We get this question every week “What is the best magazine for the AR-15 rifle?”
Check out the list of AR-15 Magazine Reviews on PMAG by MagPul, C Products, USGI, Tapco, Brownells and Colt.
#1 Colt AR-15 Magazine Reviews by J.R.
What can I say? It’s a Colt GI-mag. Was shipped fast and was dirty but it works well, and at the time it had a good price. Was six years old, scratched up and dirty, but that’s OK. I knew what I was getting into due to other reviews.
Comparison of Colt, H&K, Magpul, and Milspec 30 Round AR-15 Mags
#2 PMAG Magazines by MagPul
Exceptionally rugged, combat- and competition-ready magazine functions flawlessly, even when left fully loaded for extended periods.
These PMAGS by MagPul are corrosion-proof, self-lubricating one-piece body of fiber-reinforced, molded polymer has no spot welds or joints to impair the follower, and the constant internal curve ensures smooth, unobstructed movement of the round stack.
Anti-tilt follower stabilizes the stack to help prevent nose-diving and bolt-over-head failures. Heat-treated, stainless steel spring is stress-relieved for optimal performance.
We use the Condor Triple Kangaroo Magazine Pouch and connect it to our plate carrier rig.
The bungie cords help keep your mags from falling out if you are running and during tactical shooting.
Video of AR-15 PMAG MagPul Magazine Review
#3 MagPul AR-15 Magazine Reviews by Bam
This is the best mag I have come across. Magpul’s quality is second to none. The plastic shell is much tougher and durable than most of the AR magazines I have used. Just by handling it you can tell it is very well made. The follower is fantastic too.
Very smooth and if you press at any point it depresses equally, as opposed to cheaper models, thus reducing a chance for misfire. I’ve added 12 of these to my collection. Made even better with Ranger plates.
These skins are pretty cool to trick out your weapon.
Video – Brownells magazine review
#4 Brownells AR-15 Magazine Reviews
Today I took them to the range to test fire. I only loaded 20 rounds of WWB 55FMJ into each mag. With the price and availability of this stuff going crazy I figured 20 was good enough for now. On the other hand, this is known good ammo, running through two known good rifles.
I split the mags into 2 piles and proceeded to run them through these two rifles rapid fire. All ten tested OK, no trouble found.
Check out the Condor – Single Open top Mag Pouch
The MALICE clips on this pouch work with MOLLE gear or just to clip on your belt and go. The cost is great for under $10 and will last a long time.
Video of PMAG Polymer Mag Review
#5 AR-15/M 16 PMAG Polymer Magazine Review
By Cape Codder
The PMAGs, as far as I am concerned, are the best on the market. I own a couple dozen or them. Self lubricating, they slip right into the magazine well and the with a push of the release they drop right out. The thirty round too long for shooting over the bench? Get the twenty rounders.
The anti-tilt followers are more than just a plus, quite functional. They weather great and with the dust covers they easily store charged. Price is right also. No sharp edges to cut or mar the gun. AR-15/M 16 PMAG Polymer Magazine Review
Video of AR-15/M 16 PMAG Polymer Magazine Review
Questions from our readers
Question: What are the brands you would put at the top of the AR-15 mags ratings? Tapco and Mag-Pul are good – can’t go wrong.
Question: Do you have a brownells ar magazine review? Yes; check for a full list of Brownells AR-15 magazines and parts here
Question: Where can I find colt ar polymer magazines? Check out Brownells AR-15 magazines and parts here
Question: What are you hearing about the brownells ar 15 magazine – any reviews? How good are brownells ar 15 magazines? Or what about Thermold? Check out the reviews above for AR 15 magazines you will find at Brownells. Check out Brownells AR-15 magazines here
Question: What are your favorite go to mags at the range? Tapco or MagPul flip a coin. I have both and they are great.
Question: Do you have any info on the hexmag ar magazine review? Check out the video below.
Question: how good are the caa ar-15 magazines in 2016? Check out the video below.
Video – AR15 Product Review – CAA Polymer Magazine
Question: Do you have any info on TAPCO vs PMAG? Check out the videos and reviews above.
Question: What about CPD mags? yes; they are getting good reviews. Check out the video for C products defense mags below.
Question: What about Pmags vs lancer? Or Lancer vs hexmags? We lime to test all of our gear at the range and see what works the best. We own Tapco and several other mags like.
Question: What about hexmag? Check out this video
Question: I like to shoot and own a black rifle. How can I find out more info on the NRA? Check out the NRA website here:
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