MGI Survival Package

MG Industries (MGI) announced the introduction of the Survival Package.  The kit is based around the MARCK-15 Hydra rifle, which is an AR-style gun that uses interchangeable parts to quickly swap calibers.

The base rifle in the kit comes in 9mm with a 16″ bull barrel.  The kit also includes conversions for 5.56 NATO, 300 BLK and 7.62×39.  The rifle and all of the conversion parts come in a single hard rifle case.  MSRP is $2,799.


From MGI:

MG Industries, manufacturer of the MARCK-15 AR “Hydra” platform, announce the creation of several “packages” of their famous, highly-configurable, modular AR-15 style rifle with certain calibers to create kits targeted to specific markets.

For the individual who takes survival and preparation seriously, the MGI Survival Package is the kit to purchase. The kit comes packaged in a rugged, lockable rifle case with specially cut foam inserts. The package is built on the MARCK-15 “Hydra,” the base system in 9mm with a modular lower receiver, a 9mm magazine well, a QCB-D upper receiver, a 16-inch bull barrel and a 9mm Colt-style bolt.

Additionally, the Survival package contains three of the most popular calibers on the market: 5.56 NATO, 7.62×39 and .300 Blackout. The 5.56 NATO conversion package includes the 5.56 barrel, complete bolt carrier group and the AR magwell.  The 7.62×39, or AK47 conversion kit, comes with a 7.62×39 barrel, MGI’s enhanced 7.62×39 bolt and firing pin installed in MGI’s modified bolt carrier and the AK47 magwell. A complete .300 Blackout barrel is also included and ready for use.

The MARCK-15 Hydra is the only truly modular rifle that can convert into multiple calibers in just minutes. Designed by an industry innovator and Veteran, the MARCK-15 is the only rifle you will ever need. Sold separately, the rifle and conversions would cost over $3,000.00. Available for a limited time as the Survival Package at $2,799.00.

For more information, visit or your local retailer. Retailers, contact MGI at to find out more about carrying the most modular rifle system in the world.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is


  • wojtekimbier

    “Survival Package”? It looks more like a “Tacticool Briefcase” to me.

  • joethefatman

    “AR-style gin”?

    • You never heard of that:-)

    • Callum King-Underwood

      kickstarter anyone?

      • joethefatman

        Now that’s an idea…

        • Yea or Vodka. Lots of Vodka ads on tv these days:-)

          • vamtns

            Luksusowa Polish potato vodka smooth and also gluten free Yum!

      • Jing

        Why do you guys always mention kickstarter? They don’t allow any firearm relate project being kickstarted there!

        • Callum King-Underwood

          it isnt a firearm or firearms accessories, it doesnt actually fall under any kickstarter exemptions. If it makes you happy though, indiegogo, there we go

  • Phil Hsueh

    I thought that this was the Firearm Blog, not the alcochol blog, “. . . which is an AR-style gin. . . “.

    • Thanks for the catch – correction made.

    • lil d

      jockeying for the proofreader job? I like AR’s & gin…just not at the same time.

  • echelon

    Not much of a survival package considering that you don’t even get one mag per caliber in the box…you’d think for almost $3k they could throw you a couple bones…

  • Squidpuppy

    Hm. Kinda weird caliber choices for a “survival” kit. I’d think .22 LR, and .308 would be better, in addition to 5.56 and 9mm. I mean, walking around the post-zombie apocalypse world, how much 300 BLK are you gonna find? Or even 7,62×39 – in the USA? Too bad shotgun ARs require too much conversion, because adding 12 or 410 g would be an ideal mix.

    • Menger40

      Exactly. My first thought was “Where’s .22LR?”

    • Beaumont

      You don’t think 7.62×39 is found in the USA? Even in the worst of the ammo shortage, it was on nearly every gunstore’s shelves. I’m not aware of any part of the country where that round isn’t common — perhaps you could enlighten us.

      • It’s probably easier to find 7.62×39 than most any other caliber.

      • Squidpuppy

        Think inside the survival scenario, not what we have now. Sure, there’s plenty of it around now, but almost all of it is imported. Cut the supply infrastructure, and then what? It’s not a predominant _domestic_ caliber like the others. Which do you think will be harder to find after the first few mad months? Stuff to feed your AR, 10/22, Rem 700, or your AK?

        The point is moot, though, I’ll grant that, since nearly all of the popular apocalyptic / collapse of society scenarios are nonsense anyway. So if one wants a system with interchangeable calibers, then 7,62x39mm _is_ a very good choice.

  • 101nomad

    But, wait!! There’s more…………..

  • Geo

    Hail Hydra!


  • Eric

    I’m not really certain what kind of scenario they’re targeting here. If you’re looking for something to bug out with it’s probably better to stick to just one caliber for your rifle and then you can carry more ammunition & magazines. If you’re looking for an end of the world scenario you could buy two complete rifles for less than that and still have money left over for some ammunition.

