Surefire 60 and 100 Round AR-15 / M16 Box Style Magazines

  • More info at Defense Review – HERE

Pretty awesome looking, I want a 100 rounder just for kicks. Unfortunately they are not available yet, and there is no mention of them on SureFire’s own website yet either.

Seems like a decent idea because the biggest one has the same capacity same as the Beta C-Mag drums, is cheaper, and is in a more compact package with less components.

The quad stack magazine isn’t a new idea. There are some pictures of a rare AK version I posted about HERE.

I’m aware that there was some whisper a while back of a Magpul quad stack mag as well… Just vapor ware still though for that.

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Nate December 6, 2010 at 12:57 am

Plans have been made and finished, and patent has been processed already that I can tell.

http://www.patentstorm.us/applications/20100126053.html

http://www.scribd.com/doc/32699459/Pat-20100126053

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Admin (Mike) December 6, 2010 at 01:06 am

Yea that’s just a patent application, which unfortunately doesn’t mean much. I’m sure SureFire has an application of their own filed too.

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Tam December 6, 2010 at 08:09 am

The quad column mags are sometimes referred to as “casket magazines” to distinguish them from single- and double-stack box mags.

I had a SITES Spectre pistol back in the mid ’90s that took either 30- or 50-round 4-column mags.

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Bill December 6, 2010 at 10:47 am

Could this be an alternative to beta mags for the Marines’ IARs? Seriously I cannot see IARs going out with 30 round mags and with the reports that beta mags are not the most reliable, these Surefire 60-100 round mags make sense for the IAR mission.

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Bob Owens December 6, 2010 at 09:02 pm

Bill, I was thinking the exact same thing as I read this. I suspect that the 100-rounder is just too long and unwieldy, but I could certainly see Marine automatic riflemen demanding the 60-rounders for their IARs.

Kind of a “peanut-butter and chocolate” convergence almost seems destined.

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Bill December 7, 2010 at 10:34 am

Saw an article in the Military Times that the IAR is Afghanistan bound (http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2010/12/marine-infantry-automatic-rifle-deploying-to-afghanistan-120610w/) and the units that will be fielding them. I guess just watch for some upcoming pictures of fielded IARs and what mags they’ll use is the final validation.

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Chris December 6, 2010 at 10:48 am

Interesting. I’m concerned about price and weight however. Weight looks like it is distributed more evenly in this sort of design over use of a mag clap however. Being Surefire, I’ve no doubt it will be rugged and reliable.

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El Duderino December 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm

The 100 looks really clumsy. I like the 60rnd model though!

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Pete December 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Weight would be an issue, but then again 100 rounds weighs the same no matter what you stuff them into.

They look really long. I could see the 60 rounder being useful since its around the same size as a 30 rounder, but imagine trying to use the 100 rounder in the prone position.

Still it would be a blast to have at the range.

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Jeff December 6, 2010 at 02:45 pm

I agree, the 100 round version looks awkward. Incidentally, I wonder what strain it has on the mag release

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Ed December 6, 2010 at 03:45 pm

At those prices I’m not interested no matter how reliable they are.

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Perturbo December 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm

The price, you should compare that to a drum mag. My thinking is if it’s stupid and it works it’s not stupid. The main questions are, is it reliable, how are the feed lips, is it prone to denting, in essence how much abuse can this mag take before failure. Because if this is what you have and it fails you have a single shot weapon.

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Jason December 6, 2010 at 11:36 pm

You could always crack someone over the head with it too! Ouch.

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Raph84 December 9, 2010 at 09:00 am

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1200.snc4/155197_473969905686_305851175686_6062266_4508297_n.jpg

A pic Raven Concealment posted to their Facebook page which tagged Travis running a surefire 100rndr… Did they sell the design?

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Raph84 December 9, 2010 at 10:36 am

Magpul sell the design to Surefire that is

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eric January 15, 2011 at 08:56 am

my gun at the gun store seen these in the forums the next day the surefire rep was at the store he asked them when they will be out for sell he said 6 months a week ago and yes they are on there way over seas as we talk firt the army and marines get them then we get them

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west October 14, 2011 at 08:27 pm

I picked up two of the sixty rounders and used them in my kel-tech plr-16. They worked fine except they would not feed the last 4 or 5 rounds. However when I pulled the mag and tapped the rds to the back of the mag they fed fine. This happened to both mags. Maby they should be called 55 round mags?

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