For Californians enjoying the Golden State’s fine weather, fine women, and high taxes, the November, 2016 elections brought further complications to modern sporting rifle ownership. This year, CompMag has come up with a novel way to live within them…
You see, if one wants to own an MSR in California with “evil features” like a pistol grip, telescoping stock, flash hider, etc., it has to have a “fixed magazine.” To qualify as “fixed,” it must not be removable without disassembly of the action. So the AR-15 CompMag gets bolted into your lower receiver.
But it allows a reload from the side. On the right side, pull the loader lever down and lock it into the notch. On the left side, feed 10 rounds through the loading door.
You know, I mean, it beats breaking open the action and loading from the top, right?
Pop the loading lever thing out of the notch and the rounds are pushed up into the action. On the right side (see the second photo), the loading lever also acts as a round counter.
Though counting to 10 is a lot easier than to 30, or so I’ve been told. I have to take my socks off to get to 20. Pants off for 21.
The AR-15 CompMag will run you $64.99. Which I guess is fine, since you literally bolt it into your darn gun and don’t exactly need a whole collection of ’em.