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SureFire, famous for brightening the lives of professional gun carriers worldwide, has been on a diversification quest the last few years. Recently, the Fountain Valley, California, company has introduced knives, “tacti-cool” pens, sound suppressors, and now, AR magazines.

Cataloged as the MAG5-60 and MAG5-100, the “60” and “100” in the names indicate the number of 5.56x45mm cartridges each magazine will hold.

AT THE RANGE: I was able to secure an MAG5-60 sample recently. As fate would have it, I received the magazine just prior to departing on an extended trip. I loaded the magazine to capacity with 60 rounds and set it aside. A full 30 days later, I was able to get out to the range. I commenced practice drills after plugging the SureFire MAG5-60 into my CMMG carbine. Even after sitting loaded for a month, the new magazine fed round after round after round without issue.

READY TO GO: SureFire MAG5 units all have Mil-Spec aluminum bodies and bear a similar appearance to the U.S. Army standard issue magazine. A “no-tilt” gray follower is what you see from the outside, but there is an additional follower on the inside that mates up with the twin magazine springs.

Initial testing shows very positive results and yes, the fully loaded magazine will seat on a closed bolt. For those who like the idea of starting out with lots of ammunition in the gun or who’d rather spend their time shooting than reloading, the MAG5s from SureFire are an attractive option. For more information, visit surefire.com or call 800-828-8809.

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