A lot of times I am asked about the parts that make up a rifle build, so I am revamping a series of “Build Breakdowns” that explain what parts were used to put a certain rifle together. Each part or grouping of parts will be listed below the image and will be hyperlinked to the Rainier Arms website, or another site if not available on Rainier, where you can learn more about the parts or to make a purchase.
This build focuses on a Primary Weapons Systems Build that I recently put together. The build started as a separate upper and lower receiver set that were mostly complete from the factory.
The following is a Press Release from Elite Tactical Systems Group:
For Immediate Release
May 26, 2017: The ETS Group is proud to announce the release of their new line of 42 and 43 Glock® clear polymer magazine models. All ETS Glock® 42 and 43 magazine models are single stack and each standard model holds 7 rounds, as opposed to the 6 rounds standard Glock® factory magazines hold. Also available are ETS’s 9 and 12 round versions, an industry first! ETS’s GLK-42-9 and GLK-43-9 models are only .75 inches longer than the standard 7-round magazine and allow for a better grip and control of the handgun. ETS’s clear polymer magazines feature extreme impact resistance so they won’t crack when dropped. The durable construction ensures the feed lips won’t spread when fully loaded and stored.
Established in 2014, Elite Tactical Systems Group’s (ETS) goal is to provide customers with innovative products by utilizing cutting-edge design, materials, and manufacturing processes to create the best, most rugged, clear polymer magazines. We are proud to offer durable, top-quality, American-made products built to withstand the rigors of combat and heavy-duty use.
Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) Group has made some introductions of new magazines at the 2017 SHOT Show that will be sure to catch a little bit of attention.
First, ETS announced a clear polymer version of MP5 magazines in 30, 20 and 10 round capacity.
Secondly, ETS also announced a clear polymer version of both Glock Model G42 and G43 magazines in 6, 9 and 12 round capacities. The 9-round model provides a natural and comfortable place for the “pinky” finger to rest due to the smaller nature of these handguns.
Lastly, ETS has developed the CAML. CAML being an acronym, stands for “Compression Adaptable Magazine Loader”. As pictured above, the small “follower” portion on the right side is slid off of the rail system. The user takes the CAML and slides the rail portion along the head side of ammunition casing as it is seated inside of the ammunition tray in rows. The user then lifts those rounds out of the tray and reattaches the “follower” on top of the ammunition and in “stripper clip” style, presses the ammunition into the magazine. The CAML is currently only being produced for 9mm pistol magazines. The beauty of the CAML is that it is said to work with all 9mm magazines, regardless if it is single or double-stack. It is currently in the production phase and you should see it around mid-to-late-March 2017.
The pricing on all of their new magazines and the CAML have yet to be determined.