Magpul Now Shipping Medium Coyote Tan PMAGs

Medium Coyote Tan PMAG

We all know that Magpul PMAGs are one of the best options for AR-15 mags, but sadly it took literally forever for the US Military to figure out just that. Not terribly long ago the United States Marine Corps selected the new Medium Coyote Tan PMAGs in the Gen 3 flavor for their general issue magazines. The new MCT colored mags were developed specifically for the US Army in response to their weapons natural signature program and carry over all of the features found on existing Gen 3 PMAGs.

The Medium Coyote Tan PMAGs are already in the distribution pipeline and can be purchased at your favorite retailer or on Magpul’s website, although it looks like the price is a bit on the steep side through Magpul directly.

Some of the much appreciated Gen 3 features are listed below:

  • Next-generation impact and crush resistant polymer construction
  • Modified dimensions allow for wider compatibility with non Colt-spec platforms
  • Constant-curve internal geometry for smooth feeding
  • Anti-tilt, self-lubricating follower for increased reliability
  • Long life USGI-spec stainless steel spring
  • Over-travel insertion stop on the spine
  • Ribbed gripping surface and new aggressive front and rear texture for positive magazine handling
  • Paint pen dot matrix panels on the bottom of the body to allow for identification marking
  • Flared floorplate aids magazine handling and disassembly yet is slim enough for use with many double and triple pouches
  • Pop-off Impact/Dust Cover to minimize debris intrusion and for ammunition protection in storage and transit

While early PMAGs had some teething issues, the Gen 3 PMAGs appear to be ready to use with just about every weapons platform that takes a STANAG magazine. As with other colors of the Gen 3 PMAGs, they are available in both windowed and non-windowed variations.

Learn more about the new color and Gen 3 PMAGs on Magpul’s website. MSRP for the windowed MCT PMAG is $17.95, non-windowed MCT PMAGs run $14.95.

Patrick R

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  • Bob

    Lancers ftw!

  • Kyle Blaylock

    “literally forever”

  • GunshopGus

    Pmags work fine…until you start running your AR suppressed. Even fresh out of the bag, the Pmags can’t seem to keep up with the BCG…yes this is with ST-T2 and H2/H3 buffers (this has been an issue since the M3, also, half the time the M3s don’t properly engage the BHO).

    I really wish Magpul would get the memo and stick a beefier spring in their mags. I’ll stick with Lancers or the USGI/NATO/STANAG mags with the Magpul improved followers. Yeah, those work great.

    • Twilight sparkle

      I’ve had more issues with Usgi mags not engaging the bho than I have with gen 2 or gen 3 pmags.

      Were you using a nonstandard bolt hold open like something from phase 5 or maybe there was a bad lever installed?

    • thedarkknightreturns

      The problems with Pmags having bolt over base failures running suppressed has been something I’ve noticed in my own experience as well. I have had the best luck with the lancer mags, I believe they are the best mags on the market, bar none.

  • int19h

    I’m curious if these are exactly the same as other gen3 PMAGs other than the color, or if Magpul had to make some other small tweaks to get through the USMC tests.