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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. www.Magpul.com

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.

NEW!! Magpul M-LOK Rail Covers

Posted on January 7th, 2015 by ar15news

I’ve been hoping someone would come out with a decent set of Rail Covers for my Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK rail just to add a bit of grippier surface to it and it looks like Magpul is the first to the make it happen. The new M-LOK Type 2 Rail Covers are a two piece design that snap together similar to the design of the popular XTM 1913 rail covers. They also feature the TSP texture that is found on some of Magpul’s newer grips such as the MOE K2 which I really like. Each package comes with 6 sections for just $12.95. I will definitely be picking up a couple packs of these as they seem to be just what the Dr. ordered.

Magpul M-LOK Rail Covers 1Magpul M-LOK Rail Covers 1

M-LOK Type 2 Rail Covers are low-profile, two-piece covers that install directly onto most M-LOK aluminum hand guards. These M-LOK Covers are non-orientation specific which allow the user to mount them in any direction desired without affecting function, feature beveled contours to minimize potential snagging, utilizes our TSP texture for additional grip, and protrudes only slightly more than 1/8″ from the mounting surface to maintain a low-profile. The center locking tab is pre-scored to allow the user to snap off sections and mix and match colors for a customized look.Includes six panels, each covering one M-LOK slot. Made in U.S.A.

Purchase here: http://store.magpul.com/product/MAG603/M-LOK

New!! Magpul MS1 Padded Sling w/IWC’s 2 to 1 Point Triglide

Posted on December 11th, 2014 by ar15news

Magpul recently introduced their new MS1 Padded Sling. The MS1 Padded Sling by itself is an adjustable 2-point sling with a wider padded section of webbing towards the middle that does not come with any attachment points other than the webbing. IWC has taken the Magpul MS1 Padded Sling to the next step by adding their patented 2-To-1 Point Triglide and two (2) Heavy Duty Push Button QD Swivels to the sling making it the complete package. With this setup the user can easily use the sling as a 2-point sling or attach the front QD to the 2-To-1 Point Triglide and use it as a Single Point Sling. 

IWC Magpul MS1 Sling with QDs and 2to1 Point Triglide 1 copy

IWC Magpul MS1 Sling with QDs and 2to1 Point Triglide 1 copy

IWC Magpul MS1 Sling with QDs and 2to1 Point Triglide 1 copy

By purchasing the new Magpul MS1 2-Point Sling, IWC 2-To-1 Point Triglide and 2 Heavy Duty Push Button QD’s from Impact Weapons Components as a package you can save $23.85 compared to buying all of the components individually. If you’ve been eyeing the new MS1 Sling but wanted a bit more or want a great Christmas present for someone, head on over to www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com and grab this awesome combo deal. 

For this specific combo deal there are no additional discounts allowed but if you find anything else on IWC’s website such as their awesome QD End Plate (goes great with this sling), you can use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout to save 5% off the rest of your order. 

Black Rifle Black Friday Sale 2014 – VF Gunrunners

Posted on November 26th, 2014 by ar15news

VF Gunrunners is offering two awesome deals for Black Friday. Both of these deals center around the new MBUS PRO and MBUS PRO Offset sight sets. Both sets of sights are extremely discounted and you get FREE SHIPPING too! Check out the details on the standard and offset sights below. 

Magpul MBUS Pro Sight Set $128.99 FREE shipping
Purchase Here: http://vfgunrunners.com/rifle-parts/ar-15/magpul-mbus-pro-sight-set.html


Magpul MBUS Pro Sight Black Friday Deal VF Gunrunners**Pre-Order**

Magpul MBUS Pro Sight Set $144.29 FREE shipping 
Purchase Here: http://vfgunrunners.com/magpul-mbus-pro-offset-sight-set-pre-order.html

Magpul MBUS Pro Offset Sight Black Friday Deal VF Gunrunners

Magpul MBUS Polymer Sight Set $68.99
http://vfgunrunners.com/magpul-mbus-sight-set-free-shipping.html

Magpul MBUS Sight Black Friday Deal VF Gunrunners

NEW!! Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by ar15news

Man, I am seriously going poor with all of these awesome new products that companies like Magpul are releasing lately. With the release of the new Offset version of the awesome MBUS PRO sights, I don’t see the bleeding stopping anytime soon. Offset sights work great with magnified optics. Switch from magnified (longer range) optics to non-magnified (close range) sights by simply rotating the gun about 45 degrees. The fact that these are collapsible sights make them very low profile when not in use as well. 

Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights Rear Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights Front

Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights

I’m really excited to give these new Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights a try. I did the same thing with the standard MBUS PRO sights and now I have like 5 sets. :) As far as I can tell these are in-stock and ready to go now at www.Magpul.com at just $189.90 for a front and rear set. I’ll race you over there to see who can get a set faster. 

Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sight Rear
Magpul MNUS PRO Offset Sight Front

NEW!! Magpul MOE K2+ (Rubberized) Grip

Posted on November 15th, 2014 by ar15news

I have 3 or 4 rifles with the Magpul MOE K2 grip on them and really like them. Been a fan of the MOE+ for a while now too and have always thought it would be nice if they offered a MOE K2+ version which would add the rubberized finish to it. Well, now they do. Late yesterday they released the new MOE K2+ rubberized grip. If you’re looking for a new grip or just have $25 burning a hole in your pocket, head on over to www.Magpul.com and pick one up.  

Magpul MOE K2+ Grip 1

Magpul MOE K2+ Grip 2

KAK Industry 7.62×39 AR Pistol Build and Range Report

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by ar15news

I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve not had a ton of time to go to the range but last week I specifically made time to hit the range and function test my 7.62×39 AR Pistol I built. This thing had been sitting in my HSP INCOG Rifle Bag completely ready to go just begging for some action and it was my pleasure to oblige. Below you’ll see some pics of my 7.62×39 AR Pistol. I’ll first cover the components I used to build it and the range report will follow after that.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

Basically all you need to retrofit or build any AR upper as a 7.62×39 is the Barrel, Bolt and Mags and KAK Industry has everything you need in one place. I already had an extra AR Pistol lower built so I just needed some of their awesome upper components. The lower is a Noveske N4 forged lower with an ALG Defense ACT trigger, Battle Arms Development Selector, Magpul MOE K2 grip, Law Tactical Gen3 Folding Stock Adapter, Phase 5 Weapon Systems Pistol Buffer Tube and a Sig Sauer SB-15 Arm Brace. I upgraded to a Wolf High Power Hammer Spring but probably could have done without it. 

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

For the upper I sourced the heart of the build at KAK Industry. They make all of their own components and have a great reputation. I used the KAK Industry 11″ 7.62×39 barrel, KAK Industry 7.62×39 complete BCG, KAK Industry Gas Block and Gas Tube. The upper receiver is an AERO Precision forged upper with a Northtech Defense Ti-FANG Titanium forward assist, Fortis Mfg Hammer charging handle, Centurion Arms 11″ CMR rail and a BattleComp BABC. Topped it all off with a Vortex Optics Viper PST 1-4 scope and an American Defense Mfg QD mount.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

Of course the weather is changing up here in Michigan. It was cold and rainy that morning at the range but I couldn’t care less. I brought along some really nice Hornady 123gr 7.62×39 SST ammo to run through the brand new AR Pistol. The best thing you can do when function testing a new AR is to take it slow. I only had one ASC 7.62×39 mag so I loaded one round in the mag, pulled back on the charging handle, flipped the selector to “America” and pulled the trigger. As expected it went BOOM so I checked the chamber to make sure the rifle ejected the spent casing, which it did. After that first round goes as planned you get a bit of a smile on your face and start to have fun.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

I loaded up another 5 rounds and proceeded to fire them down range sighting in the Vortex Optics Viper PST 1-4 scope.  First 3 rounds went through perfect but on the fourth I had a Failure To Feed. Keep in mind I only had 5 rounds in the mag to start meaning this was the second to last round in the mag. I stripped the mag, removed the round and inspected it noticing that once the mag was removed the round didn’t really seem to be stuck or anything. I loaded another 10 rounds and again, second to last round FTF. This was a recurring theme and it became very clear that the issue was with the mag and definitely not at all a problem with the Upper, BCG or Barrel. Other than the second to last round of each mag issue I had absolutely ZERO malfunctions with this build. It really was a pleasure to shoot. I’ve heard the ASC mags get better as you wear them in but I will also be looking into some other brands and will do a followup article specifically regarding 7.62×39 AR Mags.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

