On the Eighth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave Me a Stocking Full of PMAGs

Magpul PMAG 30 AR-15 Magazine

I don’t mind finding coal in my stocking—well coal black actually although flat dark earth magazines are not bad either. Of course finding AR mags in your stocking is like finding batteries. I wonder what the long, narrow box marked “Adult Signature Required” could be for the fourth day of Christmas?

Magpul’s PMAG 30 is the new standard in AR-15 magazines. If you own an AR15 platform rifle from Colt, Bushmaster, DPMS, Rock River, Daniel Defense, Remington or Smith & Wesson in 5.56mm NATO or .223 Remington (or even .300 BLK caliber), you need a 30-round magazine from the creative minds at Magpul.

Magpul PMAG 30 AR-15 Magazine

The PMAG is a lightweight 5.56×45 NATO (.223 Remington) AR15/M16 compatible magazine. It is constructed from an advanced impact resistant polymer and features a pop off Impact/Dust Cover for storage. That sounds like pretty boring product writer speech until you consider this: The Impact/Dust Cover alleviates pressure from the feed lips, allowing for long-term storage of loaded magazines. That should have your attention whether you are a prepper or just smart enough to lock up a few loaded mags with and emergency weapon.

The PMAG 30 also utilizes a resilient stainless steel spring for corrosion resistance, constant-curve geometry and an anti tilt, self-lubricating follower for increased reliability.

The Gen 2 revision has been updated with a new body-ribbing design which allows for better compatibility with aftermarket mag couplers; a new follower which provides even smoother loading with military stripper clips, and the Impact/Dust Cover can now be snapped onto the floorplate when not in use to prevent loss.

Specifications and Features

  • One-piece molded polymer body
  • Compatible with military stripper clips and guides
  • Textured gripping surface that has a 30 round capacity
  • Constant-curve internal geometry for smooth feeding
  • Anti-tilt self lubricating follower
  • USGI-spec stainless steel spring
  • 5.56x45mm /.223 Remington
  • 30 rounds
  • Black
  • For M&P15 (and all M16/M4 pattern rifles)
  • Polymer


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