2008: After decades of troop requests, a
manufacturer (Lancer Systems) has produced a plastic magazine for M-16 type
rifles, that is rugged, translucent (to quickly show the user how many rounds
they have left) and reliable. The Lancer Systems 30 round magazines weigh a
quarter pound and cost about $19 each. Users report the magazines are very
durable and reliable.
been many plastic M-16 magazines over the last four decades, but none combined
durability and that see through element well.