The scar17s has been available for several years now. Always almost impossible to find standard magazines. Like the ammo shortage a while back, no one has a definitive answer to the question: WHY the shortage? It's a hot market, mags selling from $40 to $100 per. Easier to make a mag than the rifle. Why hasn't FN supplied its customers? Please don't tell me the Army is buying them all up. FN seems not to give a damn for its customers. Any ideas? Thanks for your input. Drocko Wanna kill these ads? We can help!