New AK30R Range Mag from US PALM

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AK accessory and gear maker US Palm recently debuted their new AK30R magazines for AK variant rifles and pistols. The R stands for Range and their new AK30R mags are a more budget friendly alternative to their current AK30 mags that they’ve had on the market for the past eight years. Their new AK30R mags have the exact same look and feel as the AK30 mags but to reduce cost and the MSRP US Palm left out the metal reinforcements at the front and rear of the locking lugs (see the image below).

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For practice use at the range these make sense, especially at the MSRP of just $12.95. The original US Palm AK30 mags retail for $19.95, which isn’t that much either. If you buy the new AK30R mags in bulk from US Palm the price becomes even better, they’re offering a pack of five AK30R mags for $60 or a pack of ten of them for $100. The new AK30R mags feature a low friction self cleaning polymer follower, a sealed one piece design and a proprietary polymer body and end cap. They weight in at 6.5 ounces and come in only black and for 7.62×39 at a 30 round capacity. Check them out at USPalm.com.
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  • Sir ak mag snob

    2 recipes for diseaster. 1) no metal on lugs. 2) cant take spring out to clean, oil, change. = no f-ing thanks.

    • Anonymoose

      Yeah, they seem to be working backwards here…

  • J.T.

    Or, for the same price or a bit less you can get new production Croatian mags or surplus Polish mags and have mags that won’t break and are able to be serviced.

    • codfilet

      For now…….

    • Douglas Mortimer

      The Polish magazines I got from AIM Surplus are a great value, and they work flawlessly.

      And I can clean them!

  • Jeff Smith

    If you could get the store price down to $5-$6 each (or even anything under $10), I’d buy a couple just because, but the MSRP is the exact same as the Magpul MOE mags, which seem much better.

    Also, AIM Surplus has Polish steel mags for $10.95 and Croatian steel mags with bolt hold open followers for $12.95 (the same price as the MSRP of these mags). So, there’s that.

  • Lee Enfield

    sealed…thats just nuts.

  • And this is competitive to Magpul how? That sealed bottom makes it no better than a promag.

  • Tom Currie

    Thanks, TFB, for reprinting this Palm press release — how much did they pay for the advertising space

  • Rob

    I shall share with you a little cut and paste…”Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design and economics is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete (that is, unfashionable or no longer functional) after a certain period of time.[1] The rationale behind the strategy is to generate long-term sales volume by reducing the time between repeat purchases (referred to as “shortening the replacement cycle”).”- Wiki.