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#1 BoobieM4H

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:03 PM

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Folks are saying the LM4 mags are great..and yes they are..and folks are also saying that the mags are not made for 'professional' training and can't take the abuse..well I did a drop test and as you can see in my video the mag took a beating, but still held gas just fine..yea feed lips broke..they are plastic..and once part is available can easily be replaced. but whatever..who's gonna reload a rifle mag in the heat of battle in real life situations? That's what sidearms are for. Anyways..id love to hear what y'all think..I know y'all probably think I'm crazy haha..

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

Not something I'd recommend.  Thanks for taking one for the team?

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

View Postgcw360, on 25 June 2012 - 06:19 PM, said:

Not something I'd recommend.  Thanks for taking one for the team?

I don't recommend it either lol..just trying to make a point that they could be used for training and they could handle multiple drops, except the feed lips..

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:37 PM

Thanks for sharing and taking one for the team. :thumbsup:

Plastic was chosen over metal because plastic is actually quite forgiving than most metals. Though, people who complain that KWA GBB magazines that are dropped don't look so pretty afterwards, fail to realize that a real magazine with real bullets in it is different from a GBB airsoft magazine, especially when they are "empty."

Metal feed lips, regardless of what metal alloy is chosen, is still going to eventually break or get knicked badly enough that it won't operate properly because of how heavy these GBB magazines are even when they are empty, unlike real AR mags.

On other brand GBBR's, it's definitely a bigger risk to drop their magazines since the magazine feed lips are not replaceable. Possibly repairable, but certainly not replaceable.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:43 PM

Very very good test. I do have to be honest though, thats not something I would do haha. It does answer some good questions, and should shut up some KWA haters. (KWAters)

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:29 PM

I can attest to the mags taking a beating with my LM4 issues (mag falls out of magwell) I did find one thing out,  Those f*ckers are built pretty tough XD

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:28 PM

View Postaaps59, on 25 June 2012 - 06:43 PM, said:

....and should shut up some KWA haters. (KWAters)
Haters will always hate.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:39 AM

View Postgreatwatermelon, on 25 June 2012 - 06:37 PM, said:

On other brand GBBR's, it's definitely a bigger risk to drop their magazines since the magazine feed lips are not replaceable. Possibly repairable, but certainly not replaceable.
WE M4 feedlip can be replaced easily, smaller feedlip = easier to carry spares.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:59 AM

I wonder if the PMag will be more drop resistant?

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:04 PM

View PostBoss302, on 26 June 2012 - 11:59 AM, said:

I wonder if the PMag will be more drop resistant?

When those come out don't expct me to do a drop test on them lol..someone else can.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:17 PM

View PostBoobieM4H, on 26 June 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:

When those come out don't expct me to do a drop test on them lol..someone else can.

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Understood.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:17 PM

Boobie,
Can you show me how you dropped the mag again?  I missed the first 100 times.  :P

Good test.  Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:33 PM

great test, good to know. i do intend on using my gun for training. I will have some mags hitting the ground. Although i will try to contain it to the grass.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:35 PM

I'm glad y'all liked the test..so drop them mags..just not on the top lol..
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:38 PM

You deserve a free mag for this bro. ;)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

View PostOutlaw1995, on 26 June 2012 - 05:38 PM, said:

You deserve a free mag for this bro. ;)


that would be nice




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