem to be going up now that Obama looks like he's headed to the White House.
I received two Ruger factory magazines today (NIB w/LEO markings), and with $9 in shipping, the total came to $86.47, still way below even gun show prices, and with no sales tax.
Location: The DPRC "Democratic People's Republic of California"
Californian M30 owners, take note
Just bought 3 new old stock USA 10 rounders on gunbroker.com from a guy in Goleta, near Santa Barbara. They needed to be wiped down from long storage in their original bags and one feed lip tweaked. Otherwise, good stuff. He says he has 3 more still for sale.
Our experience in high end markets, the tooling, and process we used back then is what set us apart and apparently what all of you measure the others against. I'm writing this because one - I'm surprised to see the following this product still garners, and two - interested in learning what market there may still be for our mags and whether the limited AWB repeal should convince us to enter into this again.
C.J. - thanks so much for posting. I own a Ruger Mini-14 tactical, and one of most common laments is the lack of high quality, hard-working "after market" magazines. As you have discovered, if you build a better mousetrap.........
If I might make a suggestion, I'd like you to consider bringing PMI's production capabilities to my adopted home state - Michigan. I have long advocated that this state could rise up to become "The Arsenal of Democracy" once again, if only a manufacturer with a bold vision would step up. Although I am also new to this forum, feel free to send me a private message if you'd care to discuss it further.
That said, I will tell you that there are MANY folks that would welcome PMI back into the market, with open arms and wallets. I hope you'll seriously consider dusting off the production machinery and getting back to business. I will support you, 100%. God Bless and best of luck !