It’s called the Quattro-15 and it’s a fat magazine well AR-15 lower receiver designed to accept Desert Tech’s new Quadmag-53, a quad-stack, 53-round magazine. It works with any standard AR-15 upper.
Desert Tech told me that they designed this magazine from the ground up to function reliably in a quad-stack format, which is why it doesn’t taper down to double-stack in order to fit into an existing AR-15 magazine well. They say when they threw that restriction out and decided to accommodate the lower to the magazine instead of the other way around, they were able to achieve reliability that meets military requirements.
I went and held all of these things at the Desert Tech booth after seeing them in this display area, and they’re pretty wild. As you’d expect from DT the quality appears very high. We’ll definitely be borrowing a Quattro-15 with a couple Quadmag-53s to put through their paces when they’re available.
MSRP on the Quattro-15 stripped lower receiver is $299.
In a completely different category, one Desert Tech is a little more known for, they’ve released a new bullpup rifle. This time, however, it isn’t a complete, from-scratch rifle but is, rather, a polymer stock for Ruger 10/22 footprint rifles. It’s called the Trek-22.
Meeting the legal minimum length of 26 inches, it’s over 10 inches shorter than a 10/22 with 18-inch barrel in a normal stock.
It’s lightweight and feels pretty good. MSRP is $299. Much more info is on Desert Tech’s website HERE.