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The SureFire MAG5-60 in Action

SureFire fans Patriot36 produced this demonstration of the MAG5-60 with an M16A2, LWRC SBR, and FN SCAR. All-in-all, they are well built magazines; manufactured to spec. Unfortunately, the team didn’t demonstrate the compatibility of the magazines with out-of-spec receivers. As with the PMAG, this has been the only issue we have seen with the SureFire magazines. However, they do run like a sewing machine in mil-spec weapons. The problem isn’t with the magazines. They are built properly. It’s the guns that shooters try to use them with that are the issue. Normally, out-of-spec guns rifles wouldn’t be a problem but the USMC’s adoption of the M27 IAR from H&K has made this a bit of an issue, despite the Marines’ purchase of a fairly small numbers of this 416 variant.

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4 Responses to “The SureFire MAG5-60 in Action”

  1. Rick says:

    Guys from KAC have ran the 60 rounder in a 416 without issue.

  2. Administrator says:

    You can fit a PMAG in some 416s as well. The problem is that not all PMAGs or MAG5-60s will fit in all 416s.

  3. Rick says:

    Seems like HKs problem more than anyone elses.

  4. Patriot36 says:

    Kinda neat to see my video mentioned here. Thanks for featuring it here on SS!

    This mag runs like a champ and I was particularly interested in wringing out the 60 simply because I don’t foresee having the same interest in the 100 rounder. That is, I simply won’t have a place for it in my load out.

    We continue to test this mag in the Patriot Project and are considering a Part 2 where we would put it through some field exercises which would include slamming it to the prone position while at different load capacities. Typically, the g-forces of a slammed magazine, at 1/2 capacity will often cause the rounds to bottom out and slam back out of position with a cocked follower and jacked up cartridges. We’re kind of curious if this semi-quad stacked design with additional ammo mass is any more or less prone to this failure than other conventional 30’s.

    Thanks for watching guys!