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5 Best Places to Buy Gun Magazines Online

Need magazines for your gun? We've bought a lot of mags from a lot of places online. Here's five of our favorites that have selection, price, and delivery.

Are you an online gun & gear shopping fan?

You probably already know there’s a multitude of things you can buy online, like ammo, rifle scopes, and even complete firearms–not to mention a plethora of upgrades, accessories, and more.

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One of our favorite things to buy online, though, are magazines…aka freedom seed holders.

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We’re going to talk about why the internet is a great place to buy magazines, as well as our favorite online retailers that we personally trust.

Then go over our favorite picks for a variety of popular guns.

Ready to shop? Let’s get going!

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Why Buy Magazines Online?

Well, for one, the world wide web offers a nearly endless array of options–generally much better than the local gun store. If it’s been made, you can find it online.

This is great for people who want magazines for rarer weapons or have specific preferences for their magazines.

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Quite simply, your local gun store probably doesn’t have the benefit of a warehouse’s worth of stock the way an online retailer does, so they’re only going to stock what they know will sell.

Another reason is the cost. Often, online retailers can offer magazines at fantastic prices since they don’t have nearly the same operating costs as your local gun shop. Even with shipping accounted for, you may be able to save a few bucks.

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Adding onto that–there’s a chance you may not need to pay sales tax on your purchase, which is always welcome.


Now, let’s move on to the part you’re really here for–our favorite places to buy magazines online.

5 Best Places to Buy Magazines Online

1. Gun Mag Warehouse

Gunmag Warehouse

Folks, it’s right there in the name. Gun Mag Warehouse is an online retailer that carries just about every magazine you could hope for, including options for rifles, handguns, shotguns, and magazine accessories.

As they put it, “We aim to provide new and veteran gun enthusiasts with every magazine that is currently in production, in-stock and ready to ship.”

We’re a big fan of their 60-day return period (with no restocking fees!), as well as their phenomenal customer service reps that go above and beyond to take care of you.

Most items ship from about $4.99, so you won’t have to break the bank on shipping without that sweet, sweet Amazon Prime.

Their site is also super easy to navigate and filter results, so you can quickly shop for what you need, rather than paging through results page after results page, looking for California compliant magazines.

And a big shoutout for supporting CA during Magazine Freedom Week.

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2. Brownells

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If you’ve been around Pew Pew Tactical for a bit, you’ve probably noticed that we really love Brownells. And what’s not to love?

They’re one of the leading suppliers of all things guns, from accessories and ammo to gunsmithing tools and firearms–and magazines, of course!

Not only does Brownells offer a huge variety of magazines and magazine accessories, but they also have some of the best prices around. They even offer some great deals if you keep an eye out.

(Psst! Check out our Gun Deals of the Day, and we’ll do all the hard work for you.)

They also make it easy to hunt for just what you need with a robust set of filters. They make it easy to calculate shipping, just by inputting your zip code, and they’re really reasonable on their shipping prices.

You also can’t beat their customer service and easy return process!

3. Palmetto State Armory

Our friends over at the Palmetto State Armory are another great source for all your magazine needs.

They’ve got more than 700 different magazines from all the leading manufacturers–talk about variety!

PSA is a veteran-owned business that’s dedicated to being a friendly one-stop-shop for amateur to expert gun enthusiasts. They focus on providing top-quality products and customer service, and it shows.

Don’t forget to check their site for promotions and daily deals, as well. They offer free shipping on certain products and have a great clearance section for you bargain hunters.

If you’re in South Carolina, don’t forget to check out one of their five retail locations, which are fully stocked and definitely awesome.

4. Rainier Arms

Rainier Arms

First getting their start in 2005, Rainier Arms is known as a go-to site for high-end AR-15 parts and accessories, but that isn’t all you should be shopping for there.

They’re great at picking up on the hottest new firearm trends and keeping you supplied with old favorites, too. Rainier Arms may not have as enormous of a selection as others on this list, but every offering is hand-picked for its excellence.

Browsing is easy, thanks to the thoughtful filters the site offers, including stock status! We’re pretty excited about that.

Like everyone else on our list, their customer service is amazing. You’ll feel like the only customer in the world with their reps!

5. Sportsman’s Guide

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Sportsman’s Guide is a bit of a unique site, featuring military surplus, boating, camping, power tools, clothing, and, of course, firearms, ammo, and accessories. You can find practically anything outdoors-y here, and for a great price.

We definitely recommend that you join their Buyer’s Club, which nets you 10% off most anything on the site (5% off guns and ammo!). That can add up to a huge savings, but you don’t need us to tell you that.

Even without the Buyer’s Club, their standard deals are pretty dang decent. They even let you filter their offerings by what’s on sale today.

With more than 450 products in the magazine category alone, you’ll have hours of happy browsing with all the top brands.

Sportsman’s guide also has a breezy returns process and a 90-day return policy, for all you procrastinators out there.

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Honorable Mentions

These two companies didn’t make our top five, but we still like them enough that we feel we should mention them.

