There are an absolute ton of AR 15 magazines on the market, enough to match the mass amount of AR 15 manufacturers. AR 15 magazines can hardly even be called AR 15 magazines. So many different platforms use the magazine it is essentially the standard 5.56 magazine. There is the Tavor, the AUG, the SCAR, the Zastava M90NP, the Mossberg MVP, and more. With this in mind, we wanted to grab few of the most popular magazines on the market and do our own AR 15 magazine test to check their reliability, their function, and durability.

 

Overview of AR 15 Magazines for testing

We used a dozen magazines for this test, including polymer, metal, and hybrids. This isn’t an exhaustive list of AR 15 magazines, and we may do another series of these tests. The magazines included in this test are the following,

  • Lancer L5
  • Magpul Gen 3
  • Thermold
  • D&H GI Mag
  • FN Scar magazine
  • Daniel Defense DD 32
  • ETS AR 15 magazine
  • Troy Battle Mag
  • Amend 2 magazines
  • Hexmags
  • CAA Windowed Magazine
  • Mission First Tactical mag