Each French FAMAS magazine pouch appear to have seen some light use. Nevertheless, they remain in excellent condition and are far from the end of their service lives. Those looking for a magazine pouch suitable for carrying up to three magazines or a unique piece of French military surplus are sure to find the French FAMAS magazine pouch an excellent option.
Made almost entirely of nylon construction and features a traditional olive drab coloring. The nylon is held together with the reinforced military-grade stitching found throughout. The pouches themselves are tri-chambered pouches, meaning that each pouch features three distinct pouches, with each designed to accept a single magazine. Additional features includes a singular Velcro® closure flap with a lift tab, dual belt loops and a lanyard rig.
The French FAMAS magazine pouch appears to be designed for the original 25-round magazines, but will also accept a number of other firearm magazines including M1 carbine magazines and 20-round M16 magazines.
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Got two of these to try for my 20 round aluminum AR-15 mags, and if I use spacers on the bottom to make the tops protrude a bit, these will fit the bill nicely. The first of two is a different construction with lighter-weight material and is very tight with the AR mags inserted, so much so that if there isn't any of the base to grab onto, it's going to stay there until I empty the back two cells first.
The other pouch was of identical to construction to the image on the site and fits the AR mags a little more loosely, which is perfect. The metal rings on each pouch had active corrosion that I'll have to take care of sooner or later, and each appears to have seen a little use. All in all, great stand-in pouches for my 20 round GI AR-15 mags that sit around otherwise.
I bought one of these when they were still being sold as m1 carbine mag pouches. Excellent condition, If they were ever issued they were well taken care of. They are an odd size, as is they are not quite right for any magazine that I’ve tried. They work ok as is; you might want to try using something as a space filler if you want to use these for m1 carbine mags.