View Full Version : M1 Carbine mag?

October 27, 2012, 04:02 PM
What is the best source for 30rd magazines for the new AO Carbine? Thanks in advance, J2.

October 27, 2012, 05:37 PM
KCI makes 30rd mags, but I've noticed they take a bit of persuasion to fit all the way in to the magwell, at least on my Plainfield...

October 28, 2012, 03:01 PM
The Koreans are supposed to be pretty good right now. I don't know if it matters which vendor (re any specific make). I assume most--if not all--o the new or recent prodution mags not claimed to be GIs are Koreans these days. Try www.keepshooting.com/m1-carbine-30rd-magazine.html or www.cheaperthandirt.com.
Edit: I thought another web address fixed but apparently not.

October 28, 2012, 03:17 PM
One thing to know,if you are going to use 30 rd magazines,it is best to have an M-2 magazine catch.The M-1 catch only engages the 2 lugs on the back face of the mag.I have seen those lugs fail with an M-1 catch,ruining the mag.The M-2 catch has a tab on the starboard side that engages a third lug on the side of the magazine..

It will help safeguard your 30 rd mag investment

October 29, 2012, 03:10 AM
I have had no problems with the mags made by Fulton Armory.


GI Joe
November 1, 2012, 03:34 AM

Very reasonable and genuine GI magazines.