Mini 30 Mags

Discussion in 'Ruger Mini 14' started by Farmritch, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Farmritch

    Farmritch New Member

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    Anyone have any luck at all with aftermarket mags?
    I have some thermold type that I know suck.
    And another poly type from CDNN that I bought a few years ago.
    I've never found an aftermarket one that works.
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    That is pretty much my experience with any aftermarket magazine...

    So, now I buy a few factory mags at point of purchase.
     

  3. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    I thought I had a winner with the Korean-made aftermarket mags sold on CDNN's website. They are metal 30-rounders that rock right into place for a good lock-up, but the springs are too weak to put all 30 rounds through. A guy can put stronger springs in (i.e. Wolff), but then the mags will not hold 30 rounds (27 maybe?), and the cost approaches that of a factory mag. Bottom line...go with factory mags, if they can be found...
     
  4. OnTheSide

    OnTheSide New Member

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    First thing I realized when I got my mini was that after market mags didn't work. I took them back to the LGS, and he admitted that they were a problem.
     
  5. passtime

    passtime New Member

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    An old post but to keep this forum moving along I will add my two cents. I haven't even tried the aftermarket stuff. I have read so much negative posts on them I just shied away. It cost a little more for the factory mags but they usually work and if they don't (which does happen occasionally) I know I can send them back to Ruger and the will take care of them. I will say though that all the factory mags I have, which is several, are not lined up very well at the feed point of the metal frame so I have had to do a little modifying to them for smoother operation. I noticed a lot of scratches and had a few nose dives with SP's and that is what lead me to the issue. If anyone is interested I can post a before and after image in a new thread that may help some others who may be experiencing the same issues.
     
  6. davedunit

    davedunit New Member

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    Davedunit


    I would really appreciate some before / after pics of your "tuned up" mags. Would be great, thanks.
     
  7. passtime

    passtime New Member

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Before

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    After

    My apologies to you OP if you consider this post a hijack. If so will be glad to delete it.
     
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  8. passtime

    passtime New Member

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    Your welcome.