There was a time when a 40-round magazine seemed to be almost de rigueur for an automatic rifle, then they seemed to fall out of fashion.
Now it looks as though where the iconic RPK led, MagPul follows. Today they announced their 40-round M3 PMAG, specifically designed to be fully compatible with many types of AR and NATO STANAG platforms….
Availability of Legion Firearms rifles
In 1914 Ernest Shackleton was recruiting for what would eventually be called the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. His pitch included the following statement: “Officers wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.”
Legion Firearms believes candor is a Good Thing, even if the facts aren’t particularly palatable. We want to put the best weapon possible in your hands, but we’ve been having trouble doing so. We’ve made mistakes, been hobbled by others’ mistakes and hampered by our suppliers’ constraints, but we’ve striven to rectify the former and are working to mitigate the latter.
Legion builds guns every day but Sunday. We shipped 15 rifles last week, 15 the week before and will ship at least that many this week. Our ability to produce a finished weapon is entirely dependent upon certain components, current demand and our exacting standards.
To that end we’ve sourced new manufacturers and built new facilities. Hundreds of uppers, lowers and other parts will now be built in-house. Eventually we’ll own almost all production ourselves, but will remain limited by the limits of man hours worked and our quality control.
Yes, that’s right – they are GIVING AWAY one of the most powerful rifles ever built on the AR platform.
But wait, there’s more!
In addition to the rifle the winner we get an all expenses paid trip out to NEMO Arms in Montana for a 2 day training class for long distance shooting! The class will be conducted by Max Ordinate Academy (MOA) and will include 2 days of training to shoot the OMEN out to 1000 Meters. The OMEN itself retails for around $5,700 without the optics -when you add in the free trip and the free training, this is a VERY enticing offer!
Renowned Taiwanese AK-replicator LCT has announced three new AK based AEG’s.
These are all Westernized / Tactical AK’s, fitted with accessory rails, flash-hiders, ergonomic pistol grips and Crane-type shoulder stocks.
Well, this has been an interesting week in the surreal universe of US military camouflage.
First up this week was Soldier Systems Daily reporting that, contrary to the rumor that was generally agreed to be true, the Secretary of the Army would NOT be announcing today the results of the US Army’s massive camouflage improvement initiative. The fact that this was hot on the heels of yet another Congressional intervention into this sorry state of affairs led some to believe that the delayed / lack of an announcement was perhaps caused by Congress – although the Secretary of the Army’s rationale appears to be all about budgeting and his concerns about the possible negative PR ramifications of announcing a new program during a time of spending cuts. Meanwhile of course the very real negative PR ramifications of doing nothing get ever louder…
Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division demonstrate the superiority of American camouflage technology to their Indonesian counter-parts during a recent exercise.