By David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com
June 8, 2010
And, speaking of enhanced-capacity 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. 4179 STANAG AR (AR-15) magazines, MagPul Industries has just filed a patent application (#: 20100126053) for a quad stack 4×2 AR mag.
Here’s how The Firearm Blog describes the magazine’s operation:
The design is quite straight forward. A central partition separates two dual staggered round stacks. Two springs are used, a lower stronger spring and a weaker top spring, which are joined by spring slicer.
The magazine has a constant curve geometry. Interestingly, the transition area (16) is asymmetric in order to stagger rounds correctly.
The follower is very interesting. Two bails (58a and 58b) are spring loaded. When the follower is pushed against the central partition they part and reveal a hole which allows the follower to descend below the partition.
The Firearm Blog estimates the magazine’s capacity at approximately 50 rounds, and deems it “ideal” for the USMC’s HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle).
MagPul Industries Corp.
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Longmont, Colorado 80308-0697
877-4MAGPUL (877-462-4785) Toll-Free Office
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Hat Tip: The Firearm Blog
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