Magpul PMAG® 30 AR/M4 GEN M3, 5.56x45 Magazine
The next-generation PMAG 30 GEN M3 is a 30-round 5.56x45 NATO (.223 Remington)
polymer magazine for AR15/M4 compatible weapons. Along with expanded feature set
and compatibility, the GEN M3 incorporates new material technology and
manufacturing processes for enhanced strength, durability, and reliability to
exceed rigorous military performance specifications.
and external geometry also permits operation with a wide range of non Colt-spec
platforms such as the HK® 416 and MR556A1, M27 IAR, British SA-80, FN® SCAR™ MK
16/16S, and others. A redesigned bolt catch notch in the rear of the magazine
provides increased bolt catch clearance, while an over-travel stop on the spine
helps ensure the magazine will not over-insert on compatible weapons.
Similar to the MOE PMAG, the GEN M3 features a long-life stainless steel
spring, four-way anti-tilt follower and constant-curve internal geometry for
reliable feeding, and simple tool-less disassembly to ease cleaning. In
addition, an included pop-off Impact/Dust Cover can optionally be used to
minimize debris intrusion and protect against potential damage during storage
and transit. Low profile ribs and new aggressive front and rear texture gives
positive control of the GEN M3 in all environments, and a paint pen dot matrix
has been added to the bottom panel of the body to allow easy marking by the end
user for identification. The new, easy to disassemble flared floorplate aids
extraction and handling of the magazine while providing improved drop
protection, but is slightly slimmer than before for better compatibility with
tight double and triple magazine pouches.
Battle-hardened by over 5
years of combat experience, the PMAG evolution is marked by a long list of
improvements, but here are some of the highlights of the new GEN M3 that are
changes from the current design:
-Stronger in all tests over the current
PMAG (feedlip impact, spine strength, side impact, hot/cold durability, etc.)
-Geometry and new low-drag follower design changes to increase reliability
in extreme adverse conditions, including dusty environments.
compatible with HK 416, FN SCAR, SA 80, et.al., with new bolt catch geometry and
an over-insertion stop on the spine of the magazine for full functionality with
-Now drop-free compatible with magazine wells on the tighter
side of acceptable tolerance, and has a reinforced mag catch area fo r greater
durability and compatibility with various mag catch tolerances.
floorplate for increased pouch compatibility comes standard, along with improved
-Improved texture on the front and rear for more positive
handling under stress.
-Recessed paint pen dot matrix for magazine marking
that will not abrade off under handling or cleaning.