MG Industries has been peddling their Hydra system for a couple years now, an AR-15 based rifle that can be reconfigured to a completely different caliber in just a few seconds. Can’t decide between a 5.56 rifle and a 7.62×39 gun? Why not both? Anyway, they’ve announced that they are finally shipping the guns as a complete kit in the 5.56 NATO flavor, and the price is actually downright reasonable. Make the jump for the presser . . .
MG Industries, manufacturers of the MARCK 15 “Hydra” platform, a base system which the user can configure to any mission-specific rifle, announces that the 5.56 Hydra configuration in complete weapon system or as a conversion package is now shipping. The complete weapon system comes in a standard pistol case.
This rifle features the complete modularity and interchangeability of the Hydra Modular Rifle System. The 5.56 Hydra weapon system is ready to fire right out of the box and comes standard with a Modular Lower Receiver with a 5.56mm Magazine Well, the QCB-D Upper Receiver and a 16-inch barrel with a low profile gas block or with an A2 style front sight tower. By simply changing the bolt, barrel and mag well without tools on this system the user will be able to fire 40+ calibers, including .22 rimfire, .223 or 5.56, 6.5 grendel, 6.8 spc, .450 thumper, .458 socom and the .50 Beowulf.
The suggested retail for the MGI 5.56 Hydra Modular Rifle is $1,299.00 and the 5.56 Conversion Package is $555.00. For more information, visit www.mgi-military.com or your local retailer.