Army on PMAG Ban: Oops!

The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command recently released a document that seemed to ban the use of non-standard magazines.  According to, it turns out that the PMAG ban was the result of a poorly worded directive and not the intended result of the document. They’ve issued an update that explains that the final word on magazines rests with the unit command staff, and that there was no active ban on alternate magazines. Sounds like someone needs to hire some proofreaders…


  1. avatar ST says:

    I call BS.

    Methinks someone in the 1 SFOD-D command staff called in a chit or two regarding this directive.

  2. avatar Mike says:

    Where’s the source link?

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      There’s a source link in there.

      There has always been a source link.

      These are not the droids you’re looking for.

  3. avatar Skyler says:

    As I expected, this is much ado about nothing. Even the army is not made up of insane people.

    Why are you showing pictures of the .300 AAC Blackout?

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      *shrug* why not? There’s a PMAG in there somewhere…

    2. avatar charlie Taylor says:

      The better question is why aren’t they showing pictures off 300 BLK on ALL the articles? 😉

  4. avatar Phrederick says:

    And the folks at Magpul breath a collective sigh of relief.

  5. avatar Accur81 says:

    Is there any way to purchase that dead sexy custom PMAG in the photo?

  6. Well it’s about time they fix this. Love them or hate them, the military should not ban an American made mag, (big assumption there), nor should they tell our fine military forces that they can not choose to spend their own money to use a different mag other than the GI issue one. So long as they both hold the same amount of ammunition and the same size round.

    1. avatar Phrederick says:

      And are reliable enough.

    2. avatar the last Marine out says:

      True be told America is now made in China, how and why is our DOD buying computer chips and all other military hardware made in China ,,, and the best part is most of it does not work… how does this have to do with PMAGS ,, someone gets the low bid on magazines and next China makes that too… Has America gotten just a little insane here..and if we have a war with China at some latter date , they have all the secrets and arms making intell , plus complete control over our supply and R & D…

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