CHOICES: Opaque or translucent; 5-, 10-, 20- and 30-round
URL: www.Lancer-Systems.com MSRP: $16–$25
Lancer mags … OK, so the L5-AWM isn’t exactly new, yet we’re still amazed at how many shooters haven’t heard of them or used them. It is the Advanced Warfighter Magazine—and that it is.
We love polymer magazines. They’re tough and hassle free. The problem is that in extreme cold, they get brittle (we’ve had the feed lips split). On the other side of the climate spectrum, bug spray on your hands can wreak havoc with many polymer mags. The L5 is the best of both worlds: all the benefits of polymer and all the benefits of metal with none of the drawbacks. It’s chemical-safe polymer with hardened-steel feed lips. The steel extends down to the top of the mag catch for the most secure hold you can get. It’s got aggressive texture for a secure grip, and the body is a slim design with none of the bulk. All in all, it’s very well designed.
There are a lot of excellent mags on the market, but this one is outstanding. It is also available in the L7 for .308 ARs.