Written by: On Target staff and Charles Anderson of 248shooter.com
Magpul D-60 AR/M4 Magazine
The new PMAG D-60 from Magpul ($129.95) is a 60-round, rotary drum magazine for AR15/M4 compatible weapons firing 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem. ammunition. Made from the same bulletproof polymer we’ve come to respect in all PMAGs, it’s a lightweight, rugged and highly reliable magazine that provides the shooter with the same round count as two standard 30-round magazines without requiring a critical reload.
The unique drum configuration keeps the overall height very manageable, allowing prone firing and easier ready ammo storage. Other features include a paint pen dot matrix for easy marking and a clear rear window for instant indication of remaining ammo. It’s compatible with a wide range of NATO firearms, such as the M4, M16, SCAR MK16/16S, HK416, MR556 and M27 IAR. Made in U.S.A., it should be hitting dealer’s shelves this fall. See it at your gun shop, or for more information, contact Magpul Industries, Dept. OT; Tel.: (877) 4MAGPUL; E-mail: [email protected]; Web: www.magpul.com
LUCID P7 4X Optic
Looking a lot like a Trijicon ACOG, the new P7 4X from LUCID Optics ($435) is a fixed 4X magnification combat optic with a unique BDC illuminated reticle. Powered by a single AA battery that provides 2,500 hours of illumination, the P7 is built on an aluminum body with chemical rubber armor,. Fitted with 30mm objective and 25mm ocular lenses, it’s waterproof, fogproof and shockproof and weighs 19 oz. with its built-in Picatinny rail mount.
The P7 reticle is designed to provide fast target acquisition, plus a highly useful ballistic MOA measuring tape with hold over information and windage dots. Other features include adjustable ocular focus, 10 brightness settings, auto brightness sensor, auto shut-off, 1/2 MOA click adjustments and leashed battery cap. Eye relief is 3.25” and field of view is 25 feet at 100 yards. See it at your firearms retailer, or contact LUCID Optics, Dept. OT; Tel.: (307) 840-2160; Web: www.mylucidgear.com
Steiner Mk4 and Mk5 Battle Lights
Steiner new 500 Lumen Mk4 Battle Light ($329) provides interchangeable switch options—push-button or remote cable pressure pad activation—with momentary and constant-on modes. It includes a thumb screw mount and can operate on two CR 123A batteries or one rechargeable Li-Ion battery. The low-profile design places the light close to the weapon body, nearly eliminating barrel shadow. It weighs 4.9 oz. and is submersible to 5 meters.
The Mk5 Battle Light ($235) features the same low-profile design, but is primarily intended for hand-held use (it an be weapon mounted with optional accessories). Output is 800 Lumens with two CR 123A batteries, or 650 lumens with one Li-Ion battery. Effective range at 800 Lumen output is 500 meters. Activation is via a tail-cap push button with both momentary and constant-on modes. It weighs 6.1 oz. and is submersible to 5 meters. Contact Steiner-Optik, Dept. OT; Tel.: (888) 228-7747; Web: www.steiner-optics.com
Real Avid AR 15 Micro Tool
The new AR 15 Micro Tool from Real Avid ($19.99) is a compact, function-packed. 18-in-1 tool that fits in the palm of your hand (or on your key ring). Built on a sturdy stainless steel frame, it contains tools to help you adjust sights, tear down the AR and scrape carbon from the bolt carrier group. This little wonder can save the day if you’re at the range and your AR stops running. Specific features include a key ring with strap, a bolt tail scraper, firing pin scrapers 3/8”, 5/16”, 1/4”, 3/16” and 1/8” wrenches, a 5mm bit driver, flathead screwdriver, front sight adjuster, bolt face scraper/screwdriver, bottle opener, cutter, pin punch and carabineer. See it at your gun shop, or contact Real Avid, Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 286-0567; Web: www.realavid.com