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#121 Melissa

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

Where in the world can a man find a MD-20 drum these days ? I don't have a clue??? Please help a serious buyer???


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#122 Comanche

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Tried the pro mag 20 round drum.
Works good for two rounds, then FTE every time.

Works flawlessly with my stick mags, no FTE's.

Will be getting the MD-20.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

Anyone know where I can get a new spring for my MD 20 Drum?

Tried the pro mag 20 round drum.
Works good for two rounds, then FTE every time.

Works flawlessly with my stick mags, no FTE's.

Will be getting the MD-20.


I would back the spring off a half turn. I think your spring is wound too tight that friction is causing your issue. And be careful when you do it.

Edited by topmaul, 18 November 2012 - 10:58 PM.

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#124 Patrick Swayze

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

+1 on promag 20 rounders

Except for those plastic locking tabs cracking which bring lifespan into question, no problems yet.
Minimum of 500 Winchester ranger low recoil 2 3/4" slugs & the only wear is 3/6 cracked tabs. Cracked, but not broken.

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#125 GunFun

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

The "only" wear is that half the tabs broke? You say that as if No big deal. I'd be mad. When you use it for another year, will it be held together with pipe glue?

I'm glad I spent the extra $10 for an MD 20
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#126 Patrick Swayze

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

That extra $10 goes into a seemingly better design + availability of spare parts (so far no source for spare promag 12-20 covers), and I wasn't aware of MD 3 years ago, but I hope it lasts the test of time for you.
Half my tabs cracked but they're still there holding on strong & I don't forsee them failing soon. I wouldn't consider it broken by any means, and if it does break then I'll pull out a roll of duct tape or use your advice Posted Image

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#127 Milmuseum

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:47 AM

Will leaving a 20rnd drum loaded for an extended time weaken the spring? The Beta C-Mags can be left loaded with no problems, are the ones for a Saiga 12 the same?

 

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

Great information! Looking forward to my two MD Arms 20 round drums to arrive!



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

Will leaving a 20rnd drum loaded for an extended time weaken the spring? The Beta C-Mags can be left loaded with no problems, are the ones for a Saiga 12 the same?

 

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There is nothing wrong with holding a spring under load over time.  The thing that ages springs is cycles of tension/compression.  Also, get a spare spring for $8 shipped at the MD Arms website.  I did.  Now I don't have to worry.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Lovin my MD arms 20 rounder took a little bit of time to make it fit but it is worth it and the book had step by step on how to do it and do it right.

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i had a thought for anyone who makes these. What about 2 of these side by side? kind of like the Ar-15's BETA mags. that would be 40 rounds of 12 gauge! unsure how to make it work. but just a thought!

 

Thanks MD arms for a great product and fast shipping well worth the 136 shiped!



#131 SUGARLOAFER

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:23 AM

I have two twenty round drums from Promag, my question, do you guys use the temp. Plugs they give in the drums?

Like Leave it and then fill rounds on top of it, bc the last round never feeds in the gun... It stays in the drum...

#132 Nephilim7

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:10 AM

If you mean the dummy round (little black shot shell-sized cylinder), then yes. Leave that in to insure proper feeding. It pushes out the last round.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:30 AM

Thanks dude, glad I saved them...

#134 MegamanX

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:34 AM

who was the guy on here that modified his 20 round promag drum with different clips and what not. I want to do that to mine.


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1. When your gun goes off when it's not suppose to. 2. When your gun clicks when you need it most.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:38 PM

I know most people prefer the MD20 over the Promag but at 49.99 for the Promag I couldn't resist.  I bought 3


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#136 HighPlainsDrifter

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:19 PM

who was the guy on here that modified his 20 round promag drum with different clips and what not. I want to do that to mine.

 

Two members, one was Matthew Hopkins.  If you contact him I bet he will know the member whom he based his design off of.    

 

Edited:  It wasn't a promag, it was an MD20.


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#137 MegamanX

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:57 AM

damn it. So it was a md drum he modified then? Promag drums are easily available than the md or i would have bought one. but after hearing all the crap about them I'm hesitant to use mine regularly.

 

It fit perfect and snug too.


"The empty can rattles the loudest"

 

Two loudest sounds on earth.

1. When your gun goes off when it's not suppose to. 2. When your gun clicks when you need it most.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:42 PM

I know most people prefer the MD20 over the Promag but at 49.99 for the Promag I couldn't resist.  I bought 3

 

Where'd you find them for that price? I'd have bought 10 and sold 8.



#139 Tekilla

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:09 PM

I got them from Hinterland Outfitters.


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#140 TtopFoxRod50

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:05 PM

Is there anyway to modify the drums so they can take the other ammo? I have a crap load of wolf and noble sport and they won't fit.



#141 King of the Hill

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:02 PM

^^. This has been discussed in the past and I believe the general consensus was that it should not be attempted. That is what I remember but hell, if you have the creative abilities and you want to try it, go for it and let us know how it works.
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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:30 PM

Hello PapaZorro, can you let me know where I can buy some of those Drum Mags that appear to made of metal please? Thank you Tony






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