Daniel Defense Releases “32 DD” 32-Round AR-15 Magazine


Sometimes 30 rounds just isn’t enough to get the job done. Especially in shooting competitions where the evil stage designer ensures that there’s just barely enough targets to force a magazine change mid-string. For those times, the typical response has been to use a magazine extension like those available from Taran Tactical or just a Surefire high capacity box magazine. Daniel Defense thinks that there’s enough of a market out there for a standard AR-15 magazine that holds 32 rounds — two more than the traditional 30 round standard capacity magazines. Why? Not sure, but here’s a press release.

Daniel  Defense, engineer  and  manufacturer  of  the  world’s finest firearms and accessories, is proud to announce the release of its latest accessory—the all-new DD Magazine. This lightweight but durable magazine for M4, M16, and all AR-15-variant 5.56mm rifles  holds  32  rounds  of  5.56x45mm  NATO  or  300BLK  and  represents  Daniel  Defense’s  first foray into the world of magazines.

“ We’re  excited  about  the  new  DD  Magazine  as  it  launches  Daniel  Defense  into  a  new  product segment of the  firearms  industry,”   said Bill Robinson, Vice President  of Commercial Sales. “ We recognize  there  are  several  great  brands  in  this  segment,  so  we  needed  to  design  a  magazine  that offered the consumer unique features. I believe the consumers will appreciate the enhancements to functionality and durability the DD Magazine offers.”

This new patent-pending magazine is constructed of a carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer and weighs only  4.6  ounces  (unloaded).  It  features  an  improved  feed-lip  design and  an  enhanced  anti-tilt follower  that  provide  smooth,  reliable  feeding. A snag-free  design  and  textured  surfaces  make gripping, inserting, and removing the magazine ergonomic, intuitive, and nearly effortless, while an impact-absorbing baseplate adds to its overall durability. Despite all of these sophisticated features, there’s  nothing  complicated  about  the  DD  Magazine—simple  disassembly/reassembly  makes cleaning and maintaining it quick and easy work.

The  affordable  new  DD  Magazine  has  an  MSRP  of  $20  and  is  currently  available  directly  from Daniel  Defense  at www.danieldefense.com  or  from  an  authorized  DD  dealer.  The  following  US States  have  restrictions  on  high  capacity  magazines:  California,  Colorado,  Hawaii,  Maryland, Massachusetts,  New  York,  New  Jersey  and  Washington  D.C.   This  product  cannot  be  shipped  to these states or any other restricted state or local municipality.


  1. avatar Gunsplain says:

    Funny magazine name is funny.

    Also, will this be downloaded to 30 rounds?

    1. avatar Kroglikepie says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who saw what DD did here.

      1. avatar Tim says:

        There were some ads in the restrooms at the NRA convention this year, posted above the urinals, with something to the effect of “Wouldn’t you rather have your hands on a pair of 32DD’s?”

    1. avatar formerwaterwalker says:

      ONE LOUDER..

    2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      I clicked so I could post that. Perfectly appropriate.

  2. avatar Vhyrus says:

    Um… you know that magpul makes 40 round mags, right?

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      Yeah, but these are the same size as 30-round Pmags, but hold 2 more. Of course you could get a Taran or Arredondo baseplate and up your Pmags to 45+ rounds, but then you’ve got a long, heavy, unwieldy dongle hanging off your gun.

      1. avatar Vhyrus says:

        I am not a 3 gun competitor, but does magazine length matter that much in 3 gun? I would imagine it matters a lot less than any other use an AR could have.

        1. avatar DEnglish says:

          A 40-round magazine might be a little harder to shoot with from a prone position.

    2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      This would make a lot more sense if they sold ammu nition in 32 round boxes.

      1. avatar boardsnbikes says:

        Potential hot dogs and buns dilemma for the AR community.

      2. avatar Sian says:

        They don’t sell it in 30 round boxes either.

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Personally I kind of like the 20 round maga zines, but at least with 30 rounders it takes 3 boxes to fill 2 maga zines. I guess you could put 8 boxes in 5 32 round maga zines. Of course, you’d still have the dilemma of finding one round for the chamber.