So after blowing through almost all of my ammo getting to know the 7.62×39 AR Pistol, I saved the last 5 rounds to get a little grouping on paper. Now keep in mind, when I test fire my AR’s I always go to the shorter range. Its basically a 30-35 yard range that typically has less people on it. When I shoot for groups I usually head on over to the 100 yard range but being that this is just an AR Pistol, I had no bipod, etc I decided to stay on the shorter range and just get a group there. The image below shows you a 5 round group, just resting the handguard on a block. I’m positive I could tighten this group up but I was out of ammo. One of these days I’ll get it out on the 100 yard range and get some longer range data. I was very happy with this group though based on the distance I would expect to shoot this rifle at in a real world situation. 

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

Overall, I am very pleased with this build. Aside from the magazine issue, all of the parts functioned flawlessly. KAK Industry really is a one stop shop for tons of AR Parts including 5.56, 300BLK, 7.62×39, 458 SOCOM and .308 builds. This is not my first experience with KAK Industry and I’ve enjoyed every part I’ve purchased from them. For this specific build you can check out the KAK 7.62×39 AR Parts here. For all other builds just visit the KAKIndustry.com website and get to looking around at the awesome stuff they offer.  

More Magpul M-LOK Accessories From Magpul

Posted on October 15th, 2014 by ar15news

Magpul has just released four brand new M-LOK accessories which includes an M-LOK MOE Vertical Grip, QD Sling Mount, Offset Light Mount and a Bipod Mount. The nice part is there’s no waiting for these like in the past. They are in-stock on the Magpul website as well as shipping to dealers as we speak. I know for a fact that M-LOK MVG is already calling my name for use on my Geissele SMR MK8 rail. Check all of these new products out at their respective links below or you can head on over to the general M-LOK page on www.Magpul.com.

Magpul M-LOK MOE Vertical Grip

Magpul M-LOK MVG 1 Magpul M-LOK MVG 1

Magpul M-LOK QD Sling Mount

Magpul M-LOK QD Sling Mount 2

Magpul M-LOK QD Sling Mount 2

Magpul M-LOK Offset Light Mount

Magpul M-LOK Offset Light Mount 2 Magpul M-LOK Offset Light Mount 2

Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount

Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount 2 Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount 2

NEW!! Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK Rail Now Available for Purchase

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Geissele Automatics worked very closely with Magpul on the development of the new M-LOK system and actually designed the first M-LOK compatible rail which Geissele named the MK8. Since the introduction of M-LOK there have been a few MK8 rails like the one I have that have been shown in photos, etc and everyone has been asking “When can I buy a Geissele MK8 rail?”. Well, that time has finally come. Geissele now has Black 13″ SMR MK8 rails in-stock and available for purchase. 

Geissele SMR MK8 M_LOK Rail 1

One of the things I like most about the M-LOK design is that when you don’t have any accessories or rail sections installed, it doesn’t look like anything other than a normal handguard with rectangular cutouts. With KeyMod you have the Keyhole cutouts and it just looks funny.

Geissele SMR MK8 M_LOK Rail 1

The shape of the MK8 rail in specific is very comfortable in your hand not to mention their attention to detail in fit and finish is makes it just beautiful. As with all Geissele rails, they are absolutely rock solid and simple to install.

Geissele SMR MK8 M_LOK Rail 1

Geissele SMR MK8 M_LOK Rail 1

You probably don’t need me to tell you about Geissele’s reputation for making some of the highest quality Triggers and Rails. They’re about as close to perfection as it comes and are well worth every penny spent on their products. With companies like Magpul finally in full production of M-LOK accessories and parts, now is the perfect time to add a Geissele SMR MK8 rail to your collection. Head on over to www.Geissele.com and snag one for yourself while they are still in-stock.

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 PalmettoStateArmory.com and Get You Some before they’re all gone!

PSA Mags and a Bag Deal High Res PMAG

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