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**NEW** ETS Group Glock 9mm Mags Available for Pre-Order

Posted on October 26th, 2015 by ar15news

I’m super stoked to see that ETS Group has put their huge line of Glock mags up for pre-order. These have been in testing for a while now making sure they are perfect and are going to be awesome mags. They are offering the 9mm mags first which will include G17 10 round limited, G19 10 round limited, G26 10 round, G19 15 round, G17 17 round, 22rd Competition Legal and G18 31 round mags with a translucent body at a fantastic price point.

I know, you’re probably wondering, “Why is AR15NEWS so excited about Glock mags?”. Its simple, I carry a Glock 19 (9mm) every day and many of you do as well. Aside from that, I also recently built a 9mm Quarter Circle 10 AR that takes Glock mags which is the main reason I want some of these mags. I’ll be putting in an order for a few 22 and 31 round mags as soon as I get done writing up this post. I’ve put some pics and links to all of the ETS Group Glock Mags below. 

ETS Group Glock mags 1“ETS Group G18 31rd Glock Mag in a Quarter Circle 10 Glock AR Lower”

ETS Group Glock mags 1“ETS Group 22rd Competition Legal (141mm) Glock Mag”

ETS Group Glock mags 3“ETS Group G18 31rd Glock Mag”

–  Translucent Body
–  Compatible with Glock and aftermarket floor plates
–  Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grap from mag pouches

–  Extreme Impact Resistance—won’t crack or break when dropped
–  Very resistant to harsh chemicals
–  Superior heat, cold and UV resistance—won’t become brittle over time even when exposed to harsh environments or extreme cold
–  Translucent body—allowing you to see your ammo count and type
–  Creep resistant—the feed lips and body won’t spread when being stored long term even when fully loaded

ETS G17 9mm 10 round limited

ETS G19 9mm 10 round limited

ETS G26 9mm 10 round

ETS G19 9mm 15 round

ETS G17 9mm 17 round

ETS Glock 9mm 22rd Competition Legal (141mm)

ETS G18 9mm 31 round

Hexmag Introduces New Dark Gray Magazine

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by ar15news

Today, Hexmag introduced a new magazine color to the lineup. The Hexmag Dark Gray magazine is available for purchase now, making the available colors Black, FDE, OD Green and now Dark Gray. The Dark Gray Hexmag will look great with many other Dark Gray accessories on the market. Hexmag Dark Gray magazines are available in 30 round, 15 round and 10 round capacities. (Shown with optional Hexmag Grip Tape). Personally, I think the Dark Gray mag with the Hexmag Grip Tape looks sweet. For more information go to

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hexmag dark gray ar15 magazine 3

Hexmag Gray AR15 magazine 1


First two photos courtesy of Tracerx.  You can follow him on his Facebook or Instagram.

NEW BRITAIN, CT (September 1, 2015) – Previously only made for the U.S. Government, Okay Industries AR-15 .223/5.56 magazines are now available commercially for manufacturers, law enforcement and civilian shooters. Coveted by U.S. soldiers, Government Agencies and sought after by civilian shooters alike, OKAY magazines are renowned for reliable feeding and flawless performance in any Mil-Spec AR-15 compatible platform. Since co-developing the original 30 round M16 magazine with the U.S. Military in 1973, OKAY magazines have earned a reputation as the best USGI versions available. Called SureFeed®, these appropriately named magazines are perfect for any Mil-Spec AR-15 modern sporting rifle.

Okay Industries Magazines 2

SureFeed® USGI type magazines are 100% made in the U.S.A. with components that meet or exceed demanding Mil-Spec requirements. The magazine bodies & floor plates are made from lightweight aluminum and heat treated to Mil-Spec for strength and durability. All magazines are hard coat anodized and available with either a Mil-Spec dry film lube grey finish or Tactical Black PTFE finish. A four-way, anti-tilt, self-lubricating non-hygroscopic resin follower and high performance Mil-Spec stainless steel spring keep rounds properly aligned and tensioned for flawless performance.