          First world problems…

        2. avatar Warren says:

          Sure they do. Walmart carries IMI in 30 round boxes.

        3. avatar Eddie says:

          Ironically enough dd is entering the ammo market with 30 rd boxes not 32

  3. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    32 round magazines are weapons of war which hunters do not need.

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:


      1. avatar Kroglikepie says:

        What about 32 deer…?

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          That probably should be the bag limit in Iowa.

    2. avatar Gruney says:

      I was hoping for a 42 DD

      1. avatar Owen says:

        Russ Meyer FTW!

  4. avatar PeterW says:

    Now 15% Shootier!

  5. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    And it is gonna be nicknamed “Top Heavy” right?

  6. avatar W says:

    If you’re going to design a new magazine, why stop at 30? May as well look for a competitive advantage (especially since many have the habit of downloading magazines).

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      “Downloading” mags is a ridiculous concept. A lot of new mags do start out too stiff to get the last couple rounds in until you “break them in.” However, you should keep your mags fully loaded all the time. Cycling the spring over and over again is what wears it out, not pressure from having rounds in it. The only exception to this rule is shotgun box magazines, as you can deform plastic shotshells by keeping them in there for long periods of time.

      1. avatar BillC says:

        I agree. The only reason that people should download a mag a round or two is because it can be difficult to seat a magazine on a closed bolt, depending on the mag/rifle. That’s the only reason, and even then, it’s pretty solvable.

  7. avatar Williams says:

    I think the purpose of these is to have a fully functional 30 round magazine. All of my 30 rounders except one are downloaded to 28 because they take a little extra force to lock into place when topped off. If you’re in a hurry its pretty easy to pop a topped off 30 rounder in the mag well and then watch it fall out as you continue shooting. My bet is that one of these loaded to 30 will lock right in with no extra effort.

    1. avatar Bown Nse says:

      Yes, that’s a well known issue – with bolt forward. If you still have that issue with the bolt locked to the back, then you have another problem.
      In any case – 30 round PMAGs have worked for me, see no need to try something new. Specially (as someone else points out) if I feel like I need more rounds I can get a 40rd PMAG.

    2. avatar C says:

      That’s a reason i can understand.

      i have early onset old-fogeyism and find extended mags for competition to be unsporting. The whole point of requiring more than 30rds in a stage is that the competitor has to learn to reload under stress. Just getting bigger mags is a violation of the spirit, but not the letter of the rules.

      1. avatar Sian says:

        Well it also puts you in open class, where all sorts of equipment shenanigans take place.

    3. avatar int19h says:

      PMAGs already solve this problem (which is why they’re slightly longer than USGI mags, and why you can squeeze an extra round in if you try real hard).

  8. avatar A A Ron says:

    I’m gonna holdout for 36DD-18-36 (36 rounds – 18 inch barrel – 36 inch overall length).

  9. avatar Rodd H says:

    Frankly I prefer 36 DD

    1. avatar Publius says:

      Nah, anything over 34 is almost always too fat.

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        Have you considered moving to Vietnam?

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      More than a mouthful just goes to waste.

      1. avatar formerwaterwalker says:


    3. avatar Accur81 says:

      Based upon my research, 34DD is my favorite.

  10. avatar Tom says:

    For all the liberals that complain that guns are phallic in nature, now ladies can have equal opportunity to feel the power with 32DD mags that are, uh, boobic? Mammary? Help me out fellas, what’s the word I’m searching for?

    1. avatar Stu in AZ says:

      Robust? Titillating?

  11. avatar Priest of the center mass says:

    If i had these i might have “nice rack” engraved on my dust cover.

  12. avatar TravisP says:

    Just bought today, seems solid after 96 rounds.

  13. avatar LNJK says:

    While I’m sure I would enjoy a full and perky 32DD, I am positive that I enjoy my wife’s firm 38 C’s ( even after several nursing babies).

  14. avatar Eddie says:

    Why would I pay almost double what I can get a pmag for, for two extra rounds? I’ll pass!

  15. avatar int19h says:

    Between PMAG and L5AWM, they have a very high bar to meet. Especially when they sell theirs for more than either of those two.

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