Gun magazines come in all different shapes and sizes. Here, we’re going to talk about what to look for in an AR magazine.
What is an AR? The acronym for Assault Rifle. An AR, is a magazine-fed, air cooled rifle with a rotating lock bolt, to be specific. There are different types including semi-automatic and selective fire variants. The materials used to make an AR include aluminum alloys and synthetics.
Not only law enforcement but also civilians all around the world use AR’s. This is due to their great accuracy and the different ways they can be used.
What about ammo? The box magazine, typically used in handguns in rifles is also used in AR’s. To be more specific, there is a type of box magazine called the horizontal that is specific to AR’s. As the name suggested it’s a horizontally mounted system that sits parallel to the barrel that fits the top of the receiver. One type that’s a favorite is the AR-57 that fires 5.7x28mm rounds as opposed to the standard FN P90 magazines.
Standard issue magazines
For AR’s, the standard issue are 20-30 round staggered column magazines or a traditional box magazine with 40-45 round capabilities. Materials used in these magazines range from high-impact plastics, steel or aluminum. Drum magazines also work and have 90-100 rounds. There are also low capacity magazines for AR’s, as low as 5 per magazine. However there is also the option to buy extended capacity magazines with 60-100 rounds per.