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Reliability is the most important quality for any magazine. Okay Industries achieves this reliability through extensive quality controls. Every magazine goes through an exhaustive battery of inspections and tests before being shipped. Some of the areas tested include weld integrity verification, feed lip tolerance and material quality. This all leads up to the final proprietary qualification where each magazine is tested for fit and function. This proprietary inspection and testing process and the resulting superior quality of SureFeed® magazines is why OKAY has been a supplier to the U.S. Government since 1973.

SureFeed® magazine are now available in 30, 20 and 10 round capacities with an MSRP of $18.95-$19.95

Distributor and Dealer inquiries: (860) 225-8707 or email ###

About Okay Industries

Founded in 1911 as The B. Jahn Manufacturing Company and renamed Okay Industries, Inc., in 1968, Okay has grown into a diverse contract manufacturing company producing exceptional metal stampings and machined components and assemblies for medical device, automotive and industrial industries as well as firearms and defense customers. Okay has a long history of producing magazines, having made over 30 million magazines since WWII for the venerable M1 Carbine and M16/M4 rifles. Okay Industries is headquartered in New Britain, CT.

200 Ellis Street New Britain, CT 06051 (860) 225 8707

Cross Machine Tool Hex Lower Pre-Order

Posted on August 7th, 2015 by ar15news

Have you seen the new “Hex” billet lower from Cross Machine Tool? The CMT Hex lower features a hex pattern that matches up perfect to the pattern on the very popular HexMag with a new contoured front mag well and an updated style integrated trigger guard. It will be compatible with Battle Arms Short Throw Ambi Safeties and will also feature the threaded bolt catch pin like all other CMT receivers making assembly roll-pin-less and simple. Rainier Arms has secured the first batch of CMT Hex billet lowers and is letting us put in pre-orders now as they expect these to go fast once they arrive.

You can pre-order the new CMT Hex billet lower and pick up some HexMags at

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Rainier Arms 4th of July / Independence Day Sale

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms has a great 4th of July / Independence Day Sale going on. Pretty much something for every build on sale including Barrels, Muzzle Devices, Mags, Uppers, Lowers, BCG, Complete Uppers, etc. If you’ve got a build going on, you should definitely check out the Rainier Arms Independence Day Sale!

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More items on sale at

Magpul Introduces the New PMAG D60 (60 Round Drum)

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by ar15news

It really was only a matter of time before Magpul decided to venture into the drum mag business. We know they have the expertise to make a high quality affordable magazine and have recently added 40 rounds PMAGs to their lineup. Today they introduced the new PMAG D60 which is a lightweight, compact polymer 60 r0und drum mag. It features a special loading lever to make loading easier, a clear “full magazine indication window” on the back, can be inserted on a closed bolt and holds the bolt open after the last round. It also can be easily disassembled for cleaning. Magpul says it will begin shipping Spring/Summer 2015 with an MSRP of $129.95 but they will not be making “cut-away” or “transparent” models.

The PMAG D-60. Sixty rounds. Reliable, durable, lightweight, shorter than a 30 rd mag, and full of features that make it extremely easy to use. MSRP $129.95. Please not that transparent back and cut-away versions were for testing purposes only, and the solid drum with round indicator window is the variant that will be offered for sale. Shipping Spring/Summer 2015, but you can get a sneak peak of the drum in action at ATAC range day before SHOT show.

AR-15 Cyber Monday Deal – X Products

Posted on November 30th, 2014 by ar15news

X Products Cyber Monday Sale

The Deals are up! Check em out, it’s only on colored drums, but smoking hot prices. These were all special run items for distributors that we had overstock of.

