Hey everyone! And welcome back to the blog!

Today I have another review for you and in this post, we’ll be looking at the EPM1 from PTS Syndicate! At SHOT Show 2019 PTS announced the next generation in the EPM magazine range - a 250 round mid-cap and the internet quickly lost its collective shit! Some were happy their favourite magazines would be able to hold even more ammo and some were hella offended at the concept that it was a mid-cap with such a high capacity. I’ve been testing this new mag since December last year and now it’s finally released, it’s time to tell you my thoughts!

The new PTS Enhanced Polymer Magazine 1, or EPM1 for short, is the newest Mid-capacity Polymer Magazine for AEGs. Like the original EPM, it has a Dupont Zytel Polymer shell, with recessed panels for better grip, and unique magazine well guides that reduce snagging when the magazine is drawn from and reinserted into pouches. 

However, unlike the EPM it doesn’t have a bullet window with the fake 556 rounds. Instead, it has an orange ammo counter that helps users know when the mag needs reloading. When the magazine is fully loaded, the orange ammo counter is at the very top of the window, and when the mag is empty it will be at the bottom of the window. What’s great about this is, you can just pick up a mag and immediately know how much ammo is in it.

What also sets it apart from the original EPM, is how much ammo it can hold. Its predecessor had an ammo limit of 120 rounds, the new EPM1 holds an enormous 250 rds! This did get some mixed reactions, my own personal reaction was ‘250 rds AND NO RATTLING HIGH CAP YASSSS’ because if I’m honest, using a tactical bitch maraca isn’t my jam. But understandably there were a few grumbles about it not being a ‘true mid-cap’ because of the capacity but, as it still has a spring under tension rather than a reservoir of BBs that needs to be wound on, it technically works like a mid-cap.

Aesthetically I like the new design, it’s sleek and it still has the recessed panels that promote grip and the slightly over-moulded base plate that acts as a stabiliser by allowing the end-user to rest the gun on any flat surface and have more surface contact for better traction and greater stability. I’m not even mad about the lack of fake 556 rounds.

How do they perform though? As expected, they perform just as well as the original EPMs and the BB counter is really helpful, flipping the rifle on its side and immediately knowing how many BBs is in the mag is awesome. The capacity is also a win in my books. 

Nice one PTS!

Photography thanks to Frostwolf Airsoft

1 comment

  1. Hey....really struggling to source these mags. Any idea of a UK Stockist or failing that overseas? Thanks


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