Product Special: What’s New in High Capacity Rifle Mags?

By The Small Arms Review Editorial Staff

UC Magazine Coupler

The UC Magazine Coupler enables a secure, one-handed, magazine operation and rapid magazine change.


Use with AR-15/M4 platforms

Caliber: 5.56
Material: Fiberglass-reinforced polymer
Capacity: Holds two 30-round magazines
Weight: 82gr
Options: Use with Ultimag 30R / Smart Load, magazines only
MSRP (in USD): $17.05

Ultimag 30R Smart Load

The Ultimag 30R is a 30-round 5.56x45 NATO (.223 Remington) polymer magazine for AR-15/M4 compatible weapons, with transparent windows for rapid visual identification of remaining rounds. The Ultimag 30R provides a strong, durable and reliable magazine solution using high grade materials.


Use with AR-15/M4 platforms

Caliber: 5.56x45 NATO (.223 Remington)
Material: Polymer
Capacity: 30-round
Dimensions: 23mmx72mmx193mm
Weight: 131gr
Options: Available in black, olive drab green or flat dark earth
MSRP (in USD): $37.70

PMAG D-60® AR/M4

The PMAG D-60 is a durable, lightweight, highly reliable 60-round 5.56x45 NATO/.223 Remington (optimized for use only with 5.56x45 NATO/.223 Remington cartridges) polymer drum magazine for AR-15/M4 compatible weapons. With a larger capacity than previous PMAGs, the PMAG D-60 gives the shooter 60 rounds of ammunition, effectively allowing the same round count as two standard capacity 30-round magazines without requiring a critical reload.

The unique drum configuration keeps the height of the magazine manageable as well as allowing for prone firing and easier storage. Features an easy-to-use loading lever, paint pen dot matrix for easy marking and a rear window for instant capacity indication.

Use with NATO Firearms–M4, M16, SCAR™ MK16 / 16S, HK®416, MR556, M27 IAR, IWI Tavor and others

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Capacities: 60-round
Weight: 20.5oz
Material: Next-generation impact and crush-resistant polymer
MSRP (in USD): $129.95

7.62 x 39 Stainless Steel and LCP® and LCPII® Compatible Magazines

Endorsed by American Outdoors, the oldest U.S. outdoor television show which tests many firearms, ammunition and mags, C Products Defense provides flawless performance with zero failures. The 7.62 x 39 Stainless Steel and LCP® and LCPII® Compatible Magazines are made in America with American steel by American workers.

7.62 x 39 Stainless Steel Magazine

The AR 7.62 x 39 platform has been a problem for magazines since inception; this is no longer the case. CPD® re-designed the magazine from the ground up, and the results have been astounding. Due to its specific geometry combined with CPD®’s proprietary Teflon coating, this stainless steel magazine continues to keep firing on all cylinders with the dirtiest of ammunition. Many manufacturers are starting to produce new AR rifles because of this magazine.

Use with Automatic Rifles

Caliber: 7.62x39
Capacities: 5-, 10-, 20-, 28- and 30-round
Material: Stainless steel in all capacities
MSRP (in USD): 7.62x39 30-rd. – $28.70
7.62x39 28-rd. – $24.00
7.62x39 20-rd. – $31.90
7.62x39 10-rd. – $17.30
7.62x39 5-rd. – $18.80

LCP® and LCPII® Compatible Magazine

After producing the most dependable magazines for the AR platform, CPD® is now producing a variety of high quality pistol magazines for U.S. manufacturers and the aftermarket. With the popularity of the Ruger® LCP line, CPD® is introducing a high quality .380 magazine in 6-round capacity that fits both LCP® and LCPII®.

Use with Automatic Rifles

Caliber: .380 for LCP and LCPII
Capacities: 6-round
Material: Carbon steel
MSRP (in USD): $17.80

High Capacity Drum Magazine for the Ruger 10/22

Are you one of 5 million 10?/?22 owners? Why not try 110 rounds of plinking fun!

This Ruger rifle drum magazine from German Sport Guns functions reliably with many types of .22 Long Rifle ammunition. The 10?/22 drum magazine features a whopping 110-round capacity for shooters who would rather be plinking than reloading. When you must eventually reload, do it efficiently with the built-in loading lever. The magazine has a bolt hold open feature so when you finally get through 110 rounds you can easily check your chamber.

Use with Ruger 10?/?22

Caliber: .22 LR
Material : Polymer
Capacity: 100-round
MSRP (in USD): $79.95

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V22N4 (April 2018)
and was posted online on February 23, 2018


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