X-Products has introduced several new 50 round drums for varying weapon platforms for 2014.
Of note is their MP-5 9mm 50 round drum, that loaded weighs in at under 2 lbs. The MP-5 model will only be available in black and the price has yet to be determined. Expect this drum to be available in late June. Also available are 50 round drums for the AR 9mm Colt Platform, the HK 33, 53, and 93. The drums are available in solid, skeletonized, and the new chevron cut skeletonized versions.
Lancer Systems has released a new .308 AR-style rifle, the LS7, and a new advanced hybrid 7.62x51mm magazine, the L7AWM.
The LS7 incorporates 7075 aluminum receivers, a carbon fiber handguard, ambidextrous bolt releases, barrel lengths available in 16, 18, 20 and 24 inches, and offers three differet mag-well options in standard, open left, and open right. The open mag-well options allow the shooter to conduct a magazine change while in the prone without altering the shooting position. The LS7 is scheduled for release in mid-2014.
The L7AWM magazine combines the strength of steel and the durability of polymer and is designed to work with SR25, SIG716, DPMS .308, and LM308 rifles. The L7AWM magazine is available in capacities of 5, 10, and 20 rounds with more planned for later in 2014. Retail prices for both the LS7 and the L7AWM have yet to be released.