1. Prepper Gun Shop

Prepper Gun Shop logo

Aside from that bitchin’ logo, Prepper Gun Shop has a lot going for them. They’re passionate about rewarding their customers and stocking the best of the best… as well as helping you prepare your arsenal for the impending zombie apocalypse.

Seriously–how many other companies have flamethrowers just casually listed in their navigation bar?

Hell yes, we say, followed by, Please don’t burn California down again.

Speaking of California, Prepper Gun Shop was one of the first to start selling magazines during California Freedom Week, so we gotta give them props for that.

Among other noteworthy perks offered are the Law Enforcement/Military discount, CA Compliant category on the home page, live chat, layaway, and a great selection of awesome magazines.

2. GrabAGun

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If you’re looking for the best prices out there, it’s a little hard to beat GrabAGun. They’ve got some truly great prices, though you may have to request a quote to see them.

They also offer super low-cost shipping, which is great for those who are buying heavy things, like bulk ammo.

They’ve got literally thousands of magazines in stock from well-known (and some not-so-well-known) manufacturers. You’ve got a good chance of finding some real hidden gems that you didn’t know existed.

Online Buying Restrictions

State laws can definitely make the online buying process a little convoluted, and it’s no fun to have your order canceled and refunded because the seller can’t ship your order to you due to restrictions.

Keeping that in mind, here are a few state restrictions you’ll need to abide by:

  • California: Capacity cannot exceed 10 rounds without law enforcement status verification or high-capacity permits. Magazine repair kits cannot be shipped to CA.
  • Illinois: Certain counties and cities have their own restrictions on capacity, generally 10 or 15 rounds.
  • Colorado: Maximum capacity is 15 rounds.
  • Connecticut: Maximum capacity is 10 rounds. Buyers must provide a copy of their driver’s license and either a state handgun carry permit, long gun certificate, or ammunition certificate
  • District of Columbia (DC): Maximum capacity is 10 rounds.
  • Hawaii: Maximum capacity for handgun magazines is 10 rounds. Rifle magazines are not restricted.
  • Maryland: Maximum capacity is 10 rounds.
  • Massachusetts: Maximum capacity is 10 rounds.
  • New Jersey: Maximum capacity is 10 rounds.
  • New York: Maximum capacity is 10 rounds.
  • Vermont: Maximum capacity is 10 rounds for rifles and 15 rounds for pistols.

Please note: We’re not lawyers and the law is changing constantly, so this isn’t legal advice. Always do your research before ordering.

To Sum It All Up…

The internet is a great thing. It allows us to read our favorite gun blogs (us), watch our favorite GunTubers (again, us), and buy magazines and firearms from all our favorite retailers.

That being said, it can be difficult to know who is on the up-and-up, and who isn’t. We personally use and trust all the retailers on our list, and we hope you’ll love them just as much as we do!

Do you have a favorite place to shop for magazines online? Any places you’d warn others away from? Don’t forget stuff to fill those magazines with. Here are the best places to buy ammo online!

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  • Commenter Avatar
    Brody Cranford

    Don't EVER fall victim to GunMagsOnline!! Crooks!!

    June 1, 2023 11:03 pm
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    Keith P.

    keepshooting. com

    If you live in California, you probably know why.

    December 22, 2022 3:30 pm
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    I have to question the legitimacy of this site because every company mentioned is known for scamming and not providing a good legit service.

    December 17, 2022 1:59 pm
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    Tim Kraushaar

    Grabagun is great. They are local here in Texas but my friend in Virginia buys his ammo from them too. Sign up for sales and sometimes they have discount codes too.

    November 18, 2022 7:09 am
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      Thank you finally something that seems reliable and provides a good service.

      December 17, 2022 2:01 pm
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      Tim Kraushaar

      I forgot to add this originally. If you see the option under the product to "Grab a Quote" take advantage of it. You will get an email back offering you a discounted price. I recently purchased a S&W MP Shield Plus through them. No issues.

      December 17, 2022 2:13 pm
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    Buy Canik TP9SFx from Roll Call Gun Shop at moderate prices. Canik TP9SFx for sale at $480 per pistol with doorstep delivery in 48 hours.

    August 7, 2022 3:29 pm
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    Best place ever used gun mag warehouse very fast shipping also usually got anything

    June 21, 2022 6:01 pm
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    Bemused Berserker

    I've used Midway for most of my extra pistol Mags. Catch them on sale and save between 15 to 25% off LGS prices.
    I live in Colorado, so we're restricted to 15 rounds, but knowing the restriction was coming, I bought about 30 P-Mags for my AR's before it became Law. A stupid and worthless law that is impossible to enforce, as I can go to N. Mexico, Wyoming or Kansas and buy 30 rounders all day. Magazines typically do not have serial numbers or dates of manufacture on them, so how's a Cop supposed to tell if it's Pre or Post Ban? They can't tell.
    I found a place to pick up an extra magazine for my High Standard Model B (1st year production), but man is it going to be pricey at $80/magazine.

    June 5, 2022 7:31 pm
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    Tim G

    Try finding a mag for a Zastava M70 .32 ACP pistol. 1000's imported, no parts or mags to be found. People, like me, are buying extra guns as part and magazine sources. Thank goodness they're cheap.

