Hexmag is giving a little love to shooterists in “ban states” who want to use full-size magazines while complying with capacity-limiting laws. In addition to the training and aesthetic reasons for sticking with a full-size mag body instead of a shorter version, there’s the fact that most magazine carriers and other accessories assume standard length. Plus you’ll look like a badass scofflaw on the shooting range. And maybe get harassed about it. In which case I’d probably recommend the Gadsden flag Hexmag decal theme. Anyway, Hexmag’s press release follows…
REDUCED CAPACITY FULL SIZE AR MAGAZINESNovember, 2016– Loveland, CO— Hexmag www.hexmag.com, the maker of the most advanced 30-round AR-15 platform magazines latest iteration is their NEW Series 2 magazine in 10- and 15-round capacity.Hexmag reduced capacity AR platform magazines. These new Hexmag magazines limit the number of rounds for reduced capacity state laws to 10- and 15-rounds. However, they come in a FULL SIZE configuration so the user can practice as if it were a 30-round magazine. Now an AR owner can legally practice with a full size magazine in a reduced capacity state or area. MSRP $14.99
Completed magazines appear as regular 30-round magazines.Background:Why make a reduced capacity full size magazine — and is it legal?*“In certain states/areas the possession of 20- and 30-round magazines for the AR-15 is now illegal. Hexmag has come out with magazines in full exterior size (best for practice and training) that comply with reduced capacity laws/regulations to protect the user should they be questioned by their state’s officials.” — George Brown, Hexmag President
Fitted with reduced-capacity risers and shortened stainless steel feed springs they are limited to 10- or 15-round capacity and will reliably feed .223/5.56 x45, .300AAC Blackout, .458 SOCOM and .50 Beowulf rounds.Both magazines can be charged from 10-round stripper clips. Now a person with an AR can go to a range to practice firing, positions, loading and more using full size magazines and if legally challenged will test no more than 10- or 15-rounds depending on the magazine model and the legal restriction in the area of use. The design is compatible with most 30-round magazine pouches and looks natural as an extension of the AR platform.These reduced capacity magazines are a patented design made for easy tool free baseplate removal for cleaning like the standard 30-round magazine. They afford extra space inside the magazine (especially the 10-round) which can hold items like optics batteries, 550 cord, gun maintenance items, etc.Made from PolyHex2, a proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer and are available in four colors: Black, olive drab, grey and flat dark earth (FDE). They feature Hexmag’s Anti-Tilt colored follower and optional multi-colored HexID followers and latch plate. The colored magazine latch plate identifiers make it easy for a gun owner to quickly identify 10-, 15- and 30-round magazines and/or the ammunition contained. Couple this with their textured exterior and unique optional super grip tape and you get the most advanced, reliable and practical reduced capacity AR magazine around.MSRP: $14.99Hexmag magazines are made in the USA and carry a lifetime warranty!Hexmag, LLC418 8th Street, S.E.Loveland CO, 80537*Hexmag understands that new buyers of these guns in states and areas with restricted magazine capacities still need legally mandated full size magazines and components for training and practicing with their firearms. The reason Hexmag does NOT make a conversion kit for any magazine, is to protect gun owners from themselves violating the law which may result from having an altered capacity magazine in their possession at a range or elsewhere where the firearm owner might unknowingly be violating laws/regulations.