While one would think that Magpul would be resting on its laurels and focusing on cranking out an endless supply of PMAGs right now, the truth is that they’re doing no such thing. In fact, they’re introducing more products at SHOT Show this year than they did last year. And while most of them are incremental updates, there’s one that will let our AK-wielding brethren finally feel the same love that us AR-15 owners have been feeling for some time . . .
Chris Dumm is all about the AK-47 grip.The version shown here at SHOT is still a pre-production model, as they haven’t added the stippling to the grip yet. There’s apparently some discussion about what the final texture should be, so it might not be the same raised Magpul logos that we’ve seen on the other MOE products.
Also new in the “grip” department is a new AR-15 grip with a steeper grip angle than normal. For those who like that kind of thing, it’s exciting. I guess. What makes this one different is that it has a nifty cutout near where the thumb wraps around the back that more comfortably positions your trigger finger on the trigger. A nice touch indeed.
New in terms of stocks is a fixed MOE stock of the skeletonized variety. Set to be the cheapest stock Magpul produces, the thing feels pretty good in terms of length of pull and is downright rock solid. Like their introduction of their MOE fixed stock last year, this one appeals to both the cheap bastard within all of us and those stuck in less gun friendly (and increasingly less friendly) states.
The other big news coming out of Magpul is the introduction of a 25 round AR-10 mag. The longer magazine will also come with a window (like the 5.56 magazines) to see how much ammo you have left.
So not only is Magpul expanding their product line, they’re expanding their magazine capacity. Good news all around from a company that employs more people with mutton chops than anyone else.