This is a gear review of the HexMag Series 2 AR-15 30-Round polymer magazine. I first came upon these when I was shopping for new magazines for my AR pattern rifles over at GunMagWarehouse.

The price was right at $9.99, and being that they are selling at 33% less than the Magpul PMags, I decided to get a few. The magazine spring is stainless steel for corrosion resistance, and you can disassemble the magazine without using any tools. The magazine follower is safety orange, but more on that in a minute.

The construction is sturdy, and I especially like that the hex pattern on the magazine enhances grip, especially if your hands are wet. Speaking of wet hands, HexMax also makes grip tape to make the outside of the magazine easier to hold on to. The biggest flaw with this tape is that it is not available in any colors other than black or grey. The other major drawback to the tape is that it is out of stock.

One of the things that I like is the ability to order color identification kits. These kits allow you to change out the follower and dust cover of a magazine. This allows rapid identification of different loadings or calibers (say 300 Blackout, or different bullet weights). You can get them in any one of seven different colors, and they sell in packs of four for $7. I didn’t buy any, but it’s nice to know that they are available. You can see that the color code is visible from the base as well:

They engage my rifles well, and there are no problems with them at the range. The fed and operated flawlessly.

For the price, I recommend them. Keep stocking up on mags, guns, and ammo. You can resupply friends, or even resell them later. At least their value isn’t being destroyed by inflation.

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dave in pa. · June 17, 2022 at 11:15 am

try out duramag. they sell a stainless steel ones that are great.
never cared much for plastic mags. had too many feed lips crack on them. yes, magpul. I still have a bunch , but use them for the range and nothing else. everything else is either duramag or old GI ones.
recoil gunworks has them at 10-11 bucks a pop. best price online I found so far. and their AR 10 mags are just great. never a feed problem.
can’r say the same for magpul ones.

joe · June 17, 2022 at 9:39 pm

fan of the gi metal mags myself…besides, i have a bunch of mil surplus mag pouches and they magpuls don’t fit right in them…am a fan of the glock magpul mags though, they work great and fit in any normal pistol mag pouch…

Jonathan · June 17, 2022 at 11:49 pm

I’ve had good success with the Hexmags.
I have had LOTS of trouble with the metal GI surplus mags.
I have some pmags but haven’t used them enough to rate yet.

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