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DLA Awards Magpul $12,792,000 Contract For Magazines

According to DoD, Magpul Industries Corp.,* Austin, Texas, has been awarded a $12,792,000 firm-fixed-price, definite-quantity contract for magazine cartridges (sic). This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a one-time buy with no option periods. Locations of performance are Texas and Wyoming, with a Sept. 10, 2018, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Air Force and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio (SPE7L4-18-C-0028).

Assuredly, they mean “cartridge magazines” rather than “magazine cartridges”. Consequently, this also means GEN M3 PMAGs for everyone (except the Navy).


11 Responses to “DLA Awards Magpul $12,792,000 Contract For Magazines”

  1. Mike says:

    they probably forgot the comma: Magazine, Cartridges.

    • D.B. says:

      Yeah, military-speak:- Magazine, cartridges, soldiers for the use of.

      Can’t say that I’d be in a hurry to trust my life to Magpul.

  2. Nero says:

    Stupid Navy, to busy worrying about what uniform to wear.

  3. JBAR says:

    The Navy doesn’t need more magazines because they never miss.

  4. sean says:


  5. Thulsa Doom says:

    Assuming a wholesale type price of $8 each, that’s about 1.5 million magazines. Or one and change per servicemember.

    • Chris says:

      1.8 million servicemembers…but that includes Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force, most of whom will rarely (if ever) even handle a rifle or carbine after their basic training is complete. T

      hese mags will likely be prioritized to combat arms units of the Marine Corps and Army. Without looking at troop strengths of active-duty combat-arms Soldiers and Marines, I’d gather you’d get between 7-10 mags for each warfighter, but that’s a total guestimate.

  6. Ben Nugent says:

    Considering some of the sales from retail vendors as of the last year I think it is very safe to assume a lower whole sale price then $8 per unit. I would guess closer to $6. But any way you slice it this is a good thing ! The services get good quality Mags and I’m sure there will be a trickle down price drop for the general public

  7. Darkhorse says:

    When does the Natick/PEO Soldier version hit the street?

  8. Jdubski says:

    A turn of events, in 2012 the Marines & Army banned Magpul mags. I personally love them, but my targets are non-threatening paper & steel plates.

    • Chris says:

      Strange. I (and pretty much my entire platoon) used PMags without any issue or complaint in theater in 2012-2013. Line Stryker Infantry platoon with daily interactions with BN and BDE-level leadership. If there were an anti-PMag policy at the time, nobody was enforcing it.