Magpul 40 rd magazine

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#2
I hear Magpul are giving Colorado the big Foxtrot Oscar by giving away 1500 20 and 30rd mags to the public before relocating to a more pleasant state. Any idea where they're going yet?
 
#3
As per usual when it comes to rifles if it is not issued don't stick it on there.

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#4
As per usual when it comes to rifles if it is not issued don't stick it on there.
Yep, that's the word on the street.



Good job I was deaf when we were issued A1's and Radway Green mags.
 
#5
LOL, We were told not to modify our M4's lasted 5 minutes before the Testors Model Master Afrika Brown and gangsta grips were on them. I had a extra M16 grip as a front grip for that Thompson look. I even had a Little side business adding single point sling plates to the lower recievers and replacing the burst fire sear with a ground down washer for F/A fire.
 
#6
It's slightly different for for the UK armed forces, if a squaddie has an nd and he has on some gucci non issue 40 round mag he is going to be reamed with a rarden bore cleaning brush.

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It's slightly different for for the UK armed forces, if a squaddie has an nd and he has on some gucci non issue 40 round mag he is going to be reamed with a rarden bore cleaning brush.

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Or the armourer will steal it during inspection and keep well schtum! :)
 
#9
Latest is that not only has Magpull decided to pulled out of Colorado but they have also filled a law suit along with 56 of the 64 Sate Sheriffs against the Governor. Magpull are now refusing to sell capacity magazines to any law enforcement agency in any state that has brought in a restriction on them.

Texas is offering large tax breaks to Magpull if they set up shop there.
 

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It's slightly different for for the UK armed forces, if a squaddie has an nd and he has on some gucci non issue 40 round mag he is going to be reamed with a rarden bore cleaning brush.
Don't fully agree, it depends on who's dealing with it.

The old way was to shite on someone from altitude then find out what happened then shite on them again regardless of the investigation outcome. These days the major uitkak tends to come after the inquiry.

Just out of interest, have you been part of an investigation where an ND resulted from the use of a non-issue mag ?
 
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Don't fully agree, it depends on who's dealing with it.

The old way was to shite on someone from altitude then find out what happened then shite on them again regardless of the investigation outcome. These days the major uitkak tends to come after the inquiry.

Just out of interest, have you been part of an investigation where an ND resulted from the use of a non-issue mag ?
It doesn't matter if the non issue magazine was at fault or not, the fact remains a non issued magazine was attached to the weapon system. If it is brought up on the nd report you are getting bummed to death.

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It doesn't matter if the non issue magazine was at fault or not, the fact remains a non issued magazine was attached to the weapon system. If it is brought up on the nd report you are getting bummed to death.
I'll take that as a 'no' then.

Anyway, I was happier risking being bummed to death by the system rather than being shot to death.
All STANAG mags too... only ones that actually worked.
 
#13
So everybody else was at a higher risk of being shot to death because you had slightly more rounds than them. You're a special boy.

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The weapon magazine is a detatched part of the weapon, the way the round feeds into the breech is caused by the spring in the magazine, a slow or fast spring can hinder or cause stoppages. Its is so small what difference a colt or RG, HK or Magpull magazine can have on the weapon its not worth worrying about. However remember the bureaucracy that is the MoD if can affect the weapon no matter how small you are at fault.

I have had a Aimpoint sight with picatinny set given to us as a trial. The amount of hoops the armourer had to go through to get clearance to use it on the weapon was a nightmare. Even so he had to be on the range with the weapon in case anything went wrong. I am sure Aimpoint would not give out shoddy kit. On the ranges with attachments to weapons there is no such thing as acceptable risk.

Yes it pisses me off, I hate the way kit that is possibly Tier 1 is looked at as too good for our infantry. Also the senior officers with disdain about how its going to look. Over the last couple of years it has got better. I remember someone trying to get picatinny on his personal weapon prior to Afghan in 2002. Got told to leave it alone. Now its acceptable.

Personally I think a 40 rd mag on a bullpup would be a good idea, shifting the CoG further rearwards.
 
