I have purchased a number of CP Products 6.8 SPC mags from two good vendors on the forum over the past five months. These have included the 25 round and 5 round "Marlube" finish mags and one Teflon finish 25 rd mag.
Over this time I have received three different followers installed in these mags. Some Black...some Grey. Some Unmarked, some marked.
The issue is trying to determine which are "anti-tilt" and which is the most recent "correct" follower.
The followers received have included:
1. Black Magpul 6.8 marked followers on both 25 and 5 round Marlube mags:
2. Grey CP unmarked followers on 25 round Marlube mags:
3. Grey CP 6.8 marked followers on 25 round Teflon coated mags. Note the absence of the two side support ribs at the follower midpoint which are found on the unmarked gray follower above:
Here is a side view with the black Magpul on top, the 6.8 marked gray follower on lower left and the unmarked gray follower on the lower right. Note the shorter legs of the unmarked follower:
The black Magpul followers were receive on a quantity order back in May.
The gray unmarked followers were received on a quantity order of Marlube coated mags earlier this week
The gray 6.8 marked follower was received today on a Teflon coated mag from the same vendor.
Because of the potential issue of mixing 5.56 and 6.8 mags I wanted to insure all followers were marked 6.8
I called CP Products and spoke to JT who indicated that there were no gray 6.8 followers marked 6.8 even though I had one in my possession. He indicated that the unmarked gray followers were the most current.
Yet Joe at Palmetto Armory indicated during a call to him that all of the new Teflon coated 25 rd mags he has received have gray 6.8 marked followers…
Can anyone shed some light on this situation?
Can anyone identify how to distinguish the anti-tilt follower?
Has anyone else received 6.8 marked gray followers?
JT offered to have me send the unmarked gray followers back and he would try to find some marked 6.8 but if they never made any as claimed…it may be a long wait.
If they didn't make a gray 6.8 follower…where are these on the Teflon mags coming from?
Any help or insight would be appreciated.
I may just mark these followers locally with a Pantograph rather than risk having a quantity of mags with no followers of any kind.