New(dy) Mags – Geissele Springs Into The AR-15 Magazine Game

    Geissele Magazines - Geissele Springs Into The AR-15 Mag Game

    Geissele Magazines - Geissele Springs Into The AR-15 Mag Game

    Geissele Automatics, initially known for their heavenly triggers and sturdy rail systems for the AR-15 platform, has steadily diversified their retail offerings into optics mounts, optics and even complete rifles. And I’m a fan – all my guns sport G triggers and most use a Geissele rail system. So when the North Wales, Pennsylvania manufacturer sneakily added AR-15 magazines to their line up, I was very interested to learn more and hopefully get a shot at owning a few. Geissele magazines!

    Then, like an icy cold shower, I see the price: $20 for black and $22 for tan – each. For reference, quality magazines from DURAMAG, Surefeed, Magpul and others are running at anywhere from $9-$12. So, what’s the special G sauce that allows these magazines to demand such a premium? After all, this is Geissele we are talking about.

    Geissele Magazines – Geissele Springs Into The AR-15 Mag Game

    My brother-from-another-mother @fromtheguncounter on Instagram who is the voice of reason on all things gun related, posted some observations:

    Geissele Magazines - Geissele Springs Into The AR-15 Mag Game

    Geissele Magazines – Geissele Springs Into The AR-15 Mag Game

    Like Charlie Brown after he is denied his field goal kick for the millionth time, I felt betrayed. Searching for answers I turn to booze, hard drugs and other risky behaviors.

    But then, the unthinkable happened, Geissele saw the error of their ways, noted the actual manufacturer as D&H and dropped the prices to normal levels:

    Geissele Magazines - Geissele Springs Into The AR-15 Mag Game

    Geissele Magazines – Geissele Springs Into The AR-15 Mag Game

    That was quite an emotional rollercoaster ride for what should have been a normal Tuesday night. My faith in the industry is restored. I’m not sure if I’ll be buying G Mags right now, but at least they are available at reasonable prices for those who are ready to pull the trigger.


    Geissele 5.56 30 round AR15 Magazine Black

    https://geissele.com/geissele-magazine-5-56-30-round-ar15-black.html

    • Heat Treated Aircraft Grade Aluminum
    • Capacity: 30 Rounds
    • Caliber: 5.56×45 and .223 Remington
    • Corrosion Resistant 17-7 PH Spring
    • Magpul Anti-Tilt Follower
    • Made in the USA
    • Hard Coat Anodized Black Finish
    • $12

    Geissele 5.56 30 round AR15 Magazine Coyote Tan

    https://geissele.com/geissele-magazine-5-56-30-round-ar15-coyote-tan.html

    • Heat Treated Aircraft Grade Aluminum
    • Capacity: 30 Rounds
    • Caliber: 5.56×45 and .223 Remington
    • Corrosion Resistant 17-7 PH Spring
    • Magpul Anti-Tilt Follower
    • Made in the USA
    • Coyote tan catalyzed polyurethane paint
    • $13

    Pete

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