Recently I purchased the standard AUG stock and 7 magazines for it. One magazine is the 42 round magazine which is always the starting magazine, on purpose. When I ordered the stock and the magazines, I was wondering if the magazines would actually fit any of my magazine pouches as well as my AR magazines.
The biggest concern and claim of people looking at the AUG or criticizing it is this notion that the magazines won't fit in AR magazine pouches because they are too thick all the way around. I think the picture above proves that this is an untrue evaluation of the AUG magazines. They are pretty much the same size as a Magpul magazine. The Magpul magazine is bigger around than a STANAG magazine, but not by much.
In the picture above, I am sure you can tell that the AUG magazine is very close in size to the STANAG magazine. The STANAG magazine is very slim and square, obviously, which makes it incredibly easy to fit in almost any mag pouch.
The only characteristic of the AUG magazine design is that it has a different lockup which includes protrusions that act as over-insertion protection and a locking piece. Those tiny pieces do not get in the way hardly at all, do it is not an issue like I had thought previously. The only other thing that is off about the AUG magazine is that the base plates are a bit fat, but no worse than the Magpul magazines. Overall, I like the AUG magazines for their smooth feeding, light weight, transparent characteristic, and their slightly better reputation for durability and reliability. I look forward to testing these magazines more in the future, but I can tell you already that I have had nothing but good things happen with them so far. They have a direct feeding characteristic and are exactly what the AUG was designed to use anyways. Whats not to be happy about. A more reliable set of mags but without sacrificing size and mag pouch compatibility.
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