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#1 yellowthunder

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:50 AM

Anyone know where I can get some?  Only place I've found is on EBay.  One sale was buy it now for $399 each and another sale was for the same price.  I did see an auction for 2 mags that's up to $160 last time I checked.  Local retailer said a recent shipment from KWA was diverted to LE and has no idea when they're getting more in.  Tired of being limited with just one Magazine and I'm not going to give into these price gouges!

Anyone have any good intel on this?

I have a real hate/love relationship with my LM4 and KWA...

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:35 AM

Shows "in stock" at a couple of these:

http://www.blowbacka...mag_kwa_lm4.htm

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B008H7S6AE

http://www.airsoftat...oft-p/28112.htm

http://www.evike.com...oducts_id=38610

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:16 AM

Airsplat and Evike are in fact out of stock.  They are allowing Pre-orders but who knows when they'll be back in stock.  
Amazon has the PMags which I'm trying my best to avoid
but Blowback armory has them in stock but I've never heard of them.  Anyone has any experience with them?

Thanks!

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

View Postyellowthunder, on 26 August 2013 - 09:16 AM, said:

Airsplat and Evike are in fact out of stock.  They are allowing Pre-orders but who knows when they'll be back in stock.  
Amazon has the PMags which I'm trying my best to avoid
but Blowback armory has them in stock but I've never heard of them.  Anyone has any experience with them?

Thanks!
Unless you just don't like the style of the PMags, I don't understand why people don't like the PMags so much. I have 4 of them and had borrowed a different set of 3 in the past, and while they did have a couple leaking issues at first they were easy fixes and since then I've never had any other problems with them. Personally I like the way the polymer outer shell feels, and when it comes to getting those extra 2 rounds I couldn't care less. To each their own though! I think some people here on the forums may be looking to sell some, though you'd have to do that over private message. If I were you I would pre-order through Evike or GI, that way you'll get a better deal and you'll be sure to get what you paid for. Waiting sucks, but in this case it might be your best option.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:03 PM

View PostGeneral Pickle, on 26 August 2013 - 01:13 PM, said:

Unless you just don't like the style of the PMags, I don't understand why people don't like the PMags so much. I have 4 of them and had borrowed a different set of 3 in the past, and while they did have a couple leaking issues at first they were easy fixes and since then I've never had any other problems with them. Personally I like the way the polymer outer shell feels, and when it comes to getting those extra 2 rounds I couldn't care less. To each their own though! I think some people here on the forums may be looking to sell some, though you'd have to do that over private message. If I were you I would pre-order through Evike or GI, that way you'll get a better deal and you'll be sure to get what you paid for. Waiting sucks, but in this case it might be your best option.

Acually I like they way they look and feel, the lower capacity and weight is not a factor for me either.  It's all the problems I've heard about in the past with these leaking and dependablity (Which I'm sure I can fix) but the biggest issue for me is the price.  For the price of one PMag which I think is $70 you're almost paying for 2 Standard mags.  Looks are important to me but I'm trying to be practical here.  Due to current circumstances I may have to bend on this one.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:29 PM

Don't use Blowback Armory. Their customer service sucks, the have really shady business practices and nothing is in stock even if it says it is. Basically everything is pre-order with them. Once you place your order, they will order it from their supplier.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:41 AM

Thanks for looking out.  I tried calling them a few times to see if they actually had them in stock but all I got was an answering machine.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

ya I ordered from blowback armoury a few months ago and they still have not shipped them.  I think I am gonna ask for a refund on the mags and just pre-order them.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:29 PM

Pre-orders have worked well for me with the big vendors.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 04:39 PM

I'm just gonna have to be patient or sell my LM4 and get something else!  Ha ha ha

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 05:57 PM

View Postyellowthunder, on 29 August 2013 - 04:39 PM, said:

I'm just gonna have to be patient or sell my LM4 and get something else!  Ha ha ha
Be patient! Trust me, it's worth it!

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:12 PM

I'm unimpressed with the Magpul LM4 magazines compared to the STANG version.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:37 PM

Pickle, you convinced me.  I'll do my best to hold out lol.

Chuck, aside magazine capacity, weight and known problems, was there something else you didn't like with the PTS

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:40 PM

I just ordered 2 PMags on EBay for a total of $140.  At least I can play short games in the near future!

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:37 AM

I bought some of the LM4 P-mags only because I was unable to find standard mags.  (Same for my 5.56mm rifles.)

The LM4 P-mags are essentially a styling gimmick.  Not surprising as much (most?) Magpul products are cosmetic.  They may offer a small benefit if you're in the habit of dropping your magazines as the plastic outer should be more damage resistant but the feed lips are no better than the STANG version.

Since they're "branded" a royalty is paid to Magpul for every one made making them $10 (?) more expensive than the standard magazines.  They're also heavier than the standard magazines -- which are more than heavy enough weighing more than fully loaded 30-round 5.56mm magazines.

LM4 P-mags are hard to charge with gas with my standard green gas cans.  Removing the base plate helps but that's not convenient.

LM4 P-mags take paint well if you feel the need to stylize your rifle.

I have a few of these only because the standard magazines were out of stock this time last year.  Second tier mags but perfectly serviceable.

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Edited by Chuck S, 30 August 2013 - 03:42 AM.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:15 AM

Bought 6 of these.

http://www.wgcshop.c... m4&catid=&cat=

Shipped to Canada within 5 days.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:09 PM

View PostBioRage, on 30 August 2013 - 05:15 AM, said:

Bought 6 of these.

http://www.wgcshop.c... m4&catid=&cat=

Shipped to Canada within 5 days.

Those mags are for KSC M4 ... Are they compatible with the LM4?

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:43 AM

The website claims they're KWA and will work in KSC.  Still pricy even before shipping from Hong Kong.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:14 AM

Ok, I just talked to my favorite Airsoft shop and they said that sometime in the near future (Maybe in a couple weeks) I'll be receiving my pre-ordered Standard LM4 Mags.  From what I hear he's a Tier 1 Retailer so all we can is wait and see!  When they come in I'll have 7 mags!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:58 PM

View Postcatito14, on 31 August 2013 - 09:09 PM, said:

Those mags are for KSC M4 ... Are they compatible with the LM4?

Maybe I should make a video or a youtube channel, haha for them.

Yep! KSC Magazines work flawless in the PTR. Feel like better quality, but probably the exact same thing.




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