Magpul announced on Facebook today that the long-awaited Magpul PMAG magazine for the 5.45 versions of the Kalashnikov are now shipping. Announced about one year ago, the Mapul PMAG 30 AK74 MOE, as it is officially named, will join the extensive and ever-expanding line of Magpul magazines and other products.
The Mapul PMAG 30 AK74 MOE features all the thing we have come to expect from Magpul MOE versions of PMAG magazines including an all polymer body, removable floorplate, low friction follower, the Magpul trademark ribs and texture, and a stainless steel magazine spring. The new AK-74 magazine also has the paint pen dot matrix molded into the mag body that Magpul has instituted across the product line of PMAGs. The Mapul PMAG 30 AK74 MOE is 100% made in the U.S.A. so it counts as 3 compliance parts for those of us that must participate in the 922(r) parts count dance.
The Mapul PMAG 30 AK74 MOE is naturally targeted toward a smaller market of Kalashnikov owners as the 5.45x39mm versions of the rifle never have been nearly as popular as the 7.62x39mm version. The Magpul name and the new PMAGs price point of less then $14 should help this particular product out in the current market.