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High-Capacity Magazine, 60 Round

MAG5-60 High-Capacity Magazine, 60-Round, for AR-15 variants

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Overall Value
Bad spring

I carry this rifle for work. So I loaded the mag for five weeks with fifty rounds. Upon unloading the mag five weeks later, approx ten rounds just fell out. Apparently the spring lost it's tension. For that much money could of got five. mag-pul mags. Waist of money.

Reviewed by Marvin Bonnstetter (Posted on 2/24/15)

60 round Mag.

Bought one, tried it, no problem, bought the second from another company for $40 less, worked as the first. Have both loaded for 3 months and will try them at 6 months. Like the balance. If there are no problems will buy 2 more, so each AR has three. They fit in my mag pouches. It would be nice if I could see what the remaining count was while in use.

Reviewed by Denis (Posted on 8/9/14)

Surefire reliability issues

I bought four 60 round mags from Gunbrokers. Two each from two different dealers. So far two don't work. They catch after about 15 rounds. I would not purchase anymore unless I could test-fire them first. The other two I have loaded but not used. We'll have to see if those work or not.

Reviewed by Delmar Fairchild (Posted on 7/26/14)

Wasted Money and Ammo

I love my Surefire flashlights, love them! But this 60 rounder was very unreliable for my OBR. I wish it worked for me!! As a result of failure to feed issues, I gave it away for nothin'... If it came down to life or death, I would have supreme Surefire lumens lighting my path, but my rifle would be feeding ammo through a PMAG. Sorry to write this Surefire, but that magazine was freaking expensive, and for that kind of money that stuff needs to work...... EVERY TIME

Reviewed by James (Posted on 7/24/14)

Highly Unreliable

I own 4 Surefire 60 round magazines. I tried them for the first time last week. All of them started immediately having failure to feed problems. The follower will catch on the front of the magazine and dip causing rounds to jam or worse... I hope I can return these. All four of them behave this way... very bad product!

Reviewed by Brendan Lill (Posted on 3/13/14)

Overall Value
60 round Surefire mag

outstanding mag. No issues on semi or full mode on the m16a1.
Very well made magazine.

Reviewed by Mike M (Posted on 2/24/14)

Overall Value
Where was this in the Sixtys

Wonderful product., but was shocked to see same in Sportsman Guide for much less money and free shipping.

Reviewed by J. Lee (Posted on 1/22/14)


outstanding mag. flawless function! high quality construction! extra rounds right at hand with no mag change, crucial difference!

Reviewed by david lipe (Posted on 11/29/13)

Completely unreliable.

Loaded the magazine up first time and couldn't get more than 10 rounds out of it at once without the follower tilting and causing failure to feed issues. Reloaded it a few times and tried and tried again, hoping it would fix with usage, but to no avail. Basically completely useless to me at this point, $90 wasted sitting in my safe.

Reviewed by Louis (Posted on 11/12/13)

surefire difference

No other mag can compare , this is the only mag one needs ...or maybe two surefire MAG5-60

Reviewed by jody gillen (Posted on 10/31/13)


Length 8.70 inches
Width 1.66 inches
Weight Empty 6.4 ounces
Weight Loaded 2.02 pounds


The SureFire high-capacity magazine for 5.56x45 mm (.223 Remington) ammunition, also available in a 100-round version, is compatible with M4/M16/AR-15 variants and other firearms that accept standard STANAG 4179 magazines. Constructed from Mil-Spec hard-anodized aluminum, they feed smoothly and reliably due to optimal geometry, non-binding coil springs, and ingenious nesting polymer followers. The long-lasting springs are cadmium coated for low friction and excellent corrosion resistance. Magazines require no lubricants and can be easily disassembled without tools for cleaning.

SureFire High-Capacity magazines provide distinct tactical advantages: increased initial firepower in ambush situations; fewer reloads overall, which means less downtime and target distraction in a firefight; fast and easy magazine insertion, even with a closed bolt; less bulk compared to drum mags, enabling a normal weapon grip. The 60-round magazine—slightly thinner than two 30-round magazines clipped together and about the same overall length—fits in most dual magazine pouches, eliminating special carry pouches required for drum magazines.

NSN: 1005016112183

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  • Compatible with all weapons that accept standard STANAG 4179 compliant magazines
  • Reliable functioning due to mechanical simplicity and high-quality non-binding coil springs—no lubricants required
  • Long-lasting springs are cadmium coated for low friction and excellent corrosion resistance
  • Easily seated in weapon with bolt forward
  • May be kept fully loaded for extended periods without spring fatigue
  • Only 1.66" thick, less than two 30-round magazines clipped together
  • 60-round magazine is approximately same length as two 30-round magazines clipped together
  • 60-round magazine fits in most dual-mag pouches


    ITAR Notice
    Export of the commodities described herein is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Defense Trade Controls, prescribed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 120-130.

    Restricted Shipping
    Due to potential conflict with state and local laws, we do not ship high-capacity magazines to individual purchasers in certain cities or in the states listed below. However, you may be able to purchase them from a local SureFire Dealer. Magazines ordered through cannot be shipped outside the U.S.

    New Jersey
    New York
    Washington D.C.

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