Russian firm PUF GUN — Perfect Units for Guns — released a set of head-turning quad-stack magazines for AK-74-pattern firearms that are starting to make their way into the U.S. These monster “coffin” magazines hold twice as much as a standard mag — 60 rounds of 5.45x39mm.
Designed for competition use the PUF GUN “Four-Row” mags feature a modern polymer construction with reinforcing ribs and added grip texturing for use with gloves. PUF GUN makes them in khaki, sand, olive drab and of course, black.
Loaded quad-stack magazines are a little heavy but empty they only way a fraction more than double-stack magazines. Unloaded these quad-stack mags weigh just under 10 ounces — loaded with 60 rounds of ammo it’s going to be a little over two pounds.
A small number of these magazines hit the streets late last year and so far feedback has been mostly positive.
These don’t have steel reinforcements which helps keep prices down. Still, these are somewhat uncommon and the AK community can be pretty eclectic — a standard price will be hard to pin down.
They are available from American retailers like Legion Firearms for $99. The retail price in Russia is closer to $70.
PUF GUN makes AK magazines in many other varieties and prices for their more commonly patterned magazines are very affordable. Hopefully, once the freshness of these 60-rounders wears off, prices will come down.
It will also be nice to see a military-grade version of these mags with steel reinforcements. There’s a lot of variety in AK builds and some guns can be really tough on magazines.
PUF GUN wouldn’t be the first company to develop all-polymer magazines then follow them up with steel-reinforced versions. Industry leader Magpul did that exact thing when they broke into the AK magazine business.
Another neat thing to see from this company are some of their transparent magazines. Time will tell how well these hold up, especially with hard use, but these will still be popular based on their novelty alone.