NEW!! Rogue American Apparel Designed Magazine Wraps

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by ar15news

Our good friends at RAA (Rogue American Apparel) and US Night Vision, originator of the Magazine Wrap, have partnered up to infuse RAA awesomeness into USNV Magazine Wraps. RAA is well known for their amazing designs that really focus on the warrior spirit. Now you can add these awesome designs to your existing mags with the RAA version Magazine Wraps. These are sold in 3-packs. Each pack includes one of each design which includes the RAA “With Your Shield” design, Invader Skull and Death Dealers. All three designs are awesome and worthy of being rocked on your 30 round AR magazine.

Rogue American Apparel Mag Wraps

Rogue American Apparel Mag Wrap 2

Bring those nasty old looking mags back to life. Each 3-pack of RAA Magazine Wraps sells for just $19.99 which is pretty affordable when you realize you’re wrapping 3 mags. These are available right now at

NEW!! HexMag FDE and OD Green Mags and 10 & 15 Round Mags

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by ar15news

HexMag brand magazines have really been picking up in popularity lately. They introduced a Black AR-15 magazine a while back with a cool raised Hex pattern that actually adds some additional grip to the mag. They also feature a unique magazine identification system called “HexID” which lets you change the color of the follower and base plate retention tab for quick identification.

Today, HexMag is introducing their new FDE (Flat Dark Earth) and OD Green colored 30 round magazines with matching follower and base pad retention tab colors as well. They are also introducing their new line of “TRUE” 10/30 and 15/30 state compliant magazines. They were nice enough to send me some pre-production samples to take some pics of and let me help them introduce the new products.

People have been asking for an FDE and OD Green versions of the HexMag for a while now. The FDE and OD Green HexMags match very well with most of the popular AR furniture on the market and as with all HexMags, they come with the standard Orange guts.

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 1

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 1

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 1

With the introduction of the new FDE and OD Green colors, HexMag is also introducing matching colored internals as well as part of their HexID system. That means if you didn’t want the standard Orange follower and base pad retention tab you will be able to purchase the FDE or OD Green internals.

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HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 6

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 6

The last new product they are introducing today is their “TRUE” 10/30 and 15/30 state compliant magazines. Basically these are magazines that will only accept 10 or 15 rounds but look like 30 round magazines. The reason they are called “TRUE” is that they have a shorter spring and a riser inside the mag that makes them either a 10 or 15 round mag. The black risers in the photos below are just 3D printed models but give you an idea of what they will look like. HexMag designed the risers with a contour that allows you to wrap some Paracord, etc around the riser. On the 10 round model the riser is longer so I decided to try wrapping some Fishing Line and putting a little package of hooks, weights and a jig in there which fit perfectly. On the 15 round model I put a few matches, cotton balls and a striking surface inside. This works great because the spring stops at the top of the riser so there is no possibility of the items getting damaged or inhibit operation of the mag. Obviously I would not sacrifice 15-20 rounds in a mag personally just to have a little emergency bug out stash but for those who live in states with limits on magazine size, this is a pretty cool feature.

HexMag TRUE State Compliant AR Mag 3

HexMag TRUE State Compliant AR Mag 3

HexMag TRUE State Compliant AR Mag 3

All of these new mags will be available early November 2014 so you won’t have to wait very long. I can tell you I’ve been using the Black model HexMags for a while now and really like them. As soon as I hear these are available for purchase I will be sure to let you guys know. I’ve also listed all of the ways you can follow HexMag below. 

YouTube:  HexMag

PSA “PMags and a Bag” Deal is Back

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by ar15news

This is a deal that comes around every once in a while from Palmetto State Armory and its such a good deal that I always make sure to tell you guys about it. Right now, PSA has their “PMags and a Bag” deal going on which includes 6 PMAGs and a 36″ PSA Single Rifle Case all for just $89.95. They’ve updated the deal to include Gen M3 PMAGs so you’re getting the best of the best. The Gen M3 PMAGs usually sell for $15 each as it is so when you add it all up you are getting a FREE PSA Rifle Case when you purchase this deal. If this is the deal you’ve been looking for, head on over to and Get You Some before they’re all gone!

PSA Mags and a Bag Deal High Res PMAG



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