New PMAG: Magpul Releases 300 blackout magazine

.300blk has been a very popular round these past few years. The cartridge has some fantastic ballistics and works very well suppressed.  The best part is that you can use an AR 15 magazine to feed them and just use a .300blk upper on your existing AR 15.

There has been an issue with using PMAGS and that is due to the shape and design of the .300blk cartridge. Your standard PMAG will most likely work for regular off-the-shelf .300blk ammo. However with the variety of bullet weights and lengths, often those special rounds don’t play well in a regular PMAG.

.300 AAC blackout rounds


So Magpul has made a new 300 blackout magazine to accommodate these different shapes. The new 300 B Gen3 M3 has a distinctive rib design to distinguish it visually and by touch from a standard 5.56 PMAG.

The central rib has been removed inside this 300 blackout magazine, and it also comes equipped with a hi-tensile compression steel spring to assure minimal to no friction and smooth feeding responses.

300 blackout magazine - PMAG

Magpul PMAG GEN M3 AR-15 30-Round 300 Blackout Magazine Features

  • Impact and crush resistant polymer construction
  • Constant-curve internal geometry for smooth feeding
  • Anti-tilt, self-lubricating follower for increased reliability
  • USGI-spec stainless steel spring for corrosion resistance and field compatibility
  • Textured gripping surface and flared floorplate for positive magazine handling and easy disassembly

The 300 PMAG will retail for only $15.95. It will be available Spring 2017, according to Magpul’s website.

Nicholas Chen is a firearm aficionado. Growing up in California, He learned about firearms and hunted with his father growing up in Southern California. Once he moved out to Pennsylvania and then spent a few years in New York State, he learned to truly appreciate firearms and the second amendment. It was in New York State where he became a USPSA competitive shooter and learned about 3Gun. He is an avid fan of running and gunning. Nicholas is a fan of pretty much anything that shoots although the slicked-up race guns are what interests him the most. Having spent time with FFLs and other friends with NFA items he has begun his collection of NFA items and has learned that everything should be suppressed and full auto where possible and legal.

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