Magpul released the PMAG 30-round 5.56 NATO Polymer Magazine for AR15/M4/M16 platform weapons in the early part of 2007. Because of the dependability, consistency and durability of PMAGS, millions were fielded to our military, law enforcement and also commercial users. PMAGS have become the standard for magazine reliability. Even today, Magpul strives and succeeds in improving current products and growing their line of PMAGS to consist of new calibers and weapon systems.
Gun enthusiasts have said that the only downfall of the original was the possibility of weakness at the base of the round which can split, and also the wider base plate which has the potential of creating a snug fit with certain dual mag pouches. Because of this, Magpul has made great improvements. The new mag consists of much stronger plastic and a low profile base plate.
Quality assurance is such a priority for Magpul that it motivates them to invest whatever it takes to achieve excellence in all their products. With that said, we have seen them adding a more aggressive grip texture, a re-engineered bolt catch and they offer more weapons compatibility, including the HK 416.
PMAGS are easy to use and maintain, due to the simple design. They are effective, rugged and less prone to mis-feeds. As far as teaching and training people to use them, they really don't require a lot, and again, they are not difficult to maintain.
Magpul also offers a variety of PMAG accessories that are affordable and, of course, are premier in quality. The beauty of Magpul is that their products are used, appreciated and loved by experts and yet, are a great place to start for beginners. Whatever your shooting need or desire, you can't go wrong with the experience and expertise of Magpul.