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This is a range mag. It is a factory 50 rounder. I store it empty (house mags are stored fully loaded). It has seen fewer than 500 rounds.

Sunday, on the first loading at 6 rounds in, one of the plasic half moon parts popped out.

It looks like it is only held in by 2 tiny dabs of superglue.

Anyone have any advice on how to put it back together so it never happens again. Model cement, superglue, gorilla glue, JB Weld,...

I had the only PS90 at the range and it did look like a toy when it fell apart. Had to start pounding the hill with an FAL to compensate and salvage some FN pride.
 

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No - contact FN and see if they will replace it.

Don't try to fix it. Be aware that the FN rep here has stated that one should not let the rounds drag the feed lips when loading, as that can accellerate wear.
 

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I live in MD. Can't transfer mags >20 rounds in state. Sending it to FN would be a PITA to get it back.

Besides, if they are only held in with a tiny dab of glue, it could happen again.

I would rather fix what wasn't done right in the first place and KNOW it won't come apart, than to get another and not know.
 

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Try contacting FN and explaining it to them, they may be able to get you an new magazine. But being in Md I'd glue it with Goat Tuff or another heavy duty glue. Just make sure its in the right place. Best of luck, keep us posted as to what the outcome is.
 

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I'd contact Bob Ailes at FN USA. He can send you a 10 rd replacement. Since you can own a high cap mag, you can change it into a 50 rounder.

If you try to fix it... use a high strength epoxy. :?
 

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I'd contact Bob Ailes at FN USA. He can send you a 10 rd replacement. Since you can own a high cap mag, you can change it into a 50 rounder.
If you try to fix it... use a high strength epoxy. :?
I thought the 10rd mags were designed so they couldn't be changed to 50rds like the 30rd mag can. Am I mistaken???
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They aren't supposed to be - but someone here managed to crack one open and alter it anyway - I saw a post about it a week or two back.
 

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I really wanted to fix it myself- my style. M1P90 had a good idea with the 10 rounder so I called Bob at FNH. Thanks everybody!

Bob said "no worries, send the mag body back and I will send you a new mag body". That is GREAT cust service! He is in McLean, VA. just a short traffic clogged trip around the DC beltway. I am tempted to drive over, but will give USPS a chance to screw it up.
 

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Yes, get the new mag. I wouldn't trust it if I tried to glue it myself.

Also - read this from the Oct Q&A from FN:

5. What is the life expectancy of a PS90 magazine.(How many rounds can fired through it)? It depends on how you load it. If you drag the round against the feed lips as you insert it, it will shorten the life span. Always push the round down all the way before you push it back.
 

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HOLY CRAP!

I mailed off the busted mag body Tuesday and just tripped over (Thursday before lunch) a UPS box in the driveway with a new mag body from Bob Alies @ FNH USA!

I still can't get over how fast a turn-a-round that is.

That is AMAZING customer service!

I sure don't need another 5.56 or 7.62, but I'll have to give the SCAR's a closer look when they come out. Thanks for the good advice I got here and thanks to Bob at FNH!
 
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