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A drum magazine is a type of magazine typically used on light machine guns fed by magazines instead of belted ammunition. This type of magazine has a circular shape with a small rectangular portion on top which goes into the weapon to feed it. These magazines are operated by a very long spring that is compressed in a spiral pattern as ammunition is loaded into it, closer and close to the center. Some drum magazines, namely ones for Kalashnikov-pattern weapons, have a crank on the back to wind the spring in, while others, like the Magpul D-60 for STANAG-compatible firearms, has a folding lever on the front that is pulled on to load a few rounds, and then requires another pull. Most magazines of this style are single-drum, but Beta Company, an Amercian manufacturing company, is the pioneer of the double-drum magazine (two drums, both holding ammunition) with their C-Mag (C for Century, referring to their 100-round capacities) line of products for many weapon platforms in different calibers.


The drum magazine is available for the Galil and the Galil SAR. It upgrades the capacity from 35 rounds to 75 rounds and it also changes the reload animations.

Insurgency: Sandstorm[]

"Increases each magazine to a 50 round capacity."
— In-game description

The Drum Magazine is a magazine attachment featured in Insurgency: Sandstorm.


  • The attachment almost doubles the reload times of both weapons, and the reload animations change drastically when the attachment is equipped.
  • In reality, no drum magazine built specifically for the Galil series of rifles exists. The magazine that the attachment was modeled after was probably an magazine for an AK-type rifle. Despite this, the original Galil is a modified AK-47 in a NATO-standard chambering, it is safe to assume that Kalashnikov-pattern magazines built for .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO could fit and function in a 5.56 Galil, and a 75-round single-drum magazine for AK-type weapons in .223 does exist, and it is made by Norinco.