HERA Arms FDE and OD Green H3 Windowed Mags

HERA Arms recently announced that their windowed H3 mags will now come in Flat Dark Earth and OD Green. Also available in black, HERA Arms H3 magazines are made in Germany and feature a window positioned along the spine of the magazine, as opposed to the side like on Magpul’s windowed mags, to allow shooters to see how many rounds they have left from three different sides of the mag. The H3 mag is made out of fiberglass-reinforced polymer and makes use of a pre-coated steel spring for rust protection. The inside of the H3 is also polished for smoother travel for the anti-tilt- follower. The H3 is a 4179 STANAG magazine which makes it compatible to be used with the M16/M4/AR-15 platform as well as the HK416, SA80A2, FN MK16 SCAR16, and Beretta ARX160. They currently go for $26.25 over at TacticalLink.com.


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  • noob

    hmm. why would you need to polish a molded part? don’t they come out as smooth as the mold is? or do they mean they had QC go over it with a dremel to get rid of mold lines, burrs and flashing?

    • RocketScientist

      In some cases, it is much easier/cheaper to achieve a smooth finish by post-polishing rather than by designing/building a mold to achieve super-smooth surfaces.

  • TangledThorns

    I read the some horrible reviews on these mags. Pretty sad they’re MSRP is that high still.

    • BillC

      I have read a lot of terrible things about these mags, just a mess apparently. Seems like a bit of Google-Fu, the only times anybody says anything good about these mags is cronies for someplace that sells them called Lan World.

      • Drapetomanius Grimr

        That was my conclusion as well. Feed lip flex, overseating, ammo loading issues, spring failures.

        Lan World is pimping them hard. I looked at issues with the Hera safety selector as well. It’s plastic, looks awesome, has flex issues. It looks like they got the internals of the system spot on, but the plastic levers need to go.

        Unsettling trend.

        The only item that seems to be getting good reviews from disinterested third parties is the SBR conversion stock. That one might be a winner.

        • m2

          I have 2 of them and I havent had any problems with them since. Will update here if I do later.

  • PatrickPM

    Looks cool but ill stick with pmags

  • Lance

    Looks like more Pmag knock offs: Snore!!

    • MichaelZWilliamson

      It’s a magazine, so it’s a knockoff of the Armalite, just like the PMag.

      They’re both plastic, so I won’t be getting any. I’ve never found a plastic mag that works. I’m sure you’re experience is different. I’m only speaking for me.

  • st4

    They just went on sale for 18.95 at the store link provided. Much better.

  • yeah, but does it work in a damn FS2000

  • Nelson

    More interested in the pistol grip. Anybody have an idea?

    • Kyle to the rescue its also made by Hera.

  • Aaron E

    I like the added clear window on the back, but does it have a round count marker on the spring so you know your round count as the rounds go out of view in the magazine well?
    The CAA Countdown magazine is probably even better as it gives you an exact round count with green backing for high number of rounds left, yellow for half mag numbers, and red for critically low numbers. However, its not lit so low light situations are still an issue, but so are all the others really.
    With the HERA and CAA magazines being anywhere from $2-5 more per magazine than the Magpul window mags its still hard to switch.

  • Robert Thorne

    Dremel out window in cheap aluminum mags, jb weld plastic window, profit?