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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  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.

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      • 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. 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).

    • “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.

      • 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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).

  3. 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?

  4. 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).

  5. 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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