Magpul just announced via Facebook that they are now producing and shipping 30-round magazines for the AK-47 platform in 7.62×39. This is their first announced magazine for a new weapons platform since they introduced the 7.62 NATO PMAG for the AR-10 weapon system, and the first non-AR magazine they’ve made (well, besides that G36 PMAG bastardization). We’ll get our hands on some at the NRA annual meeting and report back ASAP . . .
The Magpul PMAG 30 AK MOE is a 30 round, durable, lightweight, high reliability polymer magazine for 7.62×39 Kalashnikov pattern firearms.
This will be the first installment of the Magpul AK magazine line. The AK MOE will be an all-polymer design, utilizing the same advanced materials and manufacturing processes as the rest of the PMAG line to achieve surprising durability. It features a removable floorplate, constant curve geometry, and high-reliability/
Due to the interface of rifle and magazine in the Kalashnikov platforms, and the leverage that critical points must withstand, we knew we couldn’t leave well-enough alone with the AK MOE before we even started designing. Also currently in development, and arriving on the heels of the AK MOE, is the next release in the PMAG AK lineup, which will be a 7.62×39 magazine with a little more “Bulgarian” in it, featuring solid steel reinforcements at lockup points.