D&H TACTICAL SR-25 MAGAZINE
WEIGHT: 8.9 ounces (20-round with witness holes)
CAPACITY: 20-, 10-, 5-round COLOR: black
MSRP: $25 (20-round)
Known for its affordable USGI magazine for the AR-15, D&H has been in the magazine business for more than 30 years. Its SR-25 pattern magazines are available in two versions: The tactical version features witness holes, crossed support ribs and a red follower. The newer Retro version, which is a direct reproduction of the original SR-25 magazine, features no witness holes, all-vertical ribs and a bright-green follower. Both types have a Teflon-coated carbon steel body. The SR-25 magazine is available in both the shorter, 10-round version and a five-round hunting version that uses a restrictor floor plate. D&H also offers limited runs of the Retro SR-25 model in an aluminum body. However, I would recommend sticking with the steel-body D&H models. Constructed in the same traditional method as the USGI magazine, the D&H lacks the reinforced floor plate, stainless steel body or the laser welding of the LaRue. However, it’s very affordable for a steel magazine—at nearly the same price point as the polymer magazines. Because it is a metal magazine, the D&H has the advantages of durable feed lips, and bullet tip pitting will not be an issue. The D&H magazine worked just as well as the more expensive magazines in my testing AR-10s, other than a few random hiccups on the DPMS GII. Again, the issue is probably from that gun’s shortened proprietary receiver.
A modern, anti-tilt polymer follower is
the only nonmetal part used in the D&H
The metal D&H Tactical magazine offers the performance of the LaRue, but at about one-third the price— in the ballpark of the polymer mags.