By David Crane
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May 29, 2013
Doing a lot of tactical carbine training? Is 5.56mm ammo getting too scarce and expensive for you? Well, DefenseReview (DR) came across a very cool company called Plinker Tactical at SHOT Show 2013 that may just be able to solve most, if not all, of your problems with their own .22LR tactical AR carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) and .22LR tactical AR-15-type accessories for the Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P15-22 .22 LR AR-15 carbine.
The first .22LR tactical AR accessory John Morrison of Plinker Tactical showed us was their very interesting 35-round .22LR polymer magazine with bolt-carrier-group hold-open (BCG hold-open) that was designed and developed specifically for both their in-house .22LR tactical AR AND the Smith & Wesson M&P15-22.
The new their PT 35-rounder may come with a handy-dandy "Load Assist" magazine loading tool to ease and speed loading (unconfirmed/unverified), unless you have to buy it separately, which might be the case.
The PT 35-Round Mag looks pretty badass, assuming it's reliable. At present, that's a big if, since we haven't run any, yet–but the mag looks good, and looks are half the tactical battle.
Then, there's the aluminum Plinker Tactical Ambi-Charging Handle (Ambidextrous Charging Handle) for the S&W M&P15-22 and the Plinker Tactical .22LR tactical AR that looks well-designed and made.
The Plinker Tactical dedicated .22LR tactical AR (AR-15-type) carbine looks good as well, and DefenseReview very much looks forward to running one at the range, at some point. In any case, all of these .22LR tactical AR accessories should make training a lot cheaper.
In the meantime, check out the video below:
The following information on the Plinker Tactical 35-Round .22LR Mag comes directly from company website:
"Our .22 caliber magazines have been designed to work with the Smith & Wesson® M&P15-22®. The 35 round magazine allows for a longer firing session without reloading, making them perfect for target practice.
- Our magazines are designed for the Smith & Wesson® M&P15-22®
– Our magazines look, fit, feel, and operate like the real thing.
– Our magazines are constructed of the finest polymers, which are impact and solvent resistant, then sonically welded for maximum durability.
– No screws or exposed springs here, just rock solid construction for the foulest conditions. The designs are user friendly and heavy duty.
– The 35 round magazine has a higher overall capacity than any other stick magazine on the market.
– Each magazine is 100% guaranteed for life against breakage and is proudly made in the USA.
– Colors include: black, flat earth, and olive drab.
Due to various state laws, we are unable to ship to the following states: California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C. We cannot ship magazines to Chicago or Aurora, IL. We are accepting orders for Colorado until June 15th, 2013.
International orders are not accepted at this time."
The following information on the PT Ambi Charging Handle comes diretly from the company website:
"Our charging handle has been designed to work with the Smith & Wesson® M&P15-22®. Unlike most, our .22 charging handle is 100% aluminum with a steel ambidextrous over-sized latch. We listened to what shooters wanted and we delivered.
Due to various state laws, we are unable to ship to the following states: California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C. We cannot ship magazines to Chicago or Aurora, IL. We are accepting orders for Colorado until June 15th, 2013. International orders are not accepted at this time.
All items are in stock – Orders ship within 2 business days.
- Our charging handle is designed to fit the Smith & Wesson® M&P15-22®
– True combat proven designs allowing for quick handling of your .22 carbine under the toughest training exercises.
– The latches come with beefed up spring to ensure quick positive lock up.
– No flimsy plastic here, but advanced ergonomics made from the best materials.
Each charging handle is 100% guaranteed for life against breakage and is proudly made in the USA."
The following info on the PT Load Assist comes directly from the company website:
"Using our available Load Assist, adding rounds to our 35 round magazine is fast and easy, which means more time for shooting. Due to various state laws, we are unable to ship to the following states: California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C. We cannot ship magazines to Chicago or Aurora, IL. We are accepting orders for Colorado until June 15th, 2013
International orders are not accepted at this time.
All items are in stock – Orders ship within 2 business days. Designed to be inserted into our 35 round magazine.
Allows for easy and faster loading of bullets.
Durable plastic with a handle, paracord not included."
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