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: https://www.magpul.com/new-products