When it comes to shooting or anything firearm related really, there are very many options out there. Some times too many. Finding the right rifle for yourself can take countless hours of research, testing and finding out what your wallet can handle. When it comes to accessories, it’s still the same. There are parts that are fun or make your weapon look cooler no matter if you really need it for functionality or not. But there’s one piece of equipment that you will always need and that is a magazine. Your source of ammunition is extremely important and has to be reliable and durable.
I was given the opportunity to test out the 2nd series of SENTRY Hexmag for my AR15. They are also available in the AR10 platform and compatible with a wide range of rifles including the SCAR 16. There are many great features to these mags and I’ll try to cover them all. First off, let’s go to the design. The Hexmag comes with their signature HEXTURE design pattern that gives the product a great look, but also has a great feel for grip purposes.
The material itself is their POLYHEX2 composite which gives the mags the physical toughness needed for the serious shooters that don’t think twice about beating up their gear if it means getting the job done. While working with these mags, one of my main focuses was making sure it would hold up in extreme conditions and be able to take a beating.
We did everything from dropping full mags on the concrete, toss them out of a moving vehicle, dragging them across the ground, running them over with a vehicle, and banging them around inside a vehicle. Basically everything except for shooting the damn things.
Looking at the functionality of the insides, the SENTRY Hexmag is made with a self-lubricating, anti-tilt follower with heat treated, stainless steel springs for longer storage. For easier and faster loading in the field, the mag is equipped with stripper clip guides (which was not available with the 1st series) to take away from having to load one round at a time. Another really cool feature that has been introduced by Hexmag, is their HexID system.
No more need for tape and sharpies when you are working with different kinds of ammunition or when you need to keep track of who’s is who’s. The HexID system is a unique color coded method for identifying your mags. They come in 8 different colors and take less than a minute and no tools to install. Simply pop off the bottom of your mag, pull out the spring and replace the plastic indicators, reattach and you’re set.
Now you’re able to properly differentiate your mags when they are in your kit. Now if that’s still too complicated for you, the magazines themselves also come in 4 different colors (Black, Grey, OD Green and Flat Dark Earth) that you can personalize your ammo too. And lastly, Hexmag also offers different colored grip tape, that are pre cut for you to peel and place perfectly inside the hexagonal pattern on the outside of your magazine.
With all these great features, they must cost a fortune right? You can purchase these mags straight from the Hexmag website for $14.99 which is a little less the other top name competitors. Not a bad deal. So overall, this is a fantastic product. They offer great functionality along with a great look and style that you can customize to fit your needs. I had a ton of fun being able to review these. If you’re in the market for some new magazines, I highly recommend the Series 2 SENTRY Hexmag.
They also offer a wide range of other products such as pistol grips, range bags (single gun and multi gun, which I hope to get my hands on), backpacks, rail covers and more. Anything you need to make your firearm more personal to you. Their products are also made in the USA, can’t beat that.
Durability: 5 out of 5 stars
Cost: 5 out of 5 stars
Functionality: 5 out of 5 stars
Personalization: 5 out of 5 stars
Style: 5 out of 5 stars
Total: 25 out of 25
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