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Old 05-02-2006, 05:55 AM   #1
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Bushmaster 9mm mags compatible with Colt/RRA

Sent an email to BM customer service yesterday on the compatibility of the new Carbon 15 9mm mags with Colt-style 9mm carbines. According to BM, the new 30rd 9mm mags work in Colt-pattern mag wells and they also engage the last-shot BHO. That's right, toss your converted Sten mags and quit paying $75 a mag for pre-ban Colts. This has me seriously considering a 9mm upper and magwell block from RRA (which is patterned after the Colt). Some may take issue with the ballistics of the 9mm round, but who can argue with $0.10 a shot for quality new-production ammo that can be consistently purchased in bulk at the local Wal-Mart or sporting goods store? Shoot for half price or twice as much.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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The BM mags will NOT work in the Oly 9mm guns. You are stuck with sten mags and some type of block. Some have modded the sten mags to work in the Colt type system but not the other way around.

Sorry.

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Old 05-04-2006, 04:43 AM   #3
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The BM mags will NOT work in the Oly 9mm guns.
That's why I specifically stated "Colt-style." Rock River uses the Colt-pattern mag well, and Colt mags will interchange with RRA's converted sten mags. I could really care less about Olympic Arms and do not ever plan on owning further Olympic products. If/when I go 9mm, I plan on using an RRA upper/mag block.
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:27 AM   #4
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Sorry, guess I took the wrong fork in the road when you mentioned converted Sten mags.

mea culpa

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No problem. Re-reading my reply, I kinda came off a little harder than was my intent. That frustration was not directed at you, but at the shoddy quality of Olympic Arms. I detest them. RRA also uses converted Sten mags for their 9mm offerings, but the adapter is internal to the weapon and is not removed with the mag. It works just like a Colt, ie the mag release button actually releases the mag instead of dropping the whole conversion block. Unfortunately the Sten mag does not engage the BHO, so it's bangety-bangety-*click* ala the AK. Thus the joy and celebration now that an affordable new-production 9mm BHO hicap is available.
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