Troy IndustriesÂ makes some of the best weapon accessories on the market, and recently, they started making the Troy BattleMag. The BattleMag isÂ a polymer magazine forÂ M4, M16/AR15, HK416 and FN Scar rifles and carbines, and competes directly with the very awesomeÂ Magpul PMAG.
I’ve been running PMAGsÂ pretty much ever since Magpul began making them, and I’ve always been very happy with their performance. But I really like Troy, so I decided it was time to give the BattleMag a try.
Features and Impressions
The Troy BattleMag feed lips and anti-tilt follower are reinforced for added strength. They have a bolstered floor plate that is set flush so that it will not catch on other magazines when pulled from a pouch. Troy BattleMags come with a flush floor plate and a shock absorbing extended floor plate.
My BattleMags came with the extended floor plate installed, and that’s how I have left them. I like the extension. The mags are very sleek in their design, noticeably slimmer in the body than the PMAG. For me, most of the time this doesn’t matter, but if you find that PMAGs fit a bit snug in your magazine pouch, BattleMags might work better for you.
The other main difference between PMAGs and BattleMags is the floor plate. The BattleMag floor plate fits flush to the magazine body, whereas the Magpul floor plate flares out slightly providing a wider base. I prefer the flush fitting, as it provides a better fit and less snag when coming in and out of magazine pouches, particularly stacked mag pouches.
I have 6 Troy BattleMags, and so far, function has been flawless in my Smith & Wesson M&P 15. I don’t have thousands and thousands of rounds of experience with BattleMags like I do with PMAGs, but so far so good.
Value is another win for the Troy BattleMag. At the time of writing, you could buy a Troy BattleMag for around $13, with 3 pack magazines available. That’s around $2 less than the Magpul PMAG, depending on where you shop.
Troy BattleMags are pretty solid in their design, function and value. Don’t get me wrong, my PMAGs aren’t going anywhere, but if I continue to have flawless function in my AR, my future magazine orders might go to Troy.