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CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior MemberPosts: 14,277 Senior Member
Thumbs up or thumbs down for a Pro Mag brand mag for a Ruger P series?
I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11

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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,382 Senior Member
    Is it possible to throw a dead rat in any direction with your eyes closed and NOT hit a factory original P-85 mag with it?

    Never tried a Pro Mag, but I don't think the real thing is going to be scarce, or expensive.  And those work.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    The P97 .45 mags are a bit spendy, and I found some 10 rounders for 17$
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,319 Senior Member
    Worth a shot (pun intended) for $17. 
    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    Worth a shot (pun intended) for $17. 
    Well, I don't "need" one, but other stuff is on the list of priorities unless this is a screaming deal on a good product.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,694 Senior Member
    I’ve never tried PMags. I did find some metal magazines for my P85 from CCDN(at least I think that’s where I got them). Don’t remember the price but it had to good because I bought 3 or 4. Supposedly made by the same company that made them for Ruger
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    My only experience with ProMag was with mags for my Kahr and… nope…. But that was years ago.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    RugerFan said:
    I’ve never tried PMags. I did find some metal magazines for my P85 from CCDN(at least I think that’s where I got them). Don’t remember the price but it had to good because I bought 3 or 4. Supposedly made by the same company that made them for Ruger
    Could you be more specific ;):D
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    My only experience with ProMag was with mags for my Kahr and… nope…. But that was years ago.
    I think the Kahr connection is whats flagging my memory, I avoided them for my K9.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    My only experience with ProMag was with mags for my Kahr and… nope…. But that was years ago.
    I think the Kahr connection is whats flagging my memory, I avoided them for my K9.
    That’s exactly the gun I got them for.  They’re still sitting somewhere in one of my box of rejects because I can’t, in good conscience, pawn them off on anyone else.  They’re still in business so maybe they got their **** together but I only touch a hot burner once.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Mags for my ancient P90 are unobtainable. I got new springs for them from somewhere. Can't recall exactly. 
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,886 Senior Member
    From what I've read, the mags are spotty with a high chance of bad springs.  You can get a new mag spring from Wolff for $7.49, but that starts to eat into your savings.  Assuming the mag feed lips are decent.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    Mags for my ancient P90 are unobtainable. I got new springs for them from somewhere. Can't recall exactly. 
    I think Ruger still has them, for a fee$
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    From what I've read, the mags are spotty with a high chance of bad springs.  You can get a new mag spring from Wolff for $7.49, but that starts to eat into your savings.  Assuming the mag feed lips are decent.
    Thanks, I knew there was some specific issues in the past, been awhile since the info crossed my desktop.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,567 Senior Member
    edited September 2021 #15
    I've got a couple Ruger ranch rifle mags made by ProMag that work fine.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    I think some have Pmag and Pro Mag confused:
    https://promagindustries.com/
    https://magpul.com/
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    Pmag = Good
    ProMag = Meh…
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,567 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    I think some have Pmag and Pro Mag confused:
    https://promagindustries.com/
    https://magpul.com/
    Yeah, I have lots of pmags but only a couple metal ProMag magazines. I do recall when I ordered the ProMag product there were mixed reviews but they (to my knowledge) are the only folks making a higher cap 6.8 SPC mag for the ranch rifle. 
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    I think some have Pmag and Pro Mag confused:
    https://promagindustries.com/
    https://magpul.com/
    Yeah, I have lots of pmags but only a couple metal ProMag magazines. I do recall when I ordered the ProMag product there were mixed reviews but they (to my knowledge) are the only folks making a higher cap 6.8 SPC mag for the ranch rifle. 
    Actually I’ve heard some of their mags are pretty decent.  I just try to only get burnt once unless like you I have no choice.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,694 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    RugerFan said:
    I’ve never tried PMags. I did find some metal magazines for my P85 from CCDN(at least I think that’s where I got them). Don’t remember the price but it had to good because I bought 3 or 4. Supposedly made by the same company that made them for Ruger
    Could you be more specific ;):D
    I’m sorry. I have CRS really bad. 
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    edited September 2021 #21
    Mags for my ancient P90 are unobtainable. I got new springs for them from somewhere. Can't recall exactly. 
    Here's some factory P90 mags for $29.  Do the 90 and 97 use the same mags?

    https://everygunpart.com/accessories/ruger-p90-magazines-mo00ks-ydof-00.html


    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Wow! They do exist.

    Totally different mags for each gun I think.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    I think some have Pmag and Pro Mag confused:
    https://promagindustries.com/
    https://magpul.com/
    Yeah, I have lots of pmags but only a couple metal ProMag magazines. I do recall when I ordered the ProMag product there were mixed reviews but they (to my knowledge) are the only folks making a higher cap 6.8 SPC mag for the ranch rifle. 
    If the options are limited, well yeah, you have to go with whats out there and make it work
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,692 Senior Member
    I had some .40S&W 1911 mags from them. They worked fine the first time. After being loaded for a year they would not go in or eject without some force. The metal around the lips bowed out.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    That helps, thanks.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
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