One of the weak points in today's semi-automatic rifle and pistol designs is often the magazine, and it's the first thing that shooters check when encountering a malfunction. To address this reality, C Products Defense incorporated several features into its new DURAMAG design in order to ensure an increased level of reliability and durability. First, C Products Defense stuck with a traditional, all-metal body, with options available in both 6061-T6 aluminum and stainless steel. Company engineers and designers stuck with this material because of its strength in all temperature and humidity conditions. Polymer-bodied magazines are not hydroscopic, and the strength of polymer-based designs can be impacted by fluctuations in the environment.
To increase the durability and service life of its all-metal DURAMAG, C Products Defense coats the interior and exterior of the magazine body with its trademarked T-360 coating. This is a proprietary compound designed to enhance lubricity, improve durability and ease loading and maintenance. Consumers will also find the company's "Post & Hole" body design, with precision-welded seams that aid in strengthening the design. Other features include an anti-fatigue spring designed to withstand the stresses of constant loading and unloading, variables which often shorten the life of magazine springs. DURAMAG springs are topped with a specially designed follower purpose-built to stay level throughout travel to prevent binding and jamming. At the top of the magazine body, consumers will also see a proprietary feed-lip design that positions rounds in an ideal place for trouble-free feeding.
Magazines are available in 20- or 30-round capacities, with caliber-specific designs for 5.56 NATO/300 BLK, 7.62 NATO/6.5 Creedmoor, 7.62x39 mm, 5.45x39 mm, 6.8 SPC/22 Nosler, 224 Valkyrie, 6.5 Grendel, 458 SOCOM/50 Beowulf and Colt-pattern 9 mms. Nine different finish options are available, with black, gray, pink and red magazine-body colors, as well as black, orange, green and gray magazine followers. Pricing varies, depending on caliber and capacity, but 5.56 NATO magazines have been seen for about $12 each at online retailers.