Magpul PMAG D60 60-Round Drum Magazine

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Last night, Magpul’s Facebook exploded with likes and comments when they unveiled its newest edition to the best ever PMAG line—the D60 60-round drum magazine.

The compact, polymer drum magazine is shorter than Magpul’s 30-round PMAGs and is compatible with M4/M16 platforms—including Tavor, H&K and other STANAG rifles that generally don’t like drum mags.

The D60 Magpul drum features a special loading lever that makes putting 60 rounds into it easy and it works with mag loaders. You can track of your round count through the clear rear window and insert it after closing the bolt. Further, the D60 will hold the bolt open after firing the last round. It also disassembles for cleaning.

From Magpul’s Facebook page:

“The PMAG D-60. Sixty rounds. Reliable, durable, lightweight, shorter than a 30 rd mag, and full of features that make it extremely easy to use. MSRP $129.95. Please note that transparent back and cut-away versions were for testing purposes only, and the solid drum with round indicator window is the variant that will be offered for sale. Shipping Spring/Summer 2015, but you can get a sneak peek of the drum in action at ATAC range day before SHOT show.”

Word has it that the drum will have an MSRP of $129.95 and should start shipping in either the spring or summer of 2015. Magpul says the new drum magazine will be at ATAC range day prior to SHOT Show. We will make sure to get in line to try it out. Look for Cheaper Than Dirt!’s special SHOT Show 2015 coverage January20-23.

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Comments (19)

  1. Looks pretty neat but for the price I could buy 11 or 12 30 rd. mags, that’s 330 t0 360 available rounds and dumping and reloading a fresh mag isn’t all that slow. Maybe when the “new” wears off the price might come down. It’s a vast improvement over the bulky Surefire hi-cap mags….

  2. Yes I agree with each & every one of you. The price is steep. Think of it like this. Do each & every one of you drive the cheapest model car you possibly can??? I Can answer that one myself. No. Same with magazines. If you want something different because it’s your personal preference then so be it. If you can afford it & you want it then buy it. If the purpose of a vehicle is to move you from A to B, then why buy a vette, or a king Ranch f350??? You buy what you have because it’s what you want. Just saying.

  3. I wouldn’t buy the XProducts drum either. I won’t buy a Cadillac just because a Mercedes costs more. For me, what you end up with is not worth what you would pay for in this instance. I’ll buy the Ford.

  4. Price is too steep? Are yall crazy? Look at the current price of X Products 50 round drums…about $160 for ten less rounds than the magpul drums. Also, there is no last round bolt hold open with the x products drums like you have with the magpul drums. Oh yeah, and the best part…they are made by MAGPUL so you know that they WILL ACTUALLY WORK.

  5. 30 round Gen M3 go for 14.95 – about 83% of MSRP, so I would expect these to run around 108. That competes with Surefire mags, but its still a little steep since I could buy 7 x 30 round mags for the same amount. I would definitely want them if I was in combat or completion – but not for plinking.

    1. I completely agree with this. I can pick up 5-6 40-round PMAGs, or 7-8 30-round PMAGs for the predicted cost of this 60-round drum mag. I have bought tons of PMAGs and other Magpul products based on their reliability and PRICE. I seriously hope that Magpul reconsiders the MSRP on the D-60. If not, I WILL NOT even consider purchasing one of these. Maybe Cheaper Than Dirt will sell them for a fair price, which I would say should be $50-$60, at most.

  6. Here here to Magpul. Selling extreme high capacity mags slaps the anti-firearm and anti-magazine groups in the face, proving a magazine is no issue to argue. Bye bye CO.

  7. One of the biggest selling points of Magpul’s entire line of products has always been their midest price points. While I understand the msrp in this article is just a “guesstimate,” I cannot see too many shooters rushing to the local gun shops to drop $130 on a 60 round drum. Even if it is Magpul quality. I hope Magpul reconsiders their pricing on this item

  8. I fully agree the price is steep. It does look impressive especially when using a full-auto weapon during their marketing ad. Additionally … every time I see an ad like this and they use a full-auto weapon I get EXTREMELY PISSED upon instataneously remembering that we, as a nation, have been WRONGFULLY denied the ownership of full-auto weapons and for far too damn long.

  9. No to the chest rig. Just for plinking. And I think for about $85 one can buy a 60 round stick mag, and that even seems impractical from a tactical perspective IMHO. No expert myself having never been where I might be shot at or have to shoot real people.

    1. Pretty much what I was thinking. It isn’t that hard to swap magazines to justify the price difference between a standard 30 round AR magazine and this 60 round drum. I’m not sure it will integrate well on a typical chest rig either.

    2. My thoughts also… for the Russian AK enthusiast they sell both 73 round, and advertised as 75 round, magazines for right around $70… made of steel or synthetics.. Then, for the new Magpul 60 round drum you’re paying almost twice that. I don’t own an AR, but if I did (probably will) I thought I’ve seen duel drum 100 round magazines for those. I think you’d be paying around $50 of the new “60 round Magpul drum magazines” price just for the “Magpul” part. I can’t see them selling all that well considering all the other options that have been available out there for awhile now. Just my thoughts.

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