The AR market offers a wide variety of affordable and durable polymer mags, but I’ve always preferred aluminum mags. They’re typically smaller and, in my experience, fit more smoothly into magazine wells. But are they as hardy?
Nothing radical here. All three sizes look just as you’d expect mil-spec AR magazines to look. All sizes are offered in three colors; gray, black and desert tan.
The self-lubricating followers are yellow in the 10-round mags, black in the 20-rounders or gray in the 30-round version. The 10-round mag comes with a black plastic base plate to enable fast extraction. It’s ideal for shooting from a bipod or complying with unconstitutional magazine capacity laws.
I ran these magazines during my [shameless plug] Austin rifle courses. They functioned without a single jam or misfeed. The anti-tilt feature on the followers make the SureFeeds slightly quicker to load and helps prevent malfunctions.
SureFeed’s magazines are made in the U.S. of durable, heat-treated aluminum with an anodized finish. I regularly dropped them and threw them around during testing at the range under dirty, dusty conditions and at home when dry firing. Again, no issues. No base plates flying off, no followers ejecting and no visible dents.
The SureFeed mags are an excellent option for shooters who prefer the standard GI mag. I especially like the small 10-rounder; you can stash it as backup in a bag or in the car. The color options are a welcome bonus for shooters who want to match their gun.
Specifications: SureFeed AR Magazines
Construction: Heat-treated anodized aluminum, self-lubricating followers
Capacity: 10 20 and 30 rounds
Finish: Anodized aluminum with grey, black or desert tan paint
MSRP of $18.95 – $19.95 (found online for about $12 retail)
Ratings (out of five stars):
Build Quality * * * * *
Solid aluminum that will take a licking and keep on ticking.
Reliability * * * * *
I used and abused them and couldn’t get one to fail.
Overall * * * * *
Great, durable magazines that come in three functional sizes and a variety of colors to match your rifle.