Our selection includes box and high-capacity drum magazines, as well as stripper clips and half-moon clips made for a variety of firearms. Whether you’re searching for a replacement, spare, or more firing capacity, Guns.com has your magazine needs covered.
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A magazine, sometimes called mag for short, is a device that holds and feeds bullets to a firearm. While magazines are sometimes called clips, this is technically an incorrect term.
There are several different types of magazines, and they are typically made of metal or synthetic polymer. And while some magazines are compatible with multiple firearms, a firearm will not function properly without the right kind of magazine.
Detachable box magazines are the most common type of mag and are used with various handguns, rifles, and shotguns. They are rectangular and box-like in shape, hence the name. The bullets in box magazines are automatically arranged internally in one or two columns. One-column models are referred to as single-stack and two column models are called double-stack. For most pistols, the arrangement of the bullets in the magazine will determine, in part, the size of the grip. Single-stack magazines allow for the slimmest grip and double-stack designs provide a greater capacity.
Other types are rotary and drum magazines. Typically found on rifles and less commonly found on shotguns. Rotary magazines have a cylinder shape with the bullets arranged around the center. Drums are the granddaddy of all “large capacity” magazines and are probably most well-known for their iconic pairing with the Tommy gun. Shaped like a small drum, these magazines can be used with rifles, shotguns, and handguns. The capacity varies, but they most commonly hold 50 to 100 rounds.
Other firearms utilize internal or integral magazines, which are located inside and are a part of the gun. These types are not quickly detachable like box, rotary, and drum magazines and are only changed out by taking apart the firearm.
While you have some choice in brand, material, and capacity your gun, whether it be a pistol, rifle, or shotgun, is made to accept a certain type of magazine. If it’s made for a detachable box magazine, a rotary mag will not work with your gun, and no amount of coercing will change that fact. The owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website should state what type of magazine is recommended for your gun.
Our website also provides easy search functions that allow you to search by manufacturer, brand fit, caliber, capacity, and more. And as always, if you have any questions about your purchase our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always willing to provide assistance.
There are numerous brand choices available and depending on the firearm you’re not always limited to the same brand as your gun.
There are plenty of aftermarket mags from which to choose and many offer high-quality and affordable products, making it easier to have an extra one, two or ten mags. We have dozens of brands from which to choose. Some of the most popular magazine brands include: Glock, Kimber, Sig Sauer, Springfield, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Ruger, Walther, and Wilson Combat. Popular aftermarket brands include Magpul, ProMag, Mec-Gar, Browning, Elite Tactical Systems (ETS), and Sentry.
Not all gun owners in all scenarios will want or need an extra magazine. However, having spare magazines on hand does have some advantages.
The most obvious advantage of having multiple magazines is that it near-instantly increases your gun’s capacity. While it does take a bit of time to switch out magazines, it’s certainly less time than it would take to remove, completely reload, then insert a just-used mag.
A greater capacity would be advantageous in a self-defense scenario, as well as other not so life-threatening scenarios. Like when you’re paying an hourly fee for range or class time and want to get the most bang from your buck. So, while deer hunters may not carry a spare mag into the woods, they may certainly see the value of having spares at the range.
Additionally, magazines are an integral part of your firearm and without one your boxes of ammo are worthless. If your magazine wears out or breaks — not counting the +1 round in the chamber — you will be left with a gun that won’t fire. Having a gun without ammo or a gun that won’t fire is like having no gun at all. Keeping spare mags on hand is a great way to ensure you are not left with a non-functioning firearm.
For recreational purposes more magazines equate to more fun! With numerous full magazines on hand you can spend more time plinking cans or steel plates rather than reloading magazines. This rings true for any form of recreational shooting!
Almost all newly purchased firearms will come with at least one compatible magazine and most used guns will as well. Our listings, both new and used, will clearly state how many magazines come with the gun purchase.