PMAG Gen 2 vs Gen 3: A Comparison

Magpul has been behind some of the most reliable firearm products in the world for over a decade. Their polymer PMAG magazines have seen use and abuse in nearly every environment on Earth and will continue to do so for a while given the green light from Uncle Sam and militaries across the globe.

A question we often get is “What, exactly, are the differences between Gen 2 and Gen 3 PMAGS?” Well, you’re in luck — we’ll spell out the differences below so you can get the right PMAG for your application. This article is part of our ongoing Guide to Everything AR.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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