    April 30, 2022 9:30 pm
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      Numrich? Gun dot deals? (Gun.deals)

      June 22, 2022 9:29 am
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        Tim G

        Found a seller on eBay that had mags and most parts, no leaf spring or mag catch. I'll find those two eventually! I got all I wanted of what they had. All gone now.

        June 22, 2022 10:03 am
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    Joseph W. Solomon Jr.

    Brownells is a waste. Never anything in stock. Sportsmans can not be trusted. Guess its all about who sponsors this site.

    March 8, 2022 8:05 pm
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    You should take sportsman's guide off your list. They are an awful company, just look them up on BBB.

    March 8, 2022 6:17 pm
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    Anybody know where I can find UZI 9mm magazines …25 Rds & 32 Rds. ??

    October 14, 2021 5:53 pm
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    Keep up the great work, its hard to find good ones.

    July 24, 2021 11:35 pm
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    Anthony S. Burkett

    Does anyone know where can I find original mags for the Polish Randon P64... 9x18mm

    November 16, 2020 12:04 pm
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      I would pick up a copy of the shotgun news, I think it's called the firearms news now and other than searching it out online would be a good bet.

      February 2, 2022 8:20 am
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    ... yes guns are useless without magazines. But both are nothing more than decorative paper weights without ammo. Train, train, train they say. Dry fire skill drills are great, but how do you train for recoil control without ammo. And I’m beginning to doubt the reasons for the ammo shortage. Which by the way, has given rise to the “justified” current pricing.

    November 16, 2020 7:24 am
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    I’ve had good luck with
    Mag commander

    November 15, 2020 7:09 pm
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    In my opinion, you should avoid BuyMyMags.com. Seller sent a magazine that arrived with a defective, broken in half, slide. If you want to return the item, you will have to pay shipping for seller’s defective product. I cannot recommend any seller that does not stand behind their own product.

    August 7, 2020 6:19 am
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    Tommy Rehbein

    CZ MAGAZINES: Greg Cote Ltd.

    April 25, 2020 5:43 pm
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      second that

      July 29, 2020 12:06 pm
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    John Witt

    Shoulda' mentioned Botach.com. They have a good selection and free shipping on everything, with the free shipping often making them the cheapest option. It isn't the easiest site to navigate though, since often the exact mag is chosen through a drop-down list rather than clicking on an image.

    June 9, 2019 7:52 am
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      I second Botach. I buy my OKAY SureFeed mags from them. Can’t beat free shipping.

      June 15, 2019 12:13 pm
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    Another site is Cheaper Than Dirt. Good spot for ammo and parts as well as magazines.

    June 7, 2019 9:43 am
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      Screw Cheaper Than Dirt. After Sandy Hook they significantly jacked up the price of everything and cancelled orders to take advantage of the ensuing panic.

      June 12, 2019 4:36 am
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        Bill Smith

        I second that and go a step further. Those of us behind enemy lines in the peoples republic of maryland are denied access to magazines, even legal 10 round magazines, and ammo thanks to cheaper than dirts policies. Screw them!

        June 12, 2019 11:52 am
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          I third that.
          It's one thing jacking up prices (OK, supply and demand).
          It's a whole other thing to cancel existing orders (otherwise known as a CONTRACT) that were in process and then restock them at the jacked up prices.
          Never bought a single thing from them since.
          They have the worst rep in the gun world (except make IO Inc and their notorious AK abortions)

          July 29, 2020 12:11 pm
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    I have noticed that you NEVER mention MIDWAY USA as a good place to buy things. Midway is just about one of my Favorites and as a general rule they are like Brownells, they don't sell JUNK

    June 7, 2019 8:56 am
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      I agree. Love Midway USA. I bought ammo from them at great prices among other things

      November 16, 2020 6:57 am
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    Grabagun price on factory CZ Scorpion magazine went up $2 from search to product page. Lame.

    June 7, 2019 6:16 am
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    George R

    Try CDNNSports.com They have great prices on mags (esp. Sig)

    June 6, 2019 7:36 pm
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    Robert Craig Hudson

    The Mag Shack, PSA, Botach and Gun Mag Warehouse are my goto places for magazines dependi g on sales and which mags I am in need of stocking.

    June 6, 2019 6:42 pm
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    Joe McCabe

    Gunmagwarehouse just rocks.

    June 6, 2019 5:46 pm
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    Robert Mccallum

    Mag commander and sgammo

    June 6, 2019 5:03 pm
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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    GunMagWarehouse and PSA get my votes; great prices and service.

    June 6, 2019 4:59 pm
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    Larry DeSantis

    Yep, GunMag Warehouse has been the best. I've had feeding problems problems with magazines purchased online from less than reputably sources. Never a problem from these guys and its tough to beat their prices.

    June 6, 2019 4:34 pm
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    Monte Walsh

    Your top 5 picks are all great to deal with. Sign up for their newsletters and know who has the best deals on a weekly basis, sometimes getting additional discounts.

    June 6, 2019 4:11 pm
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    Bill Smith

    Gun Mag Warehouse great people, great prices and great service! Palmetto State Armory not so much!

    June 6, 2019 3:47 pm
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