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New Phoenix Arms HP22A mags have plastic basplates

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:38 pm
by Flowmaster
I got a new Phoenix Arms HP22A magazine a few weeks ago and it has a plastic baseplate. Its the standard flat baseplate variant. The people who were selling the mags also had the extended mags for the HP22A that are a bit longer but don't have any increased capacity. Those mags still had metal baseplates. I just thought it was interesting. Have they been plastic for a while? Maybe a cost-cutting move for Phoenix Arms.

Re: New Phoenix Arms HP22A mags have plastic basplates

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:31 pm
by Kiln
Pulled out a flat base mag from 6 years ago and it is polymer. Must have been making poly base plates for a while. There still could be old stock metal base plate mags floating around someplace though. All of my flat based mags are polymer.

Re: New Phoenix Arms HP22A mags have plastic basplates

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:20 am
by Flowmaster
Very interesting. Thanks.