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Posted:  11/27/2012 8:14 AM #35304
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Subject: USMC Bans All Polymer Magazines
( Marine Times reports that the USMC ban on all non GI magazines is now official ...Polymer rifle magazines, preferred by many combat troops for their durability, have been banned by the Marine Corps, according to a new administrative message published Monday. Effective immediately, only standard-issue 5.56mm metal magazines are approved, according to the message, signed by Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, the Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for combat development and integration. They have a 30-round capacity with either tan, green or black followers, the internal plate that pushes rounds into a rifle’s chamber....

Marine officials began ad hoc bans on polymer magazines last year, citing concerns over their lack of compatibility with select weapons. The new message from Mills, who doubles as the commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, makes the ban official across the force.

Posted:  11/27/2012 10:37 AM #35306

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OK, so I shouldn't worry about my polymer magazines - the only issue the Marines have is compatibility with some of their other weapons - not reliability, durability, cost, or anything else. I feel better now.

Posted:  11/27/2012 1:09 PM #35308

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Yeah, this went Army wide a little while ago. TRADOC decided to ban all polymers as well. That went over like a lead balloon. The uproar from the troops was so loud that they immediately crawfished and revoked the ban.@import url(;

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