We are proud to announce that within a matter of days we will be going live with a new program. Due to a bill currently moving through the Colorado legislature, there is the possibility that Colorado residents’ ability to purchase standard capacity magazines will soon be infringed. Before that happens, and Magpul is forced to leave the state in order to keep to our principles, we will be doing our best to get standard capacity PMAGs into the hands of any Colorado resident that wants them.
Verified Colorado residents will be able to purchase up to ten (10) standard capacity AR/M4 magazines directly from Magpul, and will be given immediate flat-rate $5 shipping, bypassing our current order queue.
Our customers outside of Colorado, please know that our PMAG production will continue at an ever-increasing rate until we do relocate, shipments to our distributors in other states will continue, and that we do not expect relocation to significantly impact PMAG production. We are also aware that Colorado is not the only state with existing or pending magazine capacity restrictions; we are working on programs for other affected states as well.
Full details and instructions will be announced when we are able to go live; please watch here for the coming announcement.
Magpul displayed its newest evolution of the PMAG at the Modern Day Marine 2012 conference. As to be expected, MPD has openly stated that this mag is the most durable, reliable unit yet. The geometry of the magazine is similar to that of the EMAG, but features a newly designed follower, a stronger magwell catch, and a new overtravel stud on the rear of the magazine to prevent damage from forceful mag seating. In an interview, Duane Liptak Jr. of Magpul stated that “Even with USGI magazines, you can slam it in there too hard and damage the magazine catch, now you can slam it in as hard as you want.”
In addition to these enhancements, the new magazines feature a slightly slimmer floorplate to make the Gen M3 a bit more mag-pouch friendly. These new units are slated to ship in the coming weeks.
The .300BLK cartridge has taken hold very quickly, and AAC has done it’s due diligence to ensure that the various components they offer for the caliber are available. The caliber runs optimally on a SBR with a suppressor. Several top manufacturers are now producing their own carbines chambered in .300, and we’ve received a lot of questions about what models are available and what we recommend. Here is a sampling of some of the more popular models:
The PWS MK109 Rifle on .300 is one of the lowest priced options currently available that comes with a factory standard rail. Each of these 109s have the following specifications:
next, the LWRC PSD is a popular option – many recognize LWRC as one of the fore-runners of the piston AR – LWRC has been no stranger to offering multi-caliber platforms and also offers the PSD in 5.56 and 6.8SPC. This model features the following:
Caliber: .300 BLK
Barrel Length: 8.5″
Weight (unloaded): 6.5lbs
Length (overall): 25″ – 28.3″
Rate of Fire: Semi-Auto
Rifling: 1/8″ RH (.300 BLK)
Stock/Pistol Grip: Magpul MOE/Magpul MIAD
Sights: LWRCI Folding BUIS Front and Rear
Magazine: Magpul 30 rd. P-Mag (.300 BLK)
Muzzle Device: A2 Birdcage 5/8×24 TPI (.300 BLK)
Noveske has entered the 300BLK arena with several builds, with the shortest current model being the 8″ Lo-Pro configuration. This build comes with:
8″ 300 AAC BLACKOUT Stainless Barrel
1 in 8″ twist rifling Extended Feed Ramps
Beadblasted finish on barrel
Pistol length gas system
Low-profile gas block pinned to barrel
Forged Vltor MUR upper receiver featuring an anti-rotation interface with the handguard
7″ free floated handguard w/ 1913 rails
Shot peened and MP tested bolt
Auto carrier with properly staked carrier key
Gun Fighter Charging Handle
Blackout 51T Flash Suppressor
Upper Weight: 3 3/4 lbs
Rifle includes above plus:
Forged Gen II Lower
Mil-Spec receiver extension
Noveske QD End Plate, staked
Vltor iMod Carbine stock
Flip-up front and rear sights (NOT INCLUDED ON UPPER)
The PMAG has increased in popularity exponentially since it’s initial announcement and release in 2007, many law enforcement units continue to use the magazine despite the new Army recommendation as there has been no clear direction to how this decision was reached or what actual safety issue had arisen. We will keep an eye out to see if more information is provided as to why this decision was reached and how new designs might be adapted to fit future standards to improve the “accepted” model magazine.
This is the official info as pulled from TACOM
TACOM LCMC MI 12-021 M4-M16 Improved Magazine and the Use of Commercial Magazines
DTG: 301307Z Apr 12
Subject: Maintenance Information (MI) Message, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, (TACOM LCMC) Control No. MI: 12-039, M4/M16 Improved Magazine NSN 1005-01-561-7200, Part Number: 13021312, Cage Code: 19200, Old Magazine NSN
1005-00-921-5004, Part Number: 2411362962382, Cage Code: 13629, and the use of commercial magazines. End Items: M16A2 NSN 1005-01-128-9936, M16A3 NSN 1005-01-357-5112, M16A4 NSN 1005-01-383-2872, M4 NSN 1005-01-231-0973, and M4A1 NSN 1005-01-382-0953.
a. This is a Maintenance Information (MI) Message. Commanders/Directors of Army Commands (ACOM)/Army Service Component Commands (ASCC)/Direct Reporting Units (DRU), Army National Guard (ARNG), US Army Reserve (USAR)
Command, US Navy (USN), US Air Force (USAF), US Marine Corps (USMC) and other Service Commanders and Responsible Offices will retransmit this message to all subordinate Commanders/Activities.
b. This message will be available on the Safety First Web Site located on the TACOM Unique Logistics Support Applications (TULSA) portal within twenty-four hours of transmission. Access to the Safety First Web Site requires CAC Card authentication. You must first request access to the Safety First Web Site. To request access click here
https://tulsa.tacom.army.mil. For assistance, email the TULSA Helpdesk at XXX. The Safety First Web Site also has the
capability to email Safety and Maintenance messages directly to your inbox. To subscribe to the mailing list, click on, E-Mail Subscriptions, on the Navigation bar.
2. Issue: TACOM has become aware of units ordering 30 rd. commercial (i.e. polymer, etc.) magazines for their M4/M16 family of weapons. The M4/M16 Army authorized magazines are the following: NSN 1005-00-561-7200 (improved magazine) and NSN 1005-00-921-5004 (older magazine; use until exhaustion).
3. User Actions: TM 9-1005-319-10, the Additional Authorized List (AAL), states that NSN 1005-00-921-5004 is authorized, as well as NSN 1005-00-561-7200. Units may use the older magazine NSN 1005-00-921-5004 with the green follower until exhausted. The improved magazine is available in stock, NSN 1005-00-561-7200, and has a tan follower. The improved magazine features an improved follower and follower spring. These new features help to reduce the risk of magazine-related stoppages. Units are only authorized to use the Army authorized magazines listed in the technical manuals. Remember; “tan-is the plan, green-start to lean, black-take it back.” Magazines with the black follower are the oldest and should be turned in to your unit supply sergeant or local supply point.
4. Unit Commanders, contact your local TACOM LCMC Logistics Assistance Representative (LAR) or your State Surface Maintenance Manager upon receipt of this message for assistance. For assistance in locating your TACOM LCMC LAR, see below.