7 Great AR-15 Magazines You Can't Live Without

7 Great AR-15 Magazines You Can't Live Without

With any semiautomatic weapon system, the weakest link is the magazine. Even Russia's famously reliable AK-47 will choke with poorly built magazines.


This is doubly true for two classic American firearms: the M1911 and the AR-15. Thankfully for AR-15 owners, there are a myriad of inexpensive reliable magazines available today. With so many choices available, it's difficult to discern what magazines rock, and which sink like a stone.

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Three qualities every worthwhile magazine must posses are durability, reliability and affordability. However, there is also an incalculable "cool-factor" that influences every shooter more than they'd like to admit.. Many available options master one or two of these guiding principles, but only a few have all. Here are seven magazines AR-15 owners can't live without.

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