When it comes to owning and operating an AR-15, there are many factors to consider, such as the type of ammo you use and the accessories you choose. But perhaps one of the most critical aspects of your rifle is the magazine that you use. After all, the magazine is responsible for feeding your firearm with the ammunition it needs to function, and without a reliable magazine, your shooting experience can quickly become frustrating and unproductive.
So, what are the different types of magazines available for the AR-15, and how do they differ from one another? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the various types of magazines and ammo that are commonly used with the AR-15, and explain why Phantom Tactical USA is the go-to source for high capacity magazines that will take your shooting game to the next level.
Types of Magazines for the AR-15
There are several different types of magazines available for the AR-15, each with its own unique set of features and benefits.:
- Standard Magazines: Standard magazines are the most common type of AR-15 magazine and are typically designed to hold 30 rounds of ammunition. Standard magazines are commonly available in stamped steel construction, stamped aluminum construction, and polymer construction. Some are even available with capacities of only 20 rounds or less, typically for places or uses where laws prohibit higher capacity.
- Extended Capacity Magazines: Extended capacity magazines are designed to hold more than 30 rounds of ammunition. Popular among competitive shooters, law enforcement, and military personnel who need to be able to fire multiple rounds quickly and efficiently, they also make for a fun range day! Extended capacity magazines can hold anywhere from 40 to 100 rounds of ammunition, depending on the size and design. Phantom Tactical USA magazines hold 50 rounds!
- Drum Magazines: Drum magazines are one type of extended capacity magazine.They are round like a drum and can hold up to 100 rounds of ammunition. However, drum magazines can be heavy and bulky, and more complicated to load than other types of magazines. They are also considerably more expensive.
- Magazine Couplers: Magazine couplers are accessories that allow you to attach two or more magazines together, effectively doubling or tripling your ammunition capacity. Of course, with a coupler you still have to release the empty mag, reposition the coupled magazines, and insert the next full mag.
Types of Ammo for the AR-15
When it comes to selecting the right ammo for your AR-15, there are several factors to consider, including bullet weight, caliber, and velocity. Here are some of the most popular types of ammo used with the AR-15:
- .223 Remington: The .223 Remington is a lightweight, high-velocity round that is ideal for target shooting, hunting, and self-defense.
- 5.56 NATO: The 5.56 NATO is similar to the .223 Remington but has a higher chamber pressure. This makes it more accurate over long distances, making it a popular choice for competitive shooters and military personnel.
- .300 AAC Blackout: The .300 AAC Blackout is a relatively new cartridge that is designed to be compatible with the AR-15 platform. It’s typically a subsonic round with heavier bullet weight that can be used with a suppressor for much quieter shooting sessions, and can be used for everything from target shooting to hunting and self-defense.
Why Choose Phantom Tactical USA Products?
When it comes to high capacity magazines for the AR-15, choosing a locally made product by experienced firearm enthusiasts can make all the difference. That’s why Phantom Tactical USA is the go-to source for customized high capacity magazines in Ohio. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose Phantom Tactical USA for all your magazine needs:
- Locally Made: At Phantom Tactical USA, our high capacity magazines are made right here in Ohio. Even the stainless steel spring is made in Ohio. .
- Customized Designs: Our magazines are not your average off-the-shelf products. With all the space available on the sides, it’s a great place to display graphics or make a statement. We specialize in customized designs that are tailored to meet your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for black, FDE flat dark earth, ODG outdoor green, or TG tungsten gray color, or custom graphics, we can create a magazine that is unique to you!
- Quality Materials: We only use high-quality materials in the manufacturing of our magazines. From the materials used to the manufacturing process, we take great care in ensuring that our products are reliable, durable, and long-lasting. You can trust that our magazines will withstand the rigors of heavy use and perform flawlessly every time.
- Exceptional Customer Service: At Phantom Tactical USA, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. Our team of experts is always available to answer your questions and help you find the perfect magazine for your needs. We believe in building long-term relationships with our customers, and we go above and beyond to ensure that you are satisfied with your purchase.
At Phantom Tactical USA, we offer locally-made, high-quality, reliable magazines.. Trust us to take your shooting game to the next level with our exceptional products and customer service. So why wait? Browse our selection of high capacity magazines today and see for yourself why Phantom Tactical USA is the go-to source for all your magazine needs.