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The weapon magazine is a detatched part of the weapon, the way the round feeds into the breech is caused by the spring in the magazine, a slow or fast spring can hinder or cause stoppages. Its is so small what difference a colt or RG, HK or Magpull magazine can have on the weapon its not worth worrying about. However remember the bureaucracy that is the MoD if can affect the weapon no matter how small you are at fault.

I have had a Aimpoint sight with picatinny set given to us as a trial. The amount of hoops the armourer had to go through to get clearance to use it on the weapon was a nightmare. Even so he had to be on the range with the weapon in case anything went wrong. I am sure Aimpoint would not give out shoddy kit. On the ranges with attachments to weapons there is no such thing as acceptable risk.

Yes it pisses me off, I hate the way kit that is possibly Tier 1 is looked at as too good for our infantry. Also the senior officers with disdain about how its going to look. Over the last couple of years it has got better. I remember someone trying to get picatinny on his personal weapon prior to Afghan in 2002. Got told to leave it alone. Now its acceptable.

Personally I think a 40 rd mag on a bullpup would be a good idea, shifting the CoG further rearwards.
Mind if I ask your opinion on the Aim point sight and your opinion on the benefit in the Battlefield, I'm joining the British Army But I grew up in the US with friends in the USMC who would much rather use their optical sights than the iron sight even though just as sufficient with either.
 
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Mind if I ask your opinion on the Aim point sight and your opinion on the benefit in the Battlefield, I'm joining the British Army But I grew up in the US with friends in the USMC who would much rather use their optical sights than the iron sight even though just as sufficient with either.
its good for a specific type of role, if you need it they will issue it, not going to go into specifics as you can fully understand. However in training the Iron sight is still a decent piece of kit, its still effective and a few of my soldiers have had long contacts with it successfully. Also it teaches you the importance of the markmanship principles, and applying them, its a good teaching tool and good first step into military markmanship.

Dont fall into the CoD trap that many youngsters fall into, thinking that shiny and gucci looking kit makes you a better soldier. The Optical sight systems enhances a trained shot, however will not enhance a untrained shot.

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I was originally taught to shoot with iron sights luckily. I'm not one for CoD don't worry, my fathers former mil and taught me to shoot but with an AR-15. I feel pretty happy with anything to be completely honest. But I agree with you, it's like all kit, it's situation dependent.

Also, I'm 22.
 
#19
When an armourer tells you, I wouldn't do that shit if I were you he's not doing it out of spite he's doing it to save you getting your arse chewed off incase you ever make a stupid mistake. You'd already be in the shit for an nd. Adding non issued kit to the weapon just makes it worse for you.

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#20
The weapon magazine is a detatched part of the weapon, the way the round feeds into the breech is caused by the spring in the magazine, a slow or fast spring can hinder or cause stoppages. Its is so small what difference a colt or RG, HK or Magpull magazine can have on the weapon its not worth worrying about. However remember the bureaucracy that is the MoD if can affect the weapon no matter how small you are at fault.

I have had a Aimpoint sight with picatinny set given to us as a trial. The amount of hoops the armourer had to go through to get clearance to use it on the weapon was a nightmare. Even so he had to be on the range with the weapon in case anything went wrong. I am sure Aimpoint would not give out shoddy kit. On the ranges with attachments to weapons there is no such thing as acceptable risk.

Yes it pisses me off, I hate the way kit that is possibly Tier 1 is looked at as too good for our infantry. Also the senior officers with disdain about how its going to look. Over the last couple of years it has got better. I remember someone trying to get picatinny on his personal weapon prior to Afghan in 2002. Got told to leave it alone. Now its acceptable.

Personally I think a 40 rd mag on a bullpup would be a good idea, shifting the CoG further rearwards.
Our sniper platoon picked up a few G3's and wanted to get picatiny rails fitted so they could mount an optical sight, it was a pain in the arse trying to get it authorised. In the end the OC purchased the mounts privately and fitted them when they got out to afghan.

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