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High-Capacity Magazine, 60 Round

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

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


MAG5-60 84871315814
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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60 Round Magazine

I have shot my Surefire 60 Round magazine on semi and full auto. The performance was GREAT. No problems with the magazine.

Reviewed by Mike McConnell (Posted on 10/14/13)

surefire mag5-60

Bought two 60-round mags when they first came out have functioned flawlessly for 300 cycles. Would recommend these magazines to any military unit in nato or special ops. I also have four 100-round mags and they are top quality. And I use their flashlights on all of my cars. What a great company.

Reviewed by denbectec (Posted on 10/12/13)

Capacity above 30 with reliability

When you get above 30 rounds in a magazine, it seems you give up reliability for quantity. Failure to feed trumps any advantage the larger capacity mags may have. I have always just carried more mags. Not so anymore, sure fire has figured it out, the 60-round mag has cycled perfectly using three different brands of manufactured ammo and my own reloads. Not cheap, but they seem to work every time. I am sure the 100 round is as reliable, but I like the balanced weight distribution on my 556 sig with the 60 round and fear the added weight of the 100.

Reviewed by JDSGC (Posted on 10/12/13)


this mag is great it doesn't snag on anything nice and smooth cleans up easy great spring and follower. thanks, surefire.

Reviewed by rich v. (Posted on 10/12/13)

doesn't work very well at all....

Pulled right out of the packaging, put 60 rounds in it and fired. It shot about 10 before it jammed. I got the follower to unstick and then I put it back in for another 10 rds or so before it jammed again. This happened a total of three times in the same first 60 rds I used it. Lastly...I lost about 8 total rounds trying to free the follower when it got stuck.

Rifle: HK MR556A1
Bought three of these mags.

Reviewed by jimmie (Posted on 10/12/13)

surefire 60 magazine

Fully functions on semi auto, and full auto. No jamming or misfeeds. The only con if it is one would be the unit gets a little heavy, but hey that's what slings are for, right!?
Bottom line: This is a great magazine and is fully worthy of the Surefire name.

Reviewed by Jason Trahan (Posted on 10/12/13)


Performs as advertised.

Reviewed by CMT (Posted on 10/12/13)


High capacity, professional quality, and reliable functioning. I keep this mag as my ready mag, so its constantly loaded. To date, it has not had any feed issues. As far as price, its not cheap, but its worth it.

Reviewed by Philip Walton (Posted on 10/12/13)

Edhube Gun Club

I have used and it works great with no problems. I had my doubts about the possibility of a malfunction, but it has worked flawless every time i used it, either semi or full auto.

Reviewed by Ron Clayton (Posted on 10/12/13)


Excellent magazines! Expensive but worth it.

Reviewed by Gil Gladding (Posted on 10/12/13)