The Magpul PMAG D-50 is designed to hold 50 rounds of 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Winchester ammunition for SR25/M110 AR-style rifles. (Magpul Industries Corp.)

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Magpul Industries Corp. has introduced a new 7.62mm version of its high-capacity polymer drum magazine.

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Army Photo by 1Lt. Tyler N. Ginter

The Air Force has approved Magpul Industries Corps.’s GEN M3 PMAG, a polymer-based ammunition magazine, for use with small arms and light weapons, becoming the second U.S. military branch to adopt the highly popular accessory this year, Soldier Systems reported on Aug. 29.

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Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd

The AR-15 rifle is America’s rifle. Derived from the venerable M16 rifle platform, the AR is highly versatile, operating in calibers from .22 Long Rifle to .50 Beowulf. We use our rifles on everything from plinking to hunting to self-defense, and often with a few new accessories you can quickly change the rifle’s purpose. Half the fun of having an AR is buying new stuff to use with it. With that in mind, here’s 10 accessories every AR owner needs.

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When it comes down to it, magazines are arguably the simplest mechanism in any firearm; a box with a spring and a follower that feeds bullets into the chamber. But as AR-15-pattern rifles became the standard for military, law enforcement, and civilian shooters alike, the world of AR-15 mags got a little more complicated. Today, not only are there numerous aftermarket magazines for the AR-15, but also a whole host of modifications and accessories for the mags themselves.

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