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ASA Range Day – Daniel Defense 32 Round Magazine

Although it is seeing its industry debut at the NRA Show this week, the new Daniel Defense 32 Round 5.56 Magazine will be available in stores the second week of June.

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45 Responses to “ASA Range Day – Daniel Defense 32 Round Magazine”

  1. BAP45 says:

    32? Hat tip to the STEN and MP40?

  2. Steak TarTar says:

    is that a built-in ranger plate?

  3. Jack Griffin says:

    *waits for old-timer to tell me to only load it to 30*

    • BillC says:

      Ha, I know right? The only, only reason that makes sense to not fully load up a functioning mag is for easier insertion on a closed bolt. Even then, it’s a sorry reason.

      • Jian Hong says:

        I always hated downloading mags, was happy when PMAGS first came out. They were far more reliable and durable than my beat up issued GI mags and of course they seat reliably on a closed bolt fully loaded.
        With USGI mags, I found with Magpul followers and original floorplates they will load to 30 easier and seat reliably on a closed bolt every time. With Ranger or L Plate, must download again, so Ranger plates are no go for me.
        Anyways, if these DD 32 rounders are priced right, I will get some to test.

    • Joe Shmoe says:

      Dang, beat me to it.

  4. bulldog76 says:

    ok ill bite why 32 … it doesn’t make sense to me

    • straps says:

      I have a nickel to be that this will fit in a mag pouch sized for the “normal” 30 round mag, and what DD did was some engineering, materials and design work to make the spring, follower and baseplate assemblies small enough for a couple more rounds to fit.

      32 “actual” was what fit, meaning the typical cop with a 3-mag shingle on her or his plate carrier goes into a fight with 8-12 more rounds.

      • Lasse says:

        i don’t know what your 3 mag shingles are like, but 3 mags would be 6 more rounds.. but i assume that you’re right about the reason behind it.

        • straps says:

          Most folks have a mag in the gun.

          And I’ve seen people load as few as 27 in USGI mags.

    • BillC says:

      Probably because they could. Just wait for Noveske’s 33rnd mag.

  5. Ok….um……well. OK.

  6. My guess is this just DD’s way to get into the polymer magazine business and offering a “32” round mag just offers a bit of market differentiation. A lot of us still download our 30 rounders to 28, so this way we would have a 30 round mag.

    That’s the best explanation I can come up with.

  7. Mike Honcho says:

    “But this one goes to 11.”

  8. Iceman says:

    Good Scoop SSD. Glad you got to post this first. We are looking forward to getting these out soon. Plenty of goodness in the design the engineering team was able to put together. Same overall envelope everyone is used to in a traditional 30 rounder, but due to a phenomenal anti-tilt design the depth of the follower allows for 2 more rounds per mag. Feed angle optimized for EPR, and a floor plate angled to allow for a great monopod type feel when shooting while resting on the mag. (See TC 3-22.9)

    • Joglee says:

      Interesting, Magpul is the only other magazine optimized for EPR.

      I’ll have to give these a shot.

  9. CapnTroy says:

    Alright, so we’ll be able to get a 10/32 in California instead of the old 10/30…

  10. Gerard says:

    Daniel Defense is an inovative company. The more choices of good AR mags the better the whole AR system becomes. One of the weak links historically in the early ARs were the magazines. Today we have so many good choices. I hope these new mags are competitively priced

  11. Chris K. says:

    Anyone know what MSRP will be?

    • LoganD says:

      Don’t know MSRP, but DD was selling them for $20 at the NRA show this weekend. They feel really nice. Seem very durable. They appear to right in line with what we expect from DD.

      • Rob K says:

        Ya, DDs’ website lists them at $20 also. I am guessing once they are out there more and available through 3rd party sellers, the price will come down a little to make them more in the range of the PMags.

  12. Kango says:

    I’ve seen USGI mags loaded with 30 rounds not fully feeding the first round because of the spring pressure and sharpe edge on the front of the mag.

    If this gives the user peace of mind to load a full 30, then why the hell not.

    • straps says:

      DD is on that short list of companies who I’d take at their word that 32 means 32.

      Time and testing will tell.

  13. Zach says:

    They’re really are trying to manufacture EVERYTHING in house. Why the 32 rds. Why not.

  14. AlexC says:

    I think this would also be a big hit with the 3-Gun crowd.

  15. ryan says:

    I’m checking to see if this thread is limited to 32 comments. If you see this, then it’s not.

    • Diddler says:

      For the win! Well played.

      Seriously though, I can’t believe it’s 2016 and people are still down-loading mags. Current production mags are ok to load as intended guys.

      • straps says:

        Every mag EVER built from properly specified materials could (SHOULD) be kept loaded. We figured out how to make springs way before the Stoner era. The followers sucked, as did the QC on the welds of some of the USGI mags but the springs were never the issue. If the springs were a problem, I’m pretty sure Drake Clark would have been selling the springs with the followers.

        The ONLY reason to EVER download a mag is to clean jungle muck or moon dust out of it.

        The best way to ruin a spring has ALWAYS been to “cycle” it repeatedly. It’s why a mattress sags after you sleep on it for a decade. STRETCHING it hastens this damage…

        Walking into a TOC and seeing a bored fobbit stretch a spring from a mag that had never even been outside a hard-sided building would make my head hurt. Badly. So badly. Time better spent reading adjacent unit SITREPS and spotting trends. Also less chance of putting it back in wrong.