Magpul has released the long awaited polymer AK/AKM 30rd magazines at SHOT this year. On hand was several AK’s on their wall sporting the new magazine. According to their reps, the magazines have not yet been shipped to distributors, and speaking with RSR, they have yet to get anything from Magpul and still don’t even have a entry in their database for the magazines for dealers to inquire about. Many people I overheard were asking the same question, and getting the answer they would be shipping by the end of SHOT. For those AK lovers out there, stay patient for another day or so and you should be able to order them from all of the major dealers out there.
Also released at SHOT was the 10rd .308 Pmag. For states with magazine capacity restrictions, they are also going to be nice for the semi-auto precision rifle crowd to keep the 20rd magazines from being too tall for prone shooting from a bipod. The 10rd .308 magazines are now shipping to dealers. Also mentioned, but not seen at SHOT was the 25rd .308 Pmags, still only slated for “Early 2014.” So stay tuned for more on the 25rd magazines.