Magpul Shows D60 Magazine Pouch

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For those looking to carry a D60 magazine pouch on their web gear, options have typically been limited. One can go over-sized and opt for a SAW Magazine pouch or try and fit it into a number of “general purpose” pouches which typically have a zipper top. Neither was ideal.

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Magpul has stepped up and released a compatible pouch designed just for the D60 magazine. The magazine is stored drum to the sky, which is convenient for reloading under duress. Closure is via a ITW Nexus GT GhillieTex SurMount buckle. (With a name that long, one can only hope its strong). Mounting is via a MALICE Clip for easy attachment to any MOLLE platform or most belts and the pouch comes complete with the usual tactical features including drainage grommet and collapsible construction.

Unfortunately, there is currently no color options. The pouch is currently only listed in coyote, but one can reasonable expect a variety of colors as time goes one.

MagPul currently has the pouch listed on their website with a “Spring 2016” shipping date. Its likely this is a typo, as we are well past the date.

FEATURES (Courtesy of Magpul)

  • Water-resistant 500 denier CORDURA® nylon fabric
  • Fully padded construction
  • Collapsible to minimize bulk when empty
  • ITW Nexus GT Ghillietex™ SurMount buckle
  • Dummy cord loop to attach to drum’s Dust Cover for rapid deployment (paracord not included)
  • Reinforced polymer fabric PALS compatible panel
  • Two MALICE CLIPS® included
  • Drainage grommet for elimination of debris


Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • oh the pouch is looking nice and perfect for tactical operations. And coyote is good color, hope more colors will come 🙂

    • Hermann Göring

      my tactical beard is dyed coyote brown so this will be a perfect match.

      • Zachary marrs

        Dye? Pfft, get on my tier bro, duracoat or GTFO!

  • Hermann Göring

    How many moneys?

    • BillC

      Does it matter if the mag is $130?

  • BillC

    The actual practicality of the D60 and its pouch are low. Cost is high, space and footprint for both are large.

    • Ken

      How else can you turn your AR into a wannabe RPK or PPSh? Now you have the pouch so you can carry your drums.

      • iksnilol

        40 round mags maybe?

        • Anonymoose

          Stick some Taran Tactical baseplates on Pmag40s and you’ll be able to match RPK74 firepower.

      • BillC

        Don’t get me wrong. I do like the D60. Everybody who I know that has handled the D60 has liked it. Just that practicality though. That pouch looks like it takes up the space for what could hold 4 mags, or 120 rounds; and those 4 mags cost about $40 total. Magpul D60 is about $130. So for about $90 less, one could carry 60 more rounds, independent of pouch prices.

        • Ken

          Yeah, I’m not a fan of drums in general. They’re fun to shoot once. I do like my 40 round PMAGs though.

        • Core

          Most AR’s couldn’t handle sustained D60 fire with reloads. It would cook them unless they had some barrel mods. I agree, but not having to reload is a benefit. I would like to see a 100 road drum from Magpul.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Looks bulky.
    Wouldnt two 30 rd mags be slimmer and easier to carry?
    Do guys in service just toss these things when they hit zero?

    • BillC

      Yeah. Mags in real life are supposed to be disposable items. Only retain them when you rreeeaaally have to. That isn’t the case with a $130 drum mag (not that these would actually be used in MIL/LEO in official capacity, although I guarantee somebody somewhere is using it in that manor).

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Saw an SF guy here earlier this week using one.
        Seems like if you thought it was worth carrying you would probably make an effort to keep it. But you could still hump more ammo in STANAG and take up less space.
        What do I know.

      • Audie Bakerson

        There is no doubt one of the million+ LEOs in the country has put a D60 on his fun switched AR during “practice”.

      • George Dean

        I had a neighbor who returned from a year in Baghdad with two footlockers full of 30 rd mags. One of his pals was a C-130 pilot. No problem with the shipping. I’m a believer in scavenging & recycling.

        I see this drum as an excellent choice on an SBR while clearing buildings.

  • ORCON

    Think of all the pogey bait you could carry while you operator in your backyard with your friends!

  • Bullphrog855

    Looks like you can fit at least 4 STANAG magazines in the place of one of those pouches.

    • Gus Butts

      Yeah, seems like the big disadvantage here is that 120 rounds in two drums can take up the space of eight magazines (240 rounds) on the front of a vest.

      • BillC

        That’s my conclusion as well.

  • aweds1

    Are these magazines actually used by any LE or military? They seem gimmicky.

  • Black Dots

    I think one of the bullet points on the spec sheet reads:

    “- Easily fits on most Marines. Like Marines that carry the M27. Maybe the USMC would like to buy a few? I dunno, seems like a good idea. Just something to think about. I mean, if you order a few we can cut you a deal…just sayin’.”

  • KestrelBike

    This will hold my apple turnover like a boss.

  • BDUB

    An almost convenient way to carry an inconvenient tool. Nice.

  • LilWolfy

    The purpose of higher capacity magazines is to prolong mag changes in a firefight. The longer you can maintain rounds on target on initial contact, the better. Pure and simple. Preventing a lull in fire has a quality of its own, regardless of gear-centric perspectives and overall round count per space, although those are important considerations.

    I know some of the people who were the impetus for this, and the desire was shared among many units to have the capability. The quad column magazines all failed reliability testing, which was predictable. Magpul had their own design for a quad stack mag several years ago if you will recall, but never produced it because you can’t get a quad stack to work reliably.

    This is a very compact drum when you actually work with it, allowing a lot of maneuverability. it isn’t something the civilian will see in its true role, since very few people understand how important time is on a 2-way range.

  • TacSKS

    Tactical drainage grommet…LOL!