Earlier this year we posted about Magpul’s new D-60 PMAG which was supposed to release this summer. Well, better late than never… They are finally shipping just in time for the holidays.
The PMAG D-60 is a durable, lightweight, highly reliable 60-round 5.56×45 NATO/.223 Remington polymer magazine for AR15/M4 compatible weapons. With a larger capacity than previous PMAGs, the PMAG D-60 gives the shooter the same round count as two standard capacity 30-round magazines without requiring a critical reload.
PMAG d-60 Specifications
- Weight, w/Dust Cover: 20.5 oz.
- Weight, loaded (M855 NATO): 46 oz.
- Length, max: 7.4 in.
- Width, max: 4.1 in.
Magpul highlights that the D-60 is designed to lock the bolt back on the last round for most AR15/M4/HK416 platforms. But they do make the disclaimer that the bolt lock back may not work for other weapons with bolt hold open levers that don’t adhere to the Colt-spec.
They did produce a video back in January showcasing the D-60 Magazine:
Personally, I’m not a fan of these kinds of magazines. Not because I love reloading empties, but I just find them to be awkward (to store and manage), and just not terribly practical. They would be fun for burning through ammo, but I’ve been going to the range more for skills confirmation than I have for dumping rounds. Obviously the concept is similar to the drum magazine for the SAW, allowing the AR15/M4 platform a greater amount of ammo. What do you readers think? Useful?
The MSRP is $129.95 and Magpul has free shipping on all orders over $75… You can find out more information at their website: https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-d60-ar-m4