Saiga SD-10 drum magazine

Two Russian firms, PMG LLC and PROline, have developed a 10 round drum magazine1 for the Saiga-12 shotgun. The SD-10 looks pretty nifty. It is slightly shorter than than standard 5 round magazine while holding twice the capacity. The final product will be made of black high-strength polyamide with a translucent polycarbonate back.

The manufacturer is currently looking for US importers ( Their email: PMG-LLC [at] YΠ°ndex [dot] ru )

  1. These type of magazines are commonly called drum magazines, but rotary magazine would be a more correct term. A Ruger 10/22 magazine is a rotary magazine, while a Thompson drum magazine is a drum magazine. 

Steve Johnson

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  • SpudGun

    Sweet! Can’t wait to the see the final plastic version of the mag. I’m a real Saiga 12 convert. After previously thinking it was a gimmick at best and unreliable at worst, I couldn’t have been more wrong. If you’ve never shot one, then give it a try, you will be more then pleasantly surprised.

    Going for a 10 rounder as opposed to some 20+ shell behemoth is a great approach, less is definitely more.

    • SpudGun shooting a tacti-cool rifle? NO! I don’t believe it!

  • SpudGun

    Believe it Steve! πŸ™‚

    I got to play with a Saiga 12 for about six months and aside from the asinine AK controls and open bolt lever, it felt lighter and shot more softly then any pump action you could mention. (I’d rather put 250 shells through the Saiga then a Mossberg 500 – as the green bruise on my shoulder that day will testify).

    It only had two reliability issues – on any shell shorter then 2 3/4, it couldn’t cycle and because of the feed lips on the rear of the mag, shells would sometimes come out of battery.

    Other then that, it worked flawlessly and in terms of ‘fun’, it rates 3rd behind a Ruger 10/22 and a Browning Buckmark IMHO.

  • octagonforce

    Someone needs to tell PMG and PROline that thanks to Mr Clinton we Americans cannot buy russian made goodies like that

  • Tony

    If you want drum for Saiga, try this one πŸ˜‰

  • Nathan

    “Someone needs to tell PMG and PROline that thanks to Mr Clinton we Americans cannot buy russian made goodies like that”

    Incorrect as long as the thing has the requisite number of American parts which is not too difficult.

  • Squidpuppy

    Looks like it doesn’t need to be wound up; nice. Can the “rotary” magazine classification get by ATF? I thought drum mags on shotguns were flat out nixed; is that wrong? Oh well, since I live in CA whatever the case, it’s a pipe dream for me. Still, for most situations I think my Vang Comp Rem 870 will suffice…

  • Redchrome

    how does the weight compare to a 10-round box mag? Drums/rotary mags are nice for length, but they do weigh a tad more. I know a woman who is a huge fan of AKs and Saiga 12ga shotguns, but due to health problems weight is an issue.

  • Greetings from Texas,
    I got the 410 version a couple of years ago to try out the system. I’m hooked and the Saiga 12 is on my christmas list. Perhaps I can get this Magazine for my birthday.

    • Arthur, I want a .410 version πŸ™‚

  • mrw

    Chaos is working on a sheet metal 10 rd drum for the S12. Promag currently has a compact 12 rd drum out.

  • B Woodman

    What are some qualifications to be able to import? Do you need an FFL 3 license?

  • Redchrome

    I wouldn’t buy anything from Promag unless I tried it first.

  • AFAIK Russian American Armory in Indiana are the US distrobutors for the Saiga shotguns: Why wouldn;t the manufacturers of these magazines offer them through RAAC? While I don’t own any of their products, I did communicate with them briefly some time ago and they were very prompt and enthusiastic in their response. They would be the right people to deal with IMHO . . .

  • D

    MDarms makes a better one.

  • Nandor

    I’ve had lots of problems with the Promag 10-round drum mags. Their regular stick mags are great, but I found the bolt would catch a lot with the drum version. Some slow mo footage of said failure:

  • David Cook

    I’m not at all impressed. The price is also way to high to be competative.
    Sorry, from what I’ve read and seen I can come to no other conclussion.