    • dan citizen

      the “survival” only benefits the survival of the companies selling tacticool toys.

    • Hyok Kim

      Talks about a solution in search of problem.

  • dan citizen

    What serious survival kit starts with an AR platform? I can see it now….

    “It was all fine until I sat down against a tree without unslinging my AR and it broke in half”

    Source: A friend did just this.

    • ColaBox

      • dan citizen

        Great video!

        I like making fun of ARs, but am also happy when someone proves me wrong. 🙂

      • gunslinger

        not sure if i’d want to be shooting a “test gun” after the birdshot or explosion.

        were the mags “full” when they did their testing, i.e. full mag next to the explosion?

      • Hyok Kim

        It would been nice if they showed it didn’t lose the zero. Also, it didn’t hurt that it fell on grass, not hard concrete. Still, I am impressed, way to Daniel Defense.

    • floppyscience

      “A friend” just broke his AR in half by sitting down against a tree while the rifle was slung? Why am I having trouble believing this?

      • dan citizen

        Honestly, we didn’t believe him either. I kinda suspect he fell on it hard or ran it over with his ATV or something.

        I’ve personally seen an AR snapped in half once while doing the maneuver where two guys hold a rifle between them and a third uses it as a step to go over a wall. I guess this works with a garand or mauser, but is too much for most modern rifles.

        • floppyscience

          What exactly broke? When you say the rifle snapped in half, I’m imagining the receiver just breaking in two. Did the receiver extension or stock break?

          • dan citizen

            receiver extension just in front of the ring, The Ar’s weakest point and why so many modern receivers are a reinforced there.

    • Ouch!

    • gunslinger

      wait, the front fell off?

      • dan citizen


    • Hyok Kim

      Which AR platform was it?

      • dan citizen

        it was before there was more than one platform… So, right when AR A2’s came out. His was an A1.

        • Hyok Kim

          Thank you, do you remember the brand?

          • dan citizen

            it was a gun we built out of a kit, so the receiver was probably early bushmaster and the rest a mix of cheap aftermarket and surplus parts. Back then you could build a mediocre AR for perhaps $300

          • Hyok Kim

            Ah! Bushmaster, a hobby gun.

  • dandan3000

    for 2800 you could get 2 ar lowers, 556 upper, 300 black upper, and a decent kalash. 3 guns or 1 gun?………

  • Gallan

    Well for the sake of argument. If a pilot dropped over Africa or the middle east, a 22lr rifle isn’t going to help. He’s limited to the ammo he can carry, to remain combat effective his only option is to scavenge ammunition from his enemy, which may come in a variety of calibres. Weight is going to be a problem though. I would just stick with two calibres, 5.56mm and 7.62×39 and two 10 inch barrels.

    Post Vietnam war era, ‘survival’ should mean not getting kidnapped by bandits who will sell you to jihadists so they can get a few elite killers released from jail. (Berghadi taliban prisoner swap)

  • vonzeitgeist

    And, yes, I will continue to complain about my MGI experience until I see some sort of actual improvement. I am active enough in the tactical community that if there was a sudden increase in use of this system, I’d know. Until then? Snake oil salesmen.

    I had one to evaluate for a security company working overseas. They
    thought the option of being able to use both locally sourced mags and
    ammo for convenience, and western spec when the contract called for it
    was great. I bought it from MGI not telling them it could mean a largish

    The 556 barrel was OK, it was a VERY heavy AR but the lock
    up seemed solid enough. The 7.62 barrel was unmarked (a safety issue if
    you were going to have both) and threw bullets sideways when it ran at
    all. Sent that back and got a replacement a few months later. It simply
    would not run, though when I did feed rounds in manually they now went
    straight. Failure to feed no matter what AK mag I used. Sent it back for
    repair and heard nothing for several months. Made several phone calls,
    always answered by a pleasant woman who promised I’d hear as soon as the
    tech came back from one place or another in a day or two. Never

    After 9 months I decided we had our answer and so asked for a refund.
    Sent the 5.56 parts back and now they had everything. By the time we got
    the money back the ordeal had lasted about a year and had involved the
    BBB and Visa. The gee-whiz factor of having this is not worth the chance you take in dealing with MGI, I think.

    think about shooting two calibers on a range day as the barrel and gas
    tube get too hot to handle quickly. The gas tube stays with the barrel,
    so you’ve got a flimsy aluminum tube wobbling out there in the wind as
    you try to thread it into the receiver and that must be stored carefully
    when not in use to avoid bending it. Cool idea that’s been kicking
    around for a very long time and seems to pop back onto the radar every
    few years. Not recommended.

    • Hyok Kim

      Talk about ‘Not even a jack of all trades’.

  • Hyok Kim

    Sounds like a gimmick designed for lightening the wallet from the prepper community.