The mags are dirt cheap to make. They are almost identical to the d-mags coming out from rap4. They also sell a 2 pack of them for only $20-$24 depending on capacity...Having one of our guys at cup last weekend spending about 2 hours going over this thing head to toe with the lead designer, we got some incredible insights into the DAM. This marker is the culmination of almost 3 years of design, testing and research by Dye. The gun is worth every penny of that $1300 price point. It blows me away every time I sit down and look over the specs and features.