Magazines are some of the most important — and abused — pieces of equipment we shooters use with our ARs. We dump them on cement, in mud. They fall freely from our magazine wells into sand. Sometimes we slam them into magazine wells cleanly, or jam feed lips against metal. This is just normal use. We treat AR magazines like they’re disposable, and yet we expect them to be reliable 100 percent of the time.

Luckily, manufacturers have stepped up to the plate to offer extremely durable, reliable AR magazines that will work every time you need them to, and we’ve rounded up some of the best available to keep your AR running in tip-top shape.

For more information about the AR magazines featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.

Beta C-Mag



FAB Defense


Okay Industries

Mission First Tactical



Troy Industries




This article was originally published in ‘Tactical Weapons’ February/March 2017. For information on how to subscribe, please email [email protected] or call 1-800-284-5668.

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