Magpul PMAG Gen M3 magazines soon available in Medium Coyote Tan (MCT)

These magazines are so new they are not even on Magpul’s website yet, but the good news is that they’re in production already.

Magpul’s new GEN M3 PMAG in Medium Coyote Tan (MCT) and will be shipping February 2017. The Medium Coyote Tan (MCT) version will have the same strength and durability as the black M30 30 rounders. 


The MCT color has been “engineered” to meet the M3 black strength. I’m certainly no expert, but I know that different pigments can have an effect on the strength of the final product. I can only presume it takes some R&D to come up with the right mix to get within both the wanted color and durability.

If you know of certain colors that fail more often than others please write in the comments section below, I think a lot of people are interested in the results.


From Magpul Industries Corp.: 

Introducing the MCT (Medium Coyote Tan) material for the GEN M3 PMAG. While we were at it, we thought we’d have some fun with the “War Department” format and revisit the features common to the entire GEN M3 line. MAG556-MCT and MAG557-MCT now in production, shipping commercially in Feb 2017.

Our GEN M3 PMAG now in Medium Coyote Tan (MCT). Same peerless performance you expect, now in the new color requirement for all U.S. small arms programs.


Watch the video, the format is pretty funny.

So, two new Magpul part numbers to keep track of: MAG556-MCT and MAG557-MCT.

We can only hope the Injection Molding Machines are busy.

Magpul’s new products section, still no signs of the MCT magazine:

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • Frank Grimes

    Need EMAGs in this color.

    • Anonymoose

      I need a D60 in this color.

      • Dougscamo

        Dude, I’d go broke if I had one of those…..stay in the poorhouse now with the 30rd….and I reload….

  • Dougscamo

    I was originally going to say “meh”…..until I watched the video….that was a HOOT! Thought I was watching the Smithsonian Channel….IMHO….the script was written by some of the subscribers to TFB….

  • TDog

    “Medium Coyote Tan.” What is this? The LL Bean catalog?

    “The newest color in Magpul’s PMAG lineup: Bronzed Morning Wheat, which will be replacing Faded Light Dark Earth but complimenting Oak Bark Putty.”

    It looks tan to me.

    • int19h

      It’s darker than FDE (which was also really just a fancy way to say “tan”).

      If I had to guess, they’re trying to match the color of Multicam here, seeing how it’s very popular among various agencies these days. Also, possibly, they might be preparing to pitch PMAG to the Army and/or Marines?

    • Magpul

      The “Small Arms Weapons Neutral” color was a range of colors that was proscribed by the Army–FDE was outside that range, so we had to have a new color that was as strong as the Black material when used in the M3 Magazine.

      MCT was the winner.

  • Don Ward

    Will wait until they come out with Large Coyote Tan.

    • anonymous

      I’m waiting for Wile E. Coyote Brown.

      • Aaron


      • pun&gun

        I’d buy that, especially if they brand it “ACME.”

      • Kurt Akemann

        Why? The mag would just blow up when you tried to fire the rifle.

        Now, if you want fast reloads you need your mag in Roadrunner Blue. Meep, Meep! 😀

  • Audie Bakerson

    But when can I get the white mag they show on the right?

    • rennsport4.4TV8

      That is the Sand colored Gen M3. They are already for sale. My brother bought one thinking it was FDE in online pictures haha.

      • Audie Bakerson

        Yep, seems they show up as white to a lot of cameras.

      • KestrelBike

        So is it just a dirty white IRL?

        • rennsport4.4TV8


      • Derrick Delgado

        Damn it! Did the same thing!

  • Beardedrambler

    I work with polymer. Well biomedical polymer. And In our process any dye which in turn has some moisture in it causes the molecular chains of polyner to be shorter that will cause the polymer to have a lower inherent viscosity(IV). The lower the IV the less robust the polymer. All polymer is breaking down as soon as it’s made. Some just have a longer time to do so. So I would think applying the science of biomedical polymer that a polymer with no dye would be stronger. But I’m sure that magpul adds there “pigments” at the injection molding process by mixing pigments which would just be technically the same polymer as the base polymer only made a different color upon actually being made.

    So when they “formulated” they proably just addjusted the ratio of pigmented plastic pellets to base pellets or resin.

    I highly doubt magpul is running their own polymer reactors. Most likely they are buying polymer resin from a large plastics company that’s being made to their specs.

    • Magpul

      I cannot go into detail but Magpul has used it’s own polymer formula for the last 10 years. We funded it’s development and it is compounded exclusive to us.

  • James Kachman

    I’d appreciate an OD M3, but since I already have three M2s and 2 Lancers in OD, I guess I can be patient. 🙂

  • pun&gun

    That advertising is a creative breath of fresh air after all the tacticality in the gun world. A little humor, an absence of mall-ninja, and a straight-up description of features.
    I could have sworn that the top cover on PMAGs was to allow you to store them loaded without feed lip deformation, though. Evidently Magpul feels otherwise. Is this a change unique to the M3 or was it always BS?