Magpul PMAG D-60 Now Shipping

Tom R
by Tom R

Earlier this year we posted about Magpul’s new D-60 PMAG which was supposed to release this summer. Well, better late than never… They are finally shipping just in time for the holidays.

The PMAG D-60 is a durable, lightweight, highly reliable 60-round 5.56×45 NATO/.223 Remington polymer magazine for AR15/M4 compatible weapons. With a larger capacity than previous PMAGs, the PMAG D-60 gives the shooter the same round count as two standard capacity 30-round magazines without requiring a critical reload.

PMAG d-60 Specifications

  • Weight, w/Dust Cover: 20.5 oz.
  • Weight, loaded (M855 NATO): 46 oz.
  • Length, max: 7.4 in.
  • Width, max: 4.1 in.

Magpul highlights that the D-60 is designed to lock the bolt back on the last round for most AR15/M4/HK416 platforms. But they do make the disclaimer that the bolt lock back may not work for other weapons with bolt hold open levers that don’t adhere to the Colt-spec.

They did produce a video back in January showcasing the D-60 Magazine:

Personally, I’m not a fan of these kinds of magazines. Not because I love reloading empties, but I just find them to be awkward (to store and manage), and just not terribly practical. They would be fun for burning through ammo, but I’ve been going to the range more for skills confirmation than I have for dumping rounds. Obviously the concept is similar to the drum magazine for the SAW, allowing the AR15/M4 platform a greater amount of ammo. What do you readers think? Useful?

The MSRP is $129.95 and Magpul has free shipping on all orders over $75… You can find out more information at their website: https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-d60-ar-m4

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, ability...to find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com or at https://thomasrader.com

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  • DanGoodShot DanGoodShot on Dec 02, 2015

    Honestly, I don't get it. I'll stick with my $70 surefire 60s. I've put about 1500 through em' without a hiccup. Now this is just one man's opinion here, but I personally don't see why I'd spend considerably more money on a drum that is of equal capacity, equally as reliable(?), but bulky, awkward and don't lend them selfs well for stowing on ones body.
    Even for a range worrier, why spend the extra coin when there isn't any extra capacity over the Surefire? Heck, the Surefire is even easier to break down clean and repair.
    Why didn't magpul just make some 60, 70, 80 or 100 round quad stacks? Now THAT is something I would buy and way more practical.

  • Noob Noob on Dec 02, 2015

    Regarding the video - The absence of wailing heavy metal guitars is surprisingly welcome. The simple drum music made seeing the features of the magazine so much more enjoyable and didn't distract from reading the titles. It's amazing how we get so used to shredding guitars over product videos like this one, but take them away and I feel a kind of relief similar to that feeling you get when a headache goes away.

    10/10 would watch again.

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