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    Anyone have experience with Magpul 5.45 magazines? I got a couple and they are a little too tight, I have to smack the mag release with a magazine to get them out. Is this something that will work itself out with some reps or do I need to take a file to the rear lugs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helothar View Post
    Anyone have experience with Magpul 5.45 magazines? I got a couple and they are a little too tight, I have to smack the mag release with a magazine to get them out. Is this something that will work itself out with some reps or do I need to take a file to the rear lugs?

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    On my Bulgarian kit build AK-74 and my Arsenal SLR-104UR, I encountered the same tight fitment and I just worked the mags in and out repeatedly until they loosened up nicely.

    I only got one range trip in with the AK-74 build and the Magpul mags, maybe 120-150 rounds total divided between three different Magpul mags, but I encountered no issues. I am excited to get home and try the AC-Unity mags I bought from RTGparts recently, though. I am a fan of Magpul but I do prefer metal locking lugs on AK mags.

    RTG currently has those 30rnd window AK74 mags for $13.95 each, and they say 45rnd ones are on the way.

    I've been tempted to buy one or two of those Pufgun 60 round mags for giggles, or one of those KCI 95rnd drums. Does anyone here have any experience with those?

  3. #443
    Quote Originally Posted by helothar View Post
    Anyone have experience with Magpul 5.45 magazines? I got a couple and they are a little too tight, I have to smack the mag release with a magazine to get them out. Is this something that will work itself out with some reps or do I need to take a file to the rear lugs?

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    If it's only those mags that are a problem, you could do as my homie @JRB said and work them in and out until the plastic lug wears down a bit. Or if they're as tight as you say and need to be strongly encouraged to come out, you could take a smooth cut file and make one light pass at a time on the rear lug of the magazine until they lock in tight with no wobble but can be removed by working the mag release with a thumb or finger. I can't stress this enough though, one light pass at a time.

    If all the mags you have are that tight, that's an out of spec magazine catch and the remedy to that is one light pass at a time with the file as well. One light pass.
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  4. #444
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    Thanks for the advice guys, I think I'll try to file the rear lugs. I have just encountered this problem with magpuls (although I haven't used any other aftermarket magazines). Molot and izmash mags come out easily

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